My OBT

What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?


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Etsomnia™ 248: Ornamental?

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.

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I Hope You Don’t Mind

As is sometimes my wont, today is the Friday before a holiday, and so I’m feeling extra… I don’t know. Something. Maybe just extra.

This lovely commercial (for John Lewis & Partners department stores, who apparently have very deep pockets) popped up in my Youtube breadcrumbs last night, and it seemed just the right thing for today’s bonus post.

Enjoy, my lovelies!


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Etsomnia™ 206: Christmas Stalkings

This is listed as “outdoorsy.” I don’t know about that, but I agree that I wouldn’t want it inside my house.

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™ 205: Crappy Holidays

This combination of hot glue, desperation, and card stock “can be used as an ornament for years to come!” Or you could just kill it with fire. Your call.

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Etsomnia™ 162: You’ve Got Mail

[insert deity here] bless us all, everyone! By sweetperversion

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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™ 120: Wrap It Up

Kanye on one side, Kim on the other. How would you ever decide? It's like the Sophie's Choice of wrapping paper

Kanye on one side, Kim on the other. How would you decide? It’s like the Sophie’s Choice of wrapping paper. And I’m sorry to report it’s not the only Kim Kardashian holiday paper.

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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