Hi friends!! So I was all set to post all about our Austin dinner party today (i.e. the lovely picture above) but something crazy happened: last night we went over our $50,000 Kickstarter goal!! ONE WEEK EARLY!! Which means this crazy cookbook dream is actually. going. to. happen. Hooray!!! I just posted an update on Kickstarter with lots more thoughts and details, but for now – for the first time in as long as I can remember – I'm going to take the rest of the afternoon off. We're out in the Hamptons with good friends until tomorrow, and the pool is calling. I figure what better way to celebrate?!

I wish I could give each one of you a HUGE gigantic enormous hug for your incredible support throughout this entire process. I couldn't have done it without you all!! (And: just in case you're reading this thinking, "Oh my gosh! I forgot to order a cookbook!" You still can - it will be available for another 7 days, until July 15) here.

See you all tomorrow, with photos and pictures from our Austin dinner party! (A big thanks to Jack Mathews of Love & Lemons for taking this awesome photo.)

xoxo, Anna