Monday, December 13, 2010

little notes for a Monday morning

Dear Minnesota,  thank you for letting us be a part of one of the biggest blizzards in ages.  We have now figured out why we moved here, so that one day, when we write our memoires there can be a chapter called, we survived a Minnesota winter.  Well, actually that is yet to be determined.

I managed to spend the entire day inside watching movies, sewing and entertaining a crazy two year old, as you pelted us with 17 inches of snow.  But now I have a slight problem, there is this foreign mark in front of the temperatures.  It looks like this (-) and frankly, I find it unacceptable.  Last night in attempt to ward of the effects of going stir-crazy, we went Christmas shopping.  It was 2 degrees, as in 1, 2.  I was positive the end of the world was near, as every fiber of my being nearly froze.  The snow I can handle, the sub-zero temps I can not.  I am not a polar bear.  Please leave now.




Dear wondering minds,

Last week I posted about my inspiration board.  There were a few questions.  I have answers.  IMG_5861

I covered a large piece of foam with this fabric, using a hot glue gun, you could use a small staple gun too.   It’s currently covered with pictures from recent Anthropologie catalogues, because they have the most inspiring and beautiful images.  Let me know if you have more questions.




Dear Readers,

Now I have a question for you.  What do you find to be the best way to respond to comments?  Do you respond on your post?  As a reader, do you return to the post that you commented on to look for a response?  This has always perplexed me and I wish it to end. Thanks for your help!




Dear Momma Friends,

I’d love to hear your thoughts on those cute little sleep sheep. (I actually prefer this giraffe.)  I’m thinking about getting one this time, but I’m curious...  What are the best ones?  What are the pros and cons?  Where can I find the best prices?  I didn’t have one with Hudson, but now we have a noisy two year old and the world’s loudest walkers/stompers living upstairs.  I think it might be beneficial to a sleeping baby and whatever sanity that will remain.  Thanks.



And that concludes today’s letters.  I have the cutest gift idea for the little ones in your life, that I will be sharing later.  I know it’s not quite Christmas, but I don’t think my little nephew or niece can read.  Happy Monday.



  1. Re: the Readers question....

    If I post a comment on someone's blog, I don't *expect* a response, but i've discovered that when I do get one anyway, I'm overjoyed. Most of these responses come in the way of a reply to the email the blogger receives that "_____ commented on your blog".

    If you reply to this comment by adding another comment... I probably won't see it, as I usually don't go back to the blog to see if anyone's replied to my comment.

    But, if you reply to the email that you'll receive in your inbox from blogger... I'll see that. And maybe I'll even reply to your reply.... O.O

    Also, on a side note, I've decided to start replying to all the comments on my blog. Mainly because I don't want people to think I don't read what they've commented.

    So there ya go... :)

  2. Oh, I like the current look of your inspiration board! Very nice! :) Re: comments - I usually respond within the post - and if I'm commenting on a blog and want or expect a reply, I'll hit "subscribe." It would be nice if Blogger would add the "reply" feature to commenting that Wordpress has...

  3. I like your letters. :)

    I hope you have survived with sanity intact this day after the craziest weather weekend. (It does get way colder, I'm sorry, just feel I have to prepare you for that, dear one.)

    I don't know the answer to the comments, but want a good remedy as well! I feel like when I comment directly on the blog, that person usually doesn't see it or it doesn't fall in the right place (if someone else comments in the meantime). Sometimes I email comments back, but don't know if that feels weird to people who don't know me in real life. If you come up with something good, let me know.

    Stay warm. :) XO

  4. cute letters. i can't really help with the child is now 6. But it is cute. i sometimes email in response to comments, or else I blog post, or sometimes I add comments..... just depends. That wan't any help was it. :)


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