by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
So here I am a grown up, and the older I get the more I appreciate the more dainty things in life. Afternoon tea. Doilies. Flowers in vahziz (as opposed to vases). Chinz dishware (and fabrics) ...
And now I can indulge myself for hours on end with Pinterest. I find myself collecting all kinds of beautiful pictures. I tell myself it's work related because I'm doing research for my Victoria Square books. My character, Katie Bonner, had always planned to open an upscale B&B called The English Ivy Inn. So she collected all kinds of furniture, china, silverware, knick-knacks, etc. to fill the place. And she was going to offer afternoon tea to her guests and for special events ... like wedding and baby showers, etc. Therefore, I HAVE to research those kinds of things ... just so I can write about them. (Right?)
I have boards on Pinterest for Teatime with Katie, and From Katie's Storage Unit, and even Katie's English Ivy Inn. Oh, and cupcake joy (yes, she planned to serve beautiful cupcakes). But then, I also have a Star Trek board, too. (Old habits die hard.) But I figure that this is one indulgence that doesn't involve a lot of calories ... even if it is addictive.
(By the way, the Cozy Chicks also have a Pinterest account. Maybe you'd like to follow us!)
So, how do you indulge yourself?
P.S. I'm in the middle of having my website updated. Maybe by the time you read this, some of it will be live. If you'd like to have a look and explore, you can go to LorraineBartlett.com. It's going to look a bit more feminine, too. Tell me what you think.