I see myself kindly offering a cup of coffee to a guest, and them being horrified at finding a Jaws lurking in the depths of their cup! $16 isn’t much to part with when it’s for such a good cause: laughing at friends.
Last week I participated in the giveaway Chrissy-jo from Kindred Images and Creations held on her Facebook fan page. And guess what? I’m the winner! Extra exciting because Chrissy-jo is a member of my favorite Etsy team, the Maine Team (obviously it’s the best).
The intoxicatingly herb-y package arrived in the mail yesterday, and with some nice, wintry late-afternoon light I had a chance to photograph all the goodies. I’ve already used the comfrey healing salve on my aching neck + head (swollen sinuses for both of us this weekend, makes for a headache-y house!) and can’t wait to use the bath goodies. The salve was so soothing and not overpoweringly scented. Love at first rub.
Comfy, cotton, casual layer from Rogues Gallery and ON SALE. Big time. This seems like it’s just about the right thing to spend 2012 in. Happy New Year everyone!
I’ve been a bit grabby lately. First she wants a recycled rope doormat, now she wants a painted, one-of-a-kind monkscloth bandana. What’s next? Probably something just as cool.
Let me explain! Mentally, I’ve been in ‘clean out’ mode since the little niece finished opening all her presents on Christmas morning. I’ve got four WhoFoo bags packed to the gills and waiting to go to Goodwill. That’s pretty good, but I still need to purge a little more. Naturally, when you get rids of bags and bags of stuff you don’t need/want/like any more there’s an impulse to replace a little. So we don’t actually need a door mat, so we don’t actually need a bandana, but so what? They’re awesome, I’m awesome, so it’s only natural that we should be together.
So anyways, there’s my justification for all past, present and future ‘want want want’ entries. If you’d like to take a look at all of Legacy Arts’ offerings, you can click here to view Jason’s Etsy site. Bandanas are machine washable and come with a button latch. Perfect. I found out about these, and the other products Jason makes, when he was a vendor at this year’s Big Chill craft fair at the Mayo Street Arts Center. Urban, rugged, and each one a little bit different. Want want want.
I moved to Maine when I was 2, yes 2, wee little years old. For the die-hards, that means that I’m still ‘from away‘ and that the locale previous to the coast off the Casco Bay area was the San Francisco Bay area is even more offensive. But to me it makes no difference since I don’t remember those beautiful, sunny, avocado-tree laden hills of the California coastline. Mmm free avocados… All I remember is growing up in the manic depressive, muggy and humid then snowy and blisteringly cold, climate up here: Down East.
When my aunt and her brood moved to Maine they were even more enthusiastic about adopting the state than we were: within years her eldest son was a lobsterman off the waters of Isle au Haut. So I use that cred every now and again to convince non-believers of my truly rural status despite my urban origins.
Even more cred to my cred would be if I had one of these awesome, recycled Maine Rope Mats from Cox Pond in South Berwick, ME. As you know, I’ve got a weak spot for ‘things made from other things.’ I also hate throwing away bottle caps, cardboard boxes and really anything that could be used for something other than clogging up land fills and chomping up energy at the recycling facility before its time. That’s why I double-love these mats. Check ’em out here!