Thursday, October 30, 2008

Things I love right now...non-baby related

Pumpkin Soup, or anything pumpkin for that matter, bread, ravioli, cheesecake, pasta creme sauce, infused butter, jam, ice cream, candles, decor....I am in autumnal heaven.

Longchamp's Le Pliage Navy Medium Tote. It is only about $100-$130 and I don't know why I don't already own it. Pennies are being pinched these days, however, and every time I go to get one for myself I think of a thousand other things I should be spending money on before this...but I love it!!! Maybe this could be on my Christmas list.


Gap's Cozy Sweater from last year---I have it in Black and one in Ivory, but they are are ratty because I wore them so often. I was hoping to get new ones this year- BUT I CAN"T FIND THEM AT GAP!!!!!!!!!!! KIKI WHERE ARE THEY---PLEASE HELP!!! Tell Gap to bring them back!!! I need a LONG BLACK TURTLENECK SWEATER!!!! Trust me- I do! Every morning when I wake up and it is freezing in Chicago (well... now, the suburbs of Chicago) all I want to put on is a fresh Gap Cozy Sweater! They were long enough to be comfy and so so soft. They are heaven, and I need more. Kiki- are there any versions of this slated for this year???

Thanksgiving centerpieces. I love Autumn and Thanksgiving and I love decorating for the holiday. I can wait to think of creative ideas to dress the table and spruce up the house now that I am hosting Thanksgiving this year.


I know....So cliche, but I am wearing them right now and they are so cozy that they almost make me forget that I don't have a new Gap Cozy sweater....


Fresh flowers...and this vase. I love this look-- Even though it is a bit off season, I think it is still OK to say one last good bye to nice weather and have a bright floral arrangement in the house- You needn't stick to just browns and golds and oranges just because it is cold outside. I was at the store the other day and saw a gorgeous spread in the floral section of Blue hydrangea, bright yellow callas, purple Iris, and happy white fluffy spider mums. I wanted to go nuts and get a whole slew of beauties, but again....penny pinching.....


Belted sweaters. How cute are these? I really wish I wasn't getting too fat for my skinny jeans because this sort of sweater would look so cute with my riding boots and jeans....and maybe a matching tam and a bright scarf.



Hotel-like guest rooms. I love the soothing, calm and posh look of this room. I think it is from one of Gwyneth Paltrow's houses. I get to decorate the guest room in our new house since we just bought a new bed and we are moving ours to the guest room. This means new curtains, maybe some fabric on the walls, new bedding...maybe a basket for guest toiletries??? Ohhh- I hate penny pinching! Maybe this is worth a little spending.....


Fun fabrics and furniture. I love that I can finally start picking things out for my home. It all costs a pretty penny, but it becomes more permanent and real when you can pick things out for a home that you know you are going to be in for a while. I am loving this bench for my porch or entryway!

10 comments:

Mom x 2 said...

Beautiful finds! I've worn my uggs for the last 4 days - and I won't apologize for it!

I love pretty guest rooms too - too bad I no longer have one...it is now mini #2's room. I need a bigger house. That's not going to happen anytime soon!

There is a restaurant in Andersonville called La Donna and it has to die for pumpkin ravioli.

M.A. said...

I have that Le Pliage tote, same size & color! Definitely get it for Christmas :)

Well I Do Declare said...

I was thinking about the Longchamp purses today as I was walking into work and thought that it is time to put away the Vineyard Vines tote until spring. Longchamps go all year round :)

Also, those cranberries with the candles are so pretty!!!

Kiki said...

Oh Midwest Prep...Here is the deal with that sweater and my location...I am considered a "Hot" store so I do not get all the cozy stuff that the Illinois stores get. That said...I know that we have a cozy v neck that I posted earlier...and I am loving that, but the turtleneck, you can check your local Gap and ask if they have the "Whisper Soft Turtleneck", that might be close to what you had last year!!!

I loved that turtleneck, I have it in black...

Kiki said...

By the way Trader Joes has an amazing Pumpkin Butter!!!

Kate said...

I am loving belted sweaters too

Kiki said...

What was I thinking..its the Winter Soft Turtleneck you want...I'm pretty sure its the same as last year's....AWESOME!!!

We have a ton of belted sweaters too.... and if you want an invite to Gap Friend's and Family just shoot me an e mail so I can get one to you...it comes via e mail so you don't have to divulge your address!!! Its Nov 13 through the 16th and its for 30% off at Gap, BR, Old Navy and our online shoe store Piperlime...oh yeah, its good stuff!!! kikbee at yahoo dot com

Zarebski said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
ExtraordinaryMommy said...

I loved everything in this post. In fact, I'm a little concerned we might be sharing a brain....that is, of course, if I hadn't only been focused on kid-related/mommy-related stuff.

This adult-post felt a little like taking a deep breath and sipping some wine :)

Thanks!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I am about to do a post that includes a little bit about le pliage tote.