Y'all know how much I love a good before and after. This one's a doozy. We decided a few months ago to re-make our garage -- which had previously been used as storage space for junk and boxes and the occasional darts game -- into a super fun times ping pong and darts room. This project took way longer than I expected it to, but with the help of Vince, our beloved handyman Cowboy, and an amazing carpenter who built the barn doors, here is the garage all dressed up for our New Year's Eve party last weekend: Voila! Y'all come over for game night.
I hope y'all attended a NYE as fun as this: And now, a short list of things I'd like to accomplish this year: 1. Run more miles in less time. 2. Always have printer paper/clean towels/champagne in the house. 3. Kick ass in ping pong. 4. Quit buying so many jeans. 5. Try to be nicer about people's hair. 6. Get a new car. 7. Give an old car to a licensed teenager. 8. Transition this site to a portfolio/blog. 9. Learn how to make pinch-pleated curtains. 10. Take a leap that scares me. Happy New Year! Unrelated: please call me if you can do pinch pleats.
I took this picture today and it reminded me so much of our Anthology shoot (see entry below!) that I just had to show you. This is Madeleine, 15 (!), and her cat, Senator. Mad's headwear includes a couple of cute ban.do items that I couldn't resist buying recently. Fall is just arriving here in the south. The light has that hazy golden quality that makes everything beautiful, like magic hour all day long. It feels like good things are coming. Do you feel it too?
[gallery link="file"] I'm so excited to tell you about a new design magazine (in print, yay!) called Anthology. This fabulousness is the brainchild of Anh-Minh Le and Meg Mateo Ilasco, who have done an amazing job putting it all together. We were sworn to secrecy months ago, and it's been killing me, y'all. Chao Camp and Friends are featured in one of the inaugural issue's stories, and we are super happy about that. We were also super happy to meet and hang out with our new best friends, writer Holly Crawford, photographer Jen Siska, and stylist Mrs. Lilien, when we shot the story one (legendary) weekend in June. So go! Look! Subscribe! Yay! PS. There's also a post about Anthology today on Design Sponge that features the cutest stop-motion video ever.