What’s New?

December 4, 2013

Here is a round up of some of the items that are new in my house!

These beautiful ball jar magnets that my friend Sarah gave me after Mazen’s first birthday! They happen to be made from the same clip art that I used on his invitation. Sarah put magnets on the back of the button rounds. I love them on our fridge!

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This Lemon Chesapeake salad dressing. I have professed my distaste for most bottled dressings, but when I saw the simple ingredient list on this Maryland one I knew it was the next best thing to homemade. The hint of Old Bay is amazing! I found it at our Whole Foods.

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The paper mache M that blog reader Heather made for Mazen! She makes all kinds of letters (well, all 26 of them : ) ) in her Etsy store, and Mazen’s M is perfectly matches his nursery décor. I love that she tied in his birthday and “bean,” which is one of our nicknames.

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This Bath and Body Works candle that my friend Seamane gave me! It smells like serious pumpkin waffles and makes my house delightfully sweet. {Hi new kitchen!!}

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These crispy + crunchy sheets Matt’s grandmother gave us. They are the crispiest sheets I’ve ever had! The secret, I now know, is percale cotton. The set is this one from Land’s End.

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This prehistoric friend. Matt and I have been into watching nature documentaries on Netflix. Oceans and dinosaurs are the best. BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs was IN-credible!! They were so life-like I had to keep reminding myself that there was not a dinosaur outside of my window. And I may have shed a tear when the baby dino was eaten. It was so real it was like watching a Discovery Channel show on beavers or something.

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Our holiday cards from Minted!! Check out Baby KERF for an entire post (and giveaway!)

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My new phone case!! Another Etsy purchase – this time from Hello Nutcase. (I’m obsessed with all things Etsy.) This shop has so many amazing designs it was hard to choose, but I love the wooden look and colors!

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And finally, my very first art project from Mazen! My friend Gaby had him over for a play date a few weeks ago and he made me this ornament. I love it with my whole being!

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1 Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon December 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

I love the holiday cards and all your festive cheer at home with the candles and Mazen’s ornament! I also dislike bottled dressings lately and it’s crazy how easy they are to make.

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2 Livi December 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

aw his little ornament is so cute!! and that ‘M’ is so adorable!

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3 Keri December 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

I <3 Etsy too. Love the holiday cards! I'm such a slacker and haven't done ours yet, but maybe I'll check out Minted today–hadn't heard of it!

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4 Caitlin December 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

So I am very bummed that during my Black Fri shopping I missed that candle when I restocked mine at B&BW because that flavor sounds UNREAL! I am obsessed with those ball jar magnets and also the M for Mazen. So adorable and I’ll be checking out those Etsy shops!

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5 Lauryn December 4, 2013 at 11:25 am

Awww i loved this post!!!! Please do more like this!!! I want those sheets now and I love that candle too, i have the 3 wick one and it smells good enough to eat!

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6 Lindsay December 4, 2013 at 11:31 am

I love love love that phone case!! How pretty!

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7 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run December 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

adore your holiday cards!!

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8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

I might have to check out those sheets from Lands End – nothing better than good sheets! Haha I used to own a lot of clothes from there when I was little, my mom orders from their catalog!

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9 Ashley December 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

Ah! That ornament is the cutest thing :)

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10 Alex @ Kenzie Life December 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Those ball jar magnets are the cutest things! And it must be so fun to have gotten something made by Mazen :)

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11 Heather December 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Awww, I love how the letter looks in Mazen’s nursery! I am in love with the ornament he made, I know that will be treasured forever. So sweet!

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12 KathEats December 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Thank you again for sending it!

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13 Jesse December 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

we need to get our holiday card in order, yours turned out just darling!

http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2013/12/tuna-noodle-casserole-revisited.html

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14 Angelica December 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I’m definitely adding that show/series to my queue. However, crispy, crunchy sheets do not sound very appealing to me! ;-)

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15 KathEats December 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Haha. They are the opposite of sateen I suppose but really nice in their own way. My grandmother’s sheets at her house were always so crisp!

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16 Kelly December 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

That was my thought too!! Crunchy sheets? Sounds terrible!

But everything else sounds great!

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17 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna December 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Your Christmas card turned out so well! My roomies and I are thinking of getting a picture done along the lines of awkward family photos and sending it to friends teehee. Definitely won’t be as classy as yours…maybe one day ;)

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18 KathEats December 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

That would be really fun!

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19 Julie Rosene December 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Love your Christmas card! My husband and I have also been watching that dinosaur series. It passed the time when I was pregnant and now my son has a whole lotta dinosaur themed onesies and blankets (thanks to my Mr.)!

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20 Shel@PeachyPalate December 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Love that phone cover!!! Also the dressing! Super ingredient list!

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21 Nicole December 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I really like your new phone case. And the Christmas card is wonderful!!!

I was wondering if you would ever do a post on your favourite etsy shops??? I have never seen this nutcase shop before, and it’s very neat. I also love etsy, and am always looking for new shops to peruse.

Have a great day. :)

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22 KathEats December 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

That’s a good idea! I don’t have many that I follow all the time, but I stumble across them when I’m hunting for something, but perhaps I could do a recap of my past favorites?

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23 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs December 4, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I definitely read “Lemon Chesapeake” as Lemon Cheesecake and was a little confused for a second :)

Love your Christmas card — so cute!

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24 Jeanie December 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm

At first I thought the salad dressing was Cheesecake salad dressing. Then I took another look and thought it said Cheapskate. I do believe I’m exhausted from shopping all day. Love Mazen’s ornament! Something tells me there’ll be lots more in your future.

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25 Elisabeth December 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I lve a good set of crispy, percale sheets!

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26 Diana Griffith December 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

I am afraid that a candle that smells like pumpkin waffles would make me hungry in the house all the time. I am hungry right now just thinking about them.

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27 Allie Ferguson December 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

That iPhone case is GORGEOUS! Man, I love Etsy. We did our entire wedding with Etsy finds & goodies.

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28 Sanaz@runforcake December 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

First, your kitchen looks awesome. Second, I am obsessed with that phone case!!! I love it.

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29 Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) December 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I can already smell that candle! I was in a store last month and they had a maple bacon candle … smelled just like breakfast! :)

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30 Lindsey December 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

That holiday card is beautiful! You take so many amazing pictures I often wonder how you manage to choose which ones to display! I’m definitely checking out that website :)

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