Sunday, January 1, 2012

Random Weekend Thoughts

"I mean yes, we're sinking. But the music is exceptional."
- Austin Kleon


I've never made French toast so when Jeff said he wanted it for breakfast, I decided to give it a whirl for New Years Day. It was the worst meal I've ever made.  I let the bread soak too long and I burnt the sausage - both were overcooked on the outside and undercooked on the inside. I actually cried at the table.  I hope we don't become ill with a combo bout of salmonella/trichinosis.  But doesn't the table look pretty (wink)?   

I think we'll go out for lunch. But for now I'm all cozy on the sofa, candles lit, watching the movie, Never Let Me Go (so depressing but great acting and cinematography). How are you spending your first day of 2012?   

One thing I wanted to share with y'all is my new-found love for Toms shoes.  I didn't love their shoes at first but they grew on me.  A few months ago I went to Nordstrom to buy Stella a pair of red canvas ones but since she was with me, walked out with pink sparkly ones instead. The very first day she wore them, I was disappointed that the material was so thin they wore away at the toes.
Oh, well, I thought.  Until yesterday when I found myself walking through the children's shoe department at Nordstrom again.  Luckily, Stella was wearing her shabby pink Toms because a sales associate stopped me and asked if I had purchased her shoes there.  Toms put out a recall on them since they didn't wear well.  Right then and there we switched out her shoes for the new pink glitter version (below) for free.  Have you ever heard of such? Toms could have easily just handled the disgruntled customers who contacted them - but instead put out a recall offering to replace them for all.  I am SO impressed and will go back to buy Stella and myself the red canvas ones.  I love good customer service but I really love a company that does the right thing when they don't necessarily have to.  




The enchanted home said...
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The enchanted home said...

You had me laughing..who hasn't had their own little "meal catastrophe" I have had many, trust me! Including when we were first married, not having ever really cooked, I made a "chicken" for my husbands then important foodie/client, who proclaimed he had never seen such a huge roasted chicken, turns out it was a turkey...we still 25 years later laugh about that one!
Go have a nice lunch, have a glass of wine, and laugh at it.....all you can do, its french taste and in the scheme of things its me its pretty easy, just practice once alone:)
Wishing you all of lifes best in 2012!

Nancy Elizabeth Carey said...

my daughter bought a pair in august and you would think she's had them for years...the same problem..toes and they didn't wear well. I couldn't find anything on the recall I bought hers at wholefoods? any ideas?

Farmchick said...

So nice to hear that the company is doing the right thing.

Town and Country Gals said...

We've all been there! Next time will be better! To bad doing the right thing is not done more often!
Hope you are having a wonderful New Years!

Tessa said...

too funny! i make andrew a soft boiled egg almost every single morning of the year and occasionally i completely under cook it. i stare at it all befuddled and blame it on the egg. so blame it on the eggs!!

when you get your trader joe's you must make a beeline to the cilantro and jalapeno hummus. you will thank me. it's highly addictive!

happy 2012, sweet girl!!
xo, tessa

Tessa said...

my favorite recipe for french toast. make it the night before and put in fridge. your hubby will be happy!

JMW said...

What a beautiful setting - I've never attempted French toast. Maybe in 2012...that's awesome about the Toms shoes. I've wanted a pair for a while now, but always wondered about how well they wore. Great to hear that not only do they promote a great cause, but good customer service as well. Again, Happy New Year to you!

Prep International said...

wow ! that was really nice of them :) love the shoes. However, they don't look that good on me. I'll probably have to give them another try:)