24 layouts of Scarlet at one of my boys many sporting events.
Why is this relevant now?
Well, Dan just had a soccer "get to know you" night at the park last night with SCARLET'S SOCCER TEAM!!!
Her first team! Dan's the coach (he's coached the boys all these years). How fun is that!??!!!!
Scarlet is beyond excited.
I put myself in charge of the banner (I just HAD too... you should see some of them- that's right, I'm a banner snob) and I also assigned myself official bow maker for the team. Can't wait to see all those little girls in my bows!
Now everyone say a little prayer that we get cute colored uniforms!
I'm back to school shopping for Scarlet. How can that be? Isn't she just a little baby still? WAAAA!
So I'm soothing my sadness with a shopping spree. Look at the cute new clothes she'll be wearing ...
Seriously, how adorable are those clothes? Miss Scarlet will look divine!
I also went shoe shopping for her. You've got to see the adorable sneakers and boots she'll be sporting soon!
How cute are those sneakers? They will be beyond adorable with all her skirts and dresses with leggings. Oh, and the boots. I couldn't resist! I can just see them with her cute jeans or a jean mini. SO DANG CUTE! I want the boots for myself!
So my baby is headed off to school... what will I ever do? :(
Have I written about my book club? Oh my gosh, I have the best one ever! We have around 15 girls and have been together for almost 3 years and meet on the last Thursday of every month. They are the funnest group of girls and we stay up until the wee hours of the night DYING laughing and chatting and eating. SOOOO fun... I look forward to it every month. Each month a different person hosts the party and they are in charge of the food and drinks for the night. We usually serve food that is related to what we've read. For example, I hosted a night where we read an English mystery, so I served tons of british finger foods and a sticky toffee dessert. If the novel took place in NY, then we'd do the whole bagel, cheesecake thing. It's always exciting to see what these fun girls come up with!
So this month we read Beach House and for book club (in order to stick to the theme) we are meeting at my friend Sara's beach house and having a sleepover! How fun is that?!?!! We did it last year and stayed up the whole night and had more fun than anyone should have. We then walked along the beach and went out for breakfast the next morning.
This year we are doing the same, but the husbands and kids are joining us the next day for a fun day at the sea! How fun does that sound? Can't wait! Now I just need to read the bloody book! lol
So one of my very favorite compliments I get when someone enters my home is, "Oh your house smells sooooooooo good". This makes me beyond happy!
Reason 1- It's good to make someone happy
Reason 2- It's always nice to hear something kind about your home
Reason 3 (and most important)- It justifies my obsession with scented candles! I always turn to Dan and give him that "told you so" grin.
I really am OBSESSED with candles. It started with my long lost best friend in Utah, Malin Thomas (I miss her)... she was completely obsessed with Salt City Candles and her obsession turned into my obsession. I'll always remember Malin's house smelling like Sunflower.
After we moved to California, my obsession continued and lo and behold I found another BFF, Michelle, who is addicted to them as I am. We always laugh that one of our great pleasures is to have a cupboard filled with scented candles just ready to burn when needed. Michelle's house is another house that ALWAYS smells amazing. When I think of Michelle's house and how it smells, I'm always reminded of Welcome Home. Michelle recently introduced me to a new fab brand of candles called Gold Canyon. They are sooooooo good too!
Now, as luck would have it my life long BFF, Minette, became a sales person for Salt City Candles! What are the odds? Heaven I tell you! No more ordering online! Now I can honestly say that Minette is the best ever spokesperson for the candles. Her house is ALWAYS smelling delicious and is so bright and white and fresh. When I think of Minette's home, I instantly think of Honey Cotton. Her home is so bright and white and fresh.
I would be remiss if I left my mom out of this Stroll Down Scented Candle Lane. I don''t think I ever enter my mom's home when a delicious candle isn't burning. She a little different though... she's a connoisseur of all candle brands. She'll try them all, but thinks that Salt City are the best! When I think of my Mom's house I immediately think of Pumpkin Spice.
Now for me... I'm very fickle when it comes to scents. I'll try most, but usually stay away from the floral, pine or woodsy scents.
In summer I love the citrus and tropical ones.
In fall I adore all the pumpkin, cookie, apple ones.
In winter I love all the peppermint, cranberry, or wassil scents.
Springtime has me loving all the rain, cotton, soft smelling scents.
I'm in the middle of making another fun gift... wanna peek?
I did these for Valentines last year with all my fav love songs and my friends LOVED them, so I thought I do one for summer too...
A SUMMER OF 2007 CD!
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The CDs have all my favorite songs that remind me of the summer on them. From GreenDay to The Beach Boys... Fun!!!
Here's my playlist in case you were interested!
Vacation*****The Go-Go's Holiday*****Madonna Hotel California***Eagles California Sun****Ramones Stays in Mexico***Toby keith Boys of Summer***DJ Sammy Go West *****Pet Shop BOys Hot in Herre****Nelly A Ray of Sunshine***Wham! Blister in the Sun***Violent Femmes Don't Let the Sun Go Down*Elton John Yellow Polka Dot Bikini**Brian Hyland Perfect Day****Hoku Sea of Love****The Honeydrippers Suddenly*****The Motels Summer Nights****Grease Surfin USA****Pennywise Beautiful Day****U2 Copacabana****Barry Manilow California Girls****The Beach Boys Holiday *****Green Day Summer of Love***The B-52's The Tide is High***Blondie A Summer Song***Chad & Jeremy Circle in the Sand ***Belinda Carlisle Island in the Sun***Weezer Kokomo*****The Beach Boys Margaritaville****Jimmy Buffet Soak Up the Sun***Cheryl Crow Summer of '69****Brian Adams Summertime****Kenny Chesney