I'm really looking forward to getting some better weather. This weekend is predicted to be in the 50's, which may as well be the 80's relatively speaking. Today was gloomy and grey but we made a point of getting a whole lotta stuff done. Including shipping a ton of boxes. It felt great to come home from the post office and the only thing left on the work table was a stack of invoices marked "shipped". I shared the above photo on Instagram today. The house gets turned upside down when we are packing up orders. This here is a little stack that's just about to get wrapped in pink paper. Notice Jack, our shipping department manager. He seems to be taking a cuddle break while simultaneously keeping a watchful eye on our progress. Oh, and that's our new chair...Jack likes to wedge himself between the new chair and the wall. I'll make sure to blog room pics once we finish it all. At present it is crazy. Our new couch arrived and we've got it all set up behind our current couch...like it's the understudy...or the next batter up at bat. And there is also an elliptical crowded back there too. We're all class over here.
We always try to throw a little edible treat in each box we ship out. That way we can brighten up more than one of your senses. These new gold foil wrapped white chocolate truffles might become a pretty regular inclusion...if me and Aaron can keep our hands off them!
We love getting orders for our Cookies sign...totally a fave of ours.
When not working on orders we are either cooking or baking. This is one of our favorite muffin recipes...Double Berry Whole Wheat Good Morning Muffins. And they're not just for morning...when you're eating one close to bedtime...to make it legit, all you have to do is take a bite and say "oh, good morning."
The kitchen is slowly but surely coming together. We hung our Stainless Shelves on the black wall and love them!
Out of any new kitchen purchases, our classic spice jars are getting the most daily use. We go for non frilly types of things when it comes to kitchen implements. We really like the simplicity of these jars. We pretty much can tell all of our spices by sight, but you never want to mix up garam masala and pumpkin pie spice...which are super similar looking...so we've got tiny labels on the bottoms of some of the jars.
And I shared this little cabinet in this post. I wallpapered the back with some favorite vintage geometric paper. Again, I want the majority of our kitchen stuff to be neutral in color...that way, our fun and bright vintage collectibles will stand out even more. To soften up the shelves a bit, I'm trying to decide on either this vintage ball trim or a scallop along the edge thats made from vintage recipe book pages.
And we finally decided on a paint color for the kitchen. This photo truly does not represent it well. It's more of a darker tan than it appears here...a latte color. I rolled the first coat last night and hope to finish it all tomorrow. There is still tons to do, but it is really looking good. I loved coming downstairs this morning and seeing color on the wall.
Tomorrow is a busy day. Lots of different things happening, including a conference call with our publisher. It feels really good to have all of these different projects going all at once. I fear being underwhelmed way more than I'd fear being overwhelmed. Gimme more...throw another task on the pile...in some weird way it actually calms my nerves.
ok...thats it for now! Thanks for reading!