want(s)/ need(s)/ hear(s)/ read(s): christmas listing over here....

 (click on each image to be directed to the websites for purchase and more info!)

I absolutely adore all of the handcrafted pieces from etcetera, but I need a LOT of coffee in the mornings, and this perfectly sized cup with the little lip for holding is my all time fave. I only have one in the color tangerine, but am looking to add at least one or two more colors soon! 
ohhhhh how I wanted this but not only is it out of stock, but it was waaaaaaaay too expensive for my frugal wallet. It is however giving me some creative ideas....

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Yes, folks. I actually do NEED this. Last year I wasted an entire years worth of gym membership money because after the Spring rolled around, it was nearly impossible to get on my preferred piece of machinery. I am actually looking to invest in this since the workshop has so much space and sits on a concrete slab. Our little old farmhouse wouldn't handle something like this too well, but now I have options!

we SO need a new couch. We haven't had a new couch ever, mostly because we always have bought used, but in the next year, I am looking to get rid of all of our mismatched chairs and papasan, and old vintage couch, and replace with ONE PIECE like this... You can customize the size too with this company, and with our small house, and awkwardly laid out livingroom, something like this would be ideal.....


read & see 
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"Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world."

...and then this. Stream free with a Netflix subscription. Outstanding. I have heard mixed reviews, but we loved it. Make sure you watch through the end, past the credits for a great interview with Scorsese and cast! 

That is all for now! See you next Thursday for a bit more of this segment! 




December so far..........

I hope you enjoy this little mini mix as much as I did - I just pulled a few songs from a gigantic mixtape from last year that Christian made for me... all is pretty well for the most part around here. Eddie gave us a little scare but a vet visit conformed it was nothing to worry about - just typical old man things. We put up our PINK CHRISTMAS TREE last night and I absolutely LOVE IT. We have never ever gotten an artificial tree before, and this year, I just had to have a giant pink tree after putting up a smaller one in the workshop. Christmas is in the air, and this is my all-time favorite time of year! Scroll past the mix to see our lovely tree. Happy Wednesday! Xo! 


thankfully feasting!

Happy Thanksgiving friends! I hope yours was as lovely as ours. We opted for a small quiet vegetarian feast on the farm. I am truly thankful for all of the amazing people and loved ones in my life. I don’t think I have ever been this happy and at peace! I am thankful for Christian for his heart of gold and unwavering support in whatever it is I want to do, my mom, brother, sister, and the closeness we share that seems a bit rare in this day and age.... to my friends who have stuck by my side all these years and are always there whenever I need them (one in particular that made the drive down from Maine in a split second when my dad died), my fellow animal rescue warriors who mend their broken hearts daily for the sake of saving more animals, for my own animals who have taught me so much, and lastly for the physical ability to do all I do - I will never take my able-ness for granted. I have so many more things I could list, but I think I’ve noted the most important ones. I think I am one extremely lucky gal.... 

I’m beyond excited that Christmas time is here!! I hope you all ate too much today and sleep well with full bellies tonight. I am about to have one more slice of cake with a hot cup of 1000 Faces Decaf Monk... night! 


10 things tuesday....

Well, here it is....ten things tuesday annnnnnnnnd it includes a few things on my Christmas wish list at the end of this post. :)
1. we are super excited about planning our very first vegetarian thanksgiving... 
2. this old advertisement is so great:
3. this tree. I am currently shopping for a pink Christmas tree for the shop. I don't want a tinsel tree, so it is tricky..... anyone in/ near Athens, GA know of where I can find a pastel pink tree? 4 - 5' ?
4. after-feast naps.... I am SO EXCITED to have lots of opportunities for naps over the holiday weekend!
5. this vintage Dunkin Donuts thermos (I saw this one on ebay). I used to have one of these and TWENTY YEARS AGO (yes!!!) Christian and I would fill it up and walk to the UGA campus at night and sit on the lawn and sip coffee and talk and laugh until all the coffee was gone.....

......and now for my Christmas wishlist!

When I was a kid, it was so easy to list all the things I wanted from Santa. I mean the sky was the limit, right? You ask for it all and you get some of it. As I grew older, and moved out, my wish list became things I needed. Christian and I moved into our very first rental house back in 2001, so it was practical home things. As time passed, it became harder to make lists, just because I had everything i needed, and wasn't quite sure what I wanted... but this year, I am feeling it. That childlike Christmas feeling.... that magic. 

6. I want a record player for the workshop.....
7. I want to paint my stairs to the loft..... so a gift card to sherwin williams please! 

 8. Reeses miniatures. Yummmmmmmmmm. 
 9. A Kit Cat clock. We had one of these several years ago, and I don't know what happened to it.... maybe it just quit working, and we opted not to pack it in one of our moves....

 10. I want to reset, reconnect, and go out on a hot date with Christian before the end of the year. We never leave the house together anymore.... <3
 photo source (here)
 I hope you all have enjoyed my list! I am excited that tomorrow is my friday at work, so eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!! 

See you all here tomorrow for the midweek mixtape, dahhhhlings! 



it's beginning to feel a lot like.....


the weekend was filled with coffee, pastries, chocolate, a little rain, lots of local art, vendors, pup cuddles, friends, music, BBQ, spending money as fast as I was making it, and night walks with the dogs because of the short days and not getting home until after dark, Christmas cheer, hot cider, and LOTS OF LOVE. 
 (pic of kale included above mostly because it is christmassy with the red boots..)

day two......

 ....and more puppy cuddles. Reece was not happy about the lack of attention and fun that we usually have on weekends. I will make it up to ya, bud. The holidays means more time off work, and more couch naps with you....

Happy Monday - it is a short work week, one I am looking forward to after a long (but fun and I made lots of christmas cash!!) weekend. I worked my butt off making last weekend possible, and will start planning the Spring market shortly after the new year! I will be back here tomorrow with some wants & needs... Christmas gifting edition!