it's free shipping time, friends!

I know I've said this before, but I quite dislike venturing out for holiday shopping. Too many people in a hurry.  Too much time wasted, thinking the perfect items are going to jump out at me as obvious gifts for people I love.  Sometimes it happens so easily like that. It does. But more often I come home after having carried something around the store for far too long, only to put it back on the shelf and leave.  I have to admit, for the last few years I've been taking a more comfortable route; sitting at my computer in my sweatpants with a mug of coffee, clicking on the shopping cart icon, and waiting for my presents to show up on the doorstep.  As an added bonus- it's so much easier to enjoy the snow when I don't have to scrape off my car and drive through it. Liam agrees with me. So here's my gift to you, friends: free shipping on anything from my etsy shop until the new year- weee! Ornaments, cards, prints, gift sets, pure joy. Go on and find something for someone (or for yourself)!


peace amidst productivity & panic

It's so easy to get swept up in the panic of the holiday shopping season isn't it? For the most part, I try to avoid crowds and, at the very least, decide who will be getting what early on.  I am behind this year. Honestly, where did November go? At any rate, it's always a constant struggle between things I want to get done & things I need to get done.  I have the winter show at RIT again this year to do some last minute creations for, and at the same time I hope to show Liam a calm & joyful first Christmas. The wreath below is a nice reminder for any month, but I find it especially grounding around this time. Find peace in something this holiday season!