Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details, and you can visit Susanne to see the list of others’ favorites or to join in.
1. Jeremy’s birthday last Saturday.
2. My birthday….today!
3. Working on my sewing/craft/guest room. I got my sewing desk in there (I say “I” — actually Jeremy and Jesse did a lot of the heavy moving for me. Thanks, guys!), found the work table I wanted, looked all over town and finally found a white bookcase. I struggle a little bit with these kinds of things because a part of me would love to discover solid antique furniture and refinish it and that kind of thing, but I don’t really have the time or that kind of money to put into it; on the other hand, I don’t want to do all cheapy plastic stuff. So I am trying to find the balance — utilitarian yet aesthetically pleasing. Still need to find a daybed or futon or something — everything I have seen so far is either too “cheap” or too expensive. That’s the one piece that I want to be nice since guests will be sleeping on it. I haven’t brought a lot of other things up there yet til I decide exactly where I want things placed — I’ve changed them around already once. But I have enjoyed sorting through some things and getting some my clutter out of the sunroom.
4. Wedding shoes — if you’ll forgive me one more wedding story. I forgot to mention this in any of the wedding posts. My dress was “oatmeal” in color, and the only beige-ish, off-white shoes I had were cream-colored and looked yellow next to the dress. I have a very hard time finding shoes that fit right and really didn’t have time to go shopping. I was about resigned to just wearing basic black shoes when I remembered — and I am embarrassed to admit this — a couple of years ago I had tried ordering a pair of shoes online, but they tended to slip off the back of my feet, and I packaged them up to send them back….and….never did…and they were still in my closet. I opened up the package — and they were the perfect color! They did slip a little but not as badly as I remembered.
5. GPS systems! This came in so handy on our trip — not only traveling from here to there, but getting around in a different city. So much nicer than having to pull over and unfold a humongous map. I thought about asking for one for my birthday, but I wouldn’t really have that much need of it on an everyday basis. There are times it would be handy, though. Maybe someday.
Have a great weekend!