July 30th, 2014
I just added 9 new paper treats to the shop—four greeting cards, four notecard sets, and one postcard set. I hope you like them!
I finally put my sad bear drawing to good use on this punny “missing you” card.
The perfect birthday card for somebody with a dark sense of humor!
I made this anniversary card for my husband this year, and I figured it probably applies to other people’s marriages too!
A card to brighten someone’s day for no reason at all. Gotta love those fond childhood Polaroid memories.
A set of brainy notecards.
A notecard set for when you need to express large quantities of gratitude.
Pretty thank you notecards to send to your grandmother.
Sweet notecards for when you receive such a nice thank you note that you need to say “you’re welcome”…. or a snarky notecards to send to someone who should’ve thanked you but didn’t!
A set of postcards that state the obvious!
July 25th, 2014
Usually when I flip through a cookbook there are only a handful of recipes that seem appealing to me, but I added Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons to my collection a while back, and it has gradually become my most used cookbook. Almost all the recipes sound delicious, so it’s hard to decide which I’ll make next. I’m not a vegetarian (although I could be if it weren’t for filet mignon and bacon), and Daniel is nearly 100% carnivore, but we’ve both enjoyed most of the recipes I’ve tried from this book. They’ve had plenty of flavor, fresh ingredients, and some are nice and spicy which distracts Daniel from the missing meat. A few of our favorites are Roasted Sweet Potatoes Topped with Quick Black Bean Chili, Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Toasted Cumin, and Coconut-Vegetable Curry with Cashews.
Take peek inside the book over on Amazon to see if you’d like it too, and maybe treat your taste buds to a little creativity!
July 23rd, 2014
Thank you to everyone who took advantage of my 5 year anniversary deal! I’ve shipped all of your orders out, and I hope you love your goodies when they arrive. You guys are the best.
Speaking of goodies, I’m going to be adding some new cards to the shop next week. Here are a few teasers from my sketchbook!
July 17th, 2014
This weekend marks a huge milestone for Wit & Whistle. Five years in business and five years of blogging. FIVE. That’s a crazy long time! I couldn’t have made it this far without you, so I want to offer up something extra special to say thanks.
Now through the end of the day Sunday, use the coupon code FIVEYEARS to take 50% off your Wit & Whistle purchase—pillows, tea towels, cards, jotters, notebooks, etc… all 50% off! In addition, starting now the first 30 witandwhistle.com orders will be shipped with a free jotter!
The 50% off discount applies to everything except rubber stamps. The discount and the free jotter offer are only valid here on witandwhistle.com, not in my Etsy shop.
I can’t thank you enough for your support and encouragement over the past five years. I would give you each an awkward, few-seconds-too-long hug if I could, and I’m not even a hugger!
July 15th, 2014
A few years ago I made a super type A cleaning schedule—remember it? I really stuck with it for a while and it worked great, every room of my house stayed consistently clean. As months passed I started to realize something about cleaning a little bit every day. It sucks. Who wants to pull out the vacuum and cleaning supplies daily? On top of that, my house got way too clean. That may not seem like a problem, but I crave the satisfaction of a good before and after. When I cleaned every day there wasn’t a noticeable difference between a dirty room and a freshly cleaned one, so I stopped feeling any sense of accomplishment.
I would like to renounce my original cleaning schedule and present my new strategy. I only clean once a week, which lets things get nice and dirty between cleanings. I allot 2 hours to frantically clean the whole house. I set a timer as I begin each step, which adds a little excitement as I race the clock (I am painfully aware of how lame that sounds). It’s not the most meticulous way to clean, and sometimes I miss a few weeks here or there, but I figure as long as nobody looks under my furniture or up at the cobwebs in the ceiling corners I’m good to go.