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gift local.

Last month was my sister’s birthmonth! Every year I wish I could celebrate with my big sis in person, but since we live hundreds of miles apart, I send birthday care packages instead. This year I put together items from some of my favorite local artisans, plus some handmade goodies.

birthmonth prizes.

This pouch is by Flowie. It’s pyramid shaped! I’ve never seen a pouch quite like it before. They are made to order — hand-silkscreened on heavy weight cotton canvas with original designs. I love Flowie’s color combinations. I couldn’t resist; I had to get one for myself as well.


This hand-bound journal is by my crafty lady friend Anna of Pickypockets Press. I love the woodgrain and the camera image she used. Clean lines and awesome design, plus all of Anna’s journals are made with at least 75% recycled or repurposed materials. Yay for you and yay for Earth!

say cheese.

I love making little packages for my loved ones, especially with some local finds. You know, so they can be reminded that so much awesome comes out of the Bay Area and maybe one day they’ll decide to move up near me. (My master plan!) But really, it’s like a subscription box without the subscription, but with all the surprise! Sending gifts in the mail is fun, too, since who gets actual mail these days?

Best piece of snail mail you’ve ever sent or received, go!


  1. Angel Huntington-Ortega says

    Hey! I love this post…, I love all your posts actually. And I just wanted to check in with you about commenting…do you want me to comment on your post? I often don’t because I get irritated that I have to authenticate, and then by the time I get through that I start to doubt if my comment is cool enough…. ?

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