|Haircut for Seddy so he could be handsome|
for Easter. Yes, I do haircuts in my kitchen.
Sorry if you think that's totally gross.
|Here's the little man! I'm not an expert barber,|
but I do OK and it saves a ton of money.
|from the garden: amazing, beautiful Swiss chard|
(I can't take credit: it grows in my perennial bed on its own
every spring. It's like a weed in my garden this time of year.)
|closet clean-out of winter coats|
But they tell another story. As I was pulling them from the front closet, I noticed that I remembered the procurement story for each one of them. An Osh-Kosh 3T boys coat, found for $1 at a garage sale. Three Goodwill finds (and I'm not even a regular GW shopper): a furry little girls jacket used for a Sven costume, a wonderfully crazy Hannah Andersson number, and a perfect Columbia women's coat. Two gorgeous coats from last year's Lands End sale rack: a mustard wool pea coat and a thin plum down jacket. A navy hand-me down from cousin Eliot. And the crowning glory: a Burberry wool coat given to us by a neighbor.
I haven't been such a responsible shopper as of late. For a few years now, if I need something, I'll pop on nordstrom.com and order it--full price. (Their selection is great and their service can't be beat.) This can lead to some guilt and buyer's remorse, but I just don't have time or energy to search the internet for sales, and most certainly trips to Rack and Marshall's are out of the question. But when I see this stack of coats I realize that all the hard work I did in the early years (and even a few recent hunts) just may balance out my current bad habits. Yay for me! ;o)