Stuff I Love, Part the Second

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Last month, I told you about my (then-)favorites. I'm still obsessed with most of them, but a few new loves have crept onto the scene. They are:
  • Sharpie pens
    I've been trying to write with a fine-tipped Sharpie for months now, thinking they were the Sharpie pens I'd heard rumblings of. My grandma set me straight: "That's just a Sharpie!" she admonished. Correctly. And now that I've found the actual Sharpie pens, I shall never - no, not ever - return to my old seeping-through-the-paper ways, nor to any of my equally shameful ballpointed or retractable ways of the past.

  • Merona Brushed Lined Tights (no link available - sadface)
    In this case, "brushed" means "fleece." Taking into account the fact that it is 13 degrees here in Northeast Ohio, you can imagine how well fleece-lined tights go over in my neck of the suburban woods. Which is to say that they go over smashingly. Never so smashingly that I pose as sexily as the leg model to the right, but smashingly nonetheless.

  • Personalized stationery
    You'll notice there are two links there, not just one, because that's how many sets of personalized stationery I've ordered from Etsy in the last month. I'm on a mission to send at least 200 snail mail letters to friends & family, so I'm always on the lookout for pretty paper. Because I am decidedly more vain than I ever realized, I now require that all my stationery be emblazoned with my moniker. OK, fine, not all. But... well, it does make me feel pretty swanky. 

  • My Assassin Necklace
    This is a shameful, self-promotional plug, but it's also true. I've worn this necklace, of my own creation, for the past two weeks straight; I duplicated it to sell in my shop because I couldn't bear to part with the original. Making my own jewelry is cool because it means I don't wear jewelry that I think sucks. Actually, I shouldn't do that anyway...

  • Archer Farms Sweet Cajun trail mix
    I wish I knew how to quit you, Sweet Cajun trail mix. At $3 a bag, you are entirely too expensive, not too mention entirely too fattening. But somehow, your confusingly successful combination of butter toffee peanuts, spicy peanuts, toasted corn, honey sesame sticks, Cajun sesame sticks & almonds is one of the best things that's ever happened to my mouth. And I don't use that compliment lightly.

I like to keep it thrilling, can you tell? Last month, it was toothpaste & dress pants that feel like pajamas; this month, office supplies & snacks that involve candied peanuts. Hoooo-boy! Someone should make a movie of my fast-paced life, I know.


    1. I LOVE sharpie pens!! It's ridiculous that I get so excited over new pens. I'm just glad no one was in the workroom at the office this morning when I smiled like an idiot grabbing 2 new pens for my desk. Woohoo!

    2. Snail mail! I miss it. :)

      I went and bought some Sharpies the other day. Why are they SO expensive?!

    3. 1. one of the best parts of having your own business, picking your own office supplies, like Sharpie pens!

      2. Totally commend you on getting personalized stationary, don't know what I'm waiting for, though I'm always on the look out.

      Rachel Anne

    4. FLEECE TIGHTS??? How did I not know about this before? Thank you. I think you may have just changed my life.

    5. Ohhhh, I've never had that Cajun Trail mix but something tells me I could take THAT OUT.

    6. Fleece tights? What the amazing?! I need them in my life. And some of that trail mix tooo...thats from Target right? Not that I'm going to run out and buy some like right this second or anything, nahhhhh

    7. Haha! Hey, there is nothing boring about Sharpie pens!! And fleece tights sound pretty exciting to me :)

    8. Pretty stationary IS thrilling. I've sort of collected it for years. I love a good excuse to write someone a letter. I'm in a fantasy movie league and just sent the guy running it -- yes, a man, who's about 30 -- the check with stationary that might have been in the shape of a penguin with lines so wide, it looked like it was for second graders to practice penmanship. I <3 your idea of 200 letters. Good luck!!! And have you stumbled on One of my fave Etsy shops. She does letter press. I think these are my faves of hers:

    9. Lol, I love that you call it your Assassin Necklace!

    10. Tights are the best! They make cold winter days so much better and bearable. Can't live without them!

    11. Found your blog through Gussy's community post and I love it!
      And I HAVE to try sharpie pens!! I have a love affair with good pens

    12. I love my Sharpie pens so much. They make my handwriting look so good!!

      I need to start buying some personalized stationary + mailing labels. I want to start sending out snail mail, but I need some cute stuff to write on first! ;)

    13. Where do you buy the fleece lined tights? They sound like something I need!

    14. I want to get those tights. Target, yes? Ditto about the Sharpies. Love 'em.

    15. I think I need to score some of those fleece tights for my trip to NYC!

    16. I'm a sucker for office supplies so I'm determined to find a Sharpie pen. I suspect I will soon be in love.

    17. I'm intrigued by these fleece lined tights you mention. Love Sharpie pens, and I make my own personalized stationary for when I leave notes when I sub.


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