Usually I love Mondays. The kids are at school. The house is semi-clean. I have a little time to myself for running, grocery shopping and starting the week. But today I’m a little sniffly and all I want to do is cuddle up in a bed with a warm blanket and a cup of tea and think about this adorable dog in a dog-sweater I saw outside of a Starbucks this weekend.
Then the side-table that I bought online at Target showed up totally broken and made me oh so sad. I was so excited about this table and I thought it would look pretty nice but it’s quality didn’t survive the UPS truck, so I don’t know how long it would last anyways so maybe this kind of thing is good karma in disguise. And usually I don’t mind talking to customer service, but today the person on the other end sounded robotic and I am now extremely curious if maybe I actually talked to a real robot, and maybe in the future it might be nice if I could buy a real robot to make calls like this for me.
But thankfully, there are still humans making beautiful things. I am so thankful for these mugs that arrived with a lovely note from NS Pottery that reminded me why I adore shopping small-businesses and handmade goods. These are definitely love in a cup and I think I’m going to need to buy more for gifts this year and I really appreciated the sweet note that came with them.
I’m also shopping shoes today. I wish I could go in store, but it’s nice to be able to eat chicken noodle soup while I shop them online. I do want these ones, they’re adorable oxfords and I can’t stop thinking about them. But they are impractical as a spring travel shoe with kids in tow and I know I need something a little more rain-proof and more versatile right now.
Lovely Emily today (thanks twitter!), recommended these Reef Summer Shoes, (I think these are the ones) so I will definitely check them out after I wear through my TOMS again. I think the stripe-y design will be good for summer and I like the fact that they aren’t super expensive and they look like they have a comfortable sole.
These ones by Steve Madden are almost exactly what I’m looking for my upcoming trip and they are on sale today too. (Except I will probably lace them in an un-cool way that might totally throw off this look. I am definitely comfort over style.)
And these might also work, but the heel might be too high.
And if I won the lottery, I’d pick these, because I love suede shoes, but inevitably would destroy them in a day out in our Seattle liquid sunshine.
So I’m sniffly, but happy sniffly, because a little shoe-shopping makes everything lovely and oh my goodness, those cherry blossoms outside make everything better too. (It is gorgeous outside right now!)
I’ll let you know what shoes I do pick but if you have some suggestions, I’d love to hear, I guess I’m looking for an oxford, loafer or low boot style. I also need a good April Fool’s Day prank for the guys for tomorrow, I’m thinking I might revisit the faux eggs I made a few years ago……