285: way too many meringues and pictures of me

Hey.

I am sitting on the couch eating meringue cookies, pure sugar puffs. There are  crumbs tumbling onto my huge black sweatshirt. I'm freshly showered and all cozy in my pink sweatpants.  Ready to hang out. Wanna hang out?

So, it's the middle of December. Holiday time.

The tree went up last night:

 

And the cats wanted to take it right down.

They lurked and lunged.

At one point, they were both reaching up the base of the tree and then Cat Wrestling ensued. Cats are so silly.

We have a tree up at Yummy Goods (the shop), too. I want a pink tree for next year. (Or white. No, pink. Maybe both.) And next year it will have  a bunch of handmade ornaments on it. That's the plan, anyways.

Last Sunday there was this wacky snowfall- the snowflakes were falling in giant fluffy clusters. The pictures don't do it justice, but I want to show you anyways:

I've never seen snow like that. Like millions of little cotton balls falling from the sky.

I was at the shop and had to run outside with the camera. Everyone who walked by me got an earful of "Oh, my God! Can you believe it? Have you ever seen snow like this!?? Isn't it so pretty? Isn't it magical??"

Back in the shop it was feeling cozy and festive as we readied for the Open House, which was Friday.

I was so suprised at how well the Open House was attended! Seriously, I expected, like, five people to show up! But it was packed for two hours straight, which was awesome.

I'm starting to really feel the community supporting our little shop. People are spreading the word for us and bringing in friends. It's heartwarming.

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I ate too many meringues.

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I have a whole studio 'before and after' post in the works, but I do want to show a little bit tonight.

To go along with the magazine feature, I needed to send a shot of me in the space.  Luckily, Madelyn visited the day I was shooting, so I handed her the camera.

I was feeling kind of weird and off that day, so getting a good picture of me was tough!

Me being awkward and silly:

(Since I know you are going to ask, those Sugar Snap dresses hanging in the window were made by my friend Katie for her girls. Yes, I will probably carry something like them in the shop this summer.)

I actually love this one and considered using it for the magazine:

 

I like this one, too:

Thanks, Maddie:

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In other news, all I want to do lately is take hot showers and watch House reruns.

What are you up to?

xo, m