Okay, I’m ‘fessing up. I got sucked into the Pinterest vortex and I got a little distracted. So please come back tomorrow for another installment of the Pinterest Therapy Sessions.
For now, though, here’s a thought-provoking Fall question:
What should you never, ever say to a woman, any woman, in the Fall?
As it turns out, Anonymous Hubby can answer that one.
You see, one fine Fall day a few years ago, I sashayed in wearing the perfect, Polyvore-worthy Fall outfit. We’re talking burnt orange velvety blazer with a v-neck contrasting orange shirt. It could be described as “Fall-Tastic” if in fact such a word existed.
Anonymous Hubby (in his pre-Hubby days) saw me and uttered the most ill-considered words to ever come from his mouth:
“You look pumpkin-y today”
Thus, you have the answer to my question above.
And so began a brutal cross-examination of Anonymous Hubby, wherein he awkwardly attempted to explain how comparing a woman to a round, plump gourd could be construed as a compliment. And as time would tell, he did mean it in an innocent “You look pumpkin-y, I want you to be my wife” kind of way.
So the velvety burnt orange blazer still looks kicky – just at the back of my closet. And Anonymous Hubby now chooses his adjectives more carefully when remarking on my appearance.
But, as a general rule, one should never, ever describe someone as looking “pumpkin-y”, even if they do bear some resemblance to a plump gourd.
Of course, there is an exception to every rule. Infants, naturally, are the exception to most every rule known to man.
Pumpkin-y babies are fall-tastic spectacles (as evidenced by the above photo.) If you ever need a pick-me-up, just do a pinterest search for infant Halloween costumes – trust me on this one!
Anyway, pumpkin-y babies are not the only “fall-tastic” things I’ve found on Pinterest lately. Here are a few more:
- Burlap wreaths are raging on Pinterest now. And bonus, they’re apparently easy to make. Like so easy, a DIY-challenged person like myself could make one.
- Velvet throw pillows in dark jewel tones – I must have them…..If I’m indoors all the time and curled up on the sofa or chaise, I want to be comfy, darn it!
- Pumpkin Chili – yes, there is such a thing and there are recipes for it galore on Pinterest. Though I’m usually up for pumpkin-anything, even I’m a little skeptical of this. I’m putting it in the “too risky to make at home, but I’ll spring for a cup of it at a restaurant” category.
The Pinterest Therapy Sessions will be back tomorrow. Click here to catch up on the latest in that series.
Have you come across anything “Fall-tastic” lately?