The dishwasher is purring, the lawn mower is humming, and I am clicking away at these computer keys. The children are at school and husband is at work. I have a few precious minutes to blog and think before going into work myself. This last week we've had so much going on, which is probably a good thing since it's taken our minds off our little Maddie Mutt's passing. It's in the quiet moments when my mind slips into "this time last week" thinking.
So, let's move on to a more cheerful topic: Home Goods! In the depths of my despair, I did not head to the local bar or (sadly) the gym. Instead, I went to Home Goods and Target for some retail therapy.
A couple of new cutting boards.
A spot for oils and such. I had planned on a pretty tray,
but this acrylic lazy Susan seemed so practical.
Who doesn't love a lazy Susan, right?
I go back and forth on wine storage. Sometimes, I like the wine rack on the counter.
Other times, it gets relegated to the garage, and the wine goes in the cabinet.
You might remember I told you about using Blue Apron a few weeks ago.
We're still at it, and as a result I am cooking more. Like, real cooking.
So far, it's been fun. I put the music on and enjoy the process.
I love good styling. In my next life, I want to be a stylist.
You know those clever shots where it looks like some
cool girl just returned from the French market?
Freshly baked bread and a bouquet of lavender on the counter.
So effortlessly glamorous.
A good stylist leaves things in the pictures that most of us take out,
or at least things I'm likely to take out—a bag of groceries, reading glasses, the stack of mail.
We want our pictures to reveal our homes at their best.
But, as a reader I like looking at the stuff.
The truth is I was too lazy to walk over and remove those bags you see on the bench.
But I convinced myself it was okay to be lazy and not remove said bags
because it was good styling, you know, reflecting the life
of the woman who lives here.
Effortlessly glamorous and all that.
I left that dead flower in the vase for the same reason. You know, because it told my story.
Are you buying any of this yet?
Who is the lazy Susan now, huh?