January 19, 2012

My View Today

I'm taking the day off. Aside from making soup for dinner and cleaning the kitchen, I'm not doing any work today. I didn't even make my bed. Gasp. Scandal! I picked a good day for it. This is the view out my window from my spot on the sofa.


A perfectly snowy day. This is my view of the coffee table. A stack of unread books and magazines just waiting for me to flip through them.


 The wrap I'm knitting is also calling to me. It's ruffled edge eagerly waving me over. How is a girl to choose?


Did you ever think to use a pretty glazed pot to contain your yarn while you knit? It works perfectly.

P.S. Answers to questions from yesterday's post:

1)The door knob is from Anthropologie. The funny thing is that the first knob he got me said Enter and Exit on it and he accidentally knocked it out of the door and smashed it to bits. When he went back to get another, they were out of that one and so he got the In and Out one. I actually prefer this one so it was a happy accident!

2)The paint color is Martha Stewart Araucana Blue from Lowes. It's an old color but they should still be able to mix it for you. If you have trouble I have the formula.

3)The light fixture is from Lowe's. I really, truly love it and two of them might not be enough for me.

23 comments:

Sarah said...

You didn't make your bed? I can't be your friend anymore- who are you?!

; )

McMaster and Storm said...

think of me whilst you are piddling....I'm painting our kitchen and have no gumption!
Enjoy your sweet day

Xoxox kara

NanaDiana said...

What a perfect day! I, too, am having a lay-low day...not by choice...but it is what it is. I plan on digging into all my magazines I have sitting here waiting for me. Aren't we blessed to be able to do this? xo Diana

Jacqueline said...

Sounds like an amazing day! Bet you can't last all day without making the bed though...

Jboo said...

Sounds like a perfect day! Enjoy!!

janet

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Your yarn dish looks similar to one that one of my girls made, only bigger. Sounds like you have a delightful day planned for yourself!

Julie Harward said...

Love it! And I love those days when I don't make the bed too, who said a bed had to be made everyday anyway?! Sounds like a fun day...I love your craft room below here, looks like another place I could spend all day in..have fun! ;D

Red Gate Farm said...

I love that light fixture too! In fact I'm going to make my husband take me over to Lowe's tonight after work to see if our local one carries it! Most of our light fixtures are vintage but I'm on the look out for one for my son's soon to be empty room and I think this is just the one!

~Chris

PS we had a "snow day" yesterday... and I did pretty much just what you're doing today :)

paige said...

perfection!
& the yarn in the gorgeous bowl is perfection too!

Claudia said...

Never thought about a bowl for my yarn! What a great idea1

xo
Claudia

Miss Muff's Cottage said...

Sounds like a fun day. Enjoy!
I love the light fixture - it is so vintage and you.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Oh, you lucky duck, you! Sounds like a perfect day! Love that glazed pot!!
Courtney

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

I don't get snow days! So what's my excuse for taking a day off? Don't have one : )

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! What a pretty, pretty view. I love it : )

Maureen said...

Jen, you don't know me, but I've been reading your blog for many moons. I was on the Yvestown Blog and saw that you won the giveaway for the Sew What You Love book. Congrats. Wanted to make sure you knew.

Anonymous said...

okay: next time i'm in indiana, i'm grabbing you and we're going to my cousin's ceramics studio in winona lake. he makes the BEST yarn bowls. they looks like the head of a creature, and the nostrils hold the yarn. they're awesome. also? so hating indiana for all the snow you guys have gotten. minnesota is killing me this year. gah. perfect for a lazy day, though, so i shall wish you a sincere, "enjoy!!" ;o)

Elyse said...

i like those days when you're set-up in a spot with everything within reach.

enjoy ...

xo
elyse

The Kramer Angle said...

So jealous! We've had almost no snow here in Maryland!

I hope you enjoyed your day.

Gail

traci said...

that is the perfect day. your photos capture the calmness of the day. i could just plop down with you.

Marianna said...

I'm jealous of that snow!

To torture myself I keep Carmel's weather on my phone...yesterday at 3:30 pm it was 81 degrees here and 19 there...some people will think I'm crazy when I say that I would have preferred to have been in Indiana at that point!

Bristol said...

That rap looks so cozy.. love it!
Bristol

charlotte said...

all so beautiful here! love the new closet and studio

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