Object Lesson
Sherlock Holmes had his pipe. Dorothy had her red shoes. Batman had his Batmobile. If we asked your friends what object they most immediately associate with you, what would they answer?

I am not entirely positive that today’s Daily Prompt inspires me to write much of interest, but I am always happy to share my love of the aviators. These particular ones are from Betsey Johnson, but I have many pair.


Maybe you have a signature object you can go on and on about. Tell me about it in the comments!

Thrifty Thursday

I can’t believe yesterday was not Tuesday. But I had time to get used to it, so I’m okay with today being Thursday. Do you ever lose a day along the way?

Today’s thrifty store of choice is Jane was introduced to me by my lovely friend, Laurie. I would link you all to her so you could bask in her awesomeness, but she doesn’t blog. I know for a fact she would lynch me if I sent you to intrude upon her personal life on The Facebooks, so you will just have to take my word for it. is like a craft fair/boutique type of online store. You will find household goods, clothes, toys, jewelry, personalized items, makeup…the list just goes on and on. I adore a good amount of their clothes (and have purchased my fair share) and I REALLY love that I can buy personalized items for pretty much the same as non-personalized items elsewhere (maybe even cheaper!).

If you purchase from them you will need to keep in mind that all of the items are coming from different vendors. You may not and likely will not receive your items in one shipment and each item will likely have different shipping costs. I have never found this to be too much of a nuisance considering the great deal I’m getting.

A few of my favorite finds have been maxi skirts, chevron blouses and personalized necklaces for the littles. If you keep an eye out, you may even luck upon a grab bag or two like I did. Five pieces of statement jewelry for less than ten bucks? Don’t mind if I do.

It Smells Like the Color Green

Nosey Delights
From the yeasty warmth of freshly baked bread to the clean, summery haze of lavender flowers, we all have favorite smells we find particularly comforting. What’s yours?

I have many favorite smells. The smell of a newborn baby. I mean, a new-new newborn baby, fresh from the factory. I can’t describe it in a worthy way. The air is sweet and clean and… new. I don’t know if that’s everyone’s experience or just mine. My newborn babies smell good.

I like the smell of freshly mown grass. This is a common one. You either love it or you hate it. I have only recently learned, or perhaps relearned as maybe I knew it before, that the smell that I love so much is actually a chemical that the lawn gives off trying to save itself from the injury you are inflicting upon it. That makes me sad. It is sad that it smells so good.

I love the musky smell of a good rainstorm. I think everyone gets this one. Right?

I love the smell of Thanksgiving dinner cooking. It’s almost too many aromas at once. Sweet and savory overload – a welcomed experience.

The smell of coffee brewing is one of my most odd favorites. Odd because I do not drink coffee. Not the freshly brewed, never experienced the transformation into a white chocolate mocha kind of coffee anyway. It is my fervent wish that coffee tasted as good, straight out of the pot, as it smells while it is brewing.

I have a feeling that I could go on like this for many hours, but I have to eat lunch now. BLT’s smell good.