My Week: In Seven Slices

So, I have been intrigued lately by the posts on some blogs where they post 5 random thoughts from the week.  I like it and was thinking today, what if I did a weekly Sunday update with seven snippets of my week and/or random thoughts.  Could be fun.  So, here goes.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!!

Slice #1 –

Moving…Soon!  The love of my life and I are getting ready to move in less than two weeks!  I can’t believe it is already here.  I feel like it has snuck up on me, and I am not ready!!  I have been packing, and cleaning, and donating to no end, but I am finally beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.  I found this photo the other day, and I had so many questions.  Did they still pack up everything in the house and move those things separately?  Have I ever loved a house enough to even consider this kind of endeavor?  What would motivate someone to move an entire house and would that house ever been the same again?  So many questions…

Slice #2 –

Shelburne Falls from Denyse Schmidt.  LOVE!  WANT!!  MUST HAVE!! Fat Quarter Shop why do you do this to me?? 

Slice #3 –

I have been looking for one of these for quite a while now.  I need water before I go to bed, and as my parents can attest from when I was growing up.  I tend to collect water glasses on my bedside table with my nightly glasses of water.  So what a perfect solution!  I beside carafe.  Much better looking than a plastic water bottle and let cluttered than a half-dozen glasses.  Now to decide which one…


CB2 $11!

Crate and Barrel $25

Classic Carafe and Cup

Poketo $39

Image of Off Pitcher + Cup 2012

Esque – love! but super expensive $220!!

Slice #4 –

This is the color palette that I am going with for our new living room.  I think the walls will remain white (or some shade of…I’m searching for the perfect color because I know the apartment white will be horrible!)  I am also thinking of possibly painting an accent wall either coral or navy or that turquoise, robin’s egg blue).  I will bring in the remaining colors with accents like pillows and art, which is why I’m leaning toward creamy, white walls.

White, coral, navy & a touch of gold

Slice #5 –

Possible paint colors.

Benjamin Moore – Coral Gables

Benjamin Moore – Key Largo Green

Benjamin Moore – Midnight Navy

Benjamin Moore – White Dove


Slice #6 –

New project!  I am going to make some of these for our new place…but it probably won’t be until after we move.  I love this color combo, and I’m thinking of making them for the master bedroom.  I have some great gray and yellow fabrics.


Slice #7 –

A new book to read – Between Shades of Gray.  For the last book project my students did, I had three girls who all three read and LOVED this book.  So, obviously, I “need” to read it.  The novel takes place in 1941 in the Soviet Union.  The protagonist is a teenage girl, excited about first dates and art school, but it all changes when her family is deported to Siberia and her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp. 

“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth?  That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch.” (Between Shades of Gray)

As with the new project above, I will also probably not get to start this book until next week at the earliest, BUT…we’ll see.  I am also very intrigued by Ruta’s newest novel, Out of the Easy

What slices of your own lives would you love to share?  I would love to hear what you are loving, reading, crafting, etc!!


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One thought on “My Week: In Seven Slices

  1. Good Morning Erica, I can really relate to your packing and moving. I also can see a light at the end of the tunnel, but will be really glad when we are all finished and I am settled in a new place. Really excited. Sounds like you have great plans for your new home, and I love the color combinations that you have picked out for your living room. Especially the coral and Robin’s egg blue. I am sure it will look wonderful when you are done. Be sure and post pictures. Looks like you have your eye on some more fat quarters. Happy quilting with those. I am plugging along with my counted cross-stitch for now, in between packing and sorting, but hope to start trying some more crochet soon. Started reading an old book, I found in the trunk. I read it years ago, but thought I would read it again. It is “The Centurion” by Leonard Wibberley. Good book and well written. Enjoyed reading your seven snippets for the week. Keep them coming if you have time. Happy crafting and have a good week.
    Love Grandma

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