#2,289 Sunny Santa Monica + Fittings.
by Erin Napier
Though our bodies are in the Pacific time zone, our internal clocks are set on Central time and woke us up at 6:30 this morning. And what a blessing it was! We put on our running shoes and greeted the early morning sunshine as we walked 3 miles north toward Malibu. And it took my breath away.
We got showered and dressed for the day and with a couple hours left to kill we went exploring the neighborhood and found Joan’s on Third, which reminded me of the bakery from It’s Complicated, for a hot cup of coffee for Ben…
And then I had an out of body experience in Madewell where I wanted literally every single thing in the entire store. Every. Thing. But I left empty handed with intentions to go back before we leave in case I’m still in love.
And soon, our ride to the production office picked us up and whisked us away to try on clothes all day long for the project we are going to be filming. Like, roughly 2,000 outfits I think. Had to be. Ben had a ball and charmed the pants off everyone while I awkwardly undressed in front of our stylists feeling like I maybe should have run one more mile this morning.
I love these people. I wish they lived close to us.
I feel so undeserving. Of it all. I’m sending up many many prayers of thankfulness for God’s love and mercy in our lives.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!