For those of you new to my blog, "Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited" is a feature I post on the first day of each month. It's like Oprah's Favorite things - if Oprah was really cheap. And loved to shop at Kohl's. Now, let me make clear that I am not hawking or reviewing products here. Nobody's paying me or providing me with anything. LTTMMSE is just a little outlet for me to exclaim over and dissect little materialistic things that make me ridiculously excited. Sidenote: It doesn't take much, people.
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Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited
Are you ready? Then let's begin! I've only got 5 this month, but they're all STUPID fabulous!
"Sweet Flower Beanie" from Forever 21
This adorable winter hat I just bought from Forever 21. It only cost $6.80! And it is sooooo cute and soft. I don't plan to wear it all flippy/beret style like the picture above. Instead, I plan to fold it over and wear it more like a cap. I am STUPID excited for winter just so I can wear this thing. I tried it on for Scott this morning and he said I looked like an actress straight out of a film noir from the 50's.
What do you think?
Just call me Grace Kelly. I can take it.
"Garlic-Lime Steak with Avocado Salsa" via ABCNews
I know, I know. Summer is over. But my mom saw this recipe for Garlic-Lime Steak with Avocado Salsa on ABC News around Labor Day and passed it along to me, and I just had to share. This stuff is DE-LISH. Try it on a nice fall evening before you pack up the BBQ for the winter.
"Halloween Treat Bags" from Pottery Barn Kids
Alright, alright. I'll stop with the summer stuff and move right on into Halloween. I bought these pumpkin treat bags from Pottery Barn Kids a couple of years ago, and let me tell you - I get STUPID excited to bring them out every year. They are just so darn cute. I got each of the bags personalized with my kids' first names, which I not-so-humbly think was a genius move on my part. With everyone's bag conveniently labelled, there are no fights about which bag belongs to which kid once we're back home from trick-or-treating. Also, I can make sure I'm stealing candy evenly from all of them. What! You know you do it too.
P.S. Here's a secret - wait until after Halloween to buy these and then just use them next year. They get marked down so much after the holiday that the personalization is pretty much free.
"Vanilla Steamers" from Starbucks. Or any other coffee joint.
Now I know everyone is all about the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks in the fall. That bad boy gets a lot of press, deservedly so. But there's another fall drink that I just love, and it's pretty simple. In fact, I only found it on the "kid's menu" at Starbucks. Which seriously...a kid's menu at Starbuck's?? Anyways. It's the vanilla steamer, and it's basically just steamed milk with a shot of vanilla in it. So simple and yet so, so good. Definitely give it a whirl if you're in the mood for something mild and comforting.
Kids' art wall in my kitchen
I have this one wall in my kitchen that is big and blank and bare. Ever since we moved in, I have struggled to find something to put on this wall. Everything was either too big or too small, too flat or too textured, too round or not round enough. It was basically driving me stupid crazy. However, I think I have finally settled on something. Basically, I just took some of my kids' drawings and water-colorings and framed them in 8x10 clip frames all along the wall. It's like a museum of happy in my kitchen now. Plus, my kids are stupid excited that they have "ART HANGING ON THE WALL, MOMMY OMG!" Doesn't take much for my kids either, I guess.
And that's it for the October edition of LTTMMSE! What's making you stupid excited this month? I'd love to hear about it!