Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesdays on the Homefront

Cooking: I made mango curry for dinner last night and it was delicious! It's the perfect summer recipe to feed a hungry family. This morning our house smells like an Indian restaurant... fans are running at full speed! I think I need to buy some candles too.

Cleaning: Shall we make this decorating today? I bought some new curtains at Ikea last week and I love them! I've never been very good with curtains. They are usually the last thing I buy and I'm really picky. However, I always forget how much they soften a room and make it look finished! Suddenly our hand-me-down bedroom set from the 1970's doesn't look quite so bad. I'm inspired to buy curtains for the other windows in our apartment now too!

Creating: I've been working on a few sewing projects for Etsy lately. My mom lent me her new sewing machine, so I've been enjoying being spoiled by all the special features! Speaking of Etsy, I'm going to be doing a series of posts and giveaways this fall related to baby items on Etsy. Are you exited? Stay tuned for details!

Loving: This cooler weather! Fall is my very favorite time of year. I love the aspens changing color, the weather, the scarves... oh my goodness I'm so excited! Poor Ben, the moment the weather dips below 90 I'm dancing around the house talking about cinnamon and pumpkin spice lattes. I'm really hoping this fall is a season of order and peace for us as I find my new rhythm with Eli and really enjoy our life. Also, how ridiculously cute is Eli in his fall pajamas?


Living: Little man woke up at 6:45 happy as can be this morning. Not being a morning person, I was not nearly as cheerful about it. I tried putting him in bed with me, but he just laid there and hit me in the face until I got up. After a cup of coffee and some delicious cookies from a friend, I felt a great deal better! I'm thankful he normally sleeps until 8 so I have a little time to myself!

Learning: How are your mornings going? I haven't been doing nearly as well as I could be with my morning goals, but I am making progress. Most days I'm up by 8 (the goal is 7) and I've laid out clothes the night before or done the dishes a few more times than usual. I'm hoping to get better at waking up early so I can add some Pilates or yoga to my morning routine.

Well, happy Wednesday! And welcome to all my new followers from Tea on Tuesday!

11 comments:

  1. Hey there, I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog. So much so that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. The details are on my page. Thanks for such great content and congratulations on your nomination, you deserve it!

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  2. I am loving the cooler weather. I almost put in one of my fall scentsy! New follower from SITS :)

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    1. Thanks for fallowing! I just put my fall Scentsy in the other day!

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  3. I am the same way when it comes to curtains! I am just way to picky!

    Discovered you on SITS. Can't wait to read more :)

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  4. I love reading about everything you've been up to! And I really want to come see all the decorating that you've been doing! :)

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  5. Congratulaions, I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Check out my post to see how to accept: http://bakinginatornado.blogspot.com/2012/08/really-11-things-about-me-too.html
    Karen @ BakingInATornado

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  6. Ah, cooler weather! We had it for a bit, then it was 95 again today! Not fair to the Midwest!!!!!

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    1. This past week was in the low 90's for us too- I was so bummed! Here's to hoping for cooler weather that stays.

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