A few tips for all of my lovely readers tonight...
Tip #1 - So, I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon with my sisters and mom for a shopping trip to Dallas. In order to get my shopping juices flowing I decided to spend an hour or so tonight just looking through etsy. If you have never visited etsy.com you just need to know that you are missing out - it genuinely amazes me just how many different things you can find on the site & they are all so super cute! I thought I would show you just a few things I found tonight that I totally want!
In case you don't know...I really like owls right now - wouldn't this tote be perfect for carting stuff around?
I decided about 6 months ago that I would buy one of these posters from etsy...they are patterned after British posters during World War II that encouraged people throughout London. Something about them make me happy & I think the wall that I face all day would be a perfect location for this reminder...some days I definitely need to just stay calm and carry on...my only question is what color to get this in...
Love these earrings!
I also love journals, and how fun for a journal to be covered in a map...I'm thinking I will order one for my next travels with a map that matches where I go
And this painting just makes me smile. When I have a little girl I want a simple room with muted colors - I think this would go nicely!
Oh, and etsy really does have something for everyone! Loving the Seinfeld charm bracelet!
Tip #2 - My sister Leslie made cake balls from a recipe she found on Marla Barnard's blog...you can find the recipe here: http://gravelroadphotography.blogspot.com/2008/11/cake-balls-im-27.html
My tip is not regarding how to make these balls, only that you SHOULD make them! They are delicious!!! In fact, I'm eating one right this minute!
Tip #3 - If you are a fan of Misty Edwards or any other musicians from IHOP, forerunner music is giving away a free download for a compilation CD - go to http://www.forerunnermusic.com/ & enjoy!
Tip #4 - I haven't had the time to listen yet, but Margaret Feignberg recommends Sin Boldly by Cathleen Falsani & Zondervan is giving the audio version away for free. I downloaded and plan on starting it sometime over the holidays...thought some of you might be interested too!
Tip #5 - Finally, here is a tip from my handsome hubby...Hamburger or Chicken. Why not both? At Chic-Fil-A order the 4 piece chicken nugget kids meal (which comes with fries and a drink & a prize that can be traded in for a free dessert). If you are still hungry like he is, add a single chicken sandwich - ALL this is cheaper than the #1 Combo meal - sandwich, nuggets, fries, drink & dessert! OR if a hamburger sounds better - order the kid's meal cheeseburger at Fuddruckers (while ordering stare around the restaurant questioning, "Where is little Tommy?") - you get normal cheeseburger, fries, drink, plus a cookie - all for less than $5!
Hope you enjoyed our tips for the day!