Had a blast in California!

Just a warning: this post is going to be full of photos!

I got back from California last night and was so exhausted that I pretty much went right to bed and fell asleep almost immeadiately! So today I’m trying to catch up on emails, unpack, and work on some upcoming classes. The dogs are still at my parents so I’m feeling rather lost being at home without them! I’m heading over to the island tomorrow though for the weekend so I’ll see them then! Can’t wait!

So now onto my trip! FABULOUS!!! I had such a great time!! CHA was amazing (but not as busy as it was the last time I was there). I ran into so many people that I knew so that was lots of fun.  The release date for my book is February 12th but apparantly it’s already out there in some stores! A retailer told me she already has it displayed in her store and I got emails from a couple people who bought it on Amazon and they already got it. So cool!

I got to meet 3 of the contributing designers for my book too: Andrea Deer, Michelle van Etten and Julie Overby – all incredible and talented ladies!!

But of course being in Anaheim and being the Disney lover that I am, I couldn’t be right across the street from the happiest place on earth and not venture inside…. I was so lucky to have my good friend Adam drive up from Laguna Beach to accompany me to Disney, and he also took me to the San Diego Wild Animal Park!  Fun times!! Thanks so much Adam, you’re the best!!

 

Michelle van Etten

Michelle van Etten

 

 

Getting ready for my workshop at CHA

Getting ready for my workshop at CHA

 

Everyone who took my class got a book! So cool to see so many of them all stacked up!

Everyone who took my class got a book! So cool to see so many of them all stacked up!

 

One of the class projects

One of the class projects

 

mmmm....love it here

mmmm….love it here

The new Toy Story ride was really cool!

The new Toy Story ride was really cool!

 

guess which one was my score? haha

guess which one was my score? haha

 

How lucky is this guy? In with the cheetahs!! How awesome that would be.

How lucky is this guy? In with the cheetahs!! How awesome that would be.

 

Isn't this lion adorable? He's only a year old!

Isn’t this lion adorable? He’s only a year old!

The lion is right behind us!

The lion is right behind us!