It's 8:44 on a Saturday and I just made a root beer float and decided to post a little quick something. True story.
1. Craigslist, my lovah
Ok, I admittedly troll Craigslist all the time for potential
Anyway, let me introduce you to my very best CL purchase to date.
After two months of trolling for a second couch I came across this sofa from West Elm listed on the List for F I F T Y D O L L A R SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
And no one even died on it. It was just a sofa owned by a wealthy man for his second home which he didn't need. And I got it. Amen, hallelujah.
Knowing that Kirby would be totally adamant about not driving to LA to buy the potentially sketchy West Elm sofa, I waiting until he had left town (like the wise, schemey woman I am) and dragged my mom down to Hollywood with me to collect my prize. The generous couch-seller even roped it on top of my car for me and I paid a local friend in beer to take it off and carry it in the house the next day. Mission way accomplished, bb. Behold. (Also behold my laundry pile, a step ladder, a semi-nude child, and that random Ikea trailer play tent I impulse bought)
I have this super fun habit of buying these linen Madewell tees that are really breezy and flattering and unwashable... and then I wash them. And ruin them. You can imagine my happy when I saw a knock-off type linen/cotton blend situation at Old Navy that is washing machine washable amennnnn. And for $7 AMENNNNN!
Mine came in the mail today and I swear it is just as cute and just as quality as any Madewell tee I've subsequently ruined.
Go forth and buy.
(Speaking of linen shirts that you can't machine wash gosh how cute is this one with the ruffle back (cryyyyy emoji)).
3. Shoe Love/Lust
Let me just push the superficiality of this post into the fifth dimension and mention that I've been dying over these. (and wishing I could Craigslist them)
4. Music Man
My baby brother plays in a band called The Head & The Heart.
This week I took the big kids down to LA to watch them shoot a music video and it was such an awesome time. The band were all dressed like sleazy, loungey musicians in white polyester and later Hero confessed that she was so nervous to touch Uncle Kenny because he was wearing SUCH a fancy suit. How cute is that? It was so great to watch him doing a job I would otherwise never get to see. So proud of my brobie. Here is a little pic dump of our afternoon.
5. Pee Probs
I won't name names but we are having some (seemingly) never ending peeing-the-bed issues over here that are driving me a leeeedle bonkers. Yes, we toss pull-ups on the offenders but I am ready to start something a bit more hardcore.
A friend of mind recommended this bedwetting alarm in conjunction with this book. Do you have any recommendations?? Anyone else out there in this struggle with me?
I was mentioning my frustrations to Jenna and I said something like "Man, is this just the Fike model? A few totally chill, sanguine kids that forever wet the bed?" and she mentioned that maybe there is actually a connection there! They are just so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ that they don't even mind swimming in their own pee at night. Or climbing in my bed to do it... (true story ಠ_ಠ)
I don't remember reading that in The Temperament God Gave Your Kids but maybe my sanguine self just flitted right on past it.
6. Baby Bb
He is just such a sweetie baby. He has blue eyes and one dimple and a very severe friar tuck stuck-in-headlights type of vibe. But he gives me the dreamiest grins and he snuggles me all night long. Love my little baby.
7. Casita Bonita
I know I haven't done a house tour and I promise to (once all the rooms are clean enough for me to take pics of them) but I love our home. I mean, I lovvvve it. Sometimes I am just so overwhelmed with gratitude about it that I feel like I could burst into tears. Tonight I was sitting outside our living room watching magic hour settle over the valley while Hero worked on cartwheels and it hit me again how incredibly grateful I am that we found this magical place to be our place. It feels like a little bit of heaven to me.