In the spirit of Halloween I am posting on owls, since they are birds of the night.  I discovered this personal stationery by chicprint and am in love with how cute and just a tad spooky these little creatures are.

Personalized Folded Note Card- Owl family (set of 12) Personalized Folded Note Card- Owl family (set of 12)

Personalized Folded Note Card- Owl family (set of 12)

the little guy kills me.

Anyway, the reason this is part 1 is because I realized I could have a lot of fun posting on owls of all sorts – so part 2 will come shortly. But in the meantime, these stand their ground alone.

Happy October 31st !

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Right now, the packaging on these super cute organic soaps we got in at neighborhood has me going.

They are called skinny skinny. How awesome is it, that each little package is uniquely different than all the rest and made from random pages of old books?!   They are so interesting that it hurts and makes me want to collect them all.

Also great, is that you can choose to get a box set of 6 soaps packaged in a blank book that opens up to the assortment.  Skinny skinny is a sustainable company based in New York.  Hence the name.. Skin + NY = skinny (just in case you were wondering).


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It has been a very difficult last 2 weeks.  I am about to enter into my 3rd week of this computer meltdown situation and nothing seems to be improving.  To recap: my Mac is less than a year old and was diagnosed with “minor software issues”.   After 3 different tech guys spent 37 hours of work, my computer “took a turn for the worse” and is now just a black screen with a circle line through it communicating “no”.  (I found it kind of comical that my laptop is just saying no)   I depend on that little machine for SO much in my everyday life.  All of my work files, communication, proofing, templates, and even this blog.  Joshua has been very sympathetic to my frustrations and a very good share-er of his computer,  but the thing that made my week brighter and helped me stay encouraged were these…

He made me a series of 7 flashcards in a little brown envelope as a reminder of some of the positive ways that he sees me.  On the backs of each are definitions of why and an area where he sited examples of specific events.

These have been so uplifting to me in such a down-and-out couple weeks, and a daily resource for cheering up.   Also on a positive note, since I have been without a computer I have cleaned out my desk, edited my closet, re-arranged the back room at the store, and re-vamped my file cabinets.

If you have emailed me in the last few weeks and I still have not gotten back to you – thanks for understanding and know that I will asap.

computerless,

*A


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So Halloween is just just around the corner. I am planning on making my famous and somewhat deadly crock pot of “spider cider” for our annual pumpkin carving get-together. I have been inspired by all of the orange and black that surrounds me in urbanic these days, so I thought I would share some of my favorite card designs….

letterpress cards by hello lucky and jack-o-lanterns katie muth.

screen printed ghost and owl by loose petals, and jack-o-lantern and skeleton tree by L2 design collective.

 

By the way, wordpress just launched this new “poll” feature. So I want to try it out.

[polldaddy poll=1028548]

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I admit that I have a weakness for for anything with peacock feathers or dandelion wishes on it, so when Whimsy came out with these 2 new double sided wraps for fall, I pretty much flipped.

Besides being SUPER cute, they are 100% recycled with soy ink. The only tricky part in giving a present looking this good, is making sure the gift lives up to the presentation.

yikes.

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