it's true, i love mail- that isn't junk mail or bills. so naturally, i was ecstatic to receive a package from a dear friend before she left the country to go do mission work. the package contained the most precious hand knitted cup cozy ever..you know you're jealous!
thank you thank you thank ms. mary iche liebe dich you more!
here's an excerpt from the book a dear friend gave me when i moved to new york called 'my first new york.' the book is a compilation of different celebrities' first new york experiences.. the following is andy samberg's (from snl):
i moved to New York with three friends from summer camp. Two of us were going to NYU, and the other two were in that self-loathing, debaucherous postcollege year of self-destruction. We crammed into what probably should have been a two-bedroom on Bleecker and Macdougal and sectioned things off into a four-bedroom by putting up a lot of curtains.
That was an absolute disaster. We were all really broke, and those dudes were out of control. There was no one in the house that did any cleaning, so by halfway through the year there were rats and mice everywhere. I grew up in the Bay Area, so I am fairly at one with nature, but this was different. California nature is lovely. New York nature is disgusting. At first, I was really grossed out by it, but by summertime, I remember lying on my couch watching TV with a water gun, and every time a mouse would run out from behind the TV, I would just spray it. There was no Let's try and catch them; it was just like, Take a hike, buddy.
The mice kind of became a part of the house. We weren't feeding them or anything, but we definitely got less skittish around them. Its interesting how much you can adapt to when you don't have the means to fix it. We did get the sticky traps once. But when one got stuck, we were all too scared to get it and throw it out or kill it. Literally, we were four college-age dudes curled up on the couch listening to it scream for three days. We took turns going back and peeking at it and yelling, Oh God, its there! Its dying! Its dying! What do we do?But you cant get it off; if you pull it, you rips the limbs off. The humane thing to do would have been to smash it with a hammer, but no one had the stomach to do that, so it was pretty awful.
today the vintage ornaments i ordered from ebay came in! i've had my eye on quite a few more.. recently i've had a fascination with vintage figurines from japan soooo if you haven't gotten me anything yet...;-) aaand goofy christmas cards are in the mail.. i hope they make you smile!
awhile back i explained that i was participating in the cold hands, warm hearts swap. since the swap just took place i have to update you all on the fabulous experience. it was soo fun to get something in the mail [that wasn't a bill] and from a friend you've never met! [i had to include the text andy sent me which i got during school.. brightened my day!]
i was partnered with ashley at the thing about daisies... (click ME for ashley's blog) she has the best makeup tips + the best shoe collection i've ever seen.. she's amazing! and her package totally inspired me so without further adieu..
soo cute right?
1. green gloves- my favorite color! i picked the same pick up multiple times in target but never bought them!
2.cute little coffee key chain
3.OPI nail polish in mad as a hatter- i'm in love! i just jumped on the sparkle craze and have gold sparkles on my toes right now..
4. bella candle in mandarin woods- smells sooooooo good
5. hand stamped dish towels- these are too adorable to clean up any spills with! ashley, teach me your ways!
6. hand made notebooks- as a list maker these totally come in handy
LOVE <3 [as you can see.. i could use some]
close up of the handmade notebooks [the owl is my favorite!]
i hope you all are enjoying the cold weather and bundling up!..this weekend i'm drinking hot chocolate, wearing my green mittens and driving around to look at christmas lights in my neighborhood. .