I am not a huge goal-oriented person. Sometimes I see them as a to-do list and get overwhelmed. But for fun I thought I’d give myself something to aim for this summer. We’ll see what happens.
Krista’s Super Amazing List of Summer Possibilities
1. Take a picture every time we go to the beach.
2. Spend at least one moment on the beach every time thanking God that He let me be here, at the ocean. I am still in awe- every time.
3. Go outside with my kids.
4. Take walks- lots of them- as a family or just with friends (and the boys).
5. Be hospitable- invite people to our house as much as we can.
6. Drink more iced coffee and read through the New Testament twice.
7. Finish decorating the house- so the boxes can go away.
8. Grill as much as possible.
9. Buy a dining room table that I can’t live without.
10. Get a pedicure.
11. Finish potty training.
12. Tame Regan’s hair.
13. Meet new people.
14. Watch Bart surf, often.
15. Do Insanity workouts 3x/week.
It’s time for a distraction. I am ready to share my Mother’s Day gift ideas…I like days that are designed for more specialness- and it has been recently confirmed that gifts are seriously still my love language. Through this grieving process- the gifts have meant the most…which is so weird, because you’d think the time spent and acts of service would be huge in this time. Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful for everything people have done to love on us- my second love language- words of affirmation has been filled to the brim thanks to so many texts/emails from afar. All that to say, it feels so good to be loved.
pretty unique flowers
I realize this list is rather random. I mean, I’m not sure how many moms would appreciate a rag rug or a string of vintage lights…so perhaps it’s not a universal list. But it made me smile as I created it, so for that I am thankful.
Perhaps this post is spurred on by the Favorite Things party I attended this weekend- seriously such a fun idea for a night- and it speaks my love language: gifts. Google “Favorite Things parties” if you have no idea what I’m talking about. Already planning the next one in my head.
Anyway- I thought it might be fun to make a random list of some of my favorite things these days…I think I’ll include stuff I own and don’t yet own…companies…etc. We’ll see where the road leads.
Rifle Paper Co. This shop is a.dor.a.ble. I think my sister first introduced me to it- but I’ve fallen head over heels. I love their notepads and cards…and I’m contemplating their wrapping paper- thinking about framing one of the wraps as art instead of using it as intended. There is a recipe box that is debuting this spring and even though I don’t even use recipe cards anymore- I want it. Ps. Anthropologie and The Papery carry some of these products.
Decor books Recently I have become obsessed with pretty books- mostly about decorating. I fill my amazon cart with these beautiful hardcover books and then I press the save-for-later button on them all. My lovely valentine did get me a couple last week though…and they are so fun. There is also a magazine that comes out 2x/year called Flea Market Style– and it’s by far my favorite. You can order it online or find in select stores.
Fresh Lip Sugar Treatment is the bomb. I’ve decided it’s my end to my lipstick search- its kinda more of a tinted chapstick and it tastes like lemonade. Pricey but delicious.
Free Vintage posters is a cool website I found that well..kinda speaks for itself. I’ve been searching for cheap/free artwork for the boy’s big boy rooms and this place is awesome. I will admit, I didn’t find a ton that I would actually print but there were enough good ones to make this list. The poster to the right will hopefully go in Regan’s rustic woodland room someday.
Make + Model ‘Sleepy Time’ Lounge Pants are seriously the most comfy pants I’ve ever worn. I also recently got the sweats from the same brand…so amazing! Wait for a big sale- I got mine for less than $10.
Salt Water Sandals I know, I know it’s not even summer yet. I have wanted a pair of these since last year when I ordered them but they were the wrong size. I don’t own these yet but red ones would be my first choice, with yellow and purple as my runner ups. And I can’t wait to buy them for a little toddler girl someday. 🙂
Enamelware has been an obsession of mine for a few years now, even though I only own a few pieces of it. These mugs call my name…but they aren’t mine. West Elm Market also introduced a line of enamelware that is amazing. Someday. My etsy cart is filled with random pieces of this stuff and I’m always sad when they get bought.
Etsy is seriously my favorite online retailer now. I can’t get enough. I have the app which leads to even more browsing…and there are not only tons of amazing things to purchase but also tons of inspiration- I hear myself saying “I could do that” often although sometimes it’s so much easier to just click a button and pay for someone else’s hard work. Eek.
I haven’t done a dream list in forever…probably because pinterest showed up and I have a virtual dream list going at all times. But, in honor of, um…February, and this unusually high amount of posts I’ve been pumping out I thought- heck, why not keep em rolling?
i've wanted this huge canvas for at least 4 years...it doesn't help that it never goes on sale for less than $100 😦
animal (not pictured) and alphabet cutters...
Such a random cool idea- if you sign up for $10/month you get a fun beauty box filled with samples...birchbox.com
anthro funnels. too cute.
i admit it. i have an addiction to washi tape.
a vitamix: the mother of all blenders.
i love this print- from KathyPanton on etsy.
and of course..my only clothing obsession is Jos- quiksilver shorts- ah!
The Gap has colored chinos!! Oh...I err, Jos can't wait for spring!
Side note ** my husband totally googled my pinterest “wanna buy me a present” board and got me THREE of my latest wants for valentines day- a whirly pop and anthro measuring cups and a bowl. He rocks my world!!!