The Munchies

This is random, but can we talk about snacks for a sec? Mug brownies were my usual go to, but over the past year or so I’ve noticed a slow shift towards savory/spicy snacks instead. I guess it’s a getting older thing. On occasion I even have to scrape excess icing off my cupcakes. What is happening to me?! Anyway, these are my favorite snacks lately. What are yours?

the munchies

Sesame Sticks—I don’t know what my deal is with these, but I could eat them until my stomach ruptured. Luckily I always run out before that happens. You can get them at Trader Joe’s and other places too.

the munchies

Vesta Dry Hot Sauce—This dry hot “sauce” is made locally in Raleigh, and I discovered it at Gather’s Made by Men event last year. I love to sprinkle a heavy dusting on plain hummus and eat it with tortilla chips (or carrot sticks if I’m feeling healthy).

the munchies

Garden of Eatin’ Red Hot Blues Tortilla Chips—Another drool-inducing spicy snack. Warning: don’t eat these straight out of the bag. Your hand will keep putting chips into your mouth whether you want it to or not. There’s no stopping until you’ve eaten every chip, torn the bag in half, and licked the residual spices out of every crevice. (Not that I’ve ever done that.)

Sketchbook 4.30.15

Here are a handful of sketchbook pages that turned into recent new products!

wit & whistle sketchbook

wit & whistle sketchbook

wit & whistle sketchbook

Wit & Whistle pop-up shop this weekend! I’ll be selling my goods at Madewell in Durham (at Southpoint) from 1-4 on Saturday, May 2nd. Perfect timing if you still need a Mother’s Day card! If you’re planning to come and hoping to pick up a specific product let me know, and I’ll make sure I bring you one.

wit & whistle sketchbook

Lucky Clover

Grass doesn’t grow well in my shady yard, so I’m not exactly a lawn snob. Maybe you could call my lawn “creative”? Any green thing that will grow and cover the dirt is pretty much okay by me. The front yard is nearly completely covered in a moss carpet (with a smattering of assorted weeds), and we have a small patch of grass out back. Every fall I buy a bag of clover seed and go nuts throwing it around out there. Like magic, tons of soft clover leaves come popping up in the spring. If you can’t beat the weeds, join them!

clover lawn

clover lawn

clover lawn

Brass Fetish

I have a problem. Somehow I’m amassing abnormal quantities of vintage brass doodads. I think it all started with the scissors. Then I decided I needed a few things for “photo props”. Now little brass knickknacks are coming out of the woodwork around here. I’m even wearing brass jewelry in spite of the green tinge it leaves on my skin. Is anybody else fighting a brass addiction lately?

vintage brass knickknacks

vintage brass knickknacks

There’s plenty more where these came from. Oy.