my current story: i'm a stay at home preggos person. first trimester kicked my ass and i ended up resigning from a new job i had started just 3 weeks in. srsly. it was a huge blow to my ego and i have yet to really get over it, especially since i have, oh, about 30 hours of free time a day to do nothing but think about things over and over again whilst the little bean plays punching bag with my other organs. thankfully, i'm in much better condition now but it's kind of like, now what. like what do i with all this time until baby joins this world.
enter: spend $$ and redecorate the house. yeah, that's right. to my husband's dismay, my new time-consuming project (other than blog stalking you) is filling our small house with more stuff. yesss. who's with me. i mean, it all began innocently enough because, hello, we needed to make up our nursery because, i mean, that's just what everyone does. but then it started spilling over into all areas of the house. what's that saying: leave no stone unturned? something like that.
so this past week, west elm had a sale on their rugs. so, naturally, i bought several.
and you know about the wallpaper. next up, some furniture, some lighting, some frames, some prints to go in the frames, and et cetera (which is all spelled out because i have a feeling the et cetera items will be pretty hefty.)
somewhat totally unrelated, i also love snickerdoodles.
if i hadn't had the misfortune of having become privy to weevils a month ago [that's correct. these bugs live in the flour you bring home from the store, ppl.], i would not be writing this blog entry, i would be making these snickerdoodle cupcakes.
gaw. the weather is srsly such a tease. it's so hot and then it's cold(ish). like today felt like the perfect start to fall. but the forecast shows another stint in the 80s later this week.
in any case. when the weather gets a bit cloudy, nothing is as satisfying as a creamy, hearty, slow-cooked meal. making stroganoff is pretty hard work [ahem, to me] but the outcome is just so worth it, it may just have to be on heavy rotation this fall.
totes forgot to take a picture of the final product. because i had to put it in my mouth asap.
it might be the hormones but i'm actually looking forward to halloween this year. i've never really been excited for halloween (except for the excessive drinking and fake costumes of years yonder - you know what i'm talking about) but all of a sudden, i want to start filling my house with smells of spicy baked goods and i want to paint ginorm and oddly shaped gourds. big girl stuff.