Since we began college football season last week, I decided to do an orange edition of Tuesday Ten. For those of you who don't know, I went to college at Oklahoma State University. Our school colors are orange and black which worked out for me because I've always loved orange. These are just a few of the things I have around the house and I plan on adding more (I'm thinking the kids need an orange dresser in their orange and blue room). In no particular order, here it goes:
1.} This little guy's name is Orville. Although my husband disagrees, I think garden gnomes are cute. One year Sam surprised me with Orville for Christmas and he's greeted our guests every since. He's pretty faded, but spending all day every day in the sun can do that to you. (There is a girl version of Orville, but so far I've been unsuccessful in convincing Sam he needs a girlfriend.)
2.} Thanks to her Aunt Moo who ordered it as soon as we found out we were having a girl, Aubrey's first bow was orange. It's one of the things that resides in her box now.
3.} When I graduated from high school (10 years ago!), I received an orange blanket as a gift. I still use that blanket daily. Rufus loves this blanket because he knows that he's likely to get invited to sit on my lap when I'm using it (I'm a mean dog momma and only let the dogs on the furniture when they're invited up :).
4.} Orange Tom's, enough said.
5.} My bestie makes awesome feathered headbands. She's given me a few, but my favorite is this orange and black one.
6.} One day I went to my grandma's house for lunch. She was serving mashed potatoes in an orange Fiesta bowl (one she's had for a LONG time). I told her I liked the color of the bowl and that I wished Fiesta still made stuff in that color (their new orange is more of a tangerine color). When we were leaving she handed me the bowl and told me to enjoy.
7.} I conquered my fear of dyeing clothes when I colored these onesies (that I then freezer paper stenciled).
8.} Last year my sweet husband went with me to a craft show where he bought me an orange scarf (if that's not true love, I don't know what is :).
9.} Back when we were in college, before we got married, my husband bought me a water bottle. It was super sweet because he was just walking across campus, saw some people selling them, and decided to buy me one (even though they cost $10 which he thought was a lot). I love this bottle and still use it.
10.} In true school spirit fashion, I painted my toenails orange. I didn't think much about it (I do still live in Stillwater) until I went to the fertility specialist last week. They are located at the other university in Oklahoma and the doctor who was covering that day's patients made a comment about my toes (my normal doctor got his undergrad at OSU, so he would have approved). (Please ignore the awesome tan lines I got when we floated the river last weekend :)
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