Solo Work Party 2.0

Well, the time of year has rolled around again to the season of work parties.  As a blogger, that can get pretty lonely.  But with awesome blogging friends, it wasn’t quite so bad. Here’s how this year’s party went down!

I dressed up in my finest paint clothes and headed out to the studio.  I had packed a little snack, too, so I carefully carried my plate. I also took out the Secret Santa gift I had bought myself and a little surprise for our new studio cat.  I was ready to party!  { Want to see how I partied last year?  Click HERE }

I walk through the door, turn up the heat and greet Casey K, our pretty new kitten who spends some time in the studio when she isn’t running around like a fool outside.  She expects to be fed so I feed her and give her a few cat treats – Merry Christmas, Casey!  I’d love to get a festive hat on her, but decide not to pick that fight today, I’m still annoyed she destroyed my vintage school map.

It’s pretty quiet.  Too quiet.  Party music, I need some tunes!  I crank up the country songs, sing loudly and dance around a little like I’m on stage.  It’s always short-lived…enough of that foolishness.

Doesn’t the studio look festive with it’s stockings and new lintel?  I hope Santa fills all the stockings for me!

Snacks – must be time for snacks!  I sit down in the comfy chair with my plate of treats and quietly eat it. I grabbed these macaroons after I tried some at Blogjam, but I have to say these weren’t nearly as good! Maybe I could use a cup of coffee to go with that….so back to the house I go to put some coffee on.  Of course, while I’m there I do a few chores, switch laundry, do some meal prep, water a few plants.  When the coffee is brewed, back out I go, warm mug in my hand.

I putter around, doing a little tidying and working on a few last minute gifts.  Why do I always leave everything to the last minute?  I work better under pressure but still…this is ridiculous!!  Painting signs? Now? Ugh!

Maybe I’ll open my gift.  I already got a Secret Santa gift from our blogging crew – will the gift I got myself be better?  It’s hard to top my mug from  My Home Apparel and a necklace from Beck & Boosh that Sara and Brent from Dashboard Living sent my way. Hmmmm – a book by Sheree Fitch!!! Yay!!  I love a good book and we all know how much I love Sheree herself!  I’ll just start reading a little bit here….



{ goes in house for a coffee refill }



{ Casey hops on lap for a snuggle and starts purring }



Oh – wait – you guys are still here?  Sorry!!  I got completely drawn into this book!

Here – you guys check out the links at the bottom of this blog of my blogging friends parties and I’ll just sit here and read!!

Oh, and Merry Christmas!!!

To be continued,






  • Heather Laura’s Clarke - December 22, 2017 - 7:13 am

    That sounds like it was the perfect relaxing party!ReplyCancel

    • - December 22, 2017 - 10:29 am

      Thanks Heather, so much fun!!! Thanks for involving all of us!!ReplyCancel

  • Renee R Downs - December 22, 2017 - 8:31 am

    Oh, that book. Now I want to read that one too. My list keeps growing. Happy Holidays, Lori. You are for sure someone I would love to have a Christmas party with.ReplyCancel

    • - December 22, 2017 - 10:29 am

      Merry Christmas, Renee!!! Next year you can come to my party 😉ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Tattrie Rushton - December 22, 2017 - 8:34 am

    lol This sounds just like my kind of party!ReplyCancel

    • - December 22, 2017 - 10:28 am

      Nothing like a good read! ReplyCancel

  • Krista - December 22, 2017 - 9:34 am

    Is that mint teapot vintage enamelware? 🙂 Also, I read Pluto’s Ghost a few years ago. Sheree Fitch is a childhood to forever favourite. Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • - December 22, 2017 - 10:28 am

      It sure is vintage!! Sheree is so wonderful!!! I can’t say enough good things about her! ReplyCancel

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