Saturday, November 26, 2011

Humboldt Mansion

My sister-in-law, Anita, has the best shopping spots in Springfield and we found this little treasure after she read about it in the paper. It's at the Humboldt Mansion which has lots of events and she's now got a few shops with some fantastic goodies as seen in the pictures below. I tried to show some restraint after a larger previous purchase (another post) and settled for some vintage ornaments and some paper ribbon. You can see some more fantastic pictures on Common Ground. If you're in the area (Springfield, Missouri) I highly recommend a visit. I'm going to have to start planning visits around her few weeks a year that she opens.

Friday, November 25, 2011


We had a fantastic Thanksgiving at my parents house. We got their early afternoon Weds and headed out this morning to Missouri for more family and shopping. A wonderful trip to Kansas and I have a few pictures to prove it. There are more but I got tired. :)

I continue to have lots to be grateful for but haven't had a lot of time to blog about all the grateful goodness. I'm adding all of these people to the list plus turkey and chocolate.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thankful Day 18

I missed a few days there but thankfully this is my blog and I can just move it along and act as if nothing happened!

I'm thankful I just saw the post that my favorite antique store is open this week with a vintage ornament sale!

Also, that my hubby is fantastic and has no issues with visiting said antique store even though he kind of hates that sort of thing. This is why I'm thankful for him everyday.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thankful Day 13

I'm thankful for cable and wireless internet that helps keep up my food porn obsession by watching cooking channel, food tv and searching Amazon, while watching said food porn, for some new favorite cookbooks and inspiration. Upcoming this week I plan to attempt some crock pot cooking, making squash dumplings a la Alton Brown and my favorite pumpkin bread from the Eureka, KS church cookbook I've had since getting married (thanks Grandma Criswell!) - also, they have a shockingly good website. Excellent Sunday evening.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thankful Day 12

Today's random thankfulness goes out to Behr paint for making paint with primer that made it easier to paint the nursery.

Behr is in now way paying/sponsoring this post but if they wanted to that would be ok as well.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful Day 11

I'm thankful for this post that made me feel like I'm not the only one who had doubt and fear issues about infertility and pregnancy.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Day 10

I'm thankful for my nephew Hudson (his parents are kind of awesome too) who is an incredible little spirit and I love him like crazy.

Happy Birthday Hudson!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Thankful Day 8 & 9

I missed yesterday's post since I had a horrible allergy attack. I went home then straight to bed which is what I was grateful for yesterday. A cozy bed. Ours has this duvet but not done in such an artful image. Please insert rumbled blankets and dog fur to maintain the appropriate glamor. Although I'd rather have the dog fur than a very tidy house.

image via Dwell

Thankful today for my Mom and it also happens to be her birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!

She loves antiques and is ridiculously excited about the new grandchild which is awesome for everyone. Have a fantastic day and I love you!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Thankful Day 7

I'm thankful that I saw this on my windshield tonight when I left work. It reminded me that email was probably not the most important thing I did today and I'm grateful for the reminder.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Thankful Day 6

I'm thankful for these guys. Every day. They are incredibly sweet and love us more than we can possibly know. I'm grateful they came into our lives and we've been able to give them a good home with lots of pets, treats and snuggle time.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Thankful Day 5

Continuing with the odd clothing theme I'm thankful for Old Navy leggings and their ability to stretch to fantastical new heights. I'm hoping 3 pair will get me through February!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Thankful Day 4

Today I searched deep for my thankfulness and came up with Target and their awesome designer partnerships which meant I picked up this hat at lunch time.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Thankful Day 3

I'm thankful to have these people in my life.... and a few others but I don't have great pics of them. :)

I'll get to see them this weekend for our cookbook gathering and I'm super excited to have Suzanne stay with us for some extended girl time. It's her visit up here since I saw her in Austin this summer and I can't wait. Seriously everyone needs a Suzanne, a Yuri and a Bo in their life.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Thankful Day 2

Today I'm thankful for butter. Yep, butter.

Most comfort foods include yummy tasty butter so when I'm missing my Grandma I can now make her chocolate sheet cake recipe my Mom sent me. When I think of my favorite food from my Mom it's chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes (yep, starch with a side of starch but it's tasty) and nothing makes mashed potatoes yummier than butter. We made sugar cookies for Christmas covered in smooth royal icing that I still can't duplicate but when I taste remind me of growing up. Grilled cheese toasty with melted butter for when you're sick and the basis for the all time favorite comfort cookie chocolate chip. The Barefoot Contessa has it right by adding a stick of butter to every recipe.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Thankful Challenge

I think I'm going to try and take on the "Thankful Challenge" from Carrots 'N' Cake. I need something to kick my butt back to the blogosphere and not focus on a baby focus for every update (although she really is at the top of the grateful list). So today's thankful item is for the "cold front" heading to Texas.

I love myself some cold weather with windows open, reading on the patio, sweaters... the list is endless.