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Etsomnia™ 237: Back to School


Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around this, but it is September. Yes, I can use a calendar, but I just wasn’t emotionally ready for that. And I know quite a few teachers (and students) who are similarly depressed by the beginning of the school year. So I thought I’d dedicate this week’s Etsomnia™ to everyone who has to go back to school. Happily, I found a lot to get excited about this week!

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

How many people do you think believe this to be about the end of the school day?
If this were offered to me as incentive to learn to read, I believe I would have grown up illiterate.
This felted back-to-school garland is just fantastic. What a great teacher gift! By GlitterPartyCo
Worried your teen might be thinking about having sex? Sending them to school (or pretty much anywhere) in this “fairytale hood” should put off that day. Indefinitely.
This vegan iPad case is almost beautiful enough to make me want to go back to school (or at least buy an iPad…) By AkeleiDesigns
I think if you send your kid to school with this carrot pencil case, it’s like you’re saying “You don’t need friends. You have me.”
This is a school bag for “bold fashionistas.” I don’t think they know what that means.
I really like this shark bookmark, except now THAT song is in my head… By KatieLDesigns
As a child, I thought it was strange that W the P was cute and cuddly while actual bears are terrifying face eating monsters. However, if you’re going to add teeth and claws, maybe skip the shrunken sweater and scarf. Now he just looks pervy.
If you must give someone a painted rock paperweight, don’t buy one. Just find a rock and paint it. It can’t be worse than this (and you’ll save $14 plus shipping).
These llama pencils and erasers are so great, I might just need some for work! By ThePensnicketyCo
This listing for a “back to school” gold doll bikini would be perfect if you know someone going to stripper school. (Is that a thing? I’ll bet that’s a thing.)
It’s a sweet sentiment, but these days “You touched mine” has kind of an accusatory ring to it.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 237: Back to School

  1. My grands have bee back in school for a month. Way to early …but then they out out in May. Times change.

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  2. I had to look up “stripper school”. There is a book plus YouTube videos. AND, there is the Lexi Ladies Academy which claims to be the worlds premier source of education for the exotic dance industry. I know you really wanted to know.

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  3. My oldest male grand child is back to school for his final days in college, where has time gone? All six of my grandkids are being ‘home schooled’. What kids are NOT learning these days, still shocks me. Yes, I think the old days were better. I was around nine years old when we got our first TV. My part of Florida did fine with the hurricane. Hal

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    • I’m glad the hurricane didn’t affect you! I know a few people who homeschool their kids, and it just seems like you have to be an expert at everything. I don’t think I could do it, but kudos to those who have the energy to stick with it!


  4. How on earth does someone have the brass neck to roughly slap some paint on a rock and then charge money for it?

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  5. The yellow tiles with the words come from a game called Zingo. Now that I’ve seen the bracelet, I can recycle my kids’ old game for fun and profit, LOL.

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