If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am highly frustrated with Sears and my Kenmore Washer. We got the washer as a wedding gift and I wish I could say that we are happy with it, but we aren’t. I’m currently waiting for the Sears technician to come out here (for the third time since September) to fix the SAME ERROR.
If we were having coffee, I’d confess to you that I have hoarding tendencies and they are getting worse. The only thing keeping me from turning into one of those people on T.V. is the hubs. This weekend was particularly bad. My anxiety level hit about a 10 out of 10 when it came down to getting rid of 2 baby strollers that we aren’t using anymore. I was not able to give them to Goodwill or consign them (they are too old) and I couldn’t just give them away (no one wanted them.) Sad.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my sister became engaged yesterday!
If we were having coffee, I’d lament to you that I have to go to the Post Office today, and since I am sitting here waiting for the Sears guy, I have to go after picking up the Little Bear from school. Taking 3 kids into the Post Office to mail 2 envelopes? Yay.
Thanks for joining me for coffee!
Call the Midwife
Have you fallen in love with this show yet? If you are a “Downton” Fan, you will most likely become addicted to this show as well. Set in the East End of London in the 1950s, it is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. The series follows the joys, sorrows and trials of midwifery. **Trigger Warning** Season 2, Episodes 4 and 5 were really hard for me to watch (One deals with parents’ reaction to their disabled child; the other with a mother who decides to terminate her 9th pregnancy.)
Arbonne Baby Sunblock
Living in SoCal, we are blessed with beautiful sunshine most of the time (and believe me, we pay for it in our taxes!) All of that sun needs a great sunblock and I love this one for the littles. It smells light and you can really tell when it is on your skin because of the Zinc Oxide (you can actually see it sitting on top of the skin.) Now, the Environmental Working Group did flag this sunblock because of the retinal palmitate, so… yeah.
Kate Young for Target
I love it when Target pairs with designers and I absolutely fell in love with this necklace! (The funny thing is that, The Boy is entering into “grabby paws” stage so necklaces are kind of a no-go, but I still love it.)
Knit Picks’ Knitting Needles
Last night, I sat down and for the first time in a long time, pulled out my knitting. I did not realize how much I missed knitting until it had been out of my life for so long. Personally, I knit with circular needles and I really favor the ones from Knit Picks because you can take the tips off when (if you are like me) you get bored with one project and want to start another!
I’ve been seeing more and more of these Trinket Trays around town here in Pasadena and I can’t get enough of them. I love how cute they are and how I don’t fear my rings falling down the drain or getting lost because I have a perfect place to put them when I am not wearing them!
Head over to Moxie Wife for more favorites!!
She’s so close to 50% that we can almost taste it, so I thought I’d bring the appeal here!
DD1′s school is raising money. If you have any experience with public schools, you know that school funding is being cut left and right. Her school has to fundraise nearly $20K to make up for the gaps.
A few weeks ago, they had a Jog-A-Thon to help save their P.E. classes and if the Jog-A-Thon did nothing else, it highlighted the importance of P.E. in school. The laps were about 1/10 of a mile (about 0.16 Km) and there were children who were walking after less than 1 lap.
DD1 set the goal of raising $1000 for her school. Right now she is at $400 with 7 days to go! So… if you want to and can help her we’d really appreciate it! Your thank you gift will be a public shout out here on the blog and a thank you note illustrated by DD1 herself!
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