I’m Obsessed With ____.

I’ve always been a bit of a drama queen (secretary of my high school’s Thespian Society*, 1999 Female Actor of the Year**), so it’s no surprise I tend to make sweeping statements about how in love I am with this and that.

Recently, I find myself “obsessed” with everyhing from local pastries, to blogs, to my friends’ babies, to pretty dresses.  So, starting today, Monday is I’m Obsessed with ____ Day.

Get ready to share my obsessions.

1. This little Beatles onesie sent from the US of A by my friend Lissie.  Mini Dwight is going to be a rock ‘n’ roller just like his daddy.

2. These wedding photos taken by my friend Anna.

3. This song by Kenny Loggins, which always makes me cry, and especially now.  “Think I’m gonna have a son…”

Kenny, stop it.  You’re killing me.

4. Pinterest.com, which lets you curate little collections of things you love by grabbing images from the internet and ‘pinning’ them on your boards.  This is one I made of lovely home decor, but I’ve also got boards of baby things I love, and food I must make.

You should sign up so I can stalk you and steal your style.

5. My smeg fridge.  How my landlord knew this was my dream fridge, I do not know, but when we asked him to get us a fridge before we moved in, I sure enough didn’t think it would be this little beauty.  Retro and baby blue, just like my kitchenwares.  I love it (even if the freezer latch is broken and I have to secure it with a clothes pin).

6. These state-shaped baby teethers from Little Sapling Toys. They’re making me a North Carolina!

7.  I’ve done my research, and this is the one for me.  I dream about this camera day and night, and every little extra penny I have is carefully allocated to my special camera savings account.

8.  This minidress – and everything else – from Loyale Clothing.  I met the designer/owner, Jenny, when I sold her some chairs on Craigslist last year.  She makes beautiful clothes from organic and eco-friendly materials.  Plus she’s lovely, which just makes it better.

9. Lots……and lots…

…of cushions.

(bottom two photos from re-nest.com and christinalundsteen.com, respectively)

Which brings me to my final obsession of the week…

10.  I’ve been chewing Simon’s ear off about a sewing machine since we got to England last December.  I left my little baby in North Carolina, thinking I’d just pick up a cheapie once we got here.  Little did I know they’re freaking expensive in this country.  Except a friend just offered me one she’s not using for free, and I’m not kidding you, I’ve been on the verge of tears of gratitude.

I haven’t picked it up yet, but soon and very soon, I’ll be fashioning cushions of my very own.

*Me?  Secretary?  As in writing things down and keeping notes organized?  What where they thinking?

**That’s right – Female Actor.  Not Actress.  My Drama teacher was the first feminist I ever met, and she was the talk of our sleepy town.

Author: Faith

Faith Dwight is a photographer and a writer. She is a Southern American girl living just north of London with her British husband, Simon and their two halfling sons.

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