Happy June, everyone! There is just something about this month. Perhaps it’s the association with weddings, but the month of June conjures up soft blushing light and beautiful flowers. Everything seems to glow, the air seems lighter, sweeter. Â The summer is just about to dawn, a long awaited glow after months of rain. Anything, and maybe everything, is still possible. Here are just a few things June. It’s all so pulchritudinous. Don’t you think?
The Â Best of Etsy– 3 May 2009– The Pulchritudinous List
We’re shopping EARLY for Dad’s Day! We’ve learned our lesson and we’ll admit, we’re shooting for “favorite kid” status this year. That darn Emily Â may be first born, but she won’t be on top for long, oh no! We’re buying something handmade and groovy—just like Dad. Because, our dad is pretty darn cool and he deserves it!Â
I will confess, I honestly thought Mother’s Day was the 20th this year. Why I thought it would be on a Wednesday is a mystery. I’m chalking this up to my sugar-free diet and not my slipping grasp on reality. Ahem. Swimsuit season is the devil—it makes you forget things and utter profanities, like “diet” and “sugar-free” and “No, no dessert for me!”Â
Anyhow, Mother’s Day is this weekend and all you last minute people. . . Â yeah, it’s probably too late to buy online. Unless, of course, you don’t mind perpetuating your reputation of always being late. I suggest flowers and a nice card and making sure you comb your hair for the occasion. I also suggest leaving yourself a couple hundred post-it notes for next year. If the road to hell is paved with good intention, then surely, the road to heaven is paved with post-it note reminders.Â
In the meantime, my little brain leak means I won’t be posting a “last minute” gift guide today. Oops. Never fear, though—I’ve got the goods, all inspired by my raging sweet tooth. Why did I go on a diet again? Oh yea, swimsuit season.
The Best of Etsy — 6 May 2009 — The “I’ll Take Mine Sweet” List
Sweet tooth? I won’t tell if you hide these in your private stash and refuse to share. They’re THAT good!Â
There are those of you who do your shopping early and those of you who wait until the last minute. . . this list is for all you first born over-acheivers. Yeah, you know who you are! Always ready to go a month in advance! You’ve turned the slogan “be prepared” into an art form. Â It’s a gift. And in honor of your brilliance I’ve pulled together a gloat-worthy list for Mother’s Day full of gifts your mom will love. Â She’ll be elated and you’ll be a rockstar! (and your siblings will take note!)
The Best of Etsy — 29 April 2009 — The Rockstar Mother’s Day List