TIS THE SEASON: Let’s jump in

December 7, 2017 by NJPainter

Well nothing will get you in the holiday spirit like 48 straight hours of a holiday market, with holiday music and hot chocolate and a free tree at the end.


I love the holidays and all… but I really love a holiday wish list.
I love making them. I love reading other people’s. I love them. All of them.
Maybe you do too?
Here’s mine!

2017 christmas list

1. Mulatu Astatke on vinyl (because it’s heavenly) // 2. Overthinking skull sweatshirt (because, me.) // 3. Hand-dyed, hand-quilted vintage denim shirt from Salt & Still (because this is wearable art.) // 4. Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz (because I audibly say “YES!” to his instagram feed at least once a day // 5. Kimono robe (because I wore my summer robe to actual threads)// 6. Beaded tassel clip-on earrings (because us non-pierced girls still like to be on trend!) // 7. New Balance 247 Luxe in rose (but they don’t exist anywhere in my size) // 8. Handmade leather flats (because WOW are these beautiful) // 9. Handmade red linen jumpsuit (Is this girl me? I think she is me) // 10. Moroccan babouche slippers (because my slippers make me feel ugly. Is that possible?) // 11. Ban.do ‘Bonjour’ top (because, so cute.) // 12. Barack Obama mug (because, coffee with BO!)

There’s too many shoes (always!) and a few things that can’t get paint on them (because everything else I own does) and a few items that I already know will be waiting for me (because I was standing next to mom/Barry, nudging them and saying “I wouldn’t be mad at that for Christmas!”)

Here’s hoping you get everything on your list… and remember, when you can, even when it’s a little bit more expensive, shop local! It changes someone’s life! (Or at least makes them do a happy dance).