Saturday, December 8, 2012

Things I Like: Christmas Edition!

Listening to: Some eclectic mix of folk, pop, country, electronic, and Christmas (and who even knows what else)
Noisetrade find of the week: The Music Bed Christmas sampler. A few classics, a few originals, from artists like Ben Rector, Matthew Mayfield, & Katie Herzig. It's nice for those times when I want a mixture of Christmas & my usual.

Hello. I'm procrastinating. Did you know that I hate finals? One more take-home essay exam to finish, and I will be 100% done with my first semester of grad school. Crazy? Yes.

Anyway. Since I don't have a whole lot to say about life in general (and since I'm trying to do everything possible to avoid finishing this exam), I figured it was time for another "Things I Like" post. But then, isn't it always?

1 // 24 Merry Days Giveaway. This awesome online advent calendar (created by Audrey @ This Little Street) comprises of 24 giveaways by 24 different bloggers, one for every day between now and Christmas. Even if I don't end up winning anything (which is pretty much a guarantee. I've won like, one contest in my entire life), I've really enjoyed finding some fun new blogs to read!

2 // iPhone Wrist Straps. Guys, I for real need one of these. I drop my phone all. the. time. Literally, like 3 times a day.* Plus it would be super handy for those times when you don't have pockets or need to be ready to snap a picture on a moment's notice. And they're cute. $35 isn't that bad, right?

3 // Outdoor Research Cinch Sack. I found this yesterday while browsing around Rock/Creek. I love it. It's green and gray, it's nature-y, it's waterproof, and it's Outdoor Research, meaning there's a lifetime guarantee: no matter what happens to it or how it happens, if it wears out or tears or whatever, they'll replace it, free of charge. Did I mention it's only $24?**

4 // DIY Jersey Knit Bracelets. These are so cute and super easy to make. I cut up an old t-shirt and attempted to make one. Mine didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped, but it's not bad. I'm planning to attempt some others. I also think this might be cute as a headband.

5 // Perched Bird Accent Table. This…is wonderful. I love it. Birds, branches, and leaves. Perfect. I've been needing something to replace my current "side tables" (which happen to be big trash cans draped with ugly pink fabric with a glass piece on top. It works, but I can't say it's attractive).***
*I swear I wasn't clumsy until college, and even then only in the past couple of years. If it is going to be dropped, spilled, or tripped over, I'll get it done, guaranteed. I don't get it.
**Sounds a bit pricey for a sling bag, BUT for the brand? And that lifetime guarantee? Worth it.
***I know, I'm obsessed. And I know that all of the above are so overused, it's not even funny. However. Birds, branches, and leaves were my thing before they were a thing, so I have no shame.

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