I posted a quick photo on Instagram earlier this week about my latest obsession, WASHI TAPE! Truth is, I love all things paper and with friends all over this great big globe, I send a lot of handwritten notes and packages. I'm also a big crafter so my collection comes in handy when I want to add a little pop of color to my latest project.
My collection started with a yellow pack I picked up in a Santa Monica shop in 2010. I didn't use it a lot at first because it was so pretty and I didn't want to use it all up. I have the same problem with pretty cards. I can't tell you how many gorgeous pieces of stationary I have sitting in my paper goods drawer. I have just recently begun to send my little treasures off to live with the people I love in far flung places.
I was lamenting to Andy that I hadn't really found any local sources whenI found these at Target for four bucks each! Perhaps I'm the last person on the planet to hear that the washi craze had made it's way to Target, but oh my goodness, you should have seen how excited I was. I bought one of every single color pack...some in duplicate. I have a sickness, really.
I got a lot of questions about how I use it so I thought I would share a few of the latest examples.
A handmade notebook I made for a friend who just got some sweet baby news! (Name blurred out so as to not spill the beans)
A package on it's way to The lovely Tascita in the Czech Republic.
A package of small photos destined for grandparents.
The notebook I keep of all the scraps and clippings I find inspiring...a analogue Pinterest, if you will :).
What do you use it for? I'd love to hear your ideas since I've got plenty of tape to use!
More and more of Lucy's (very big) personality comes out every single day. She is sweet and empathetic, strong and passionate. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the weight of the responsibility of teaching her how to protect that big heart of hers.
I have to say, I have been LOVING my Birchbox subscription. It's so much fun to get new products to play with every month! It's official, I'm addicted.
This month I had the option to choose between the regular box or a special box chosen by the beauty editor of Teen Vogue. I'm adventurous, so I opted for the Teen Vogue box and I loved it!
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I love it all, particularly the Tarte lip tint and the Kerastace hair oil. I will probably be purchasing both when I run out.
One year ago today, I took the first of around 300 photos of myself. The goal was to take a single photo every day, but I know I missed a few days here and there. January introduced me to an iPhone app called "Everyday" that makes this super easy, by giving you reminders and helping you line up your shot with guides. At any point, you can compile all of the photos into a video, so I thought today would be a good day to finally use that feature. I would like to present you with roughly 300 photos of my face, in roughly one minute of video
If you watch closely, you can see my beard grow to a ridiculous length, over and over, until I finally give in and trim it up. You can also follow the transitions from the "don't give a crap because I work at home" to my quarterly "going into the office so I'd better get fancied up" ensembles.
I couldn't have done this without the support of all my devoted photobombers. Here are just a handful of my favorites.
Lucy made her photobomb debut on day 2 of this project, and has shown up on a regular basis ever since. Second only to Lucy in frequency of appearance is our cat Frankie. January is in surprisingly few shots, but she did make a cameo when we were in Prague, driving into the city.
My good friend Mark made a brief appearance when we were in Las Vegas this past Fall, and Kurt made a very slight cameo while shooting a picture at this past year's RBI Tournament. Finally, a shout-out to this random coffee shop girl who I'm sure thought I was just some creeper trying to get her picture. Joke's on you, ma'am!
Check back next year for the exciting sequel -- Two years of Andy in one minute: Twice the photos, twice the speed!