I am so excited to welcome all of you friends to this new space! I have been dreaming and planning (and categorizing a whole lot of posts :)) for a long time. First, I want to thank the three people who made it possible: Mrs. Linda (Jeremiah’s Mom) who gave me the most beautiful pair of boots I’d ever seen for Christmas…that wouldn’t zip over my calves. One devastating experience (who wants to find that they have fat calves on Christmas morning?) and boot return later, I asked if I could use that money to do this instead. I simply couldn’t bear to try on any more boots anyway.
Second, my friend Caitlin, who listened to me try to turn my life’s passion into a simple blog header…and she actually produced the impossible! She is such a creative, talented person, who creates images that make me say, “That is just what was jumbled up as a bunch of feelings in me and you made it real and visible on paper!” You can find her design business here.
Finally, Chris, the blog butler. Who did the painstaking grunt work of transferring all the old blog to this new spot. Who dealt with an incredibly anal person who wanted to tweak one thing after another. Who was patient and kind throughout the whole process. Who gave me a custom looking blog for a fraction of the price. Thank you Chris!
And now, to celebrate the grand opening, I want to do a giveaway! I want you to poke around the site, browse the category headings and tell me which category you relate to most. I talk about a lot of different subjects on this blog, and I’m wondering which subject speaks most to where you are. So, if you’ll leave a comment by midnight on Tuesday March 15th, telling me which category you like to read most (and why you like it would be even more exciting), then I’ll draw a name at random and mail you a package to create a romantic evening in your own Storywood. To include:
A box of my favorite local chocolates–Frans Gray Salt Caramels. Don’t get me wrong, Theo is great, but these caramels with a sprinkling of salt make me weak. I could inhale a box without blinking…probably has something to do with why those boots wouldn’t zip.
A bottle of The Jack, our favorite local wine. I am the farthest thing from a wine connoisseur, but I do happen to know that this wine tastes delicious with those chocolates.
And finally, what makes for a perfect evening at our house–a good read-aloud book. I love to read out loud and fortunately Jeremiah loves to listen. We’ve done a few classics together, but it is really better to do lighter reads out loud (at least for my mind to follow). This is a good one to do with your husband because it has a combination of manliness (two strangers struggling for survival in the wilderness after a plane crash) and romance (the man is recalling–in dictation form–his love story with his wife). We are only about halfway through, so I can’t make any promises about the outcome, but I can promise an intriguing, light read.
So, I hope you win! I hope you get to snuggle up with a box of chocolates, a glass of wine, and a book to share with the man you love…
However, if you are not yet 21 (I can just see me getting arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors) or if you have not yet found that man worth spending the rest of your life with, then I’ll send one of my new favorite girl movies (that sweet Mrs. Ohs recently sent to me), instead of the wine:
You can snuggle up with your best girl friends and pass around the chocolates while talking about how a man could never appreciate the fine points of humor in this movie. Breathtakingly beautiful and it’s Austen…so you know it’s wonderful.
Welcome to Storywood! Browse around and leave a comment so I can send you a box of happies.