For Christmas this year, my mom gave me the sweetest gift… My grandma’s old sewing box!! She left some of the bits and bobs that had been inside for sewing, but also filled it to the brim with new pocket letter materials. Am I spoiled or what?!
Wanna take a look inside?
Here’s the tray on top…
and below that, MORE GOODIES!
Plus, 2 collections (and 1 bonus kit!) from my favorite Etsy shop, Peachy Skeen…
I could spend hours scrolling through all the vintage collections in this shop. Highly recommend checking it out if you like pocket letters, planning, pen pals, etc. I got a collection with a purple theme and one that was farm-themed!
Here’s the shop’s card if you want more info…
My mom is the absolute best for putting together such a lovely gift. I love that it is a treasured heirloom, but updated in such a fun way! I know that making things with the supplies inside will bring me so much joy. ❤
Now then, who wants a pocket letter???
Did you get anything fun and unexpected for Christmas?
What’s up? How’s everyone doing? My birthday was on Friday and I had a wonderful weekend of celebrating. It finally felt like TRUE Fall so all celebrations were appropriately autumnal — read: apple orchard visits, pumpkin pie baking, grilled brats, and Oktoberfest beers. Hope y’all are enjoying the season as much as I am! Now, here are a few links I found for your enjoyment…
What the daughter of a psychic learned from her mom.
Serious #HomeGoals (and it’s in Alabama!).
Related: Empty House Tour
I’ll take one of each, please!
Retail workers are more vulnerable than ever.
The ghosts of the glacier.
Thinking ahead to Christmas pocket letters.
Related: A Spring-Themed Pocket Letter
The love story that upended the Texas prison system.
She was 16. He was 25. Should marrying a child be allowed?
Related: An (Un)arranged Marriage
High school students are tackling Kentucky’s mental health crisis.
Steve Carell aged like a fine wine. 🙂
Myth busting Banksy.
This chocolate bark sounds yummy.
and episode 6 of Uncovered the Podcast (featuring a popular Lady Gaga conspiracy theory and info about a cult lead by 90’s hunk Andrew Keegan!)
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and The 5 Things That Turned Me Into a Shower Lover.
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Honestly feeling too tired today to do anything but Google whimsical woodland gentlemen. And wouldn’t it be a little selfish of me to NOT share my findings? Obvi.
Here are 5 items you should probably purchase if you, like me, low-key wanted to marry David the Gnome when you were little because his main form of transportation was a FOX and he slept in a cupboard!
David the Gnome Tea Towel – $8.00
The More You Gnome Zen Garden – $29.99
Gnome Planner Stickers – $2.75
Rolling With the Gnomies Mug – $14.99
Cheeky Gnome Wrapping Paper – 5 sheets for $15
Now I really want to DIY a dupe for that gnome zen garden. Maybe Dollar Tree still has fairy garden accessories for sale.
Ok, time to return to productivity and the far-less-whimsical real world. But no need for you to do the same! In fact, go ahead and click the “David the Gnome” link up top. You’ll be rewarded with 26 episodes of gnome shenanigans! You’re welcome.
(Illustration by Rien Poortvliet.)
After a recent apartment refresh (new couch! score!), I’ve been feeling especially design inclined. “What other updates should we make to our space?” I asked myself. So, I took to Etsy and descended down the rabbit hole on a variety of decorative elements. What struck me most were all the beautiful posters! And they’re all so affordable! Here’s a round-up of a few of my favorites…
The Breakfast Club
Good Vibes Only
Which would YOU choose? Do you have any tips for tracking down affordable art? Let me know below!
*heart eye emoji* I just found the Etsy shop AllieRuth which specializes in hand-lettered and illustrated stationery, mugs and bags. I’m especially loving this shopping tote…
elegantly simple Christmas cards…
and a rubber stamp with a very important message…
So stylish and graceful, don’t you think? I wish I could buy it all! Go check out the shop, if you feel so inclined. And follow Allie, the designer and owner, on Instagram.
P.S. I’m also swooning over the custom calligraphy and illustration stamps that can be used to make DIY wedding invites! Don’t worry, this engaged lady took note of that one!
Now this is rather a niche item. But LORD if you know an avid cyclist with a penchant for the grapey-grape, you could certainly win a LOT of brownie points if you gifted them this bike accessory. Etsy seller oopsmark hand makes these bicycle wine racks with olive oil treated, vegetable tanned leather and antique brass fasteners. Wouldn’t it be fun to strap in your favorite bottle of Pinot and ride off into the sunset towards a dinner party?
P.S. My love lies a little more strongly with the hand-crafted yoga mat strap. Dinner parties be damned! I’ve got sun’s to salute and crow poses to conquer!
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Enjoy the links…
The best explanation of Uber ratings.
How did Chris McCandless die?
Congrats William & Kate!
Espresso in space could have strong scientific impacts.
This essay is a heart-wrenching reminder of the emotional power of food.
Oh, NBD…just pictures of ragdoll cats.
I think I need to adopt this little guy!
Lessons in emergency eating.
I’m totally a #4 but now I’m looking to become a #6.
The comment section on this post was enlightening to explore.
Style sudoku would be a great resource for summer packing.
And click over to THIS POST and enter to win my FREE GIVEAWAY!
Sometimes I stumble upon some real gems when perusing the hallowed pages of Etsy.com. I swear with just a SMIDGE less self-control I could blow my whole paycheck. Check out these recent cheeky favorites…
A wall hanging with an important reminder for all.
A t-shirt for folks brave enough to navigate on 2 wheels.
A cutting board for serious cooks and Netflix binge watchers.
A candle for the lady who DGAF but still wants a pretty smelling room.
A sweet fox necklace for a love-sick babe’s darling neck.
Today, I’d love to showcase the fabulous new Etsy shop, Sick Beet Stitch. Based in Chicago, the shop offers unconventional hand-embroidery lovingly stitched by owner and creator Robyn Novak. Wouldn’t her work make the perfect addition to a gallery wall? Or a meaningful gift for the keeper of all your inside jokes? I love the collection’s mixture of tongue-and-cheek references and dainty images. And each piece seems incredibly well thought out! Did you clock the double check mark next to “silence” above? Made me laugh out loud. Check out some other pieces…
For more – visit the shop, follow on Facebook, and double tap some snaps over on Instagram!
(Photos by Robyn Novak.)