Monday, September 29, 2008

Don't you love it...

When something unexpected really brightens your day? Well, it really made my day to run across This blog which happens to belong to the lovely "Boo" who btw has the most rocking hair EVER! (seriously folks) And who recently made a wholesale order for some of my kitchen towels for her AMAZING shop The Revue Boutique & Gallery, which is located in West Chester PA (outside of Philadelphia) and features handmade jewelry, housewares, fine art and apparel.
Make sure you check it out if your in the area, the space looks fabulous and is filled with wonderful things. I was so happy to see this picture of my towels amoung all the awesome wares and how lovely everything looks. Great job Boo, and congrats on your beautiful store!

I guess I've been spoiled today because I also had a nice surprise this morning as I got out of my car to skeedaddle my arse across the parking lot to work, (I was skeedaddling because it was raining pretty hard and of course I don't even own an umbrella), I noticed this perfect stranger getting out of the car next to me who so kindly offered to share his umbrella with me on the walk in. It might not mean much to some, but that's the first time that's ever happened to me and it really made my day much brighter on such a dreary day.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mad about my Yerba Mate

Mad I tell ya! Most people that know me know that coffee is my poison of choice, but Yerba Mate comes in at a realllly close second. I found this yummy stuff when the wonderful Tea Noir included a sample of her magnificent Mocha Mate in one of my orders and I've been smitten ever since. While I still love her Mates (pronounced Mot-tay) I've been dabbling with a few other brews like that are sooo good including my new favorite Cocoa Mint Mate which is what's brewing in my french press above. For those not in the know Mate is a South American herb that's a great alternative to teas and is most popular in Argentina, while my preferred method to brew it is my french press (surprise surprise) the traditional way to drink it is in a small hollowed out gourd with a long filter straw made of metal called a bombilla.

It is available in tea bags my favorite is Pixie Mate if your on the go and can't be bothered with brewing it the traditional way, I must say that it is soooo much better the traditional way though. One thing I love about this stuff is it really packs a punch that lasts without the jitters that it's cohort coffee tends to hash out. I could seriously drink this stuff all day long and the best part? There's no headaches or addiction when you don't drink it, unlike my beloved coffee. So if your looking for an alternative to coffee or green tea, or just wanna try something new I urge you to give it a go. It's known for it's euphoric effects and I can honestly say it makes you feel pretty darn good. Go ahead and try and frown when you have a nice steamy cup this stuff....go ahead I dare ya.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Indie 5 Collective Feature!

The uber cute and insanely awesome Julia from Indie 5 Collective a awesome site on utube that features Etsy artists (Check them out like NOW!) Has featured my Mix tape kitchen towel and I couldn't be happier to see how excited she was about my products. Be for warned Indie5 Collective is a bit addictive and a great way to see some of the products and sellers you might be a wee bit curious about. You can see my feature HERE!
Thanks Julia!!

Happy Wednesday all!!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Time in the Kitchen

Awww, the days are getting cooler and the nights a wee bit longer. It's getting to be that time of year already. Soon the trees will be bare and it'll be time to pull out those boots, scarves and hats. I can just hear some of you saying "Whoa Moxie, not yet! Say it ain't so". As much as I love summer, I'm almost welcoming these cool evenings and the promise of pumpkin spice everything that's soon to be in the air. I'm a baking fiend and summer means I find myself cooling my jets on the yummy breads and sweet treats that are seemingly ever present in my oven. I've been eyeing this book La Brea Bakery all summer long and think I'll finally pick it up knowing that it won't be just sitting on my kitchen shelf mocking me.

In honor of my beloved baking season kickoff I'm running a sale on ALL Kitchen Towels! for $7.50 each or $15 for a set. This sale is going on until the end of the week. Happy baking all!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I wanna play...

The piano that is. Well actually this vintage 1967 Vox Jaguar organ that I can't seem to get out of my head. I'm a pretty fierce typist and for some reason in my demented little head I think that makes me a keen student for playing the piano. I can remember sitting at the old upright my mom had in the study playing (badly) the only two songs I knew (and still do) Lean on me and Hot cross buns (thanks to my 1st grade music teacher Mr. Cummings). Encouraged only by my mom's random comments of how perfect my slender fingers were for playing the piano, I had disillusions of grandeur and was always quickly frustrated when I couldn't play Bach's Minuet in G Major by the second day. Now a day's I apt for being appreciative of anyone who could play, seemly livening up a room by inducing random sing a-longs or just adding a bit of ambiance in the background by filling the house with the rich sounds of the keys. I think of it more and more lately, perhaps it has something to do with all the Dresden Dolls I've been listening to lately. Which is strange considering I play the drums, you'd think I'd be listening to Brian's machine gun stylings; but I've seemed to hone onto the wiles of Amanda's powerful key work and wondering just how she does it. Even though I know it impossible to be able to play on that level I still dream of being that girl who can sit down at a piano and pound out a song, any song all the way through perfectly and confidently, and one day I will. For now I guess the only keyboard I'll be tickling is on my laptop, and I'm okay with that. For now.

Wishing you all much love and music filled evenings from the land of madness.