First I want to start with an etsy plug - I should have announced sooner that I'm currently offering 25% off if you use coupon code ARTISGOODFORYOU at checkout in my etsy shop - it's only good through this evening, so if you can't make it by then, let me know and I can work somethin' out for ya. Feel free to pass along the message and the coupon code.
Speaking of etsy, I want to talk about seller JAMIESHELMAN, from whom I recently purchased a print that I've been coveting for months:
Can you get over how freaking awesome it is? And the print quality is just GORGEOUS. It's printed on this luscious cotton rag paper so the lines and colors are divine.
The thing is, I ordered the print a couple weeks ago, and despite the fact that she packaged the print very well, PUT IT BETWEEN 2 PIECES OF CARDBOARD and even wrote "do not bend" on the envelope, well, you guessed it - the *&$!@# postal service bent the damn envelope and left a sizable crease right through the cats. When I contacted Jamie to let her know what happened, she immediately responded that she was sending another one, at no cost. I mean, seriously, that is great customer service, and I really, truly appreciate that. The new print arrived yesterday and I framed it and hung it in my kitchen, and it seriously makes me smile every time I see it:
Go check out her shop or her fabulous website.
I told you this post was going to be random!! I have an update on my backyard, after having chopped down that Japanese Maple that was planted smack in the middle. Kevin and I really struggled with hacking it down, then I tried to basically sod over that area, but that didn't work so well. I ended up tearing up the grass that I "planted" there and bought cheap-o grass seed from Lowe's, and that honestly did the trick! Because I happened to seed the area right around monsoon season here in MO (seriously), the grass grew with zero problems. It's just weird that it came in a completely different color than the rest of the lawn. But at least you can see, in the photo to the right, it's way better than having the tree right in the middle, and especially better than having a mud pit. We're getting there!!
And I want to take the time to talk about my friend Erin, who has this amazing blog called Well in L.A. I had the privilege of sharing a dorm suite with Erin during our sophomore year in college, so I can tell you that not only is she a gorgeous person on the outside (duh), but she is such a beautiful, inspirational and wonderful person to be around and I could not be more thrilled to support her. So, go check out her blog - follow her on twitter - and like her on facebook! If you're at all interested in HEALTHY living (big difference from just dieting, etc.) then her site is such a great resource.
So that's it for now - I promise to return with a fabulous furniture rehab project in my next post. Happy weekend, everyone!