“Gah! It’s hard to face the real world after 5 days of serious quality time with one of your favorite people in the whole wide world! Manicures, The Hunger Games, tacos, photo shoots, shopping and Christmas Ale (and port in front of the fireplace, featured in my photo this week!). It was such a fun, crazy and inspirational week.
The timing couldn’t be better, too. Sometimes the hoildays and travel can suck the energy out of you! And Carla is nothing if not energizing and enthusiastic! I should probably call this Weekly Love Letter to Carla, but I just love that girl and am really grateful for the circumstances that allowed me to meet her! If you’re done gagging now, read on for some great inspiration this week.”
*Speaking of Carla, she showed me these gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. coasters. We both agreed that they were too pretty to actually use though. And while you’re on their site, check out their Gifts for the Foodie section. I’ll take two of everything, please.
*Cuuuute DIY confetti-dipped ornaments.
*What a great twist on hot cocoa! Chinese 5 spice makes a hot cocoa mix extra fancy.
“Just before my trip to Ohio, I was lucky enough to meet some favorite folks at an awesome party at Brit+Co sponsored by Chex! We learned how to make several types of Chex Mix Muddy Buddies, decorate gorgeous tins for gifting and style and photograph food. It was such a fun day (AND I got to meet Brit) and I’m so thankful they asked me along.
How do I even mention my wonderful five days with Alyssa in Ohio? Perfection, basically. I mean, every week’s Love Letter could be about how awesome I think Alyssa is, but I try to contain myself. Just imagine several days of getting to hang out with one of your very favorite people who always laughs with you and inspires you and makes everything fantastic. It was that.”
*I love my friend Lila’s roundup of Happy Mail Happy Hour. It was a great night and it’s not just the stationary exchange that’s rad (and BOY is it RAD)- it’s the opportunity to do something you really love surrounded by awesome women. (Thank you, BP, for your organizational excellence, as always.)
* As you probably have noticed, I DIG monograms. Thinking this was made just for me, then: DIY Monogram Wreath.
* Because I can never quite remember, may I present this guide for remembering how to make someone’s last name plural.
One year ago: Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Squares.