Girl Friday’s Favorite Things
I’m not Oprah, and I can’t give you twenty pricey items for free, but I can introduce you to some awesome things that will satisfy your need for retail therapy this winter.
First of all, if you don’t already know about Etsy.com, you need to get your shop on. Seriously. Seriously! Etsy has changed my life. I discovered the site a few months ago and it has revolutionized the way I shop. I don’t want meaningless stuff and I try not to inflict that upon my friends when I give them gifts.
In September I was searching for mermaid themed items for Notorious M.A.G.’s 26th birthday. Etsy saved me time, sanity, and money. By simply searching for “mermaid” in tags, titles, and descriptions, I had hundreds of items to pick through. Most people would probably settle on the first thing they saw, but not Girl Friday. I poured over every item and finally settled on a necklace from Sea Treasure Studio and note cards from Lokness Press.
Sea Treasure Studio specializes in scrapbook pendants that are fun, funky, and totally vintage. The gift box was decorated and relieved me the duty of wrapping!
Lokness Press has an assortment of screen printed cards, but ultimately it was a gold mermaid printed on brown card stock inscribed with HOLA that won me over. (This is item is sold out, but equally cool is the Cynic Collection.)
I didn’t have to run myself ragged all over town, waste gas, and buy a bunch of things that I only felt luke warm about. (Don’t we all do that? Throw money at a problem and hope it goes away!?) Thus began my love affair with Etsy.
In the next few posts I am going to feature some of my favorite things.
Cue the music, Julie.