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Any guesses?



How about now?




Oh, yes I did.


(Except there is no way anyone is DRINKING/EATING/CRYING in it’s presence. See how concerned Charlotte looks?)

Yes folks, after five years and wanting, waiting, lusting…. I bought myself the H blanket.

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It was a big moment.  After landing the BH&G cover  (check out my post on their blog today) and the whole book deal thing, I said I was going to get myself something absolutely ridiculous in celebration.  Even Andrew supported such fiscal irresponsibility.  So when I figured there was no way I could afford the Celine bag I wanted, I knew what that would be.

So last week after work I met Andrew and in we went to Hermes.  I made a beeline to the one I wanted (black and ecru) and picked it up.  It’s absurd, the thing is just wool.  But it is SO GOOD.  I looked at the price tag again and said to Andrew “I can’t.  It’s too much.” And that sweet fella said “You are getting it. Now. You deserve this.”

And so I did.  Thinking, well, if I get home and freak my face off, I can always return it. we got back to the house and Andrew yells from the kitchen “I’m gonna recycle this box right?” I don’t think I’ve ever made it into the kitchen from the sofa faster. “Are you INSANE???” I yelled?   Half the fun is that huge orange box!!!!” Men.

But as most huge, huge purchases (and haircuts) go- this magical thing did not change my life or make me a better person.  It’s just a blanket. A very expensive blanket.  I checked the receipt to see how many days I had to return it… only to see NO REFUNDS. So there you have it, it’s mine.

I don’t want to put it on the sofa because my dirty little monsters will probably chew a bone on it and then barf all over it.  So I folded on my favorite chair in the corner and you know what- it totally elevates the space. And when I walk into the room it makes me fell happy and reminds me of how hard I’ve worked to have it.  The past 12 months have been full of milestones and now I have something to mark it I’ll hang onto forever. Take that, guilty conscience.

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