We’ve been working on filling our empty walls with art for months now. Easier said than done is how I feel about that task. We’ve been collecting, framing, sorting and rearranging for a while now and finally last night we committed to what you see up there. Come sun rise and we aren’t quite sure that’s the direction we were meaning to go in, but I must say, I am absolutely in love with that watercolor by Brooklyn artist Tipi Thieves. It was a Christmas gift from Anthony. I’ll take better photos and share them with you in the following week, but for now, I’ve got to pack. We’re heading to Los Angeles for a bit of work/play. See you soon.
Today I had the best little BLT I think I’ve ever had in my life! Like, so good I had to take photos and blog about it. Yeah, that good! What was so great about this BLT you ask? Well, instead of using those boring slices of tomato you see up above, I replaced them with a tomato jam that our friend made us for Christmas. Brent made his own version of Hillbilly Tea’s tomato jam and it is crazy good! Here’s to amazing lunches courtesy of talented friends!
Things have slowed down around these parts. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season are behind us making way for a new year full of plans and projects. Anthony’s recruited me to assist with his winter project, restoring his 1970 Ducati Mark 3D. I’m documenting the rebuild. I’ll share more as the project unfolds.
Those who know me best know that I am not a fan of tattoos. Sure, I can appreciate a thoughtful tattoo, but I could never commit to a tattoo for myself. They’re too permanent for me. If I’ve learned anything over the years it’s that my sense of style is constantly changing. What I like today, I will certainly not like ten years from now. That’s why I’m a fan of Tattly. They offer up high quality, well designed temporary tattoos. New to the collection is a set of friendship bracelet tattoos that come in a set of two- one for you and one for your best bud. These bracelets remind me of all the beautiful friendship bracelets Leah made me. Maybe I’ll return the love with a set of these!
Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope your holiday was everything you’d hoped it would be. I’ve been enjoying time with family and I’m back home now trying to get rid of a nasty cold. I thought I would share some photos from our little Christmas before the new year is here and Christmas is old news! Anthony and I exchanged gifts late in the evening after our cookie exchange. Anthony got me everything I’d asked for and then some. That cute little tipi necklace was picked out by him… so sweet! Sandy Paws brought Diego a chimney filled with stuffed reindeer! He was a happy boy, to say the least! I surprised Anthony with a watch. It’s hard to get anything past him, but with the help of my mom and her PayPal account, I was able to sneak in this gift!
I guess you could say we ended the year on a good note. 2012 was full of family, friends and plenty of adventures. I’m looking forward to the new year. We’ve got lots of fun things planned, and big news to share, but I’ll save that for another time… Until then, Happy New Year!
This evening Anthony and I hosted a cookie exchange. For those of you that don’t know, a cookie exchange is basically an excuse to bake cookies, hang out with your very best friends and eat said cookies… I highly recommend having one! We started the night with some Christmas trivia. I picked harder questions because it’s always fun to hear what people put for answers- this group did not disappoint! After trivia, we voted on our favorite cookies! We voted on the most creative cookie, best tasting, most festive and best effort (aka worst cookie). Anthony took home tastiest cookie with his toblerone cookies- they were an all around favorite. I won most festive with my molasses cookies. It was a no-brainer that Brent take home the prize for most creative with his banana whoopie pies with nutella cream…. they tasted just as good as they sound! It was very difficult to choose a best effort winner as all the cookies tasted so good. In the end we gave the prize to absentee submission reese’s cup bars, which were my moms. Sorry Ma (I didn’t vote for you, fyi!)! We later added the category, Diego’s favorite. We lined up one of each cookie and whichever cookie he ate first was declared the winner. Diego chose my mom’s bar! We all had a good laugh about that!
Thanks again to the gang for making the first annual Creek cookie exchange such a success! We look forward to doing it again!!