Happy Friday, friends! I am excited to share with you my quick list of what is making me happy this week and can’t wait to hear your lists too!
The World’s Coziest Slippers
You know you have hit middle-age when great slippers are making you super happy. Every year I buy a cheap pair of slippers from Target that I trash and then have to buy another pair, usually mid-season. I discovered that UGG makes slippers (I know, I am so behind on the times!) and I decided to hunt on eBay to see if I could find a pair of slippers for myself. I wanted something that looked like a shoe and not yo grandma’s slippers. I found these Gray Suede Driving Moccasins that were brand-new (just missing their box) and bought them for $55. Considering I am probably spending that much on two cheap pairs every year, this is a worthy investment. The best part is that they have leather inserts for warm days and then they have that delightful furry insert for freezing days. You can wear them to get the mail or the kids off the bus or just wear them around the house. Between these and my thrift store UGG boots that I replaced the inserts on (who knew?), I have the world’s coziest feet.
You know how people can be very OCD about one thing and not care about another. Dust gathering on shelves? Don’t care! Dirty floors? I CAN’T HANDLE IT (thus, why my feet are in slippers all the time). I have tried many a floor steamer and the Bissell Steam & Sweep makes me so happy because it steams and sweeps at the same time. I use this a couple of times a week on our bathroom floors and in our kitchen. It does as good of a job as my vacuum and I can be doing that while cleaning up spills at the same time in one swipe of this tool. If you are looking for something to clean and sweep at the same time for floors, this is the gadget I recommend. It has saved me a ton of time cleaning which makes me very, very happy.
This article that I shared last week really inspired me to open my home up more to guests and that has, in return, brought so much happiness to my life. Although I don’t feel equipped with our families busy schedule to devote one night a week to a dinner with all of our friends in my home, it did inspire me to think about setting aside some of my worries about our home not being completely renovated the way I want or always as clean as I want for the perfect entertaining experience and just allow people to see things as they are. The past two weeks we have invited family and friends into our home for meals, coffee, and conversation. We made new friends and I even had both my sister and my sister-in-law over in one week! It has helped motivate me to keep my home in some state of cleanliness just knowing that someone might need a meal one night and it has been good at curbing the loneliness that can happen sometimes with working from home.
I am calling it Open Table and I am opening my table weekly to someone and sharing a meal or a cup of coffee with them in my home. It’s making my heart very happy and I hope it is making others happy too.
Three Things I Wore From My Fashion Capsule. Note that this week I finally cashed in on my steal for the month!! I am one month in and grabbed my steal on the very last day of the first month’s challenge- yay! Grab more inspiration on my Fashion Capsule Pin Board.
The Must-Have Maxi in Burgundy (purchased- Flourish Boutique)/ Not Afraid of the Dark Denim Jacket (purchased- Flourish Boutique)/Peep Toe Shoes (owned- Payless Shoes), Mustard Necklace (owned- Goodwill)/Belt (Owned-Target)
STEAL OF THE MONTH: Utility Vest (owned- Groopdealz)/Old Navy Vintage V-Neck T-Shirt in Gray (Old Navy)/Old Navy Rock Star Skinny Jeans (owned- Old Navy)/ Ballet Flats (owned- Payless Shoes)/Pearl Necklace (owned- Flourish Boutique)
3 Things YOU Loved This Week (you, lover of MomAdvice things, you!)
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