November 14, 2011

A Happy List.

I haven't put together one of my "happy lists" in a while because I discovered Pinterest many months ago, and it kind of eliminated the need for any other place to collect inspiring images. But I don't know, what can I say, I'm gonna lean on other people's work for this post because Tessa is very hands-on these days, and it's not leaving much room for me to break out the sewing machine. Plus, it's getting dark so dang early that I literally want to get in bed at 8 p.m. every night. I did make dinner tonight, though. I was really hopeful about this quinoa/butternut squash dressing recipe that I found on The New York Times website. It was okay, but a whole lot of work for just okay. And mine looks nothing like the picture, but instead all mushed together. I think I might possibly hate cooking. Or if I was ever going to like it, it would have been before I had a kid. Because my kid can't stand it when I try to cook and stop paying attention to her. She clings to my legs and yells, "Mommy!" and "Hot!" and points at the stove really emphatically, like she's outraged. Which is probably why it turned out all mushy n' stuff. I'll blame Tess. Anyway, here are some things that have inspired me this past few weeks, in no particular order (because obvs Tessa's smile would be tops):

Sources,  clockwise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Sources, clockwise: 1,  2, 3, 4 (unknown, but let me know if you know!)