Then we went and got a bunch of snacks to take back to the cottage. I spoke about it slightly in my last post, but Kim is an interior designer and has this cottage with a lot of items for sell. She also goes in people's houses and decorates. She's brilliant at it! The cottage is called Cambridge Cottage, but her business is called "In and Out Designs." However, with the economy doing so poorly, she hasn't had a lot of business. She was going to shut it down, but my brother Landon and me both agree we need to keep this cottage in our family.
So that leads us to the exciting part. She knows I'm a writer, and I told her the other day that I feel as though there are no places for writers to go in Salt Lake. Then all the sudden it clicked! Why not turn Cambridge Cottage into a coffee house/bookstore, place for people to write, boutiques, and even somewhere she can still sell her items!
We want to call it "Common Ground," and we spoke about it a lot last night as we had our girl's night. It was great fun. We ate a bunch of yummy food and watched Bridesmaids (hilarious). The point though, is that we can turn this into something really great I think, we just need to get it up and running. But we are going to do it. I'm not going to be her partner because I did go to college to become a teacher and that's what I want to do with my future; that and write novels of course. But if she found a partner, I would definitely help manage it on the side as well.
Anyways, I took some pictures of this adorable, perfect cottage to show you all. Honestly, if I could, I'd live there! It's so perfect and it's quite old as well. You get a sort of London feel when you're inside of these walls.
|Look at that spread!|
|Oh just me being weird...and looking gross from Zumba :)|
I cannot wait to get this started - what an adventure :) But until then, Kim is going to give me a key and said anytime I want to go in there and write, I'm more than welcome. This place has a certain feeling, and a quaint one at that. I feel as though I'm transported into another time era when I'm in there. So to be able to write there...wow, sign me up!
Anyways, I'm so thrilled that I have not only 200...but 202 followers! It honestly made my day. I remember for a year that I had my blog, I had about 5 followers. But to be honest, that was okay as well. I didn't need to impress anyone, and I still dont. A blog is our own area where we can share anything. There's something important in that I think.
But I did promise information about my novels if you would all like? I'll probably focus a whole post on that tomorrow or something if you are!
Now you can leave comments and ask questions what you'd like to know about the book. It can be any question! Or I can just write about them, and then you can ask questions if you'd like! Either way :) This is your time. I just want you to all know, that this is the real deal. And I've never wanted something more than to become a published author. I already know a few authors, agents, and a publishing company. So I'm so excited! Just hope everything works out in the end.
I'm so excited tonight I'm going to Songfest! If you were in a sorority you might know what that is. It's basically all the houses, singing and dancing - and singing about the other sororities/fraternities. Not necessarily saying the nicest things either...but it's all in good fun of course! It's my first year I'm not in it :( I miss Pi Phi so much; have to go support my girls though.
And yes, I'm SO excited for tonight's episode of Vampire Diaries. It's a flashback episode going to Stefan's ripper days in the 1920's. Eek! So exciting (yes I need to get a life - no it probably won't be for a while).