Heyyo. Look who’s back before February!
I’m definitely in the “feeling organized and productive” stage of the new year. It’s a welcome reprieve from the past couple of months where I was in the “finger foods and champagne” phase. That wasn’t very conducive to writing, so cheers to the new year! Maybe with kombucha, though. Please, no more champagne.
Speaking of being productive, I have been working on a couple of Etsy orders that I got this weekend. Etsy is cool because it allows me to scratch that crafting itch without drowning my family in nautical flag banners that I would have otherwise made for no other reason than “because I felt called to”.
Etsy is also one of my favorite places to
spend 3 hours scrolling through teapots find unique things for myself and my house. I’m always so blown away by the amount of talent on there. So I decided I would do an occasional round-up of some of my favorite things on the big E.
1 // Emily McDowell “It’s Too Early” Mug
// 1. I love the happy colors in this banner. And really, good vibes only, please.
// 2. Shanna Murray makes all sorts of incredible wall decals. Too bad our walls are textured and I’ve had bad luck with decals on textured walls. Let’s have a moment of silence for all of the decals I can’t buy.
// 3. I think if you’re going to put a fake animal head on your wall, whimsical is the way to go. This zebra head from The Land of Nod is one of my favorites. But this pink unicorn may be a close second.
// 4. This print by Emily McDowell is one of the best things I’ve seen lately. Someone said to me the other day, “Your kids always look so happy on Instagram!” and of course they do! Nobody posts pictures of their snot-nosed, tear-faced and tantrum-throwing kids- it would ruin the illusion! Just like you could cruise my Instagram page and maybe find a few pictures of some cute shoes but god knows you will never find a picture of my bare feet. Never in a million years and that is not a coincidence. Not everything on the Internet is real life; and the bulk of real life would never be Internet-quality material. This print is an excellent reminder for both ourselves and the kids we are raising in the digital age.
// 5. Whale someone please buy me these bookends?
At some point in the last few weeks my 4-year old suddenly became aware of the letter “H” I made for his sister’s nursery (it’s only been on her wall for the entire 20 months of her life) and has since been begging me for one of his own.
Luckily for him, these fabric covered letters are one of my favorite things to make. They require very little time and money (or skill) and look just as good as the ones in stores. Not only do they make great additions to a gallery wall or mantle top, they also look great in kids’ rooms and make excellent gifts.