+ a cake from my favorite bakery (a surprise from Mark) + a shiny new table (seen in second photo. another surprise from Mark) + spending time with good friends + delicious cupcakes (not pictured) + flowers from a friend's garden (pictured below)
Before I get to the thank you part I want to say that if you don't already know about The Haystack Needle, the online home of Brooklyn-based home writer Jen Jafarzadeh, then get to know her! She has an awesome blog where she "...unites the expertise of her days as a home editor at Real Simple and the lifestyle editor at Redbook with her passion for home deign, handmade crafts, and greener living." Man, I wish that were my bio.
Hey, wait a minute. Before you go off and see her, check out why I'm thanking her:
First off, Jen, I owe you a huge thank you for contacting me about using some of my flickr photos. The first thing you did with one of them was this post reminding us all why we love Target + Orla. Hooray!
And second, I'm sending you a big huge hug and thank you for this post. I thought that you were just going to use a few of my images and had no idea that you'd devote an entire post to my old studio/workspace back in Houston. Thank you so much. You made my day... twice!
Okay, thanks for sticking around, you can all go check out her blog now!