So I didn’t resist it.
I went in.
And drooled over all the amazing merchandise.
So many cute things for the house and home, dinnerware, and it just screams girly, frilly, perfection to me.
After all it was a Girly Mall Trip
All these owl cookie jars made me want to bake cookies just so I could buy a cookie jar.
I haven’t actually used a cookie jar since the mid 1980s but that’s ok. There’s always a time for new beginnings.
They were screaming buy me! buy me They were saying Whooo Whooo
You probably don’t have to put cookies in them
But I’d like to put a batch of Vegan Coconut Banana Cookie Bites (gluten free)
or a batch of Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (gluten free) into an owl
And I love anything in Anthro.
I also thumbed through Donna Hay’s book
It’s stunning. Her food photography is some of the best out there.
(Not to be confused with my iPhone-meets-trying-to-shoot-quickly-and-discreetly-and-not-look-like-a-weirdo-in-the-store photography)
If you’re not familiar with Donna Hay, she’s what I would describe as an Australian version of Martha Stewart in terms of being a cook, having style and decorating ideas for the home, is the author of many books and magazines, has television shows, but this woman’s photography is out of this world crazy good. In both her magazines and her books. Not that Martha’s photography isn’t good, but Donna’s is sublime.
Awesome book but I don’t need to spend $50 on another book. We talked about me and books and unpacking.
In the end, I left Anthro empty-handed.
And I also walked past LV and left empty-handed.
I posted this one on Instagram
Window shopping is still fun, though!
Not as fun as actual shopping but I’d like to remain debt free.
I came home and went to town on watermelon
And from my freezer stash, I found some No Bake Toffee & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
It pays to be a dessert pack-rat of sorts. I freeze everything I make and pull out one or two of whatever I want, when I want it. You will always have tons of choices if you utilize the freezer storage method for your desserts, i.e. the dessert pack-rat method.
The winner of the Summertime Cooldown Giveaway is:
kelly July 31, 2011 at 12:12 am
My favorite beverage is water but, I also love a stevia sweetened glass of iced yerba mate as well.
1. Do you like Anthropologie?
If you say no, I question your sanity a bit. I could have a field.day. in that store. Household goods, clothes, books, sheets, towels, dishes, jewelry, I could go crazy.
I love West Elm’s look and vibe, but the girly, frilly, cute, sweet, one thing cuter than the next, and just ooh and ahh factor of Anthro makes my heart go pitter patter.
But hey, if it’s not your thing, tell me what is instead. If you’re one of those people who “doesn’t like to shop”, I do not relate.
2. Do you like animal-themed decor? Do you have a favorite animal that is just ‘you’?
Some people are really into anything with cats on it. Or anything with dogs on it and if it has a certain kind of dogs like pugs or chihuahuas or whatever dog they’re into, it’s an automatic hit.
Janetha likes owls. Some people like ladybugs or frogs or birds or whatever “their animal” is, it’s an almost automatic purchase.
I can’t say I have any animals like that or that I go ga-ga over, but those owl jars are really cute!
3. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?
I shopped. I have a few more shopping finds posts. Hope you don’t mind. Nothing major purchased but it was fun to browse and shop a little.
I also got an amazing footrub and backrub from Scott while Skylar was telling me “secrets” by whispering in my ear and giggling on the couch. Love from my husband, love from my child, on the couch with a footrub and backrup. <– Yep, that was truly the highlight of my weekend!
1. I guest posted on Angela of Oh She Glow’s site on Saturday. Please check out my post with my 5 favorite vegan recipes that I shared. Angela is such a doll and a wonderful friend and I was excited when she asked me to guestie on her site.
Thanks to everyone who commented there or who told me here that you saw the and liked it. Thank you so much!
2. I started the Healthy Cookie & Brownie Giveaway. Happy entering!
3. If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are mine since Friday:
- Healthy Cookie & Brownie Giveaway
- Simple Sunday Things
- Packing & Baking
- Food and Light
- Girly Mall Trip
- Friday Finds
- Big Things
I hope your week is off to a good start. Mine involves an airport.