Do It Yourself Christmas Wreaths?

YOU could do this! If you were inclined. And talented. 
Had lots of spare time, hot glue sticks and patience. 

Jenny from Little Green Notebook could surely do it. She is oh-so-talented. And she has kids. 
Three of them, like me. And a job. 
And yet she manages to do things like upholster head boards while her kids are sleeping. 

However, if you're like me, you are probably more prone to "buy it yourself" due to life logistics like three kids, a dishwasher to empty, gymnastics, music class and a house to Swiffer

Target and West Elm had some great wreaths that look "do it yourself"

Except, Cyber Monday is much, much too late to be thinking about purchasing them, because the ones I wanted are sold out by now.

By the way: West Elm, I'm loving most everything you did for holiday decor this year. 

As for me, with the current time predicament, its likely we'll end up with Home Depot evergreen wreaths on our front door and over the mantle. Dolled up slightly. But not painstakingly. 

I guess that will make them, "Modify Yourself".
Which might just make me the Sandra Lee of craft projects. 

Dear Santa

I would like to drink hot cocoa in these

Actually, they'd come in quite handy in making me feel special while drinking my morning coffee. 

This is becoming more routine, the morning coffee, since I've become mother of the three kiddos that you are watching 24/7 from your special Santa Spy Satellite. 

And if you were feeling generous, I see that Karin Lorenc, potter fantabulous,  has what might be some matching cereal bowls. That way, everyone in my family could feel special.  Perhaps she'd do matching dinner plates someday, with blue on the underside. 

They're so ME. Classic on the outside, with my can't-go-wrong-white. 
And smile-inducing blue on the inside. 

Found in Karin Lorenc's Etsy Store, here
Karin, you are my kind of potter, girl!

A Pretty Night's Sleep

I've been looking for new bed linens for months now.

Our bed sports a white duvet.  So I like my sheets to be pretty. Fold over-able.  I prefer a pattern. It seems pretty clear to me after searching that I'm not the norm. Go figure. And honestly, I don't care that much about thread count and all that. The look and the price are the things that matter most to me.

The results of my research:

I first tried Target and T.J. Maxx first, hoping for some John Robshaw lookalikes or something. No luck.

(Please. John Robshaw. I beg of you a Target partnership. Love your designs. But my washer cost less than your sheet sets.)

Real deal John Robshaw:

Just shy of $500 for a Queen sheet set before tax and shipping.

$170 & $210 respectively for Queen sheet sets. I'm really loving the Pink Florentine on the left.

$148 Queen Set

$228  / $198 Queen Sets

$92 Queen Set. I love both the sky blue and the driftwood colorways.

I was disappointed that these were only available in flannel. But a fresh take on flannel sheeting!
$172 Queen Sheet Set

$60 (on sale) Queen Set

I was about to put the last set in my shopping cart to purchase until my husband glanced over at me. 
And frowned.