what's making me happy right now

There are so many things that I am grateful for.  Obviously, the really big things like my children, our health, my parents, my sisters, our health, the rest of the family, the roof over our heads, our health, my friends, you, my jobs.   But then, there are those things that fill me with joy on a daily basis.  Things I get excited about and pass the thoughts on to my children.  HOW AWESOME IS THIS! I just made coffee!  And i get to DRINK it!
A few other things:
the amazing morning skies  the autumn leaves thrown around on the ground  borrowed socks  trying out new perfumes  charlie's hair the smell of pumpkin spice coffee  the way trouble lifts her head to see me walk by  my green tea  new yarn the november issue of family fun...the place matsputting on my jammies early andrews obsession with shoes coconut oil as moisturizer pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast the chatter at the kitchen table  making waffles  libbys braids  the evening skies  flannel sheets 

How about you?  I'd love to hear what's making you happy right now.

we've been busy celebrating

It's been a very exciting November over here.  
 My girl, Libby, turned 16.  Sarah asked how that was possible.  I know!  Yes, I was just knitting her knee socks.  We had her bestie, Molly, over for dinner and ate Panera's Cream of Broccoli Soup.  Again.
It's Libby's all time favorite.  I bought it this year cause I was out of time.  I usually make it.
{Current state of the Den.} 
We had a golf season that was celebrated and trips to take.
 Andrew turned 14 on the 12th.  I know!
 Chicken parmesan was requested along with a blue cake.  I aim to please.
A total of 30 balloons came into this house this November.  Crazy.  And here is the fourteen year old looking extremely excited to hold his fourteen balloons.  (I tell him how he will LOVE these pictures one day.  Ha!)
This birthday really DID count.  How cool was that?!

mitini mitts

So, I've been thinking a lot of gift making and gift giving.  Besides the cowl that I would like to make for everyone, I love these miniti mitts.  
I started this pair last year.  Last October to be exact.  Oy.  I don't know what stalled me.  Brain power, I assume.  The kit is adorable available at Local Yarn Stores.  The yarn is yummy! And if you don't want to knit them and you know a knitter, the kit makes a great gift.  One ball projects.  Perfect!
Libby.  Mitini Mitts.  Pumpins.  Plaid.  Jeans.  Autumn Leaves.  Yep, just a few of my favorite things.  

Happy November!