This summer a friend was telling me about the different reactions her family received when her father-in-law passed away suddenly. Some people didn't know what to say, so they didn't say anything at all. Some people called and just said, "I don't know what to say." And yet another friend baked up several casseroles, left them on the front porch, then rang the doorbell and ran away. That one stuck out to her, and to me.
This week we received something similiar and, though of course the circumstances are very different, it was too perfect a gift not to share.
The doorbell rang and plopped into my arms was a ginormous box of heat-at-home comfort foods from Clementine. Chicken pot pie, hearty macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, banana nut bread, it was all to die for. So thoughtful, so functional. Our post-baby foggy brains and empty stomachs were grateful.
You can view their various gift baskets here. If you're in the Los Angeles area, I would bookmark their site immediately.
I can't really think of any other time of life when you feel such a tangible outpouring of love as when there's a new baby in the house.
My husband reads exactly three websites regularly. Three. One of them is eBaum's World. He is forever showing me something that he's found on that site. Two of the things he was excited to show me recently was this video on space-saving furniture (it's long, but WOW) and this Jesus Painting (which gave me absolute chills).
As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of wallpaper. I have it in my office, and I newly have it in my powder room (which turned out so dramatic, I can't wait to show you). But here is removable wallpaper! For those of you who aren't so into the committment. Or who rent. Or who change your mind every thirty seconds. PS -doesn't that graphic black & white pattern look great? (Oh Happy Day)
Because I can't get enough of Photography 101 (which simultaneously doing nothing with my camera), here's another (useful!) post about photography for beginners. (Fly Through Our Window)
If you're not so much a scrapbook person, but do want to keep mementos in some way, I thought this was clever. File them like a rolodex! This way it can be customized as minimalist or as cheesy as you want it. And it's organized. Win/Win for all involved. (Stampington & Co.)
I've given myself lots of leeway over the years, currently it's because I have a one-week-old baby. But after I wake up from the mommy fog, I want to make some concrete goals for 2012. This was a kick in the pants I needed to read. For later. Ha! (Miss Britt)
Happy weekend, HH readers!