Friday, December 9, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #147

1. New Music (Videos)-

2. Robin Wright in Toys- 

I recently watched Toys for the first time in several years. As I enjoyed the film, I was struck by the memory of being a kid & thinking that when I grew up, I'd dress like Robin Wright's Gwen Tyler. Yeah, I'd still like that. 

3. This Baby Seeing Snow- 

4. These Fantastic Beasts Portraits-

My friend, Jourdan, did these AH-MAZING Fantastic Beasts portraits & I am SO in love with them! Isn't she the 

5. I Hear That, Captain Mal-


More Links to Love-

-Allison is such a riot & one heck of a decorator! 
Make good art.
-Still looking for that perfect last minute gift? Look no further! ;) 
-I can't get enough of these thrift/syling videos
-One of my favorite comediennes & a famous witch! 
-This ad is amazing! 

Happy Friday, friends!
Take care of one another!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #146

1. Consider This-

2. New Music (Videos)-

3. 1870 Gingerbread Recipes-


4. Uh-Oh......-


5. Rick & I Saw "Fantastic Beasts" Last Sunday-

And this was my absolute favorite quote from the whole film! You may know this, but I am a champion worrier! I've been maintaining my amateur status so that I can compete in the worrying Olympics, but trust me when I say, I am one of the greats! I really needed to hear this reminder from Newt Scamander! 


More Links to Love-

-Check out this short from Wes Anderson! 
-This man is a hero. Plain & simple. 
-Sainsbury always do the best Christmas adverts! 
-One of these with the Jango-Man's face, please! 
-Help Danielle Ate the Sandwich make her new music video
-I've been wanting a pair of threader earrings for months now! These are perfect! 
-I'm already looking at 2017 calendars & this one is great! If you like it, you should probably order it now so it has time to ship! 
-This is so amazing! What an incredible daily gift & reminder! Check out the napkin art here!

Happy Friday, Friends!
Take care of one another!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Rick & I spent the Thanksgiving holiday with his little sister, her family, his grandparents & his folks in Colorado Springs. We had a lovely time with family, food & fun! After weeks of working on various projects & generally feeling thoroughly worn down, it was so nice to slow down for a few days & just play games & watch tv with some of our favorite people! The older I get, the more I just want simple holiday celebrations surrounded by family & friends. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday & that you have kicked off the Christmas season with as much love & light as you could stand!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #145

1. The Indie Winter Arts Market-

Dudes, we look forward to this sale all year! If you live locally, come on down to John Galt Coffee tomorrow morning at 8am for the best Shop Small Saturday event of the year! You can do all of your holiday shopping one place AND you'll be supporting so many locals! Rick & I will be there, as well as so many other amazing crafters & artisans! As we were setting up our booth this evening I was genuinely blown away waith the quality of items for sale this year! You are definately not going to want to miss it! 

A photo posted by kelly cook (@cookstah) on

2. November's Playlist-

3. Consider This- 


4. These Bow Boots are Fab-


5. New Music (Videos)

More Links to Love-

-Kickoff your Christmas season with this beautiful tune
-This interview with author, Zadie Smith was SO interesting! Listen to the whole thing; you won't be disapointed. 
-Still one of my Thanksgiving favorites
-The Dainty Squid is sharing her favorite Black Friday sales from her favorite small businesses! Get em' while you can! 
-This is a sad cat rescue story that is going to warm your heart & leave you wanting to rescue your own Ben-Ben! 
-Just one tasty idea to help you re-use all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey! 

Happy Friday, friends!
Take care of each other!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #144

1. If You're Feeling French-

I currated a playlist for an annual Beaujolais Nouveau party, so if you're feeling a little French this holiday season, I have you covered! You're friends & family will think you're so cultured & international as you eat spray cheese from a can & all the candy canes you can find! Wait, you don't do that? 

Well, more for me.....

2. You Show me a Fancy Sweatshirt-

And I'll show you a happy Kimberly that's excited that she can trick people into thinking she's a fully functioning  adult while getting to wear a sweatshirt! (My favorite past time.....)


3. New Music (Videos)-

4. These Adorable Animal Sweaters-


5. These Lovely Ladies-

Last night the church that I work for co-sponsored a funraiser for our local food bank! This right here is a party planning dream team! I'm so thankful for these ladies (though we're missing a few gals that should be in this picture) & their vision & generosity! Until next year! 

More Links to Love-

-Oh I'm going to need this this winter when the weather gets bad! Nothing better than coloring! 
-Never a better time for this little Thanksgiving reminder! ;) 
-I LOVE this Maltese Falcon pin
-This is hilarious! The cut is upon us! 
- Where my D&D & BTVS lovers at! This is too perfect! 
-This grandmother know what's up!
-The latest episode of Victorian Cut-Out Theater! 

Happy Friday, Friends!
Take care of one another <3 nbsp="" p="">xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Monday, November 14, 2016

What to Wear for Beaujolais Nouveau 2016

You may not know this, but when I'm not thrifting, playing with my cats or watching Gilmore Girls on loop, I work for a church! Tonight is our biggest fundraising event of the year & I've been helping to plan it with an awesome group of gals for the past few months! Every year we spend the Thursday before Thanksgiving celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau & raising money for the Weld Food Bank!

Now, this is a fancy affair! We have wine, fabulous food from Cafe Panache, music, a silent auction with generous donations from local businesses & we ask that everyone wear their fanciest evening wear! This year I have to choose between two dresses! I couldn't find pictures of my exact dresses, but these are fairly close. I'm not yet sure which one I'll go with, but I know that whatever I wear, tonight will be a great night!

If you'd like to know more about this event's history & why a church would choose to host a wine party, you can find all the info your heart could desire here. If you live locally & are free tonight, I highly recommend you attend! You can buy reasonably priced tickets in advance here or buy at the door! Either way you will be giving to a wonderful organization that supports our community in a huge way!

Now, I'm off to pick a dress! I hope to see you at the event!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Favorite Friday Favorites #143

1. In Case You Need it This Week-

2. But Honestly-

"We read to know we are not alone."

"It's what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it."
―Oscar Wilde 

"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read." 

―Mark Twain 

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” 
― James Baldwin

3. Beep, Beep, Ritchie-

4. New Music (Videos)-

5. Fancy Pixie Styling-

I've got a fancy event coming up this week & I've been struggling with dressing my short hair up.These styles should help! I just need to learn how to french braid in the next week.

More Links to Love-

-The Price of Peace: A Mighty Girl Recognizes Veterans & Remembrance Day
-This amazing succulent cake decorating!
-Famous writers & their rejection letters.
-This DIY for gift wrap is adorable!!! 
-Though I'm no longer living on my own (well, alone with the Jango-Man, of course), I have very fond memories of living in my very own basement apartment. However, it did take me a while to get there. I wish I'd had this Daity Squid post back then! 
-Confession: I'm a 31 year old woman & I love paper dolls. Thankfully, so does Miss Missy Paper Dolls
-One of my favorite artists, loish, is on Society6. You can go now. I'll wait. 
-SOOOO many lovely vintage peices in this shop! Must remain calm! 

Happy Friday, Friends.

Take care of one another.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Autumn Woodland Outfit of the Day

I love this dress. I loved this dress the minute I saw it.

And given that I don't generally buy clothes at regular stores or at full price, that's saying something! Last Sunday, after the excitement of a Halloween party on Saturday night & on the eve of our favorite holiday,  Rick & went for a quick walk around the block to look at the fall leaves. This is our busy season & if we're not planning parties for work or going to holiday celebrations with friends, we're driving to visit one family member or another. When we get busy like this, we have to grab these quite moments when we can. I am going to miss these beautiful leaves when they go, but at least I will have a whimsical woodland print dress to remind me of this beautiful fall & serene walks with my husband! 

Woodland Swing Dress- Old Navy $15.00
Chunky Green Sweater- Thrifted $1.00
Tights-Hanes $6.99
Lace-up Booties- St. John's Bay (Thrifted) $3.00

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