Oh my goodness, I'll admit when I saw these on Pinterest yesterday I got WAY too excited. Now, thanks to some lovely illustrations and ingenious writing, you can begin to foster an appreciation for classic literature in your wee one. I think they would make lovely birthday gifts for the littles or shower gifts for your mama friends. Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet are available for purchase now. Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre are available for pre-order. I am definitely putting them all on my Lucy Wish List.
I really, really love buying beauty products, but I have a whole drawer dedicated to things I thought I would like but once I got them home didn't work out for one reason or another. I also have expensive tastes. I don't really want to know how much of my money is sitting in that drawer completely wasted. So when saw a few friends on twitter talking about Birchbox, a high end beauty sample subscription service I was excited to try it out. Basically, for ten dollars a month, a cute little box of samples chosen based on your own customizable profile comes to your door so you can try out products before committing.
December was my first month getting the box and there were definitely a few products I will be adding to my wish list.
It's no secret that I do not have the cool kid genes when it comes to musical taste. I like to think of my musical tastes as "eclectic." I like top 40, I like rap & hip hop, I like some indie stuff, I like musical theater, I even like some country. After one month of dating, Andy said to me, "It's not that you have bad taste in music....you have no taste in music." Sweet, right?
Most of the time I defer to Andy's collection when it comes to playing music in the house or when we're both in the car, but the one time of year I show complete disregard to his musical preferences is Christmastime. And by Christmastime, I mean any time after Halloween. These are my absolute favorite Christmas albums. I love them all so much and each one has significant memories attached. Except for the She & Him album. It's new this year but I'm sure in years to come it will always remind me of Lucy's first Christmas. She loves her some Zooey Deschanel!
ONE: Christmas with the Beach Boys TWO: Carpenters, Christmas Portrait THREE: Celine Dion, These Are The Special Times FOUR: Over The Rhine, Snow Angels FIVE: Jewel, Joy: A Holiday Collection SIX: A Very She & Him Christmas