The treasure map to my slapper of gold

I walked into the kithen the other morning and found this treasure map on the fridge:



"A cruncher like this would be too BOLD, but seek and ye may find a slapper of GOLD!"

At first I thought it was a little treaure hunt/ game that my husband had made for the kids. But then I read it again...  I call the 3-hole punch in our office the "cruncher:"



And so I realized that "slapper" must mean stapler...

And I had just seen the prettiest stapler EVAAA when we were at Pottery Barn...

So I followed to the end of the map...


I saw the drawing of the banana peel & had no idea what that meant  (He just told me that it was a chandelier)
wups!

... but I recoginzed the shelf with binders & boxes and glasss jugs on it as the one from the
back office:

{See the shelf all the way to the right?}

And I ran down there and on top of the shelf where X had marked the spot, there was the beautiful brass stapler that I'd been eyeing!!
eeeeeeeek!!

Here's a quick pic I snapped of it:

{The "slapper" of gold i.e. a brass stapler from Pottery Barn}

I love it!! 

 I'm not five years old any more, but my husband understands that I still get excited about things like a five year-old.  
...and that makes me really happy.


xoxo, Lauren

ps- I love that he thinks that a brass crucher (3 hold punch) would be too "bold" ...  I think he's right ;) ;)

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25 comments:

Jamie Evelyn said...

haha! this is the cutest thing ever!

A Perfect Gray said...

i think i love your husband.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

THAT is quite adorable. Great man ya got there!


And dayum....gorgeous 'slapper'!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

That is SO cool!

Dana Frieling said...

Precious! He scored major points!

Maria Matiopoulou said...

This is amazing! A treasure map that leads to this supercute stapler!

Maria
http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

Jen said...

What a sweetie! It's the little things.

kayce hughes said...

I love that!

Marissa@ohhhsolovely said...

that is one very nice stapler & what a sweet way for your hubby to give it to ya!

http://ohhhsolovely.blogspot.com/

Diane said...

He's a keeper!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

thats way too cute!

BaileyWife said...

Brilliant! I know...its the little things in life that are actually the Biggest!

Lane McNab said...

Adorable! You can tell your husband totally "gets" you.

-Lane
www.urbanorchardinteriors.com

Wendy said...

How sweet is that?

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

Hah so much fun! I am totally into little gifts. Ridiculous levels of excitement! And that stapler looks perfectly Lauren Liess in my opinion!
xoAmy

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

That is just too sweet.
Treasure hunts are the best, aren't they?

EDYTA & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Ok,, so I'm totally coming over and we are playing these games! I also love games like this. How precious!! Love it! Enjoy your fab stapler :)))

~E

Jennifer said...

That is the cutest thing ever! Love it!!

Maria Killam said...

I love the way your mind works :) Maria

Windlost said...

god, dave is simply perfect. so are your boys and that stapler. what a lovely poetic ability he has...a gem he is!

where o where did you get those office shelves? i need something similar for basement storage. let me guess - a store we don't have in canada...

xox terri

Windlost said...

oh, and i LOVE the fact that you have a chalkboard fridge. you are the best mum.

xo

Lauren said...

hey Terri!-- They're from West Elm!!
xoxo :)

Tamsyn said...

That is so seriously cute!! Your husband and kids are adorable :)

Vero said...

Lauren, you are so talented! And you have a beautiful family! I want to also congratulate you on the arrival of your third son. I enjoy reading your blog and hope someday I dare to paint my white fridge like yours :)

crisangsteninteriors.com said...

What a creative hubby! And a beautiful slapper! *eyes her old-school-style stapler sideways for a moment*