My OBT

My daily quest for One Beautiful Thing (OBT)


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Etsomnia™ 161: Give Thanks?

No, I’m not going to gobble your drumstick. Stop asking.

Et·som·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.

Today is my 1,500th blog post! I am truly grateful for all the wonderful things the blog has brought me. It’s given me a way of reducing my stress (most of the time), it’s become a real source of pride for me, and it’s brought me all of you lovelies! Continue reading


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Etsomnia™ 160: Bundle Up

Frostbite is looking pretty good right now

Et·som·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. Continue reading


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Etsomnia™ 159: Here Comes the Rain

At least we know what it’s made of…

Et·som·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.

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – the Super-Specific Edition

I know. You’re still trying to get the glitter from your Halloween costume out of your eyebrows, and here I am, hitting you with holiday nonsense. But we now shop in a truly global marketplace, and shipping time can be upward of 6 weeks, so I figured we’d better get started. And anyway, nothing gets glitter out of eyebrows but time, so you may as well check this out while you wait. Continue reading


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Etsomnia™ 159: Witch, Please!

Materials: old lace, plastic bats, doily addiction, disembodied foot. This positively screams Pinterest fail!

Et·som·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.

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