At the Moment:
This was a fun month for Reware: I got a new plus size mannequin (old dress form for sale, email me if interested!), and got a ton of new items in the shop. Plus I had a Galentine’s shopping night, hosted by my friend Benita in her home, and it was awesome! Want to host a shopping night for you & your friends? Message me! Hosts get a great discount + shop credit based on sales.
It was a fun month for our family, too. Not only did Dan & I have an awesome vacation, but Della & Roy had a great time at Grandma & Grandpa’s too. They have been super into costumes lately – Della especially loves a rainbow tutu that she has. We turn off the lights in Roy’s room and put on “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, and she has her own little dance recital, spinning around on her tip toes while Roy stands on a chair pointing a flashlight down on her as a “spotlight”. They came up with this all on their own, and it is now a totally adorable daily tradition.
To balance out the cuteness, the mega-sick has continued, full force. 3 different fevers and a stomach flu went through the family, plus a double eye infection for Roy, which literally came on the same day he actually could eat again. Then he was allergic to the eye drops and it was the worst thing ever. PLEASE, make the sick end, somebody!
Another highlight of the month: Carey & I teaching a Valentine’s craft to our kids’ preschool class. It was super fun, and Roy has been all excited for crafting and art ever since. We’ve made a bunch of construction paper guitars, painted an oatmeal carton drum, cut construction paper feathers for his bedroom door, and decorations for the kitchen, plus lots of drawing & coloring. So fun, but I’m running out of ideas…can anyone suggest any blogs/pinterest boards of preschool age crafts?
Aside from lots of kid crafts with Roy, I made over 50 pairs of earrings for stores & the site, some new embroideries – a couple are in the shop as of yesterday – and Della’s very first sticker book.
I finished Tiff Tuttle’s Being and Awesomeness: Get Rad, Stay Rad, and HIGHLY RECOMMEND it! Seriously made me rethink a number of my habits & tendencies and put some things in a whole new light. Thanks, Tiffany!
Adam Ant, The Ting Tings, Desmond Dekker, Ladyhawke, Mustard Plug, and Tiffany Han’s “Raise Your Hand and Say Yes” podcast. Also, The Clash’s Sandinista has been on the turntable a lot, because “Hitsville UK” has been stuck in my head most of the month.
Shopping and Drooling Over:
I just discovered Present & Correct, and I want all the things!
It’s been a year with my current running shoes, and I’m ready to switch to a new pair. Maybe these ones?
Speaking of shoes, have you seen the Andy Warhol x Converse collection? OMFG.
And other stuff I’ve been loving lately:
San Francisco. Also, meeting up with a number of old friends this month, making art with my friend Carey and our kids’ preschool class, surprise gift boxes from our friends in Seattle (thank you Kysars!), taking Roy & Della to the MOCAD and the DIA and NOT taking a single picture so that we really enjoyed ourselves, Katy Perry’s halftime show, watching jellyfish swim, Moscow Mules, Valentine’s Day, bright colors that make me channel spring, Ben Folds Five announcing a summer album release & tour, and applying for out-of-state craft fairs with fingers crossed.
Looking Forward to:
Going to yoga class at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, taking a new sewing class, and Daylight Savings Time (yay, winter is nearly over!)