OLC x The Container Store
I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and that you all got to feast on as much good food as we did. We didn't end up eating breakfast until noon so basically I was only hangry for an hour and it all worked out perfectly. Well, until the food baby came on strong and I found myself on the couch with my pants unbuttoned, wishing I hadn't eaten that second scoop of mashed potatoes. Thankfully it subsided after an hour and - somehow - I made room for dessert. And then we put on pajamas and crawled into bed and fell asleep while watching Midnight in Paris (wild Thanksgiving, it was).
Yesterday we woke up and got rid of half a dozen decorative gourds, then turned on Christmas radio and pulled all the holiday decorations out of storage. And by "all the holiday decorations" I mean the small tree and lone bin that's dedicated to housing ornaments, pinecones, and one non-functional nutcracker. Even though we go back to Ohio for the holidays each year (well, except for that one time we went to NYC and my family was not happy about it), I still like to deck the halls and have our place feel somewhat festive for the two weeks we get to enjoy it. So now our place smells like cinnamon and there's a tiny, well-lit tree decorated with an assortment of multi-colored balls and min-Star Wars ornaments. And I'm really happy about it.
Anyway. You're probably wondering why I'm here on a Saturday.
It's because I'm doing a really spectacular holiday event with The Container Store (!!!). One week from today (5 December) (all the pertinent info is on the invite below), I'm going to set up shop in TCS Cherry Creek and demonstrate how to make delicious, homemade gifts (vanilla extract! vanilla sea salt! masala chai! COOKIE MIX!) using my favorite solutions from the store's Gift Wrap Wonderland. I'm bringing trays-on-trays of my go-to chocolate chunk cookies (made from aforementioned mix) and WE GET TO MEET! Which is the best part because I kinda love meeting you people.
If you live in the Denver area - or will happen to be in town during the event - you can RSVP here (preferably by 2 December, to avoid a cookie shortage).