This, That, and the Other.

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

HOW CUTE ARE THESE $10 FLATS? FOUND VIA BORN ON FIFTH!

I WAS SO IMPRESSED BY THE QUALITY OF THIS ERIN GATES RUG FOR THE PRICE THAT I AM CONSIDERING THIS ONE FOR MINI’S NURSERY

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

LOVE THIS GIRLY PRINT POUCH

I’M DEAD

UBER CHIC SWIMSUIT

STILL A FEW OF MY FAVORITE SWEATSHIRT AVAILABLE HERE AND HERE

MINI TODS-ESQUE LOAFERS FOR A BITTY BOY

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!

A GREAT DUPE FOR THOSE ULLA JOHNSON BOOTIES I LOVE

THIS PRETTY FROCK SOLD OUT QUICKLY ONLINE – NOW AVAILABLE IN SMALL QUANTITIES/SELECT SIZES; GREAT FOR A WINTER WEDDING/EVENT

SO PRETTY

OK, BIG BARGAIN FOR MAJOR LOOK: THIS STUNNING DRESS, NOW MARKED DOWN TO $110!!!

PRETTY SWEATER FOR MINI (ALSO LIKE THIS IN THE GREEN)

P.S. The best snow gear and CHIC statement tops.

P.P.S. An easy and elegant dinner party.

P.P.P.S. Things to unlearn.

9 Comments

  1. The Emilia Wickstead!!! So gorgeous. Added to my wishlist bookmark … ha! I also really, really like that velvet Sea dress. So perfect for a winter wedding!

    Good luck with your furnishing projects — can’t wait to hear how they come along!

    xx

    1. Me too – wish I had taken it! As with almost all the photos on the blog, they are borrowed from Pinterest or Tumblr! xx

  2. My own mini has that exact pink Erin Gates rug in her room. She’s had it almost 2 years and it still looks (and feels – seriously the little polka dots are soothing to walk on!) great. She’ll be 3 this spring and I thought it was sweet and feminine and could easily transition from nursery to big girl room. GET IT! Happy New Year!

    1. She designs for a different era and I love it. I’m pretty sure Jackie O. would have worn this…

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