Salt shining behind its glass cylinder. Milk in a blue bowl. The yellow linoleum. The cat stretching her black body from the pillow. The way she makes her curvaceous response to the small, kind gesture. Then laps the bowl clean. Then wants to go out into the world where she leaps lightly and for no apparent reason across the lawn, then sits, perfectly still, in the grass. I watch her a little while, thinking: what more could I do with wild words? I stand in the cold kitchen, bowing down to her. I stand in the cold kitchen, everything wonderful around me.
I recently discovered Marlon Blackwell before my most recent trip to Arkansas. And, while there, I was lucky enough to see the Keenan TowerHouse. His work is amazing and quite unexpected, but very well suited, for the Ozarks. For Christmas I received a package from Mamaw that contained his book. An excellent collection of his work & explanation of his history. One of my most favorite books. Merci, Mamaw!
How adorable are these pillows & prints from Ferm Living?! Sure, they're more for a kid's room, but I would like them for my room too. I can't decide which adorable creature I like best. 100% organic cotton shell with zipper closure & down filling. And, to make them even more tempting, the pillows are 20% off at Branch Home ($36 ea). Tres bien!
Home Depot isn't known for carrying the most interesting lighting, but this beaut is quite the exception. I love it! The price is on the higher side at $300-$400 depending on size (14" or 21"), but it might just be worth it.
Since we are a paper towel/paper napkin-free house (except for cleaning up the occasional cat barf), I'm always on the lookout for good deals on cloth napkins. I previously tried the Buffet Napkins from Cost Plus, but the quality was really disappointing. Then I found the West Elm Cross Dye Basic Napkin. The fabric is soft, the size is generous at 22" square, and the color choices are great.
At $12 for a set of 4, the best buy is to snatch up the sale colors. I recently bought blue and poinsettia at $2.97 per set plus free shipping. And, to make the deal even sweeter, West Elm was offering an additional 20% off of sale items, which put the total cost at $2.38 per set.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I just discovered Nordstrom Rack is online. I went to the actual store once and never went back because it was such a mess. So, I'm excited to be able to checkout the deals online. And there are so many!
I give this film a solid B+. Michelle Williams & Ryan Gosling are fantastic. It is a raw, hard and very real (almost too real) look at a relationship and love. Gosling's character brings in humor to lighten it up some. A must-see in my book.
I fall in love with Amelie more and more each time I watch it. A forever love, for sure.
Narrator: Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It's a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.