How many trips to the grocery store do you estimate this week despite your well planned list? Grandpa bought the wrong cranberries. Oops, we’ve run out of tin foil. Oh, two more guests are dropping by so we’re going to need another veggie dish. Well, let Baggu be your saving grace before you say grace this Thanksgiving. Storm the parking lots with style because we have more Baggu than we know what to do with at Firefly. Our latest shipment has so many to choose from that I am not sure which I am taking to the market. Stripes? Animals? Solids? Dots? The perfectly sized, sturdy bags are ready for stuffing and you can throw them in the washing machine. You won’t actually believe how much you can fit in these bags. Almost as much as I’ll be fitting in my stomach on Turkey Day. We have Baby Baggu too which make a perfect lunch sack for leftovers! Happy Thanksgiving!
We also received another assortment of Duck Bags. These go fast so get them while you can!
I thought I’d share with you what I consider the perfect, simple, easy and thoughtful gift. I can’t tell you how often I’ve racked my brain for a little something to bring to a last minute dinner party and time and again, I have chosen these wonderful Reclaimed Apothecary Matchsticks designed by Jen Pearson. It’s literally my “go to” gift. Besides the obvious fabulousness you see below, I would like to add that not only is it reclaimed, but it’s supporting an individual artist. Objects have substance. I like their story, where they came from, how they came to me and where they are going. I like to see them on the shelves at Firefly when I am going about my work day. They make me happy.
When Mia was born, it became impossible to get in and out of our gate at home with the stroller. First we used an old newspaper tie we found in the trash to hold the gate open, then we upgraded to a dirty old shoelace. I don’t know how this solution became so permanent, but with how hectic things are, I realized I might need to get the shoelace an anniversary present. It’s one of those humiliating things that one feels the need to explain to new guests that arrive. You don’t want to sound completely neurotic making excuses before they’ve even stepped into your home, so you keep quiet and inwardly wonder what the available options are for chic gate safety with toddlers around. I wouldn’t dare say this to my husband, but I wanted to blurt out on several occasions, “Wouldn’t it be lovely to adorn the gate in something similar to what camels wear with all those colorful tassles? Maybe some bells?” If I were ever to find something suitable, I would have paid top dollar, but nothing crossed my path. While at the hardware store, I found myself pondering the possibilities in the “rope” section. Could I make a large sailor knot bracelet? For $5.99, I was going to give it a shot.
First I googled how to make one and found an excellent tutorial here. While the tutorial is totally awesome, directions are not my strong suit. I opted to let memory navigate since I practically got dizzy trying to follow the second diagram. After a few failed attempts at both understanding the tutorial and my eight year old memory, I somehow managed to make my way and voila!
I am not sure how great it is, but at least I can put my mind to rest until I am able to ask a camel, “Do tell where you got that fab get up?”
I can feel the chill in the air. It’s so cold in the house that the heat is on. People that know me know that I rarely use a thermostat. Too technical. I’d rather sit in the living room in my parka, hat and scarf than turn the heat on. It makes no sense but that’s how I grew up. I am always a tiny bit jealous when I walk into someone’s home that feels toasty. It’s so easy to attain. I know. I don’t get me sometimes. What I do get is the justification for getting me a blanket. Pendleton blankets and towels are now stocked at Firefly. As I was unpacking the box, I just couldn’t believe it. They are all amazing. If fashion could just be a tad more lenient, I could convince you that blankets are ponchos and my moccasins are sexy stilettos. If I am not careful, I am going to wake up and find a teepee in the yard.
The towels are also incredible. If I had rustic guest quarters in my humble abode, I would get a set of six. If I had an extra closet at this point, I would be grateful. Also we have baby blankets at Kid. Mia (okay, her Mom) loves hers so much that we actually replaced it when it disappeared. They are amazing and sturdy and perfect for the park or to be more truthful, great on the living room floor.