We’re back in stationary land today with some more fabulous cards I picked up at my local Target the other day. The line is called Oh My Word and is from recovering ad writer, Leslie Kolk, whom I believe, might just be my sister from another mister. Here is her mantra, some of which sounds just like mine and is why I am instantly smitten with her:
I am fascinated with death.
I laugh when people fall.
I get a kick out of watching bad dancers. Who doesn’t?
I think people should say what they are thinking.
Even if it hurts. Especially if it hurts.
I think cards should speak like we do.
Or at least, like I do.
Leslie’s cards are witty, biting, ironic, self deprecating and pretty much say what you wish you could say. Which is exactly what I want in a card! I like to keep a stock of birthday cards on hand so I’m always prepared. These are the ones I picked up from the collection. See more of the collection at Jack Cards.
Please excuse my shitty iPhone photos :)
This is totally the gift to get someone with a young child. Especially if that child’s name is Damien. Though he appears cute and cuddly with an enticing, “Hug Me,” embroidered on his fuzzy little chest, mark my words – this bear is not your friend! Give him a squeeze and he’ll show you his true colors. I’m guessing he’s either a sailor or a truck driver in disguise.
We have been up to our eyeballs in diy home improvement this summer. Last weekend I was pretty sure I had died and gone to Ikea furniture hell as I was buried in a room full of stuff requiring assembly with a piece of shut allen wrench. Needless to say, I probably stripped at least half the screws I put in, which is always good later if you ever need to take them out.
That was sarcasm just in case you didn’t recognize it…
Anyhow, thanks to this months edition of Good Housekeeping, husband can’t get mad at me for stopped screws. GH says simply to use a rubber band between the screwdriver an the screw if it’s been stripped. Use the small ones that come on produce bundles (although lifehacker says to use the wide bands) and you’ll get a good grip just like if you hadn’t jacked it all up!
Thanks, Good Housekeeping (and lifehacker)!
It’s no secret that I love greeting cards. Like, love them! But sometimes finding just the right card is harder than you’d expect. You know who it’s for and you know their sense of humor but sifting through rows and rows of ridiculously cheesy cards, that some woman and her three unruly children are inevitably standing in front of, makes you want to stick needles in your eyes. Ok, maybe it’s not that bad but you know what I’m saying.
Well it appears help has arrived. The Utility Card uses a word search puzzle to hide over 100 classic well wishes. Simply circle the sentiment you want to communicate and the card is ready for any occasion. Blank space for writing an actual message is provided on the back. And as if it wasn’t already the perfect card, it gets better in that it’s letterpressed on extra thick tree-free paper that uses cotton fiber waste from textile manufacturing. AND for the ultra lazy, it even comes with a cheat-sheet* to help you find the right words. Genius!
I finally broke down and got myself and husband iPhones this past week. It doubled as renewing our 2-yr contract and husband’s birthday present. It’s always nice when you receive a present on someone else’s birthday. Those are my favorite. However, now I’m like a kid with ADHD in a candy store. I want EVERYTHING iPhone! I want to stay home from work so I can sit around in my pajamas and play with it all day. It’s bad, people. Baaaaad.
I’ve already outfitted both phones with totally cheap, totally functional cases made out of boring, design-less silicone. But these are just that – boooooring! What I’d really like is to have a collection of iPhone cases, rivalling only my shoe collection, and have enough that I can change them out daily. And I’d like to start with these.