One of my favorite times of the day used to be checking the mail. Now that I am a married woman I have a husband who also really likes to do that too so I have lovingly given up my affection for checking the mail. But I must confess...I miss it.
I love the feeling of going in to the mailbox and seeing a handwritten envelope. We should all write hand written letters more often.
OH IT MUST BE SOMETHING GREAT! Junk mail makes sad and hand written letters and boxes make me oh so so happy. Don't get me wrong, I still check it every now and then but I have left that joy to the Mr.
Yesterday I received some lingering birthday cards and gifts. My sweet step mother-in-law sent me the handmade angel. It is from an old quilt! So CUTE! She said we could use it as one of our Christmas ornaments but I am going to see about what I can do to make her the topper on our tree.
(I love the pearls in her hair.)
On Saturday I received my package from (this girl). I entered one of her giveaways several weeks ago and won something that I am sure every girl in this world would want, an Anthropologie gift card. Yep, thats right. Free money to one of the most whimsical, magical, and expensive places on earth. I was determined to make this gift card stretch as far as I could. So, I did. With the help of my %15 off birthday coupon I only paid $13 bucks for all of this...
but wait thats not it...
4 beautiful latte bowls
Who has a photo shoot with their new latte bowls? Oh, that's right, we do.
(Dear bowls, I am going to make pumpkin soup in you on Wednesday)
thats still not it...
We got a pack of three lovely kitchen towels that I used on the table for a centerpiece instead. Eeek! $13 bucks! I walked out of that store BEAMING yesterday. I must say I did pretty good except I did almost throw up when I saw a candle holder for $138 bucks. I'm sorry thats a little ridics don't you think!?!
Anyhow, as we were admiring our new finds there was a knock on the door. Some latinos were selling Mexican sweet bread door to door in our apartment complex. Have I mentioned yet that I am only 1 of 2 American women in our complex? I love it, I never feel unsafe and there are precious latino babies running around all of the time! I had never had the sweet bread before so John went down to their van and bought it out of the back of their trunk like it was a fake Fendi purse.
Yummy! Hearing John speak the Espanol to them was a special treat. I love to hear him speak in spanish. RAWR!
We LOVE our new finds and we ended the evening learning a special new song on the guitar and uke. Stay tuned to hear something lovely. Here is a hint: We want to get rich and buy our parents homes in the south of France.
Those sweet breads look so good!!
$13!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! I really really really want to go shopping with you. REALLY!! Yay for you!!!
This is the first time I am commenting (I think)-but I want you to know that I read all of your posts, and every time I do, I smile! I am so happy for you two newly weds-you are just too dang cute! It makes me so happy to see you enjoying eachother as much as you are! I love You Rachel Parker Murphy :) Thanks for sharing your life with all of us <3
A few things:
1) I reeeally adore your blog.
2) I, also, get a little thrill from checking the mail. Handwritten cards and letters are the best, but my mother in law is really the only one who writes me. And she lives 45 minutes away!
3) I HAVE THOSE BOWLS!!! But in green and yellow. Love anthro. In fact, love is not all-encompassing enough to describe my adoration for that store. How lucky are you to have gotten all that for only $13?!
4) Umm, yumm re: the mexican sweet bread?!?!
And finally, 5) What type of editing program do you use for your photographs? Love the awesome old-school effects. :)
@Jenni- I just sent you an email with the answer to your question! Hope it helps. And yes latte bowls are the SHIZ!!!!
@Kelly love- I am so glad you keep up! I love your family so so very much! Miss you guys, you have beautiful babies!!
umm this post made me really really angry!!
why can't i have all of that for $13 dollars?? bahhh! those shirts are seriously so freaking cute, i am so jealous.
and don't even get me started on latte bowls.
haha but congrats on winning that giveaway, you are quite possibly the luckiest girl in the WORLD!
Oh my, the latte bowls...I want!! They are too pretty!
And I totally love your bowl photo shoot. You two are lovely. :)
your too cute !! love the vintage feel to your picture , what a treat your blog is =)
I have some MUSTARD latte bowls, I love them!!! I want more colors...
i love your style and your house is amazing, i'm jealous!
Ah! I learned that song on the Ukulele not long ago! Love it!!! your blog is so adorable!
Wow you've got some awesome shopping skills girl. I never even go into Anthropologie because I think EVERYTHING is ridiculously overpriced. Where did your husband serve his mission (I assume that's where he learned Spanish)? I served Spanish speaking in Texas, on the border of Mexico, and I LOVE Spanish (and Latinos)! We've bought tamales from a Mexican lady in the Wal-mart parking lot by our house a time or two. Oh yeah I love the 2nd top you posted - can't wait to see how you wear it.
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adorable blog! love it! :) what a sweet love story (above). :)
I love Anthropologie!
I don't think I've ever actually bought anything there, but I looove being IN there :-)
"You and I" will be playing through my head for the rest of the day. It's on my happy playlist at home and I play it all the time :-)