The week in photos

First off, how cute is this tiny cupcake? I got it from the girl who cut my hair this morning, who baked them herself. I decided that since I’m trying to limit desserts now, an itty bitty cupcake was just the kind of dessert I could endorse.

This is how the haircut turned out. I’m so happy to have some shape to my hair again. Also, now that I have lost 20+ pounds, I think I deserve a pampering. (Holy sticker shock, though. I can’t believe how expensive salons are here).

It’s been really cold and rainy here this week. They’ve even talked about us possibly getting a dusting of snow or an overnight freeze. I know that sounds like nothing, but it’s a pretty big deal in a place that doesn’t get snow.

And now for the gratuitous dog snuggling photos.

Sometimes Sadie comes into the bedroom while I’m working and curls up on the pillows. Such a diva.

I didn’t really want to do this, but since I’m home during the day and get all kinds of random door knockers, I decided to try to find a tasteful ‘no solicitors’ sign. I ordered this removable stick-on from Etsy, and I think it works.

Speaking of Etsy, the shop has been hopping since the weather has been bad. I made this extra special pouf for a customer who wanted a higher-end wool yarn. I definitely wanted to keep it.

And here’s a sneak peek at what else I’ve been working on. I’ll give you a hint — it’s huge!

In the kitchen I’ve been finding ways to use Meyer lemons in my recipes. I don’t know that I love them as much as I initially thought, but it’s fun to incorporate new ingredients now and then.

Plus, citrus fruit is crazy cheap here.

I realized the other day that I still had this sugar shaker sitting out on my counter. That’s just what I need – the ability to shake sugar on my food whenever I want. So I dumped out the sugar and saved the jar for another use.

My new favorite item is my reusable plastic cup. It’s nice to have a see-through portable cup that doesn’t risk splashing water in my face accidentally (a la a Sigg or Nalgene).  This cup works much better, especially if I have a juice breakfast and need to go out and run an errand.

Well, I’m off to get under a blanket with the dogs. Enjoy your weekend!


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    LOOKING TOTALLY HOT, MS. CARA! Your diet is totally inspiring me. I need a full body shot!

    I had Paige put feather extensions in my hair today instead of doing homework.