Apparently the first month of 2015 is coming to an end and I am yet to update this little blog of mine. Shameful really.
I have been struggling on how to explain my lack of posting lately. The more I try to come up with a witty and reasonable story to cover up my laziness the more days past by and the more missed posts I have to make up for. I believe that is what procrastination is and I suppose my selfie will be next to that word in the next edition of English dictionary. If I wasn’t too lazy to take a selfie.
Since I am running so behind and also neglecting our beloved Monday Listicles I figured the easiest way to get back to it is to write a list entry. Except I got busy doing nothing and now it’s Thursday evening so i cannot really call it Monday Listicle can I? Best be honest and call it like it is. And write an honest list to go with it:
TOP 10 REASONS I HAVE BEEN NEGLECTING MY BLOG
1. I am way to busy neglecting my paperwork and editing which in turn makes me feel too guilty to blog instead of work.
2. My friend Lisa told me about Serial, Sherlock and The Fall so I am really busy catching up on all the criminal drama.
3. I just really don’t feel like doing much. Unless it involves chocolate.
4. There are some changes coming up for us this year and I am trying to embrace them. So far pretty much failing.
5. I am very busy vacuuming. Just kidding. Also Jason: stop laughing.
6. Well truth be told it’s a blog so nobody is going to suffer if I stop journaling for a wee bit are they?
7. I have no awesome listicles ideas left. Help?
8. Reason #8: blank.
9. Because I can.
10. This was officially the longest it took me to write a list. I have no decent excuses therefor starting tomorrow(ish) I will get back to it.
Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Here’s to an awesome 2015!
I love a good business idea, one that impacts the customer and brings them happiness. And this one is a winner: Budsies!
Julian brings home a lot of artwork and I love seeing his skills growing ever since he begun school. He creates a lot of things home too, be it on paper, canvas or by building Legos. The trouble is where to keep it all? I try taking a photo of most of the things before recycling it and feel bad about gashing them. But the reality is you cannot keep things forever-just don’t tell Julian, you remember his hoarding ways…
And that brings us to this little gem of a company. Budsies will turn your child’s artwork into an adorable plush toy that will stay with him forever. Move over teddy bears, here comes whatever your child has designed. Brilliant right?
As I type this Julian’s stuffed toy is being stitched by hand by someone wonderful who looked at his picture of TIE fighter and designed a creation to his exact instructions. How amazing and powerful does a child feel to hold his own art? I told you this Christmas present is a true winner.
I know Christmas is near but fear not. The reason I decided to feature this in my gift ideas series is because not only is this a great gift for your child it makes an even more fantastic gift for a parent you know. Right now you can purchase a gift certificate on their website and leave it under a Christmas tree of your loved ones. Dear grandmas and grandpas, uncles and aunts have you ever found a more cute and faster way to gift your favorite family members in one go? I think not. Kids get a toy, parents get a project and an OK to clean out the art drawer and you get the gift of the year award. Yep, Budsies rock.
I am excited to share with you Julian’s creation as soon as it arrives. In the mean time let me show you what his drawing was ( I actually told him to create what would be his ultimate coolest, awesomest toy to cuddle with and naturally it was a ship from StarWars). You can also CLICK HERE to browse some fantastic creations they made lately. Happy shopping!
Hows this for a Christmas gift:
Settle down. I am not giving away Max!
As my friends will tell you I can pitch well for other people but I am terrible at self promotion. I will keep it short because I am feeling all embarrassed as I type but I figured I have gotten enough emails from all over the world asking me to please print what appears to be everyone’s favorite Instagram photo of mine. So here goes:
This is an 8×8 art print titled ‘Best Friends’. It is printed in Texas by a fantastic printing company on a archival rag paper, signed and numbered by me as part of a 50 copies limited addition. You can order it by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will ship it to you in exchange for $40 to cover my cost and I promise I will donate a portion of that to our local Animal shelter WAIF ( which if you are from Whidbey is a great place to shop for super cool vintage stuff). Thank you xo