Two great design books (now on my wish list)

How was your weekend?  We had a glorious 5 day weekend.  Thursday and Friday school was cancelled, not because of snow but because of the cold weather (about 30 below zero w/ wind chill).  Let’s see . . . over the past 5 days,  El & L and I were on the local news (very amusing), I saw three movies (Despereaux, The Bride Wars and Gran Torino.  Still wanting to see Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire), finished a cleanse, said goodbye to a dear friend who is moving to Africa, and finished off today with a little shopping.
Which brings me to books . . .books and journals, to be exact.  I needed a new journal and was just sure that I was going to get the serious leather grown up looking ones from now on (in a pretty color, of course) but then I cam across this really pretty little Amy Butler journal at Anthro and could not pass it up.  And then after that I saw this most perfect colorful union jack journal in Borders and there was no way I could just leave it on the shelf (and since I had a gift card it was no bother).  Lastly, I stumbled upon The Gentle Art of Domesticity which looks very crafty, colorful and fun.  I’m sure I’ll be writing more about once I have a good look.


  • paula
    Commented on January 19th, 2009 at 11:59pm

    now i feel like a baby when talking about how cold it is here. oh, and that cleanse looks intriguing. maybe i will have to check it out.

  • SimplyGrove
    Commented on January 20th, 2009 at 1:31am

    I cannot believe your temperatures!!! That is crazy! Love your new journal:)

  • karabanana
    Commented on January 20th, 2009 at 5:57am

    I love your blog!
    I especially love that Borders Union Jack journal. I am so jealous! I went to the borders here in Sydney (Australia) and they don’t stock it :(
    do you know if it is possible to buy online?

  • suburban prep
    Commented on January 20th, 2009 at 9:00am

    I have the Jane Brockett book, The Gentle art Of Domesticity. It is a wonderful book. I think that you would enjoy.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on January 20th, 2009 at 9:51am

    Thank you for all of the lovely comments.. it is cold here.. but has warmed up to a lovely 20 degrees (ha).

    Suburban prep- so glad you love the Jane Brockett
    book.. I think it looks so up my alley!

    Karabanana – That stinks about the journal. I know it is a product by Paperchase (which is an English company). I'll take a look around online & see if I can come up with anything but try searching out Paperchase.

  • Miss Aimee
    Commented on January 20th, 2009 at 11:00am

    I love LOVE any books Anthro sells—all just beautiful. I will haev to check that out soon.
    Happy Day!

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on January 20th, 2009 at 11:16pm

    happy weekend for you! lots of fun times with the kiddies, movies and little gifts! i say all around perfect!!

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on January 21st, 2009 at 12:27am

    These both look great. I’m headed over to check them out now. Thanks for making my Amazon List grow longer:)

  • Patricia Gray
    Commented on January 25th, 2009 at 4:48pm

    The book Inside Africa looks interesting. I have a fascination with all things African!

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