anyway, i had a great last weekend at my parents’ house and got to see a lot of my close friends who still live in the area, which was lovely. i also made trips to ikea (the busig tray i’ve been coveting is finally mine, along with some new flatware and a bunch of little knick-knacks) and old navy, where got two new pairs of jeans – one pair in a trouser style that, after they’re hemmed, i’m really excited to wear. (a confession, dear readers: all i want to do lately is shop for new clothes. eep!)
and since it’s wednesday and the week is half over, i thought i’d do a quick little list of things that are making me happy. feel free to add your own items to the mix!
+ again, fall. tights (oh, tights, love!) and sweaters and layers and wonderfulness.
+ i’ve mentioned these before, but ban.do’s beautiful hair accessories make me smile by just looking at them.
+ mad men. can someone please tell me why i waited so long to jump on this bandwagon? the drama, the fashion...it's all glorious.
+ brach’s mellocreme pumpkins. i know some of you are probably thinking, “oh, gross” right now, but these little orange delights make my mouth very happy. i can only find them here around halloween, so i’m hoarding a little stockpile right now. (i love candy corn, too.)
+ these sweet owl pillows that holly posted about yesterday. love!
+ gray, yellow and purple. yum.
+ joy’s fabulous file folders from her stationery line, nantaka joy. not that i ever need an excuse to hit up an anthropologie, but these will be coming home with me a.s.a.p.
+ the famed new york times cookies – i made orangette’s version (with king arthur flour and ghirardelli 60 percent bittersweet chocolate chips) last week and they were ah-ma-zing. i took a huge plate to work and they were gone in a flash; the next day, people kept asking if i had more hiding somewhere else. make these cookies, you guys.
i think that’s a good little catalogue for now – and typing it up has certainly made me happy! tell me: what’s on your happy list?