Hiiiiiiiiii Let’s Have Some Word Vomit For Dinner

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That title is disgusting but I am sitting here chuckling to myself thinking I am the most clever girl on the planet so I am leaving it and no one can make me change my mind.

I wanted to do a little update on here since I’ve been missing my daily word vomit and I needed a little break from the chaos of holiday season. I currently have eighteen mugs baking in my oven for Etsy orders (just call me Santa) and have Melody Gardot playing through the speakers. I have also just finished a hair mask, face mask and taken the most glorious bath with two Lush products (including this one) so pampering is at an all time high.

These past few weeks have been a flurry of activity. Holiday season is my favorite time of the year with all the sweets and love and gift giving (my FAVORITE thing) so I have been in quite the tizzy (I also like to pretend I’m British around the holidays – probably a side effect of too much Love Actually.) I am in the midst of finding the perfect gifts for friends and family so you can bet my Google Doc is in full force with links and prices and shipping deadlines. I take this very seriously, it’s kind of like my own personal Olympics.

The week of Thanksgiving was probably one of the best weeks of my life. Enter the list of incredible things that happened.

  1. I was able to go home and be with my family for seven days which is amazing in itself.
  2. I went to see Fleetwood Mac aka STEVIE GODDESS NICKS with my Dad and it was a moment in time I will never forget.
  3. My parents found not one, but TWO of their old Polaroid cameras from the 70s and 80s. (Enter kid in a candy store sound here.)
  4. Not only did I see Fleetwood Mac in Northern California – I flew back to LA on Saturday afternoon and saw them for a SECOND TIME IN ONE WEEK at The Forum. They were just as amazing and magical and wonderful as the first time.
  5. I now own two new Fleetwood Mac t-shirts and I will cherish them forever.
  6. Side effect of seeing my favorite band of all time twice in one week was being able to dress in full gypsy attire twice in one week and feel incredible and twirl as many times as my heart desired. Very Stevie inspired.
  7. FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE WAS PROCURED. Thirteen in a half feet is the official tally.

So that was my Thanksgiving break. I could write paragraphs upon paragraphs about my love for Fleetwood Mac and then I could also write an enormous spin-off series just on Stevie Nick’s beautiful shawls and twirling ability but I will save that chapter for the inspiration section in my autobiography that I will write in a few years.

To keep my little brain happy I am currently reading two books. The first is The Paris Wife and it is a fictional account of the love story that is Hadley and Ernest Hemingway. The second is a short book of poems titled Love and Misadventure that is quickly becoming one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. The way the author writes is so whimsical and charming that I find myself rereading the poems over and over again in the same sitting.

Until Christmas I will be doing fun things like making peppermint bark, making mugs, wrapping presents, making mugs, writing cards, making mugs, baking cookies, and did I mention making mugs? Because I do that at least four times a week.

I sign off with one of my favorite lines so far in The Paris Wife because it is so simple and so beautiful. Headed to Santa Monica to do some shopping the rest of the weekend. Happy Holidays and gift giving and love sharing to all.

I’ll write to you, he mouthed. Or maybe it was I’ll write you.

PS here are some recent snaps brought to you from my iPhone and Polaroid.

Polaroid camera

Turkey polaroid

Hair Cut 11/14

Clean polaroid

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It’s only Thursday morning, but I woke up and prayed it was Friday already. Sadly, it was not. Last night I made another huge round of mugs that are going out this morning and as I was sitting there stamping my notes, wrapping the mugs and taping up the boxes, I realized how happy these stupid mugs make me. When I ship them out, I feel like Santa Claus delivering presents. Knowing that I’m helping someone either give or receive a little mug as a gift with their favorite lyric or quote makes me so happy. Just to be a part of that joy, even if it is minuscule, is a very good feeling.

So as much of a love-hate relationship these mugs have been over the holiday season with the late hours spent tracking them, painting them, and shipping them, I know it’s totally worth it in the end. When I think about how much I love giving gifts to others over the holidays and then realize that I am involved in that transaction for hundred of others worldwide, it’s kind of amazing.

Have fun traveling the world my little mug babies. I hope many people enjoy their favorite cup of coffee or tea with you over the holidays.

PS another random/cool/slightly creepy fact – lots of people now have my handwriting in their houses because of these mugs.

PPS you can check out my Etsy store by clicking here or on the little Etsy icon in my sidebar to the right.

you're my person mug

Drowning In Mugs

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It’s finally Friday and I could not be happier. I’m shipping out 31 mugs this morning, (YES I SAID THIRTY ONE) so I’m a little frazzled at the moment trying to get out the door. My printer ran out of ink so I need to figure out how to print my labels.

This weekend I’ll be attending an ugly sweater party, (my sweater is in the process of being made. Let me just say there will be cats involved) going to brunch, cleaning the apartment and going to a show on Saturday night. I’m going to see Florida Georgia Line and I’m so excited I could let out a fangirl squeal. All bets are off when they play Cruise. I definitely white girl dance my ass off to that song just like my girl Taylor Swift. (For reference of what we’re working with here is a Buzzfeed article.)

BABY YOU A SONG.