In case you don't already know, a CSA is community supported agriculture. It's a great way to support local farmers, plus you get incredibly fresh produce delivered weekly. Win-win!
A few of my friends have signed up for CSAs over the past couple years and I think we may finally be joining the ranks. We easily spend $25 on produce every week, and the upfront cost of a CSA would balance out to be a bit less on a weekly basis. Plus the CSA I am hoping to join has an egg share (where you receive half a dozen eggs every week) and a flower share (where you get a bouquet of wildflowers) that you have the option of adding on.
I know there will be a ton of 'foreign' produce, but it will be a fun challenge to incorporate those things into our weekly cooking. And we'll be able to find new things we like! Luckily they provide an online newsletter, which explains what things are, as well as new recipes to try. But if you have a fantastic recipe that you have to share, please do!
My mouth is watering just thinking about the tomatoes and green peppers to come!
In an effort to find more wallet friendly winter bedding, I've widened my search. In doing so, I came across a duvet cover at West Elm that I love. It's a bit different looking, but I think the simplicity balances it out.
But then what color sheets would look good? I know a clean, crisp, white sheet would be nice... but the whole point is to have a winter set. Would a green be too much with the walls? What about a simple printed white and brown pattern?
Seriously, I have to stop looking. One of these days I'm not going to be able to hold myself back from adding to cart, then checking out!
When I got to work at 6am this morning, there was a paper thin layer of snow on the ground. As the day went on, it snowed... and snowed some more. By the time I left work, there was easily a two inch "dusting". I couldn't wait to get home and let the puppies out into the yard for a some more snow playtime.
Or maybe it's needy. I have this laundry list of things I would love to buy right now. Some more necessary than others, but they're all on my mind at this point. So bare with me as I share my deepest desires ;) All aboard the shopping train!
First up is this duvet cover from Overstock. It's only $70, marked down from the original price of $350!! Unfortunately Overstock doesn't have the sheets, so I'd have to buy them from Macys- for the sheets, pillow cases and quilt, it would end up being around $320 (still a fraction of the original price). I have said before that I really want a darker set of bedding, and this definitely fits the bill. But this is rather far down on my "needs" list... so to the back of the line it goes.
Next up, is this combo trash-recycle bin from Bed Bath and Beyond. We keep our trash can under our sink, and after pulling it out and pushing it back in over and over, the trash bags begin to tear. Annoying, no? So the Mr. has made it clear that he would love to have a track to put the trash can on. And I would love a recycle bin to put our recyclables in until we bring them downstairs. Seriously, who wants cardboard boxes and papers littering their kitchen counter? Well, this fancy boy grants both our wishes, but the trash can is a minuscule four gallons. (We don't even produce a lot of trash, but four gallons?! Come on!)
So I think we're going to go with this trash can, also from Bed Bath and Beyond, since it's around 8 gallons. It also pulls out, but I think it's a bit more realistic in the size department.
And to cover all the bases, we'll also purchase this recycle bin (again Bed Bath and Beyond). I'll just clear out under the left side of our sink so I can make room for this puppy.
Next on Mrs. Foot's desire train, is this fancy schamcy humidifier from Amazon. The Mr. suffers from pretty bad allergies, and we both wake up really congested and dry, so I think a little water in the air would really help us out. I've done hours of research on cool vs warm mist, larger vs smaller, and I think this baby would be perfect. It gets good reviews, and since it's thin instead of round, it's more versatile in its resting location. Dry air, beware!
Last up on this long ride is this showerhead from Frontgate. The showerhead we have (brought along with us when we bought our house) has started to go downhill over the past year. The arm which holds the head up won't stay put, so we're constantly fighting to keep it upright. Not something you want to worry about. We've grown accustomed to our "rain showers", and this looks like it could satisfy our shower needs.
Of course I still have my eye on a new dresser and nightstands, but most of these items are a bit more doable at this point. I think the Mr. and I are heading to Bed Bath and Beyond tonight to pick up the trash can and recycling bin, and maybe we'll find a cheaper showerhead we like... I don't know why, but $70 for a showerhead just seems awfully expensive. (I did see a few $200+ ones, so maybe I am just naive!)
Thank you for taking this trip on the desire train. I hope you've enjoyed your ride. I promise to get over my greed and talk about something *much* more exciting than humidifiers and trash cans tomorrow.
On occasion I let the pooches come up onto our couch so they can cuddle with me. While the couch is big enough for both of them, I rarely call them up at the same time, because they usually take up the entire couch.
I made an exception earlier this week when both of them were whining for who knows what. (I'm guessing they got used to having me home and the constant attention...) I was trying to do some work, and just couldn't concentrate with the high pitched whine, so I called them both up.
Normally Macintosh tries to get as close as humanly possible to me, but this time was different. He gave me space, and a lot of it! Then I worried that Aspen was going to play Macintosh's part and try to squeeze onto my lap... but no! She was giving me room, too!
Apparently they wanted to cuddle with each other and not me... As evidenced by these pictures that the Mr. took: