My new dust jacket

I had such a great time at the Darryl Carter book signing today!!! 

{Darryl & me}

My supersweet friend Rachel James (below) invited me today and I'm so glad she did!!   My partner in crime was Michele Ginnerty of My Notting Hill and we (once again!!) forgot to take a picture together.

So...  Do you remember how yesterday I wrote that I was a little embarrassed about the condition of the dust jacket on my copy of the book.? (I've had it for almost 2 years & it's gotten a lot of use... I didn't want my messed up dust jacket to give the impression that I didn't care about the book.)  Well, today when I brought my weathered & worn copy of The New Traditional to the book signing, there was a new dust jacket waiting there for me with my name on it.  They'd read my post yesterday and gotten me one!

There's no other way to say it other than that I just felt so special.  It was such a simple thoughtful gesture and it made my day.  Darryl Carter is truly all that he seems and it's so awesome to find that someone you've set on a pedestal is deserving.  He's warm & fun and has this great energy about him.   He dresses just like his rooms too; he's got such a handle on his style in every way.

There are so many projects brewing with him & his company and I cannot wait to see everything unfold.  If you haven't read it, you will love the book.  My mom gave it to me for Christmas almost 2 years ago and I remember reading it cover to cover right away.  But then I kept going back to it...  sometimes not wanting to really think, just perusing the eye candy, other times devouring & digesting every line and image, making mental notes and figuring out why I loved something & how I could incorporate it somewhere. 

I'm off to bed but today was just so great.  When I went to pick up the kids at daycare today, the director of the daycare (who's pretty serious with me for the most part) said, "How are you?"  when he walked by me in passing and I just heard myself say, "AWESOME."  hahaha he totally didn't laugh which made it even better.  But it's true, right now, I'm still pretty excited.  awesome.

xoxo, Lauren

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