It seems whenever I am in planning mode, I spend money. And I knew in coming home we'd be spending money and boy have we. Most has been well spent, some I'm not sure what we've spent it on, and plenty has went into our bellies - that's for sure.
I went into Anthropologie twice recently. And my heart was bursting both times. It's just so much of the vintage style that I love. I swoon over so much of the kitchen and home items. The clothes are pretty too, but it's really all the home items that get me.
And look at this lamp shade. Isn't it freakin beautiful? I wanted to snatch it up the moment I saw it, but the $78 price tag on it stopped me. Maybe if I hadn't spent so much lately I would have been more cool with buying it but it did seem a bit excessive. My friend Dianna said I could easily make one similar, so maybe I will add this to the growing list of things I want to learn to make :)
The title of this blog was inspired by the utopian novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author of The Yellow Wallpaper. The word itself has went further and captured for me a special sense of "place" for me and my daughter Eleanor. A free copy of the book can be read online by clicking the image.
Check out my first blog--Al Ain Notebook--written during our family's year abroad in the United Arab Emirates (2008-2009)
Books Read 2010
03. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazup Ishiguaro
01. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
Books Read 2009
23. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
22. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
21. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
20. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
19. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
18. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
17. Stuart Little by EB White
16. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
15. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
14. The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz
13. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
12. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
10. Princess: The True Story of Life Inside the Saudi Arabia's Royal Family by Jean Sasson