Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Positively Radiant moisturizer by Aveeno with SPF 15.
The Helmer by Ikea, one of the best storage solutions out there in my opinion.
Colorful wool socks knitted by my Auntie M., similar to these--I could use like 100 more pairs (hint hint mom).
Wellies:) A must in England.
**disclaimer: these are things that I actually own, except for the socks and Wellies which are similar. I would never promote something I did not truly love. These products have the Bethany guarantee, which doesn't actually mean much in the real world.
Update: Sam just read this and said "I'm not on there." He also asked if these are things that I want for birthday presents (it's coming up guys, November 16), which just goes to show you that he hasn't noticed that I already have everything I love and desire. Except for an old yellow Mini with rust spots that doesn't go over 40 mph. And is automatic. Or a border collie puppy, but first we'd have to have kids so they can take care of it, but that's totally out of the question.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Clockwise from the top: Sweet corn (picked in a field right above our village. Picking things that aren't yours is called "scrumping", which is synonymous for stealing), pine cones (they're everywhere these days), holly (I know it's early to be decorating for Christmas, but I've never actually seen holly with berries before in the wild), a bowl of hazelnuts (almost ready to be cracked and eaten), miniature pine cones (love these little guys!), a Magpie feather (according to the rhyme, one is for sorrow, but I think one feather is for happiness), orange berries on an interesting stalk (I haven't figured out what these are yet, but they are stunning, and also probably poisonous.) red bowl of acorns (I feel bad pinching these from the squirrels, but I had to have a few for my collection). And there you have it.
UPDATE: Just as I was about to hit the publish button for this post there was a knock on the door and my new guaranteed-to-work-in-the-UK sewing machine arrived thanks to my loving husband Sam! Whoohoo! Now I have an excuse not to do any cleaning!
UPDATE 2: Sam just informed me that holly with berries is actually female holly, male holly is the kind without. You need both in order to have berries. Makes sense right? Female holly has softer not so poky leaves, and male holly is very spiky.