10/21/2009

Pick Me Ups!

I wish that I could say that the rest of the week has been better but that would be a lie. The deluge of students shows no sign off letting up. This is a Spring registration period unlike any of us has ever experienced. I talked some in this post a few months ago about my thoughts on this group of freshman. I'm starting to get the idea that they are going to need extra time and attention from here on out. We have another week and a half of all walk-ins and then I go back on appointments, which sounds like heaven at this point.

Last week I got my mother in law a little pick me up gift from Zizzy Bob Baskets. I follow Zizzy's blog and have admired her work for awhile now. My MIL is having a hard time right now with her older brother's health going down hill fast. She's having to take on way too much of dealing with his problems since his only son lives in Georgia. It's definitely wearing her down and I wanted to let her know that I was thinking about her. I got the seasonal basket above and I'll probably fill it with her favorite candy.

A few weeks ago I treated myself to one of my blog friend, Nancy from Nfall2rt Designs, contained pendants. I love the simple and organic design of them. It's like wearing a piece of art around my neck and goes with just about everything. I blogged about Nancy awhile ago here.

I definitely feel an impulse purchase coming on today from my favorites on Etsy. Handmade retail therapy is the best kind. If you want to try to tempt me with something from your shop leave a link. I'm feeling particularly weak today.

7 comments:

Theresa said...

Funny, yesterday I was in the mood for some retail therapy on Etsy but just couldn't find anything that really caught my eye. Very disappointing...lol.

Hope your MIL loves that basket. Zizzy has a pink one that I love. Great choice on the pendant too from Nancy. I think that is the same one I featured on my blog...great minds think alike right :)

missbmckay said...

Love your choices. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to even choose. You picked great items.

Nancy said...

Love the basket! Sorry to hear it hasn't been that great of a week for you! I'm assuming you're getting students walking through your door no stop with the attitude that the world revolves around their needs. I can imagine your frustration!

Thanks for the mention. I've been doing a lot of handmade shopping therapy too...manly art prints because they're cheap, amazing, and make me so happy!

randomcreative said...

Nice choices! Here is my newest Etsy listing if you're still in a buying mood: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32970085 . I don't know what your wrist size is so feel free to browse if that listing isn't a good fit!

Pricilla said...

Zizzy does make beautiful things....

I am sorry for your MIL's brother. I hope things work out for the best.

Split Rock Ranch said...

What a wonderful gift for your MIL. It was one of my personal favorites from her shop and I'm so happy you're the one who bought it - I'd be willing to bet that it brightens your MIL's day!

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love love love that bowl- it's really nice!

 

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