This week has just flown by. Seriously, where are the elves when you need them?!
I spent most of my week prepping for the holiday workshop at Anthropologie last night, which was a lot of fun. I had all kinds of wonderful greenery flown in from the Pacific Northwest, decidedly better than what I can get here in New Orleans, and everyone made a wreath to take home.
It's a simple idea, but I think one of my favorite parts about doing these workshops, aside from meeting new people, is seeing what creative interpretations emerge from the same basic supplies. I always end up learning something or walking away with a fresh perspective, or just feeling creatively recharged. Holiday spirit + creative energy = 4 cups of coffee.
But today, it's back to the real world where dozens of eggs await transformation for Easter, it being spring in the magazine world. I need to finish decorating my Christmas tree and utilize the bounty of greenery I have left over, start working out my Christmas baking, make liqueurs...hey, none of that sounds bad! It's going to be a good weekend after all. Who needs elves anyway?
But before I get started, here are a few things from around the web that have inspired me this week.
I think we can all agree that Nelson Mandela's passing leaves a hole in this world, but his words and deeds stay with us.
It's been a blue Christmas so far with 100 Christmas Blues.
Why didn't I think of this?! A DIY for an etched snow globe.
Bacon jam. This just needs to be made, right?
I love the presentation on these little orange cakes.
Have a wonderful weekend. I'll see you here next week.