ONE: Austin and I gave each other our “big gift” of a new computer for Christmas this year. I’m LOVING it, and it is amazing how much faster and just all around better it is than my old one. I treated myself to this cute little mouse pad, and it just makes me smile every time I look over at it!
TWO: I can’t wait to dive into my new Simplified Planner, but I only want to write in it with certain pens. They have been ordered, but they aren’t here quite yet (should be delivered today though – woo hoo! I know what I’m doing this weekend!). I’m trying to have patience, but I’m just dying to spend an hour or two filling up this pretty thing!
THREE: We watched the Chick-fil-a Bowl at the pretty new home of our friends Jaime and Emily on Tuesday. This is Emily’s spice drawer (!!!) – now you can see why we are friends! I squealed. Then I asked her if I could take a picture of it for the blog. It is right by her stove and just so amazing for any lover of pretty labels and organization.
FOUR: Austin and I spent our New Year’s Day at home this year, and it was just perfect. We ate lots of good food, watched a lot of football, and were able to be quite productive. We had a late lunch of all the staples – ham, black eyed peas, cabbage, and cornbread. I also stuck to another tradition, but I’m not sure it is as widespread – making pluck-it for dessert. Many people call this monkey bread, but my family calls it pluck-it – so tasty but not so photogenic!
FIVE: Just a little helpful hint for anyone out there who is suffering from a sore throat like I have been for the past couple of days – these little guys are pretty amazing and have literally gotten me through the days I’ve had to work this week. Well these and a lot of hot tea!