My obsession of the week is with banners. You know, like little paper banners or fabric buntings. They're everywhere these days, and so, of course, I've had to try my hand at making some. My crocheted bunting isn't finished just yet, but I did throw one together using some spring-y colored mandalas (see photo above, which also includes one of my many recent crochet projects). Such a cute and easy way to add life to an undecorated space, a kids room, or what have you. Love them!
Food & DrinkI've not eaten ketchup for a year. Not because I haven't wanted to, but basically because I haven't eaten anything I could have with ketchup! But recently we found some gluten free battered cod that we now make every once in awhile, and guess what, I've found some yummy gluten free ketchup to go with it — Annie's Naturals Organic Ketchup. Yippee! I guess it's the small things that get me excited these days, but when you take for granted what you eat every day and then completely change your diet, you start to miss the little things!
Having Fun With
I've been messing around with watercolors this week. I'm having fun painting little sketches I've made. Most likely none of these will ever see the light of day, but that's okay with me — I like having little experimental projects lined up for when I have the extra time just to try something new...
Florence + the Machine. Where have I been for the last few years to completely miss this band? I mean, they've not even been on my radar at all! That is until sometime last week when I saw a part of their acoustic set on tv, and now they have been playing in our house daily ever since! I've been listening to their Ceremonials album and also their MTV unplugged album, but I have yet to explore the rest of their work — so looking forward to it!
On Our TV
Tim and I started watching the Showtime show Shameless a few nights ago. It's kind of quirky and strange but not so much so that it isn't still engaging. The show stars William Macy as a drunken father of six children and Joan Cusak as an agoraphobic. We're only a couple episodes into the first season, but I'm thinking that we'll hang in there for the long run.