I’m Stuck On:

A few things I’ve loved lately:

  1. Merrick mentioned these glittery flats in her Sisters Share It All post this week and I’m convinced I need a pair now, especially since my own beloved gold shoes now have holes in the soles (when I sit on the floor at storytime, I look like a homeless person).
  2. I love cinnamon rolls but don’t make them often because Bart doesn’t particularly love them. I’m dying to try this chai-spiced version from Joy the Baker. I mean, people, they have candied ginger, cardamom, black pepper, and maple syrup in the filling (I am certain Bart will hate them. More for me).
  3. A Beautiful Mess is a new blog to me and I’m in love. So many gorgeous posts on all the things I enjoy – food, homes, projects, and clothing. I tried this peanut butter/chocolate smoothie recipe yesterday, and Ella and I both scarfed it down.
  4. I’ve been waiting for Gayle Forman’s new book since Where She Went came out almost two years ago. And now the wait is over – Just One Day is out!
  5. I know this looks like a gray blob. It’s actually a stoneware platter from Crate & Barrel.
  6. This tutorial for a glittery striped shirt caught my fancy. . . must figure out something to do that is similar (I’m kind of in stripe-overload right now, but maybe a glittery polka dot shirt?)
  7. Merrick got this one line a day journal and Becca had just mentioned a similar kind of journal on her blog, so I was definitely intrigued. I think this might be just my style of journal writing. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s such a pretty book, too.

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  • Reply Amy January 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    The line a day journals are a neat idea, I like the notion of not having to sit and write a lot but to still get the feel of journaling.

  • Reply Lisa January 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I have one of those journals! I think I've done about 3 days in it. I've had it for something like 2 years. The great thing about it is that it's ok if you don't do it every day, so what if it takes you 8 years to "fill" it up? (haha. yeah, like I'll do that.)

  • Reply RA January 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I recorded a line a day last year and am now coming around the horn this year. It's fun to see what we were doing a year ago. Last year, I was horribly sick and burned 2 sick days! Fun times.

    How on earth do you wash that glittery shirt? Glitter in the washer is my nightmare.

  • Reply AEK January 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I love my line a day journal – am currently in year three. It is my answer to not doing a baby book for my now 3 1/2 year old. It is quick and easy to do right before bed. Highly recommended!

  • Reply Meghan January 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Funny, A few weeks ago I bought a one line a day journal for both my husband and me. I am awful at keeping a journal so I'm hoping this will help! Those cinnamon rolls look really good.

  • Reply Melanie January 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    It's funny that everyone is mentioning this journal. I bought it in the middle of last year but waited until January 1st to start. Granted we're only 11 days in, but I've never been so consistent about writing in a journal!

    I know I'll read Just One Day, but really, another series book? Can't anyone write a stand-alone book anymore?

    I mourn when I have to throw out a pair of flats due to holes. I should just buy three pairs of every pair of flats I fall in love with.

  • Reply Rachel January 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I got those exact same glittery flats for Christmas and I LOVE them! Jilly also loves when I wear my "sparkey shoes."

  • Reply Kayla @ Freckles in April January 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I didn't know Gayle Forman was doing another one! Just put a hold on it at the library. Awesome.

    I kind of have to ditto Melanie though…can a book be just a book anymore? The series are taking over the book world.

  • Reply Hailey January 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    i've been wanting to look into that journal!

  • Reply Chelsea January 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Very fun! I love those shoes. That blog looks amazing too! I'll have to add that one to my list.

  • Reply Jillian January 11, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I say try polka dots or what about a star or heart for Valentines? I have those shoes, so cute, but beware, they get glitter on everything for a while.

  • Reply Sarah S. January 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I love "A Beautiful Mess", you could be on the site for days. I bought one of those "Question of the Dya" journals and I only wrote in it for a month or two. I felt like a lot of the questions were VERY similar.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  • Reply Zoë Romero January 11, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I'm trying out something similar to One Line A Day. I just write five words to describe my day in my planner. No extra book required, since I keep my planner with me most of the day. I decided to blog about it every Friday too.

    I really like the glitter products! Who says glitter is only for the holidays?!

  • Reply Lindsay January 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I may have to try out that journal! I'm terrible at writing in a journal. I just fell out of the habit after high school, and now it feels weird to start back up again so many years later.

  • Reply Carrie January 12, 2013 at 1:57 am

    How funny. Your blog is the first I read everyday and A Beautiful Mess is the second. When I looked at your page today I thought I clicked on the bookmark for ABM because your picture reminded me of their look. I just love your writing, recipes, and stories about your everyday happenings.

  • Reply Emily January 12, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I have those shoes and I really like the way they look, but the glitter goes everywhere! I took them to Colorado for a wedding and my suitcase was very sparkly when I got there.

  • Reply Jodi January 12, 2013 at 5:09 am

    ah stripes…I realized while I was on our holiday vacation that 95% of the clothing I had taken was striped. How did my entire wardrobe end up being stripes?!

  • Reply Kayla January 12, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I've got a 5-year line-a-day journal that has a Jane Austen quote at the top of each page. Most of the time I just write about my day, but if nothing particularly exciting happened then I respond to the quote. It's fun!

  • Reply Merrick January 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I love all of these things. Wish we lived closer so we could do some fun glitter DIY project together!

  • Reply Kayris January 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

    How did you make your little graphic thingy? I'm working on a My fave Thngs post and I'd love to make something similar.

  • Reply Amanda January 17, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Your sister and I seem to have a lot in common – I love the glittery flats and one line journal! Just wrote a whole post about how a lot of my journaling issues were solved by that one line format!

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