I have been looking forward to April for a few months now. In my world there are three big things happening. First, we are turning in our first draft of our entire cookbook manuscript. I've had so many of my friends and family recipe testing, and my refrigerator has been full of first, second, and third attempt recipes over the course of the last six months or so. I can't believe it's finally time to turn in our first draft! Ahh!
Second, Elsie and I are traveling to Phoenix to do a little work, meet up with an old friend, and make a connection with a new business partner. Yes, we've got a lot to pack into a short little trip, but I couldn't be more excited because I didn't get to see Elsie in person at all in March (boo!!!!). So it will be great to connect and work on this new project we've got brewing together. Don't worry – we'll share more soon, I promise!
And third, at the end of the month, we have a short trip in partnership with Canon to meet up with a giveaway winner and do some decorating. I think it's gonna be an absolute blast! But again, I'm sort of also just happy to get to see my sister in person twice in one month!
What's got you excited in April, Sister? Obviously seeing me. Ha! But what else?
Spring is always good, no matter what, but this spring is extra special because we have a LOT of fun projects in the works. As Em was saying, it's a huge milestone that we just turned in our cookbook manuscript (YAY!!), and next we have two months of photoshoots to get all the food photos ready for the book. Working on this book has really changed the way I think about food (in a VERY good way!). So I am excited for you all to read it next year!
This book is brining us together for two FULL weeks of photos in May and June, so I am really looking forward to that as well. I have been collecting cute cloth napkins and rad serving pieces like a MAD WOMAN. It's really fun.
Next weekend Jeremy and I are FINALLY going back to Missouri, and you better believe we're going to Emma's new bar EVERY night… OK, that's a little excessive, but I am very excited to go see it in person and order a tiki drink!
This season is already off to a BEAUTIFUL start. (Wow! I use CAPS a LOT… Sorry for that.)
Love you guys! Emma + Elsie
Credits//Author: Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson, Photography: Janae Hardy and Diana La Counte. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.