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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Coffee, Cupcakes and Christmas Lights

Even though ELC (lovingly) compels me to play the games she makes up, I truly don’t mind! Here, then, are the 9 things I would miss if I woke up tomorrow and they were gone:

1. Nana's Wedding Band. I cherish this ring. I received it as a gift from my grandmother. It's a simple, white gold band with tiny diamonds, but its 80-year history is priceless to me. It's my connection to an incredible woman I didn't have the honor of knowing, but who I admire because of Mom’s memories and stories.

2. The gorgeous coffee table
Hubby crafted with his own two hands. Y'all, he's got mad skills. He built it right after we moved into our home two years ago. ELC attempts to sneak it into her trunk every time she visits. It knocks my socks off each day I’m blessed to look at its beauty.

My iPhone picture cannot possibly capture how incredible this piece of ART really is.

3. Christmas lights. They twinkle and sparkle like GLITTER. Enough said, yes? I am whole-heartedly obsessed with everything Christmas. Christmas Vacation happens to be my most favourite (fancy spelling) movie. (Shhh. Don’t tell ELC. She thinks it’s You’ve Got Mail. But that’s my second favourite.) My Dad and I try to watch it together every year. (ELC has refused to be a part of this tradition for at least twelve years now. Clearly she’s no fun.) We still laugh like it’s the first time we’re seeing it. Someday I’ll convince Hubs to decorate our house like the Griswold's.

Image via moi.
Aunt Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are Christmas lights.

4. Nordstrom. My sanctuary.

5. Coffee.  It's my crack.

My cutesy owl mug from Pier 1 that ELC graciously purchased for me!
She has one, too. We're matchy-matchy like that.
P.S. The candle burning in the background is WoodWick's "Pumpkin Butter." 

6. Cupcakes. Simply put: Cupcakes Rock My World. Amen.

7. Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus. Three words: TO DIE FOR.

8. My iPhone. What in the world did I do before this little piece of magic machinery?

9. Television, in general. I love (in no particular order) these NINE shows:

The Rachel Zoe Project
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
(ELC thinks I should be ashamed to admit this.)
Flipping Out
Modern Family

Breaking Bad
Bethenny Ever After
The Closer
(Why, oh why, Kyra? Please say it isn’t so—that the end is near.)

Perhaps I should just concur with ELC and be extra grateful for my DVR? Okay. That’s what I’ll do. Concurring!


Autumn said...

What? No fabulously named OPI or Butter nail polish? Or would you have considered those part of your "given" list, along with Hubs, House and Henry?
(I thought of you last week as I read a story on MSN about the creative director of OPI and her team and how they brainstorm to discover delicious new names for their colours (fancy spelling))

The Leightons said...

Oh, dear! How could I forget my beloved Butter and OPI? Yes! I'll make them "givens." After all, I practically never leave home without at least one bottle in my purse. In case of emergency. LOL.

Ulta had a sale on Tuesday. It was "Buy One Butter -- Get One Free." I couldn't resist. My two new shades:

No More Waity, Katie (a greige -- grey/beige -- with lilac GLITTER)
West Elm Wonderland (oodles of gold and copper-y sparkles -- thank you for the recommendation, Lauren!)

I'm headed to Google that fun article now. Thank you for thinking of moi, Sweet Autumn!