My winter shoe situation is really sad. I pretty much wear the same pair of (awesome) brown boots everyday. I love them, but they are from Payless and I’m just waiting for the day when they totally fall apart. One pair of discount boots does not a winter wardrobe make. I keep seeing these Merrell boots in magazines and every time I turn the page to the ad, I definitely have an, “Ooooooh, pretty.” moment while I pet the glossy page. So pretty.
These paper snowflake templates from Vintage Junky? Totally awesome. When I try to freehand paper snowflakes they always come out looking more like a weird slice of Swiss cheese than an adorable, delicate snowflake.
I’m totally intrigued by these little all-natural fruit cube snacks from Thank Your Body. I think they’d be a nice solution to my constant problem of purse-smashed fruit. Anyone else have that? You grab an apple or banana so you can have a snack on the go and then find it bruised and battered at the bottom of your bag two days later? These suckers might transport better.
You all probably know that I have a long-distance love affair going on with the incredible Gretchen from Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen, right? It was pretty much love at first click. Anywho, she was kind enough to give me an advanced copy of her fiction book, Terra, and I plowed through it. I loved it! But this isn’t about how good the book is (it is!). It’s about how insanely proud of her I am. She decided she wanted to do something huge (write a book) and instead of waiting around or over thinking it or making excuses, she just…did it. She sat down and wrote a book. And got it edited. And got a cover designed (by little ole me). And is now publishing it herself. It’s so inspiring! So often we see people with these huge dreams and they just keep waiting for the right moment or waiting for something to drop in their lap and Gretch didn’t do any of that. She just took life by its horns and totally kicked ass. She’s way inspiring. And the book? Crazy good. It comes out on December 12th. And you should all buy it! You can the first couple of chapters right now if you want to get totally sucked it.
Baby elephant=instant day perker-upper.