a cranberry lime evening…

Hi there! I started my evening productivity late last night with a long overdue trip to the grocery store. My list ranged from the mundane {cereal, bananas} to the fun {items to make bacon wrapped dates for Christmas Eve!} When I got home, I was “starving,” so I decided to make myself a snack while I worked on finishing up some free-form calligraphy for a project. As I sipped and snacked, I sensed a theme in my evening… a cranberry lime theme, if you will. The envelopes I was using are the 4 Bar chartreuse from Paper Source, and the India Ink is actually fuchsia. However, semantics aside, cranberry and lime was the tone for this particular setting. Here’s some visual evidence…

That juice is tart but yummy! The sweet little green deer {that freaks Dugan out} was a prop Sarah and I scouted while shopping for a shoot at the Antique Mall. In the background of that picture you can see a waiting to be opened birthday gift from dear Leah. She always wraps such pretty packages, I’m using it as decoration until the 24th. The tag reads “Merry Birthday!” Love it! Leah’s also responsible for giving me the awesome vintage pyrex that I used to mix my yummy snack in. For my snack, I took a que from Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere. {If you have some free time today, you must stop by her blog. She’s a noted fashionista, but also has some really great tried and true recipes she shares. Food and fashion–perfect!} Anyway, she tweeted once about a similar mix she made, and I’ve been craving it ever since. I just mixed 1 packaged Godiva dark chocolate chips, 1 package of crazins, and one package raw almonds. Yum! Now I have an antioxidant rich snack to last us all week long. {Those place mats are from Target}. Also from Target {but has nothing to do with cranberry and lime} is this super fun ornament I found. D has a strict “no ornaments that don’t mean anything” policy, but I figured that since I have a special place in my heart {and our home} for blue mixers, this ornament fit the bill.

I had to include Riley because he looked at me so curiously when I was photographing the ornament. :o) Okay, I’m off to make some homemade chicken noodle soup for my hubby when he gets home, and to create some more lovely letters while it’s simmering. Happy night off to me! xo, linds

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