Why you ask?
Because turns out when you make friends with people on the internet they will sometimes send you things. Awesome things that make you so happy to say you "online know" these people!
Case in point?
Jen of One Wandering (one of my first internet friends!) sent me these in the mail. Just because.
People, she sent me a tiny stuffed moose and a cookie cutter set that includes a MOOSE COOKIE! Can we say, "Internet friend for the win?"
At this rate I'm going to end up a crazy o'l moose lady.
And I love it.
Continuing with my, "How did I get so lucky to e-know these people" theme, this holiday season I received one of the sweetest homemade items EVER from my friend Ashley of Love. Home. Made. In reality I actually became friends with Ashley in real life first, but I did inspire her to start blogging thereby giving our friendship a layer of online friendship on top of our real friendship. So speaking of her blog, she runs an amazing online space where she is capable of turning garage sale finds into the cutest shit you've ever seen in your life.
And I've stayed in her house so I know these projects actually look as good if not better in person.
That being said, feast your eyes on the sweetest handmade gift, ever.
Within this frame you'll find the four places I've lived in my life.
Santa Barbara, CA — Where I grew up
Seattle, WA – Where I went to school (and met Ashley!)
Olympia, WA — Where Adam and I bought our first house and this blog started. And…
Anchorage, AK – My current home.
SHE MADE THIS FOR ME. Just because. And then she blogged about how she made it and I felt even more grateful seeing how hard it was to cut those damn states out.
For about two weeks it sat on my kitchen counter (before heading to its home in my office) because I thought it was simply the sweetest thing anyone had done for me in quite a long time.
All this is to say is that after a sort of rough end to 2011 what with the baby mental breakdown and upping my medication, it seems in the end I actually ended things on a high note. Surrounded by both physically and Internet-ly (making up words here people) supportive people, reaffirming my belief that no matter what, everything will be a-ok.
I'm a lucky biatch I tell ya.