Currently in post-holiday disarray. We returned from DC on Friday, and we’ve unpacked and more or less snapped back into our new routine, but there are toys and gifts in search of new homes and a backlog of laundry and the general helter-skelter of mixed emotions after Christmas. As I recently mentioned, we have also made the decision to try to finish outfitting our apartment the first quarter of 2020 and suddenly I am sheepishly aware of how long I let our dining room go unfinished, and all of the other bits and bobs we’ve been meaning to get around to. (Example: that old cedar dresser that has followed me like an unwanted shadow from home to home since I married Mr. Magpie has a new home in mini’s bedroom, but several of its knobs had been missing for some time. We finally — finally — installed these. How this took us several years to accomplish is beyond me, as I am a very organized and detail-oriented person. But you know how that kind of thing happens at home? You grow used to the gaps and “that’ll dos” and workarounds, accommodating their mild inconveniences?)
At any rate, a mish-mash of items on my radar at the moment…
THIS WINE OPENER MADE ITS WAY INTO MY STOCKING AND IT IS SO EASY TO USE!! STRONGLY RECOMMEND — I’VE NEVER LIKED THE RABBIT ONES
THESE DARLING STOOLS ARE ON SALE! CONVENIENT AS A SPOT TO REST A CUP OF TEA BY YOUR READING NOOK, OR A BOTTLE BY YOUR ROCKER, OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN IMAGINE
VERDICT IS IN: VERY INTO THE QUALITY OF THESE MOON & BACK ONESIES FOR HILL (THICK BUT SOFT)
LOVE THESE EXACT INEXPENSIVE SOCKS FROM H&M FOR MINI — SOFT, GREAT COLORS, AND HAVE GRIPPIES ON THE FOOTBED
BOUGHT MR. MAGPIE THESE SWEATS IN THE NAVY AFTER MANY FRIENDS RAVED ABOUT THEM — AND HE IS OBSESSED
FOREVER IN SEARCH OF AN INEXPENSIVE DIAPER BAG BIG ENOUGH FOR TRAVEL DAYS WITH KIDS — I FEEL LIKE THINGS ARE ALWAYS TOPPLING OUT OF MY GOYARD! — FINALLY GOING TO TAKE THE PLUNGE AND BUY SOMETHING PRACTICAL LIKE THIS (FUN PATCHES!) OR THIS
ONE OF MY FAVORITE STOCKING STUFFERS FROM MR. MAGPIE: THIS NEW YORK CANDLE
MR. MAGPIE BOUGHT ME THIS COOKBOOK FOR CHRISTMAS AND WE ARE BOTH OBSESSED WITH IT…MAKING THE CHORIZO-STUFFED DATES FOR NYE TOMORROW!
THIS PRETTY FROCK SOLD OUT QUICKLY ONLINE – NOW AVAILABLE IN SMALL QUANTITIES/SELECT SIZES; GREAT FOR A WINTER WEDDING/EVENT
OK, BIG BARGAIN FOR MAJOR LOOK: THIS STUNNING DRESS, NOW MARKED DOWN TO $110!!!
P.P.S. An easy and elegant dinner party.
P.P.P.S. Things to unlearn.