My OBT

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


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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!

(Stupid new editor neglected to include my link. Sigh.)


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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.

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