Tuesday, September 21, 2010

a very good day.

Sunday, I paid a visit to one of my favorite friends. 
When I arrived with a haul of maternity clothes to cover her sweet baby bump due to arrive in November,
she surprised me with a birthday gift!

Fancy this...

the cutest to do/notes by thomaspaul.
Now I can write lists in style!
Find more awesome stationary here.
I have my eye on the chocolate-orange-marigold set.

A journal by Sabrina Ward Harrison.

Shannon and many of you know that I am a HUGE SWH fan.
This is such a great piece of her work to own.
In fact, I am such a fan that I already had this great book.
However, it is so lovely that I haven't taken a pen to its pages.
I just don't dare ruin the artwork.
I can make my own mess elsewhere...

With Shannon's blessing, I took this beautiful journal back to its home in search of another another gem.
You know where this book led me?
To none other than
I want to thank Shannon for giving me the excuse to treat myself
to eye-candy heaven!

When I arrived, I almost melted to the floor.
About eight must-have books practically jumped off their shelves and tables
trying to catch my eye and swoon me into taking them home.

Here are some in no particular order...

Inspiration selections from Paulo Cohelo the great.

Because "old" has been whispering to me...

Jane Eyre
*I just LOVE these bound books*
You probably remember them from a previous post.

Pride and Prejudice
Great Expectations
Made From Scratch.
This should be my next purchase.
She writes about beekeeping, clothes making, and hen picking.
All necessary things for our country move on the horizon.
More on this soon. :)

While overcome with the huge decision,
Shannon's magic gift buying reasoning ran through my head:

buy something that you wouldn't buy yourself.

And the choice was made:

I've always wanted to splurge and buy
entire book on cupcakes.
Can you imagine...

there are
Coffee Cupcakes,
Coconut Cupcakes,
Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes,
Ginger Cupcakes,
Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes
 and even
Lemon Cupcakes!!!


a lovely friend. presents. eye candy. books. a book of treats, nonetheless.
it was a good day.


Katharine September 21, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

Oh that all looks lovely..aren't friends wonderful!

shannon September 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

Yay... I am SOOO glad you found something totally unnecessary but absolutely wonderful :) Exactly what a birthday gift should be! Can't wait to see a post on your next batch of cupcakes :)

Keri September 26, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those classic bound books. And I can't wait for a great cupcake recipe post! :)

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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