My mom finally made it up to see our house!! Her original flight was canceled a couple of weeks ago, so this is her “make up” trip. It’s been so fun to show her around town and hang out one on one. I’m planning on digging into even more projects around the house. Ordering products to get more rooms underway, weeding the lawn, and getting things more organized.
ONE // Needlepoint for Beginners
I used to be really into sewing and cross-stitching and embroidering as a kid. I went to sewing camp one year (where I made an atrocious purple dress– but hey! it had a zipper which was a pretty big deal for a nine-year-old). I would sit on the sidelines of my sister’s soccer games with my little tin of embroidery floss and practice my stitches. And cross-stitched monograms on lids for mason jars (filled with M&Ms) as Christmas gifts for years. Anyway, because I need another thing on my plate (😂), I kind of want to do a few needlepoint projects. I haven’t done an official needlepoint ever and it’s been years since I picked up any kind of needle and thread. So I started researching videos on Youtube to get acquainted with the basics and found this great tutorial!
TWO // Navy Woven Bag
This bag looks almost identical to the brown one you’ve probably seen me wearing a ton. It’s not cheap, but it’s a fraction of the cost of the one I have. I think I’m going to get it because I’ve just gotten so much use out of the brown one that I know I love the style. And navy? Ugh! It’ll go with half my clothes!
THREE // An Organized Nightstand
Right now we are using the old nightstands that will probably end up being in the guest room. It seems like everything on the second floor is a nightmare of mess and disorganization. It’s getting to me 😂 This post about organizing nightstands just made me so happy. Mine is such a mess right now that even just reading the post brought me satisfaction.
One of my favorite sweaters is back with a new detail for fall: lace! I love how the small detail just completely elevates it to perfection. And then there’s the little button on the back of the neck too. Drool.
With the new Lion King out, I’ve totally been listening to a few of the songs! Stacy and I LOVED the CD as kids so it brings back a lot of happy memories as I’m sure it does for a lot of people! I really like knowing the movie is back for a whole new generation…. and Claire Crosby (who went viral for singing with her dad when she was a toddler a few years ago) just sang a whole medley of Lion King songs. It’s equally adorable and impressive! Oh, and very catchy! You’ve been warned 😊