What a crazy week. DC got 4-5″ on Monday night, which resulted in a shut-down on Tuesday. Not that I’m complaining, I love working from home with a Toasty at my feet, wrapped up in a blanket. It’s relaxing and I tend to get a lot done. Then it snowed another 6″ on Saturday, which unfortunately was followed by some very warm rain. Totally weird.
- I found out last Monday or so that I was the winner of…you won’t believe it…a $1000 Anatomie giveaway. Yup, you read that right. I entered over at GoatsontheRoad, and I seriously was shocked. It may have resulted in some penguin style hopping around the house. Because, of course, I’m on a serious shopping challenge…but gift cards and giveaways don’t count! Yayyyyyyyy.
- I ordered my Anatomie haul, but it hasn’t yet arrived. Thanks to Anatomie and the other contest hosts; I have always wanted a pair of Anatomie pants but have not had the courage to pull the trigger on the very expensive but seriously awesome-looking travel pants. I really am hoping that they are both work and travel appropriate.
- In other news, since we were stuck inside on Saturday due to more snow, plus rain/ice on top of the snow (hey weather gods–that rain part sucks. Stick with the snow), I made cooookieeesss. And I made themed, royal icing cookies. Which I’ve never had the guts to do before. I used William Sonoma’s recipe for both royal icing (though no cream of tartar) and thick sugar cookies. In terms of flavor, they turned out well.
- In terms of icing, I didn’t make the brown quite runny enough (needed to add a bit more water for the super smooth finish), but I learned my lesson with the teal blue. I have a long ways to go to make these look better, but definitely learned a lot the first time out. Nontheless, these hippos remind me that…
- We are going to Kenya in June!!! I am so thrilled that DH is finally going to get to go on safari. It’s seriously my favorite thing–in the entire world–and I really believe Africa can touch your heart like no where else. I love lots of places, but my first safari really changed things for me and I’m so lucky and thrilled to see Kenya for the first time. Though I specifically chose lodgings, etc, we booked through Natural Habitats, who partners with World Wildlife Foundation.
- More on Kenya soon!
Have a great week!