Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blanket

As it turns out Michael Jackson is not the only one with a child named Blanket.  I now have one, too.  Only mine really is a blanket.  But I'm still thinking of it kind of like my child and have not left it unattended since it arrived last week.  You know - a similar set up to the high school kids who have to look after an egg like their baby and not let it smash.  Only I'm not giving this one back to my bio, er, home economics teacher.

Disclaimer:  I have no excuse for my rambling except I may or may not have eaten approximately 20 (okay probably more) sour gummy cherry coke bottles prior to typing this post.  Oh, and I'm deliriously in love with my blanket, too - rendering me unable to think or speak coherently.  

Examine it for yourselves, but exercise caution if you are in the work environment as you may find yourself incapable of performing employment duties such as articulating thoughts, forming sentences and/or completing simple tasks upon viewing.

It came along to Palm Springs
and was very well-behaved in the car.
Sometimes it rested on the desk
other times opting for quiet time on the deck lounge off our room.
It also may have played part in a ridic outfit post I can't wait to share next week.

Talk about an item exceeding your expectations.  When I first saw the blanket in the Roots Spring Campaign I took to the phone lines and tracked this mother down thinking it may not be as good in person.  Nothing like being wrong and loving every minute of it.  When I removed the blanket from the box even my mom gasped.  Sign of a family heirloom...hope my niece retains a bit of the hippie as she gets older :)

ps-have you checked out the facebook page I put up for the blog?  if not, be sure to stop by and examine the picture of the chef, the blanket and a crystal he found at the hotel.  secure depends prior to arrival.  just saying.

66 comments:

Tonya said...

I love that blanket!! Navajo print is amazing :)

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this free bird said...

it is totally pee pants amazing, isn't it?? okay you just said that. minus the pee, of course :)

Katie said...

Um, it looks amazing. And I can think of about 5 places in my house it would look amazing. Like on the couch (when I'm laying on it), or in the chair (when I'm sitting in it) or on the bed (when I'm napping in it). Hmm. A theme...

Josie said...

Yesss, the Navajo Blanket! I'm obsessed. This is so YOU, Carrie, I swear. It's gorgeous and goes with everything and looks good EVERYWHERE. On second thought, maybe it actually IS you in a blanket form?
xo Josie
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Miss Caitlin S. said...

few things are better than a good blanket!! I so hear you, LOVEEEEEE. Also, the last picture is kinda amazing and you look like you're in Dances with Wolves, I can't wait to see the photo shoot!

this free bird said...

Josie - I think you have possibly described it. Perhaps I am one with the blanket??

Katie - do you neeeed the details?

Caitlin - I'm still pulling the pictures but hoping it will come together and really show the outfit. It was one of my faves!

TheChambrayCountess said...

That is freakin' sweet! It is even better than I had anticipated from your initial post about the Roots ad!

Marcela said...

Yay to the blanket! Its gorgeous! Its just totally you. Cheers!

Btw I like you page already and I erm.. like it :D

Have a lovely day sweetie!

xx
M.

everyone calls me bon bon said...

What a fabulous and beautiful blanket! I can see why you're excited:-) xoxo

My Heart Blogged said...

I love your blanket. It's a beautiful addition to your family.
My Heart Blogged

Taylor said...

I love that blanket! It reminds me of Pendleton and it will indeed make a great heirloom. It seems like you had a ton of fun on your trip from what I read on Twitter which makes me really want to go to Palm Springs even more than I already did- I've only driven through.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

A blanket named blanket. This is why I visit your blog - you have the coolest things are too freaking funny!

I just fanned you and added you as a favorite page to my page. Come on over when you'd like!


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Chic 'n Cheap Living

Krystal said...

It is quite an amazing blanket lady! I concur!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Had no idea that Michael Jackson had a child named Blanket. That is why I love reading blogs; I learn alot. Must confess that blanket looks wonderfully warm and vibrant, happy colours, too.

Collette Osuna said...

Gorgeous blanket.....a definite "keeper"...cant wait to see the outfit post!!!!

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She Wore It Well said...

yes i love it!! and it looks warm too woohooo

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Styles 'n Cream said...

What a gorgeous Navajo blanket! I think it's a keeper. Enjoy it!

RosaLovesDC said...

You are too funny. I love the Navajo print though.

Debby said...

Carrie, you crack me up! xo

LyddieGal said...

It's always a good sign when your mom likes something as much as you do - and you won't have to worry about her trying to steal it either - so bonus.

She's really beautiful!

Cool Gal said...

Wow, is that beautiful?

Just please don't start screaming in the car to Chef if you ever forget it. LOL...my son used to do this all the time when he was little. I'd find myself turning around and going back to get it just to quiet him down (I got really good at making sure the "snugie" was ready to go even if I never seemed to be.). It did, ya know. I hope you find much comfort in your beauty.

Ah, yes, the MikWright card. Their stuff is so dang funny!

Smiles!

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha loooove it!!!!! :D
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KatiePerk said...

Sooo pretty!!

Julie and Lauren said...

Love snuggling up to a navajo blanket. Very Ralph Lauren!

Leah said...

Yey, you got your blanket! Looks cozy. I love the Navajo style that roots has going on.

xo L.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! Carrie stop tormenting me with fabulous finds like this! Ohmigosh that is the material form of you reincarnated - no joke. I just love it!! :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

well. it IS completely gorgeous!

Priscila Peters said...

I like the blanket pattern. You always have nice photos.

Marie a la Mode said...

It's definitely something you'll want to pass down to your grandkids. (If you want kids that is!)It's gorgeous!

PursuitOfLLT said...

if ever a blanket was made for you, this is it! did roots track down your blog and custom design this?!

i love this so much! and family heirloom for sure!

Valerie said...

This blanket is so "you" carrie! I love it. The picture of the chef wrapped in it on your facebook is priceless. Thank goodness you were able to track this down!

Courtney Erin said...

That blanket is so much more stylish than my leopard print snuggie which also travels with me!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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The Suburb Experiment said...

That blanket is really pretty! And you've given me a major craving for cherry coke gummy candy. Hmmmm. I may have to go track some down now.

Kayla said...

That blanket is awesome. Total side note - when I had to carry an egg as a baby in high school mine fell off the football bleachers. Needless to say I still don't have kids. Perhaps I should look into a blanket baby.

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la petite coquine said...

You were right-I could not produce sentences. This is AMAZING, and bound to be a family heirloom!

Fé... said...

OMG, I was so surprised, I thought you really named a kid Blanket. Don't you think it's a little mean for the kid. I surely wouldn't want to be called blanket :p Thank God it's a real Blanket you're naming. It's a beautiful one btw, I'm loving the bright colors!

Alicia said...

This blankey is SO you!!! Love the bright colors :)

Alicia said...

haha, meant to type blanket* :)

Kimbirdy said...

it's gorgeous and you TOTALLY belong in the roots' spring catalogue!

Claire Kiefer said...

That's one impressive blanket. I love how big it is and those colors. Spectacular! And seriously makes me want to be curled up on my couch with a blanket right now instead of typing at my desk in my office. Blech.

Rachel from Love a la mode said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got it! It does look absolutely cozy... almost makes me wish it was cold again instead of 86 out... ha.
Bisous,
Rachel
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indie.electronic.alternative. said...

this was hilarious. and now i feel like i need more blanket in my life.
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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Love it! It looks so cozy and so you...

P.S. Saw the picture of the chef...pretty much amazing. xo

this free bird said...

Oh Nicole. He's pretty much lost it.

Catita said...

I must say that is one blanket with style! It looks more like a poncho too than a blanket!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I have 3 kids named Blanket. 3. And I birthed them at a very young age (like maybe 5). I love them and sleep with them constantly. Just found your blog and loved what you wrote as a comment on someone's page "I don't care about the holiday, or all the people drinking green beer and barfing it up in the gutter"... or something like that... but it made me laugh out loud because I feel the exact. same. way. ha! Glad I found your blog!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Girlfriend, First I thought I wanted to share closets, now I want to share everything! ;) The blanket is insane! Love, love, love! And it just fits you so amazingly well. Every night you will find me cozied up in my heirloom quilts - there is nothing quite like it. You wear it well. xo Samantha
ps. Are you venturing to the Long Beach Flea on Sunday?

Venus In Virgo said...

I love this blanket! Makes a wonderful heirloom and has a fabulous native print XOXO

Diana Mieczan said...

Its a really beautiful blanket, sweetie. I adore the colours and the pattern:) Enjoy your Thursday
Kisses

drollgirl said...

do you realize that i am working in an art gallery that is approximately SIXTY DEGREES as i read all about your fabulous blanket! you cruel cruel bird!

this free bird said...

caw caw caw!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!

alli/hooray said...

Oh my gosh, this is the perfect blanket! I am in love now. trying to find it on their site...

t said...

Cute post!

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this free bird said...

Alli I just listed the details over on the blog fb page. link is just above. xo

Amber's Notebook said...

um wow that blanket is amazing!! And I love the post xoxo
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Jess said...

hahaha you sure know how to make me laugh! This blanket really is beautiful though - love the colors!

ash said...

:D
there's this big smile on my face while reading this post, I don't know why but this post make me happy :)

Beautiful blanket, I think I can feel the magic ^^

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I want it, it's so perfect and lovely. And I don't even judge you for carrying it around and posing it places and then blogging about it because I would do the exact same thing because it;s just that good!

xo, Ashley

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Hahah I imagine you putting more coke bottles in your mouth 3 at a time as you were typing that... am I right?

The blanket's magical!
xx Cristina

this free bird said...

HAHAHAHA Ashley!! It's totally my new accessory. Better than any handbag. I wanted to take it out for dinner, but the Chef drew the line. Such a jammer.

And Christina - you are very accurate...um are you spying on me through an open window. nom nom nom halp!

Jamie said...

Ok, multiple comments to make today:
1.) LOVE the denim jacket! 2.) LOVE the blanket! 3.) Yay for the Chef's restaurant! 4.) Hilarious that your dad is the original cat whisperer! 5.) glad you had fun in Palm Springs!! (I SOO need a mini break!!!)

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Lori said...

Love it Carrie ~ but then everything by Roots is usually fantastic!

Ashleigh said...

hahahahahaha and this is why I love you Carrie!!
My mom & I have this silly thing...when one of us buys something awesome the other one says 'I get it when you die' - if I was your niece I would totally say that!

Annie said...

I just love it. I wish I had one right now. So beautiful and comfy!!
p.s. I'm looking forward to catching up on your posts..I just got back from visiting the fam in FL and now we're off to see friends and the in laws in NY!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i'd bring that blanket everywhere too, if i had one!

SoapyMermaid said...

this blanket is wondeful : the pattern, the colours, the fabric...

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