Happy Friday! My, did this week whiz by. The weather was chilly, and I mostly hunkered down in the studio, working on the new shop and on freelance projects. Today I took a walk with Emmy and stopped by the post office. More envelopes for the penpal pair-up were filling my box! I’ve also received several emails in the past few days inquiring as to if I am still accepting entries. The short answer is YES. I am more than happy to keep pairing up penpals for as long as people are interested. So, keep ‘em coming, my dears! Here is the link to the original post with instructions on how to join the fun.
I wanted to also mention my thanks for your notes, emails and comments lately. You are such an encouraging bunch, and I am so grateful for the kind words you send my way! I feel so blessed to have readers who are open, warm and uplifting. It’s rare that I get a negative comment, and I mean it when I say the positive ones really make my day.
One more thing before I get to the topic at hand. I was honored this week to have been featured on two wonderful blogs! Kristen of Paper Crave did a lovely write-up on Emmy Lu Design Studio and my new collection of papergoods, and two of my calendars were featured in the part 1 of Holly of Decor8′s annual calendar round-up. Thanks to both ladies for including me!
Now, let’s talk about fall attire. As soon as there was a chill in the air, I was reaching for thermals, vests, light jackets and of course, scarves. I love the cozy layers and general warmth of autumn’s wardrobe. Scarves play a big part in my fall style, and this year, I have three favorites that have been in heavy rotation. My current favorite fall look is tall boots over jeans, with a comfy sweater or sweatshirt, a vest and a scarf to finish things off. Believe it or not, winter is just around the corner here in Minnesota, so I’ll soon be donning heavy coats, mittens and hats. In the meantime, however, it’s scarves, vests and boots for me (that’s one more thing off the fall list, by the way). wear scarves, boots and vests as often as possible
With all of that being said, in just a few days, I ‘ll be trading the scarves, boots, and vests for this…
Warmer temps are calling my name, and come Sunday, I’m leaving on a jet plane with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law to answer the call! Together we will board a ship and cruise on down to the Bahamas where we will enjoy each others company, sip fruity drinks, read books, and stare at the ocean. Believe it or not, I have never been on a cruise before, and neither have they! It will be a first for us all, and an adventure to be sure. I’m looking forward to the time away with these two lovely ladies (though I’ll miss my husband who will be holding down the fort at home), the sunshine and the change of pace. I don’t have any guest writers lined up, so things might be a little quiet around here next week. No promises, but I will be bringing my iPad and might be able to sneak in a post or two. Now, I need to ask any veteran cruisers, is there anything I need to know? Any tips on cruising, excursions, food, or life onboard? Do tell.
Here’s to a lovely Friday, a happy weekend, and a safe and fun Halloween! Be back soon, my dears…
Note: The shirt I am wearing above is the Asymmetic Hooded Jacket from Mystree.