There is one yellow dandelion growing in the school yard--I walk past it every day when I go get the boys.
We've received an invitation to a wedding--neither Mr. D nor I recognize any of the names on it.
I saw something beneath the Momvan in the garage the other day--at first glance, I thought it was a Pop Tart I'd run over--white and brown with an edging of red. Their grandma had generously sent them home with Pop Tarts Friday morning (!). Nope, it was a fat mouse I'd run over with the Momvan--I miss our cat. We never had mice when she was around.
A few years ago I brought all my plastic Christmas swag to the thrift store. Begone, you filthy, dusty, fake garland Made in China! We have enough pine, spruce, cedar and berries in our 60-acre yard to decorate au natural. I cut buckets of greens and boughs of red berries and poked them into empty jars, laid them across shelves, arranged them among candles. So. Lovely. And so simple. Plus some trees got the trimming they direly needed to look "traditionally triangular."
Clementines at the grocery store!
"Gaga Squats"--the name of Mr. O's terrible new work-out at the karate school. It's a 15-minute glute/leg/ab work out done to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry tunes. Truly one of his more devious and fun methods of torture.
I've put some of my greens and berries in vintage milk bottles like the ones Anne Marie is selling in her NaDa Farm Market shop on Etsy. Anne Marie has the most wonderful, simple and earthy way of decorating. She has an eye for beauty and a talent for making lovely things. I have an eye for appreciating what she does at her home and on her farm, but nothing close to her crazy skills. Head over to her farm and check out her past posts--the photos are gorgeous. For November's FABULOUS I'm giving away your choice from her NaDa Farm Market Etsy store. How do you enter? Equally simple: every comment in the comment box is an entry to win--I'll pick a lucky winner Saturday.
Spill it, reader. What's strange and fabulous in your world lately?