If you’ve been following along with this blog for a while you know that the Oscars are BIG DEAL over at The Little Things. A very big deal. Our first post on this blog was about our Oscar Soirée, which you can see here. As the month goes on we’ll share some of our favorite Oscars DIY’s with you and also a few new ones. But this post is about getting to the heart of the matter- watching all of the nominated films. The list was just released so… ready.set.go! By my count you have 35 days to watch 60 films. But some of those are shorts, so no big deal. This year was the first year that we got savvy and started watching the golden globe noms in preparation (go figure, only took us five years to come to this brilliant idea?). It’s been helpful, but we still have a lot to watch (eeek).
Okay, I’ll admit, I have sort of a love/hate relationship with jello shots. I love them because they are undeniably FUN. Especially when they’re colorful and God forbid they come in those tacky plastic syringes, because then I am a goner. I mean, those are so great. Makes me want to host a doctor themed party, which is pretty weird. Annnyway, rambling aside, the negative of jello shots is that they usually taste pretty terrible. Super sweet in the beginning and then just vodka. Bleh. So making my own is usually the way to go (no liquor aftertaste here!). My recipe may use a tad less alcohol than most, so feel free to adjust at will, if you’re tougher than me!
When I saw these cauldrons at the craft store, I knew that I WOULD need them for something. Then I happened to place them next to my succulents on the table when I got home and a great plan was born. My little green babies were getting uprooted for the season. Not such a great planting move to just re-pot plants in themed vessels based upon the relevant holiday? I couldn’t say, my thumb is more of a murky brown. And they just look so darn cute. Imagine these lined up on the table as a dinner centerpiece or spread about the house. The green is almost like a bubbling potion spilling over the top of the cauldron. And the air plants have this great weird science look to them. Whenever I see an air plant I think that they should be named Harold or Max. They sort of bring to mind a dorky teenager with spiked hair and braces. Weird? Figures I would turn out to be that kind of plant mom.
In general, when I think of capital cities, I always imagine large buildings and tree-lined streets, and it’s always Fall? California’s capital is no exception. Is there a reason for this? Nonetheless, when I had a trip to Sacramento in my future, I was determined to find all of the wonderful things (read: food) that the city had to offer, the Little Things way. Should you have a trip to California’s capital scheduled, be sure to check out a few!