My Latest Snag: Last-Minute Halloween Surprises.
I went above and beyond this year attempting to make Halloween special, as mini has been very into the holiday this year and I don’t quite know how to respond when she talks about saying “trick or treat to everyone.” (She has already told me what she wants to be for next Halloween: Spiderman. Ha!) She lost her mind when I surprised her with a second pair of Halloween pajamas (these — and, now is a good time to buy a pair or two for next year, while they are only $22 plus free shipping with code FAMILY) and went wild when she came out of her bedroom to find these bats all over the windows (the spider version is still in stock and can be delivered by Halloween!) I was surprised that micro was very into the bats as well! Multiple times a day, he runs over to them, points at them, and says: “Ooooohhhhh!” The final few additions to my Halloween surprise train:
PLASTIC SPIDERS TO TOP CUPCAKES (I’M GOING TO FROST THEM WITH CHOCOLATE WITH MINI AND THEN PIPE ON WHITE TO CREATE A WEB DESIGN)
And, for Hill, I bought him this Batman Little People set after realizing I have all these little goodies (bath bomb, sticker books, slippers — all details here) for mini but only a book for him. Ah, second children. Anyway, he will love opening and closing the car and he’s always clutching a few Little People in his hands! Still available for delivery in time for the holiday if you order in the next day or two…
P.S. These gingham halloween treat bags (I bought Hill the orange one) are now on sale — in case you want to buy for next year!
You’re Sooooo Popular: A Sporty Tote.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+This sporty tote — on sale!
+The Revlon one step — still on sale at Prime Day price for $29!
+These precious children’s chairs (20% off with code LOVEHOME).
+Chic python flat — will go with everything and j’adore the pointed toe. ($129!)
Weekend Musings: On Being a “Bodega Santa.”
I loved this post on Cup of Jo about being your loved one’s “Bodega Santa” — that is, “a member of your household who goes to the bodega for something you need and comes back with a variety of random/unnecessary treats.” I have to say, I am the queen of buying “random and unnecessary treats.” While “words of affirmation” is definitely my own love language (some well-timed praise from Mr. Magpie can entirely transform my week), I for sure communicate love to other people by showering them with gifts and treats, and during this pandemic, that has meant a freezer that is never without ice cream bars. Klondikes, Turkey Hill ice cream sandwiches, Haagen Dazs squares, Wegman’s house-brand chocolate peanut butter sundae bars, Snickers ice cream bars — you name it, I’ve bought it, much to the delight of Mr. Magpie, who would never purchase such indulgences for himself but will optimistically root around in the freezer after dinner.
What about you? When was the last time you played bodega santa in your household?
Post-Scripts: The Ulla Sweater.
+Can’t stop daydreaming about this loud Ulla Johnson sweater.
+These dramatic pearl earrings are so up my alley.
+More tartan greatness for holiday activities/festivities.
+This nightstand just makes me happy for some reason.
+So many great holiday finds at Target this year. They are already selling out of stuff if you can believe it (?!) I waited too long on the stocking holders I wanted from them (no longer available to ship), but went with this similar set instead.
+Adore this heart cable knit crewneck sweater for a little one.
+Fun striped pillows to refresh your living room or breakfast nook — love the gold colorway especially.
+Attractive and inexpensive storage tower for a laundry room, children’s room, playroom, even a large bathroom (for towels).
+These dolls are so darling!
+This quilted headband immediately made its way into my cart.