14 May 2013

Some Very Good Things.

I'm now realizing exactly how much lettuce two little packets of seeds produces, because we just can't eat fast enough! Too bad we can't preserve it somehow, for those scorching summer days when not much worth eating is growing. We've had some pretty perfect days, though, actually stretching Spring weather through the most part of Spring.  Summer usually hogs more than her fair share of months here.
I wanted to share a few good things with you. Someone asked me on instagram where I got my little glass creamer, and I didn't want to just say, "Oh, sorry, I picked that up in Korea a few years ago."  I looked online for a bit, but today, it showed up on Zulily here (a flash-sale site, go here to sign up if you haven't, and you get a $20 credit for the first purchase of everyone you refer!)

They also have an amazing teepee.  Because, teepees are THE thing right now.  I thought about making one for my kids, because I've already picked out the perfect spot for it, but my list of to-do sewing could pave the road up the east coast.  I didn't want a cutesy one, and I also wanted one big enough for a decent size crowd inside (aka the whole Dill clan...or at least a few of us) and it, too, showed up on Zulily! The sale ends tomorrow morning for this one, though!

Someone will be getting it for her birthday next month!!

And you know my mitered corner tutorial?  My mom has memorized it and made the most beautiful, simple, linen dish towels for their shop!  They are larger than normal, so they really last through a whole days worth of drying, which is no small feat in my house.  Plus, they look stunning just hanging up, which is just as important in my book.
They also have the most cheerful star named after...ME!  Look at the orange goodness!  
 Do I need a whole window-full?  That's a rhetorical question.
And one more good thing: Remember my niece with Cystic Fibrosis?  Their pantry looks like a pharmacy.  I really thought it was and wondered why my sister was snapping shots of her local Walgreens.  They have a life-time journey of medical bills and my parents are helping out by donating 100% of the proceeds of this sweet, pink star, the Mary Deane Star, to help cover those bills.  Last month they were able to send a check for $1,000!  So you get a star (or a baby shower gift) and help a sweet girl with her medication at the same time.
Meanwhile, I've actually done some bonafide sewing this week!  I still have boxes that are staring me down, but it gets easier and easier to ignore them and do things more fun. Like sew, paint, bake, sweep, mop, and scrub the toilet.  Yes, it's come to that.  Hopefully I'll get it done and shared sometime this week.  Have a terrific Tuesday!

15 comments:

  1. I've been so enjoying reading your blog! Thought I'd mention--the clever 'milk carton' creamer can also be found on uncommongoods dot com.

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    1. Ah, yes, I remember seeing it somewhere else. It's still a bit cheaper on zulily, but that's a good resource for the future, thank you, Christene!

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  2. Your parents are so talented! those stars are so beautiful! If anybody Nn the whole of London ever gives me a job, I want to get one...now please show some more of magnolia manner :) xo

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    1. You cut straight to the chase, don't you ;)

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  3. *please ignore my terrible spelling :)

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  4. CB2 also carries a glass milk carton creamer.

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    1. CB2 carries just about everything I want!

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  5. Katy (and Linoleum and Christine), thank you for telling me where to get that glass cream container. I love it! Bought it on zulilly because it is cheaper and I have no clue what CB2 is (though I have a sinking feeling that I probably shouldn't know what it is because I do not need another store to be addicted to in my life). :)
    And just because I have to say it: Katy, I love your blog. I love your family. I love your sewing. When I can I move in?

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    1. Hooray! So glad you were able to get one! We also use ours for a little flower vase sometimes as well.
      I'm accepting new tenants starting next month ;) Thank you for your kind words, Cameron :)

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  6. i got my little girl a md star a few weeks ago for my little mm (mary margaret) and we pray for md every night before bed. :)

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    1. You're so wonderful, thank you, Natalie!

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  7. Bummer the teepee is sold out. I have to stalk zulilly until they sell it again. Been looking for one for photo shoots. How much were they selling for?

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    1. Bummer! Sorry about that, Kate. They were going for $200, which I thought was a really decent price, considering the amount of fabric and the size. I'll keep my eye out for another listing as well.

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  8. Katy, I've been ignoring boxes for almost 3 years now -- oops! I actually have to walk by several of them to get to my sewing room. I swear they grumble at me sometimes, but I just keep on walking.... I figure when I get around to unpacking them it will be like a nice surprise. :) Your new home looks like it is coming along beautifully. Congrats!

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  9. Katy, I purchased some of the Mary Deane stars for my granddaughters and received the package from you parents the other day. The stars are beautiful and the packaging was just too cute! I see where you get your creativity from!

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