Another Monday is here and it's raining and gross outside but I'm happy. I'm trying to practice being thankful more instead of wallowing in what I don't have. Today I'm thankful that I get to stay home in this weather, drink my coffee, and have VH1 Classic's "Totally 80s" playing as background noise. I'm also thankful for the really nice weekend I just had. I got to spend a lot of time outside and watch some Vassar College baseball. I... Read more


I intentionally did not talk much about Etsy going public. I wasn't exactly against it but there was that part of me that felt like my favorite underground punk band that just me and a few friends were into suddenly would become U2. Maybe that's a bit dramatic? I knew they were going public this week but I did not know it was yesterday. I just happen to be going down to the city yesterday. While on the train I'm... Read more


Ever get into a creative or emotional funk? Times where you just feel down and defeated? Here is my extensive comprehensive list to turn things around: Scribble angrily in journal Tear out pages of said journal Play The Simpsons "Tapped Out" - I'm "pulpsushi" Play other games on iPhone and Kindle Watch monster movies on Netflix Eat cookies Make a Vanilla Chai Curl up in a fetal position on couch with favorite blanket Cry Tell your partner you feel hopeless... Read more


I've been using Hootsuite for a couple of years and it's been a life saver when it comes to scheduling my tweets. However as I follow more people on Twitter and put more lists together, my Twitter was getting a little out of control. That is until I read this super informative post from The Loudmouth Lifestyle about blogging time savers and Hootsuite was the main focus. To the untrained eye, this may still appear a little overwhelming. I was... Read more


Happy Friday! I don't have a shop update this week to share but I did get a sweet stash of jewelry that needs refurbishing so I hope to have some shop updates next week. I do want to share a friendly tip that some of you may not know about which could come in handy... You may be wondering if it's okay to use a Gmail address for your business or should you set up a "me@mybusiness.com" email. I don't... Read more