I feel like singing "O, what a glorious morning" from Oklahoma (yes, I am a fan of musicals, mostly Rogers and Hammerstein or funky dark ones like Little Shop) for several reasons: I didn't have to work today so I get to eat breakfast with spencer, then we are leaving for a two day trip to Santa Barbara for a wedding. But mostly because this new schedule of waking at 7 am and eating breakfast with spencer is going to be my new normal! That's right- I have one more week at Starbucks and then I am a daytime server at a nice country club here in Indian Wells. This is ideal for many reasons; I am looking forward to the new schedule with more free time for running, etsy-ing, and writing my children's book.
Anyway, I was tempted to do a gift guide today, but I'm going to make that a series during the week. Today will be a traditional friday favourite featuring one of my very favourite etsy shops: Carolina Soma. I had to double check that I hadn't featured her yet because her stuff is gorgeous! Plus, there are some beautiful wedding gowns, and since we are going to a wedding, I thought it was fitting.
Carolina Soma is the line created by owner/designer Carolina in Argentina and it is now her etsy shop. Soma is her grandfather's name and means 'body.' She likes to design each dress from her own patterns, giving great personal attention to each person's unique needs and tastes. She started sewing at the age of 9 and attended the Roberto Piazza Fasion Design School in Argentina, later moving to the U.S. when she got married. She has won numerous awards, including First Place in the American Sewing Challenge in 2007.
Head over to her shop now to check out more of her great designs!
I am currently reading Will Write For Food, which is a very helpful and interesting read for anyone who blogs, even non-food-related. The author includes numerous writing exercises to help you improve your writing style or find your voice. I am going to feature one of those next week as part of a giveaway! If you're wondering what the prize is, I will just give you this hint:
"A woman is like a tea bag- you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt