Happy 2013!

I’m going to ring in the new year with my two bfs and some tunes by him. I have a good feeling about this year!
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The gift wrap that keeps on giving.

I really wanted to make my own gift wrap this year but alas, time flew by. This might be the cutest gift wrap ever. il_fullxfull.409890738_f37c

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Xmas Beer + linocut labels

Nick made a 2-color linocut for our xmas beer (a California Style Common Ale. think Anchor Christmas). His hard worked paid off! Blood, sweat, and beers.

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First color being printing. Inking the block for 40+ labels is no easy task… and then again for color #2!

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1 color down, 1 to go.

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Now we just have to paste them to the bottles… round 3 tonight!

Egg Nogg

I found a vintage Egg Nogg Bowl with 5 (must have been 6 to start) glasses 3 years ago. Once a year, I cherish dusting it off and filling it with egg nog(g). I don’t normally own items that are only used once a year but it feels exclusively right. Especially when paired with my favorite cookies that I have been making once a year (but would have everyday if possible).

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Cheers!

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We hung the wreath I scored at the holiday swap while listening to some Aretha Franklin. These are the small moments I enjoy.

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Happy Friday!

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I just discovered we share a birthday. Me and Anna Karina.

Bon Weekend!

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Holiday Swap Treasures!

I’d like to participate in swaps for every season. It’s an excuse to make a project you’ve had in mind, and a great way to be inspired by other swappers. I work with a pretty crafty bunch and would have gladly left with 1 of everything. 5 bottles of the pumpkin liqueur got me a lovely wreath, a home brew xmas ale, spiced cookie butter, granola, and christmas candle in an ink can! Made out like a bandit.

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Spiced Pumpkin Liqueur

I made some pumpkin liqueur for a holiday swap. Can’t wait to see what other people made!
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Tom Waits Weather

Mr. Waits on the turntable warms my insides on a winter’s eve. He’s a crooner and a storyteller. Time to watch Down By Law again.

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Him and Jim back in the day.

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