Lovely Things This Week 10.26.14

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a lovely things post–so here it is: Lovely Things This Week 10.26.14.

(1)  This week I attended HP’s launch event of its 2 newest products:  the Sprout by HP and the HP Multi-Jet Fusion, a 3D printer (posts coming soon).  I’m still inspired by and mulling over HP’s brillant taglines:  “Reimagine what you can do” and “Be as free as your imagination”.  Love. These.

On another note, this will be my 3rd trip to NYC this week in less than a month for work, and I’ve been trying to stop at Mood when I can to peruse fabrics.   But, I think I’ve finally picked out all the fabric for our home draperies (after living in this condo a year) and won’t have to make any more stops at Mood until my next project.

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(2) Watching Wynn grow (she’s 1 month old this week).


(3) Judah’s 3rd pumpkin patch birthday.  After much planning, Judah’s birthday (which we had 1 month early to do at the pumpkin patch) was a success: all of his friends came, the cake was beautiful, and it was a wonderful day.  Alas, the day was not without its challenges (as I’ve found all good parties have at least 1 major flaw/disaster)–we had to deal with dozens of bees who found the sweets display particularly inviting (just as I was about to tell my husband to start mass murdering them before the guests arrived <<on a sidenote, I don’t even like to accidentally step on an insect out of a respect for all life>>–a quick jaunt to the store took care of the problem with a can of bee repellent); then there were gusty winds that kept blowing over my tablescapes and displays (I spent the majority of the party along with my good friend and mother-in-law taping everything down and covering and re-covering the food with foil), bad lighting, and blurry pictures due to not checking my camera beforehand.  Not to mention I was only 2 weeks out from my C-section!  But in true Judah form, he has already started talking about his party next year…


(4) Homemade Candy Apples.  My mother-in-law is always so supportive and helpful regardless of whatever crazy idea I throw at her–in sort of an Ethel Mertz kind of way.  She agreed to take a candy apple making class together a week before Judah’s party and then we made mini-candy apples for the party and put them in pumpkin/orange owl gift bags with ribbon for the kids to take home.  I’ll be sharing the recipe and tips we found useful soon on the blog.


(5) Halloween.  As I shared in my last post, it was quite entertaining to watch 2,3, and 4 years olds dressed up in miniature costumes run around like capuchin monkeys from house to house asking for candy.


(6) Washington Post Front Page.  We got texts and papers from friends on Sunday informing us that Judah was on the front page of the Washington Post.  The story was featuring Frederick downtown where we live and showed him riding his tricycle on the streets–one of our favorite family pasttimes.


Have a lovely week!




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November 5, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Carrie - Wow what a great post. You are one busy lady, love seeing all the lovely pictures too. Thanks for sharing.

November 5, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Heidi G - Looks like you had a busy but productive week! Great pictures too!

November 5, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Jeanine - Wow busy yet productive! I love the decorations and all the food, yum!

November 5, 2014 - 7:45 pm

kama - Wow those candied apples look amazing! If that was done in a week, now long did that take?

November 5, 2014 - 7:52 pm

Nick #thisyearinmusic - The HP tag line is ok, but it seems a bit corny. Nice birthday pics. Those sandwiches looked amazing! Congrats on the front page.

November 5, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Kungphoo - You had a very packed week.. Hp is coming out with some cool new things..

November 6, 2014 - 12:19 am

Nicole Keener - Loved this post, can’t wait to go to NYC in hopefully the near future. I have a confession to make I have never eaten a candied apple. :)

November 6, 2014 - 2:03 am

Debbie Jean McMullen - Wynn is adorable! I’m excited to see your 3d printer post – we’d love to get one of those!

November 6, 2014 - 2:42 am

katrina g - oh that sweet baby sleeping, so cute! those apples look amazing!

November 6, 2014 - 2:51 am

Marjory Johnson - You’ve had a busy week. I don’t know how you do it all, but sounds exciting!

November 6, 2014 - 3:00 am

Pauline Cabrera - I’m crazy about NYC. My favorite city in the world.

November 6, 2014 - 6:52 am

Joanne - I was lucky enough to see a 3D printer in action. It is freaking AMAZING!!!!
BTW, Wynn is adorable!

November 6, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Krista - She is a beautiful baby! They grow so fast!

November 6, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Jeremie Lederman - These are great photos. I have discovered that taking odd moments out helps time slow down. I let my little girl once take ten minutes to button my polo shirt. We were in a hurry to get to work and daycare, but instead I took a knee and let her little sausage fingers fumble around.

She was happy, I felt human, and I learned those moments make the perception of time slow way down.

November 6, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Deanna Ritz - Looks like you had an eventful week! My wasn’t so busy. I do wish that I could go on a trip to NYC like you did. Seems so glamorous! I just go back and forth to the grocery store and my boys school. 😉

November 6, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Manu Kalia - That is so adorable little cute one.

November 7, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Geanine - What a crazy week for you, and how much fun! Can’t wait to read your review of the new HP products.

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