And, as promised, it matches everything in the girl's room. Even the two Hello Kitty pillowcases that she just can't live without.(I don't know if you caught this, but you can tell by the placement of the pillows, that the girl insists on sleeping with her head where most people would put their feet. I don't know how or why she does this---I would feel like I was sleeping upside down. She's a weird kid.)
*While we are snooping in my daughter's room, I would like to introduce you to her friends, Sandwich and Coral.They are made by this wonderful company called Bla Bla. They are hand knitted in Peru by artisans who are paid a fair wage. As you know, I love a company with good ethics.
I found Coral the Mermaid at a children's boutique in Savannah. When I saw it I knew the girl would immediately love it. Boy was I wrong. It hung out in the bottom of her toy bin for quite a few months. Then slowly but surely she began playing with it and sleeping with it. That's when I decided to get her Sandwich the cat. Bla Bla toys have a softness that's hard to describe (imagine hugging a cloud.) The girl routinely falls asleep sucking on Sandwich's paws or the closest Mermaid appendage. This is cute when she's in her own bed--not so cute when she crawls into my bed at two in the morning and slaps me in the face with a soaked mermaid tail fin.
If you're lucky, you can find Bla Bla toys locally. I'm not lucky. I bought Sandwich from Oompah Toys. Or you can go directly through Bla Bla.
*Another thing I'm loving right now is grape picking with my family. Jay and I took the kids grape picking yesterday afternoon.
This was a fun family activity and it provided us with some locally grown produce. Here is what fifteen pounds of grapes looks like:
Total cost: $14.
*Lastly, I'm really into breakfast for dinner. Breakfast foods for dinner are cheap, filling, and fun. Last night we had banana pancakes, thick sliced bacon, eggs, and grits. Well, the family had grits. Grits are one of the few foods I can't choke down.
You know what else goes well with breakfast for dinner? Grapes. Lots and lots of grapes.