Friday, October 1, 2010

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited: October Edition

Hey everybody, it's time to get stupid excited again! 

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.    

Grab the button below and link on up in the comments if you want to make your own list! I'd love to read what makes you STUPID excited too!!

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited

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Are you ready?  Then let's begin!  I've only got 5 this month, but they're all STUPID fabulous!

*One*

"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. 

*Two*


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.

*Three*

"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.

*Four*

"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.

*Five*

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.

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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!

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9 comments:

Agnes said...

Megan I am getting the flower beanie from F21, it's settled!

gringationcancun said...

I love the wall art idea :) It makes me happy just looking at it!

I keep hearing about the dang pumpkin spice latte. They don't have seasonal drinks at Starbucks in Cancun. Then again, we don't really have fall either. *sigh*

Brandy@YDK said...

you look super cute in the hat. the stupid excited posts make me stupid excited.

Sheila said...

Absolutely love your art wall idea!!!

Katherine said...

I love the art wall! We have a couple of my kids drawings framed, but I think that clip frames would be better because then you could change them out easier.

Krista said...

Before I even read what your husband thought of you in the hat (darling, by the way!), I was thinking you totally look like a 40's movie star! Way to go Grace! Don't you just love Forever 21? Cheap accessories! I might have to drop down to Starbucks and get myself a $20 steamed milk, or nuke some milk at home, add a shot of vanilla and call it good.
Art wall = love.

wonderchris said...

OMG - that hat. LOVE IT! You so cute.

Brooke G. said...

weeee....... love them all. Oh, and I love these posts. I need to get me that hat. Although, I won't look nearly as cute as you in it. (That photo cracked me up!) I love the treat bags too - would you believe that I swung into PBK just last night to get a skeleton one for my little guy? I did! And the ART wall is amazing. I love that idea - I have a big wall with a seriously ugly picture hanging on it right now. The wheels are a-turning!! Thanks :D

Krystyn said...

I just love the art hanging wall. I could only wish that I had a wall with space for something like that.

And, I might have to try the vanilla steamer. Sounds tasty.