Sunday, September 25, 2011

A few little happies...

Thanks everyone for your concerns about the mold (here and on facebook). I really appreciate your prayers! We're back home today and hoping for the best... but we did wear masks to pull the plastic off our bedding AND we replaced the air filter in the AC unit with a top-of-the-line hypoallergenic one that is supposed to clean mold out of the air.

Sooo... hopefully we won't die ;)

Moving on to something happier (as promised) - I wanted to show you my two awesome finds from a recent trip to TJ Maxx (oh how I LOVE that store!) My friend Kelly just wrote a great blog about how she believes God uses material things to make us smile sometimes, and He definitely did just that with these two little "happies"!

First, meet my new little friend, the Peek-a-boo Owl!

Isn't he just the cutest thing?! Rusty asked why he looked all "scratched up" (he doesn't understand the vintage look) and came up with a theory that he must've run into the wall because he had his eyes covered and wasn't watching where he was going. (I love my husband and his silly imagination - he makes me laugh! He's going to be so good with kids someday, dont'cha think? ;) I think Mr. Owl would be precious in a nursery someday in the future, but for now he makes me smile. I'm still trying to find a permanent place for him... I'm thinking maybe the kitchen window?

And my second "little happy", was this gorgeous copy of Jane Austen's Emma!

I've actually never read this book, but love Jane Austen. Just a few days ago I won this cute towel from the North South Creations Blog with an Emma quote on it, and decided I should put the book on my "to read" list. When I saw this beautiful hardback version the very next day for only $12.99 I had to have it!

I love the look of old hardbacks, and was really excited to see new ones with that same vintage appeal. Apparently, this is a new line from Penguin, and the covers are just awesome! I would seriously be tempted to buy some of these just to decorate with! The gray and blue snowflake covered copy of "The Christmas Carol" is already on my Christmas List (I love snowflakes!)


There's another "little happy" I found for cleaning - but I'll save that for another post. All I'll say now is, if you have stainless steel - you will be THRILLED to hear about my new find! :)


  1. Okay, love the owl but Rusty's explanation of why it was all scratched up gave us a much needed laugh!

  2. Abbie - that explanation might be why my owl now makes me smile AND giggle, haha! ;) I just never know what my man is going to say - LOL!

  3. I'm commenting here because I can't find a comment place for the new diet one. My family and I will most definitely be praying. A friend of mine, who loves to cook, has a son who has a GFCF diet. Gluten free and (something in dairy) free. That sounds like what you are describing. I'm going to send her that post and she might be able to pass some tips along to you. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Andrea - thanks for the comment! I'm glad you said something about the comments being disabled, because I had (apparently) done something funky when posting (that I needed to fix). You can now comment away! --- As for that diet, it's probably Gluten Free and Casein Free (which is a protein in milk that I too have trouble digesting). I'll likely have to keep up the GFCF diet (maybe forever) - it's the Candida diet that is the most difficult! If I can just make it through the next two months, I think "Gluten free" will be a lot easier to manage. Still - I'd love any tips she has! :)

  5. I sent her the link to the blog. However, I think she is in the process of moving from Las Vegas to Illinois this week. So she may not have a chance to read it soon. When she does, I'm sure she'll have lots of tips!