Friday, May 20, 2011


Our roses are blooming, which means I'm making rose syrup and rose water (à la this method). Hot damn. I'm excited.

I'm taking a bit of a break from my "Small Measures with Ashley" posts over on Design Sponge while I finish up the manuscript for book #5. Grace and I have yet to iron out the specifics, but I should be back up and running regularly over there in August, with perhaps a few posts scattered along the way over the summer. Turns out that juggling full-time care for an infant with full-time writing just wasn't flying. I'm actually working from a coffee shop this very moment, stealing minutes away to work while Huxley and Hubs hang at home.

We're off to Waynesville tomorrow, for my talk. Hope to perhaps see some of you there. On Sunday, I'm hosting a potluck brunch for my friend Kate's new book, "The Hips Girl's Guide to Homemaking," which I did a giveaway for on here a few weeks back. Should be a good time. If you're a local, and want to make something brunchy and come feast with us, send me an e-mail and we'll see about getting you out here.

Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, may it be grand!


Daisy Driver said...

I just received it in the mail today and I just now put it down to check my blogs! It is fantastic and I can't wait to finish it and give it to my daughter. She is going off to college this fall and what a great item this will be to have. For any of you who haven't read it yet, go get it! Thanks again for giving me the chance to be the lucky winner!

Alison said...

Any hints about the subject matter for book #5?? ;-)

Happy Chick said...

I just made some rose water as well but sadly didn't have enough for syrup due to the storms. Thanks for inspiring, all the same