You guys. They’re totally pulling a Mad Men on us. No new episodes of Downton Abbey until 2013.
That’s six months from now. I’m not sure I can wait that long, so I just keep trolling the internet for new Downtown stuff to tide me over.
Let’s Talk About Money mug
Lady Mary Crawley silk scarf
Downtown Abbey paper dolls
Daisy sketch (I love to hate Daisy)
Downton pillow (sadly this is no longer for sale anywhere)
Downton Abbey letterpress
Free Bates tee
Are you excited about the Olympics? I’m so excited I want to arm wrestle complete strangers just for the thrill of competition!
I’ve always loved the Olympics – though I must admit I prefer the whole shebang every four years. The 1992 winter games in Albertville (how you doin’, Bonnie Blair? You too, Kristi Yamaguchi?) was the first I remember really realizing how amazing the whole thing is – from the history to the preparation to the athletes themselves. And especially that little ticker with the medal count. I become obsessed with our medal count.
And now that the Queen is involved? The anticipation is palpable. Lizzy knows how to throw a helluva party (see: The Diamond Jubilee).
I always look forward to volleyball and swimming, but really? I’ll watch whatever is one. Will you be watching?
I’m choosing to completely ignore London’s ghastly Olympic logo.
This Black Friday, I want everyone (myself included) to remember two things.
1. Be kind. Print out this nice note from Operation Nice and share it with others while you shop. Drop one in someone’s cart, stuff one in a pocket of a new pair of jeans, or prop one up against a game in the toy aisle.
2. Think of others. While you’re out bargain hunting, pick up some necessities for someone in need or think about participating in the Salvation Army Angle Giving Tree. You can adopt an Angel online, print out their sizes and wish list, and drop off your donation on the way home.
Our Angel wanted socks and shoes.
And a baby doll with a stroller.
Check, check, and check. (With a little bit of style thrown in for fun.)
So, lets talk about the skirt that I got on clearance at Target for $3! Can you believe it? THREE MEASLY DOLLARS!
Fun print, great colors, and piping details – I couldn’t pass it up. Of course, I’m now dying to accessorize, but I pulled together a look for just over $100 – including shoes and bag!
What do you think?
So, what’s in your (imaginary) shopping cart this week? Leave a link to your post or just let me know in the comments!
(I’m leaving out the widget this week – but if more people join in, I’ll bring it back!)