Sorry I’ve been MIA lately, friends. And sorry that I’m throwing off your “Annie blogs in the morning or not at all” knowledge today by posting in the smack middle of the afternoon. But I just wanted to pop in and say HERE I AM FRIENDS!

After the small group snoozle that was a total beautiful success, I shuffled the sleepy gals out of my house at 8am and hopped a plane to Austin, Texas.

I’ve never been to Austin, Texas before but based on the fact that I’ve had tortilla chips three out of four meals and I’m currently wearing my favorite outfit [long sleeve t-shirt and shorts], I think I’m gonna like it here.

My friend Jennie Allen brought me to the lone star state to brainstorm and help her prep for her next book. If you haven’t read Anything by Jennie, please gift yourself this book for Christmas. Really.

So here we are, holed up in a downtown Austin guest house, sticky-noting ourselves towards completing Jennie’s next project.

It looks like this.

And then three hours later, it starts looking like this.

 That bright light is probably an angel.

[Or the sun coming in behind me. Whatevs.]

So we’re in a mid-afternoon slump where Jennie’s brain is fried like our tortilla chips [I’m working her to death, y’all] and so we sit quietly on the couch, check facebook, watch random youtube videos, and blog so you know I survived having ten college girls in my house for fourteen hours.

Hi. I survived. And loved it.

Also, Hi. I’m in Austin. And I’m loving it.

Jennie and I will bust through this brainstorm until tomorrow afternoon when I fly back to Nashville for a weekend of Christmas parties and revelry.

So if you’re wondering why it’s a bit quiet around these parts, blame the sticky notes.

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Hey! Here’s one more cool thing before I go…. I’ve figured out a way to autograph all the copies of Perfectly Unique you’ve purchased to give as Christmas gifts!! Pop back tomorrow and I’ll tell you all about it.