Hi, all! I'm still in Maine on vacation, tending to some stonework that's being done for me, and also working on digital design boards to help visualize renovated rooms in need of furnishings.
View of Harbor Across from My Maine House
Newly Cobbled Driveway and Garden Beds Awaiting Plants
Parlor Mockup, A Mixture of New and Collected
In between all of this designing, I took a brief trip to Vermont to visit my college roomies. We stayed at the dreamy Inn at Shelburne Farms, a stately old Vanderbilt mansion. We did a lot of bike-riding, hiking, eating, and basically just living in the moment (something I rarely do). The visit was capped off with a magical double rainbow sighting - the likes of which I'd never seen.
Double Rainbow at Inn at Shelburne Farms
As I sat down to write this post, I caught myself looking ahead to tomorrow and bemoaning the end of vacation and return to reality. But, fortunately, your cookies, particularly those on this hot list*, worked their own special magic and transported me back to the joyous present.
May you also revel in the moment as you peruse the wonders created by this week's honorees . . .
#1: Monogram and Age Round Cookies by Cookies Fantastique
#2: Queen Bees by LisaF
#3: Jungle Friends by Lorena Rodríguez [EDITOR'S NOTE: Extra congrats to Lorena for earning our coveted cover spot with this delightful set!]
#4: Pirate Tic-Tac-Toe by BevH
#5: Christmas in July by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#6: Joyero de Galletas para Mamá (aka Cookie Jewelry Box for Mom) by Sugar Sweet by Joha
#7: ベビーアイシングクッキー (aka Baby Cookies) by 小口真智子
#8: Confirmation by Joanna Manuel
#9: Plaque Designs for a First Birthday by Little-Fancies
And, last but not least . . .
#10: Safari Cookie Set by Goloven Olga
Absolutely enchanting, was I not right?! See you next week after I have returned to Missouri, where it'll be all (two) hands on deck as I embark on a new video-making venture. It's definitely a bittersweet back-to-reality for me!
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