We’re deep in the heart of hot tea season! What are your current favorites? I can’t get enough of these three from Tin Roof Teas—China Golden Yunnan, The Ambassador, and Tiger Eye Chai.
Of course you can’t have tea without the perfect mug! My friend, Jon, has partnered with MudLOVE to develop a line of handmade North Carolina inspired products to raise funds for Hurricane Matthew victims. 50% of every purchase will support North Carolina Community Foundation and their disaster relief efforts. There are two handmade mugs and bracelets to choose from. You can purchase them and help people in need right here. These would make great Christmas gifts, don’t you think?
Happy Thanksgiving! My obligatory Black Friday sale is starting now—a little early just for my loyal blog readers. You can use the coupon code YIPPEE30 to take 30% off everything at witandwhistle.com through the end of the day Monday.
I’ve added some new stuff to the shop, too!
Two new holiday cards:
A set of printable gift tags that I’m totally in love with:
Lady Power patches (in collaboration with Band of Weirdos), the cactus Not a Hugger enamel pin, and the Silence is Golden enamel pin.
Happy shopping! :)
Fern’s Halloween costume consists of a winter hat with bunny ears and… that’s it. Forevermore she’ll be able to look back at photos of her first Halloween and criticize my costume making skills. Whatever, she’s too young for candy anyway! By the way, have you ever tried to draw whiskers and a nose on a wiggly baby? It’s hard.
This weekend I visited Honeysuckle Tea House with my pals Michelle and Diana. It’s an open-air paradise surrounded by herb gardens, which they use to make their own teas. We sipped chai and sweet potato soup while talking about every thing from babies and careers to politics and periods. It was the best way to spend a cool, crisp fall day!
This week I hired an office manager! I’d like to introduce my first employee ever, Shawn Nichols. She’s amazing, and she also happens to be my mom! I gotta say, it’s a huge bonus to have an employee that loves your baby as much as you do and doesn’t mind changing a few diapers.
Balancing baby and business has been quite a challenge. I’ve been able to keep up with order fulfillment, but I haven’t had time to do much creating over the past 9 months. With my mom taking over packaging, shipping, inventory management, and more, I should be back to my sketchbook soon.
Here’s Fern helping the Office Manager package today’s orders…
Kidding… the baby is not allowed to drool on outgoing shipments. ;)