Holy moly is tomorrow December 1st already? Normally I would be kicking my shopping into high gear right about now, but guess what party people? I'm almost completely done with my shopping this year! I held true to my declaration of starting to shop right after Halloween and somehow it worked. And let me tell you it feels great. What about you? Almost done? Just getting started?
Last night my friend Shawna and I went to the cutest holiday social at Urbanic in Venice. It was such a great way to kick off the holiday season. The shop was completely adorable as always and we had such a great time.
It's here! My favorite kick-off to the holiday season! Although I may or may not have already started listening to Christmas music this past week. Man, it's been tough trying to pump the holiday brakes. But I can't help it, I love it! "Oh the weather outside is frightful ..." (hardly, it's supposed to be 80º tomorrow). Anywho, I digress.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I have so much to be grateful for from my husband and kids, to my wonderful family and friends. One side note of gratitude I have is that I'm into my fourth book this year! Those of you with kids know that something as simple as reading a book can be quite the feat. First it was Simplicity Parenting(I did a chapter write up here), then The Tipping Point, The Power of Now (promise to do a write up soon on all I got from this book–amazing!), and I just started A New Earth. The latter two are by Eckhart Tolle who has profoundly left an impact on me. Since childhood my eyes have always been open to spirituality, but now I feel awake. Just another blessing to count today.
What about you? Would love to hear what you are especially grateful for this year. Even the simplest things count.
Wishing everyone a wonderful, peaceful day today full of great food and laughter! Group hug:)
Aaaaand it's Friday. Any fun plans? Anyone doing any last minute halloween shopping for next week? I'm not one to usually dress up (I know) but then I ran into Design Mom's video 6 Ideas For the Costume Averse and I was inspired by the bug idea. Basically you get a bunch of small, plastic bugs, hot glue safety pins on them, and pin them on yourself in areas like the back of your head, shoulder or pant leg–places where it might look like you don't know they're there. How easy (and fun) is that?! Plus, just like Gabrielle says, the kids will get a kick out of it.
I had to laugh a little when I saw this photo by Aaron Dyer. I mean it's a photo of an eraser, but I love gum erasers! Not sure if it's the shape, the color, or maybe the font? Whatever it is, it's a simple pleasure that's for sure. Speaking of simple pleasures I also used to keep a bar of surf wax in my office drawer at work because it smelled so good. It's the simple things you guys. Happy Thursday!
These pretty horses reminded me of the documentary we watched the other night called Ethel, about the wife of Robert F. Kennedy. She was a huge lover of horses and what a spitfire she was (and still is)! I recommend watching if you're at all into the Kennedy family. It's interesting and inspiring. One thing I really noticed and loved was how Ethel and RFK would include their kids (they had 11!) in almost everything they did. Ethel even took some of them with her to senate hearings. I love that. You certainly don't see kids crawling around and under chairs on C-Span that's for sure. Maybe that's what's missing these days in politics. A good old fashioned reminder from kids to have fun and lighten up.
Can you believe these photos of the very young Rolling Stones were found randomly at a flea market? It's believed that a close associate of the group took these shots during one of the Stones' early US tours. I mean the timing has to be correct. I'm not sure they stayed in Motels for very much longer after this. Aren't they amazing? And how cute is Mick's profile? All of the found images (there are 23 in all) will be on exhibit at Dilettante Gallery in Los Angeles until October 26. See and read more here.