And a domestic life truth? If my husband and I had people over more regularly, my house would be neat and clean all the time.
It seems that the best way for me to channel my inner Martha Stewart is the impending shame of letting anyone see that I've let the dust bunnies grow to the size of small ponies.
What inspired me to break out the dust rag and the Swiffer? Dear friends we haven't seen in years, who visited over the weekend. This is what four people who have shared two days of great food, good drink, spectacular laughs, and hours of stories look like:
That's me in the purple, and my sweetie on the far right -- isn't he a cutie?
And in the spirit of happy gatherings, here is a pair of earrings that were a product of the day I recently spent in my workroom.
Delicious Botswana agate, so gorgeous it makes me swoon, gathered together on sterling silver chain.
And these will be for sale at the Louisville Artisans Guild Holiday Show this weekend -- if you're in town, come on by. If you let me know in advance that you're coming, I'll even break out the vacuum cleaner!