While out shopping recently with Marie, we visited a new Hobby Lobby that had just opened in our area. The only thing I bought that day was a cake pan that makes a 5-layer cake. I’d love to bake a cake like this sometime for one of my grandchildren. I should have waited and checked online, found it for a lot less here when I got back home: 5-layer Cake Pan. Would make a beautiful centerpiece in a spring table setting, too.
Update: We were just talking about this cake pan over on Facebook–and about how it could be a lot of fun for holidays and seasons. I was envisioning pastel colors for spring or Easter. Imagine orange and black with white icing for Halloween. Would you eat black cake? lol I don’t know if I could do it. Funny how the color of food can psyche you out.
The Peloton Effect
That’s what I’m calling it these days. I’ve lost a few lbs and dropped a clothing size since I started taking Peloton spin classes. I’m in that weird place where I have a feeling I’ll be losing a few more pounds, so I don’t want to buy too many clothes. I just exchanged some pants I had purchased for spring at Talbots, for the next size down. I’m not wearing any of my recent spring clothing purchases until I absolutely have to, just in case the size changes again. In my quest for some new jeans, I’ve been scoping out the end of season sales. I didn’t find jeans but I did find a coat I’ve been wanting.
Winter Coat for Next Year
If you need a winter coat for next year, this is the time to shop. They are all on sale! I don’t know what it is about a white coat with a fur-rimmed hood, but I lovethe look! This one is also available in a more practical navy color. When I saw that it was almost half-off with the current sale, I decided to get one. The code, “WEEKEND, takes an additional 30% off. You’ll find it here: Winter Down Coat.
One of the first things I noticed and loved is that it doesn’t have all that extra stitching in the body and the arms that creates the puffy look that’s so popular right now. I prefer a smoother look with less stitching and puffs.
It is snuggly warm! I may not wear it much here in the winter, but it will accompany me on my trips to Ohio when I go to visit family. I’d love to take a trip one day to see the Northern Lights. This coat should handle a trip like that with no problem.
After it arrived, I discovered more details that I missed in the description. The hood is sherpa lined, comfy and soft.
The waist is designed where it can be cinched if you want an even more tailored look. Notice the big pocket at the bottom: there’s one of those on both sides. Great place to store away sunglasses, sunscreen, a wallet, etc… You really don’t even need to carry a purse with two of these large pockets on either side of the coat.
I love when a coat has the slit/side pockets so you can easily tuck your hands in, gloved or not gloved.
It’s designed with an inside sleeve that has small slits at the bottom so you can tuck your thumbs in if you wish. The sleeve comes down over your hand if you do that. They really put a lot of thought into this coat. I think you could survive Alaska in this thing! 🙂
Oh, and it has the kind of zipper that zips up from the bottom, as well as the top…so you don’t have to take it off to sit down.
Here’s how it looks in navy, a more practical color than the white. It’s available on sale here: Winter Down Coat.
Has anyone been on a trip to see the Northern Lights? Apparently, you can see them from a lot of different places at the right time of the year. I noticed in some of the articles I was reading, the best place/places to travel to see them, appears to change from year to year.
While in J. Crew yesterday, I tried on this heavyweight peacoat. I didn’t realize it was on sale at the time. I loved the weight of it, it felt like it would last a lifetime. Love the nautical feel of it. You’ll find it HERE. So tempted to go back for it!
Okay, I’m off to clean house and get in a spin class. What do you have planned for your weekend?