Or maybe not a stone… maybe that metaphor doesn’t work. I don’t know. It’s 4pm and I’m working on this doomed piece of blank screen so I can make my deadline for the blog post and publish it by 6am tomorrow.
The irony: It is punching me in the face like a mighty fist piston.
Lori asked about what I do when I have creative blocks. Here I am, at nearly the 11th hour, showing you exactly where it’s at:
I’m working anyway.
My creative window is between...
We believe in the importance and value of diligent work. Our business requires it and we're (usually) happy to roll up our sleeves, pull up our gloves, and get stuff done.
These are quotes that inspire us as we do our work. If they also inspire you, we hope you will share them.
Note: Ugh. I've gone back and forth about this post and whether I should even write it. I mean, how frazzlin' arrogant to call myself "a person of adventure." But Russ told me he was reflecting on how he saw me before we hooked up, and, he said I was kind of legendary to him.
I've never been legendary to me. From my perspective, it's just one disconnected adventure and then a completely separate adventure. It's just stuff I do.
But anyways, the truth is that I've gotten a reputation as a person of adventure. And here's how that started out.
My childhood wasn't normal....
HOORAY! We're announcing our intent to compete in this year's American Made competition.
Nominations open on June 17, so we have yet to submit our entry, but we're so confident that we'll be accepted as finalists that we are launching a contest RIGHT NOW.
AIR FLOW. Your handmade soap needs to breathe! The best place to keep handmade soap is in a shower caddy. That will keep it out of direct water and will give it air flow. If you don't have a shower caddy, you can also get a soap tray (from us!),...
There are some things that can't be achieved in a few days or weeks, like organizing all your finances for taxes, working with press, and writing a book. These require tireless persistence, focus, and dedication.
I have none of these things. Not. A. One.
I hated running.
Ten years ago, I trained for and ran the San Francisco half-marathon. I was 30 and realized I had never really dedicated myself to something I hated, but resolved to do despite my hatred of it.
It seems like most people accept that they have to do things they hate as a part of life, but I never accepted it. I didn’t do math homework in school unless I liked the teacher, I didn’t file taxes, and I didn’t stay in jobs I didn’t like. From the time I was an infant, if I didn’t want to do something, I’d absolutely refuse to do it.
This is not a very productive or healthy trait in adults, so...
The truth is, neither were we.
When I reflect back on how different our lives were just three years ago, it hardly seems possible that we have changed almost everything about our lives, our careers, and our homes. We even gained a family member (Roxy Vincent, VP of Animal Testing).
How did this all happen? What was the catalyst for this transformation?
-= Click to tweet that quote. =- We're getting our March 1 subscription box ready to ship, and this month, we have commissioned artist Miriam Dema to make these fantastic screen printed cards. I first bought the poster version of this card at an LA Brewery Art Walk about five years ago, and even...
"Moving always sucks." - my dad Years ago, when I was in the middle of a particularly heinous move, I called my dad in tears, telling him that I couldn't do it. He shared with me the wisdom of those three words. I'm pretty sure he didn't realize that he...
[caption id="attachment_7245" align="alignleft" width="350"] omg omg omg omg omg[/caption] In case you managed to miss it, we're TOTALLY EXCITED to be included in the (mega-juried and super elite) Unique LA 2014 Show. We've received our table assignment (when you get an assignment, you make an ass out of i gn...
I have a confession to make: Since early December, I have totally not been keeping up with The Checklist of Doom. Yes, it was TOTALLY EFFECTIVE while I used it. We got press. We got sales. We got lots of stuff out of it... but I kind of stopped keeping...