I turn thirty in less than three weeks, y’all. This seems surreal. Especially because this weekend, I had a garage sale and someone asked me where my mother was. I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING. Also, a woman walked into my garage while smoking a cigar. I can’t even make this stuff up, y’all. This is the sort of thing that happens when you live in the boonies.
I had a garage sale so that I could finally get some things to finish our living room, like lamps. Why do we not own any lamps? I do not know.
Anyhow, my big gift this year is a trip to the blogging conference Reviewer’s Retreat 2013. I’m incredibly excited to be attending as an RA and to lead a roundtable discussion. I’m really looking forward to taking the photography courses and connecting with other bloggers and SLEEPING THOUGH THE NIGHT. Mostly all the sleeping.
J asked for some suggestions so I put together this list for him. You can tell I’m getting older because it includes things like books about canning. And I am genuinely excited about that. Seriously.
Come Thou Fount Canvas by Lindsay Letters – I can not even describe how much I love this. It’s my favorite hymn and I think the hand lettering against the gray canvas is beautiful.
Antique Pink Infinity Scarf by Gertie Baxter – I’ve been eyeing this scarf for awhile. It’s beautiful and also it’s an actual infinity scarf, as opposed to how I just safety pin my scarf in a circle to fake it. I’m ridiculous. (This is no longer on my wishlist because it is on it’s way to my mailbox! SO EXCITING!)
Aqua Serenity Stone Drop Earrings – I lost my favorite pair that were similar to these and I love the aqua for summertime.
Canning For A New Generation – This is who I am now, y’all. I grow things and then I try to can them. Apparently I’ve grown up or something.
Beautiful In It’s Time Watering Can – Because I need to water my herbs. AGAIN WITH THE GARDENING. But seriously, this one from DaySpring is totally unnecessary but I think it’s cute and will look pretty on my porch when not in use.
(I found those peonies at Joss & Main but they aren’t available anymore. Which is a bummer because it’s hard to find realistic looking fake flowers. Please point me in that direction if you know of any. Also, I think I want to grow some peonies, they are so stinkin’ beautiful.)