1- catching up on my favorite blogs
2- reading my stack of magazines
3- cleaning my house
Last night- I picked up the latest issue of Garden and Gun and loved seeing Suzanne Kasler's family room.
It's a room like this reminds me of how much I do love light, neutral colors.
*from Haven and Home via SouthernLiving.com
While my entry is very simple and plain--- I'm contemplating painting the interior side of my door black (the exterior side is black). But now that I look at it--- I just don't know. It may be too much of a contrast in that area. What do you think?
You can see the rest of this part of my house on a tour here (if that helps you with knowing if the black will work or not).
But I was just blessed with a surprise that I want you to see. Go check out Jennifer's blog, The Newlywed Diaries, and see the sweet nursery post she did for me.
A favorite of my husband's- luggage by Filson. It's a bit of splurge but worth the money. Here is their travel kit that is $82.50.
Possibly a notebook or planner by Sarah Pinto? I saw these recently on Deliciously Organized and just love them. The notebook is only $12 and the planner is $25. Or you can order both for just $30!
Who doesn't love fresh fruit? Order a quarter bushel of grapefruits or oranges for just $19.80. Pittman & Davis also provides free shipping.
Changing gears: Several bloggers are coming together today in a collaborative effort spearheaded by Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita, in order to make a difference for a very deserving charity. Pencils of Promise is a wonderful 501(c)(3) organization based in New York, that partners with local communities and organizations to build schools of early-stage education in developing nations for some of the world’s most impoverished and undereducated children. Sadly, there are more than 75 million children in this terrible situation worldwide.
In the spirit of the Christmas season, we are asking for your help today on behalf of these children.Just think of the enormous impact we could have if each person who reads this post donates just $1.00. If you are willing and able to give more (35.00 buys shelves for a classroom, $50 provides pencils for one year, $100 provides a teacher’s salary for three months and so on), it would be greatly appreciated. We are in the midst of the giving season and hope that you will find it in your heart to make a donation to this worthy cause today. Every little bit helps and together, we can make a difference!
If you would like to stay informed about the difference Pencils of Promise is making, be sure to become a fan on their Facebook page.
Our goal for Blog Day: Build safe, legitimate housing for the female children to have access to further their education. Currently, some parents are unwilling to send their kids to school because of the danger of these huts that you will see others living in. This dormitory size will fit about 200 young Laotian girls.
While searching online- I found it on Etsy. And for a third of the price. Isn't Etsy great?! These signs are custom made so I am sure they can say just about anything.....
. Source: Holly and Ivy Designs on Etsy.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Their tomato salad in the summertime is one of the best.things.ever. I mean it. It's worth driving all the way to Birmingham for. You can go here to see the recipe, although it's pretty in depth. I love to cook but this is one thing I would prefer that someone else make for me.
They recently released a cookbook that my husband gave me a copy of last week for my birthday. It's so, so great. It not only looks great on my coffee table, but it's also a great read. The recipes sound divine- but I've also loved reading the stories. Chris and Idie Hastings tell their story of what brought them to where they are today, details about the restaurant, information about the local farmers they use, and much much more. It's a great book/cookbook to have. I highly recommend it.
So if you didn't win the Christmas card design in my giveaway last week--- head on over to Camila's and put your name in for her drawing. You can enter through Friday, the 11th at midnight. Thanks for your support!