Greetings everyone! Just a quick post to say Happy Holidays to all. Chad and I are camped out in our little cottage. Now that the leaves have fallen from the trees we have an amazing view of the river. We brought the cat with us for the week — his first non-city trip — and he seems pleased as punch, purring up a storm. (We never did get that Ikea litter box, but rather, the smallest one we saw at PetCo.) I’m baking cookies to share with our helpful neighbors who kindly plowed our driveway. I just made the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ever, and oh my God! The hype is true. With swollen feet and achy hands (I think I’m having pregnancy carpal tunnel), I am so thankful to be taking it easy this week. We’re gonna have some friends over on Saturday for an After-Mas party. I’ll be sure to sure to share any bright tips that come up between now and then. (Which reminds me — does anyone know how to make a solid block of brown sugar soft again?).
I hope you’re all having a wonderful, stress-free holiday. See you in couple of days! — Angela M.
P.S. On our mantle: Birch tubes left over from our wedding, updated for the holidays. The sweet woodcarving Chad commissioned of the two of us. Vases from my grandmother’s house, and yes, a couple of stocking holders from Target.