5 Things

  1. My best friend had an article in The Wall Street Journal yesterday, and I’m so pumped about it. This is the second time her article has been published, but she has a nasty habit of downplaying her achievements by acting very nonchalant about them, so I’m taking every opportunity to tell the world how perfect and amazing she is. Abbey and I talk frequently about how we have to be neighbors one day. If not right next door, then within a short walking/biking distance. We have big plans for the days when we are neighbors, and sometimes we text each other with the opening, “Today, on Pretending We Are Neighbors…” followed by what we would be doing if we were together. It’s a serious thing and we are planning for it. Last night, I was talking to Trey about Abbey’s article and about how when we lived together, she would come in my room and curl up on my bed to tell me about the dreams she had the night before. Trey looked at me and said, “Yeah…so I guess we should live closer to her then, huh?” with a wink. I grinned from ear to ear. He gets it.
  2. The two words that best describe my life right now are stringy and slow. Trey found a piece of string in some pasta I cooked. I found a string in my shoe. I have string hanging off of me when I walk into work. From where I sit right now, I see fourteen loose bits of string. This morning I found a sticker on the side of my face from one of my embroidery hoops. This new hobby is fun, soothing, and messy in a very clean, and soft way. Life is slow because everything is pretty routine right now-which is nice and refreshing after months and months of constant go, go, go.
  3. Trey and I are going on a cruise with his family in a couple of weeks and we could not be more excited. We cannot wait to eat cheeseburgers somewhere and talk about Jimmy Buffet and Margaritaville and have a relaxing vacation on the open sea.
  4. It’s almost March and I’m right on track with my resolution to read more. I’ve read Bossy Pants by Tina Fey, The World According to Garp by John Irving, and I’m almost finished with My Life in France by Julia Child.
  5. There are some big, big things in the works right now. More on that to come.

Paul Ferney

“She felt that milkshakes were the proper pairing with cake.”15_1-2-3-4chocolate



“Beatrice felt very strongly that one must wear a wig from time to time or one would be boring.”42_boxwoodGarland

Let Them Eat Cake by Paul and Jordan Ferney is one of my favorite things. Textures, colors, cake stands, oh my! I feel like each painting was given its own personality, and that I wouldn’t mind spending quite a bit of time with each and every one. Click the name of the collaboration to see more!

“By the time they finished that kiss her coffee was cold.”12_orangesicle

“After a slice of her childhood favorite cake, she skipped and sang all the way home.”45_leFleur

Go look at more of their cakes. Indulge. And if you’re ever looking for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary, friendiversary, half-birthday, whatever-kind-of-day present for me… here you go.