Once Upon a Time / 30

My week mostly consisted of the prettiest sort of chaos- which is to say the work studio has been taken over with hoards of design materials used to make the pieces for an upcoming 2013 collection.   I feel like the luckiest girl ever, and this sneak peek into the colors and textures is why…   I just want to roll around in all that silk and lace and velvet.  But I won’t.  Promise. And did you know that, in addition to design materials, I am kind of obsessive about collecting books.  It’s become a problem in our home because they are everywhere.  Everywhere.  So even though I know I should just let some of them go – pass them along and so on- when I go through them to decide which ones to pack up for a new home, I rarely find any that I’m prepared to let go of.   There’s a psychological issue in there somewhere, I’m sure. Here are some snippets of what’s on our bookshelves…admittedly, most of these are mine.  Sebastian is far more contained. See?  Insanity, but of the happiest kind. Enjoy a creative weekend, friends. Love, Cath

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This…

This is what I feel like doing all day, today. [photo]

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Make / 2

These garlands are great if you are hosting a fun soiree (I don’t think I’ve ever used that word before) or if you just want to brighten up your home and sass things up (I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve used that phrase one time too many) .  They’re easy to make, but might take a little chunk of time and patience that is often helpful when exercizing methodical fine motor skills.  Consider it a meditative DIY. Click here for the full  tassel garland DIY from Linen, Lace and Love.

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About resolutions…

I’ll be straight up with you.  Making (and mind you, keeping) new year’s resolutions is not something I’ve ever really actively chosen to do.  For the past several years, all I’ve wanted to achieve is more calm in my life.  And, looking back, I can see its progression (thankfully).  So I’m sticking with that, I think. That said, I do like listing out goals, wishes, hopes… that sort of thing.  And so my journals are generally packed with more practical stuff like, “Hire a marketing team.” (in process!) and, “House remodel list” (baby steps).  But in between those pages, packed in deep, embedded, feverishly scrawled is where all else dwells.  These are my wishes (and in a way, resolutions, I guess.)  Held sacred, wild, free. Then I came across the To Resolve Project and thought these were a happy middle ground… That will do. [To Resolve Project]

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Ah… Mexican Honey Puffs

Wha??!!  These Mexican Honey Puffs are like a more sophisticated version of Dunkin’ Donuts’ munchkins.  Oh, I miss Dunkin’ Donuts.  I’ll have to hit it up when I travel back east in the springtime. [Recipe]

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Packaging

If I could manage, I would have a bubble bath daily.   Instead I enjoy a nice hot shower while breathing deep deep deep.  But seeing this Lollia Wish sugared pastille bubble bath really sort of begs me to run a bath and shut out all things for just a little while. Or I’m just as happy admiring the packaging.

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