Catching up

May 3, 2016

Catching up
Catching up

Hi there!

My mom and my Drifter Organics Kickstarter ended last week and I’m feeling a serious mix of accomplishment and relief. A huge thank¬†you to my blog readers who contributed to the Kickstarter. I can see where my backer traffic comes from, I know who you are. ūüėČ

I’m working on getting the ecommerce site all polished up to launch for pre-orders!!! So if you¬†are bummed you missed the Kickstarter, the body butters will be available for pre-order as fast as my little fingers¬†can look up¬†Shopify tutorials and¬†type out product descriptions.

I put my schoolwork MAJORLY on the back burner the whole month of April; I need to catch up. And do other forms of catching up on other things I’ve let sit, like cleaning my bathroom, my bedroom, my office, organizing my closet, and updating this blog more! All in time. On the Kickstarter front, enough people have asked me what running a Kickstarter campaign was like I’m going to do¬†a full Kickstarter recap soon.¬†Long story short: it is A LOOOOOT of work but really worth it. (Better more detailed recap coming soon.)

Above are two pictures from a trip¬†the family and I took to Sonoma. I forgot it was rose season and about DIED with I saw so. many. roses. all in bloom at once. That reminds me I should really take some outfit pictures at the Berkeley Rose Garden¬†during this season. It’s May already, which is my favorite time of the year. The sun rises early and sets late! The best! I’m blessed to not have any environmental allergies, so I can really appreciate all¬†flowers in bloom.

What a schizophrenic, rambling post! I kind of like these. You know, unedited little “checking in” snippets of my life + current thoughts. What do you think? More of these types of posts? Yay/nay?

Playdate with Jolie Coquette

April 26, 2016

Playdate with Jolie Coquette

Earlier this year, I had a playdate with my friend Kimber-Lee of Jolie Coquette. Jolie Coquette is a brand that sells The Playsuit Reinvented, which is a stylish suit for the modern woman. The colors are pretty, the material is stretchy, it has built in pockets, an openable snap crotch, and built-in bra strap holders. Need I say more? Kimber-Lee’s¬†“playdates” feature ladies doing joie de vivre-esque things in her designs. Usually Kimber-Lee takes the photos, but this time,¬†she¬†herself posed with me on¬†our¬†playdate.

Playdate with Jolie Coquette

She and I¬†went to Green Apple Books to snap some pictures. It was so quiet in the bookstore with nothing but mellow music and the muted voices of customers. The shutter from our camera sounded so loud! Midway through our shoot,¬†I knocked down the tripod‚ÄĒwithout the camera on it, thank goodness! It¬†made a huge bang as it hit the hardwood floor. Surprisingly, the¬†customers and employees¬†there were really nice and didn’t seem to mind us taking over a corner of the shop. You never know in San Francisco if shop owners are going to be super strict about no photography or they’re super laid back.

Playdate with Jolie Coquette

Playdate with Jolie Coquette

Playdate with Jolie Coquette

Shop the playsuits here.

Kickstarters I love

April 18, 2016

Kickstarters I love

With my mom and me¬†being a million miles deep¬†in Kickstarter madness with Drifter Organics, I’ve spent (more than) a good long time looking at other people’s campaigns. Before I launched my own campaign, Kickstarter was kinda sorta on my radar, but not nearly as much as it is now. I’m a big¬†proponent of supporting small businesses/artists and will definitely turn to Kickstarter as a way to make purchases in the future.

Here are a few of my current favorite Kickstarter campaigns:

Sleep Away: A pillowcase made of bamboo fabric with a velcro enclosure that makes changing your pillowcase easier and fights breakouts.

Kickstarters I love

Kickstarters I love

Five | Six: A textile company that honors the heritage of traditional woven textiles from C√īte d‚ÄôIvoire.

52 Pick Up: A book of artwork one man did for one small business each week in a year.

Kickstarters I love

CuBowl:¬†Stainless steel and copper-plated stainless steel dog bowls designed to be antibacterial. (I love the copper-plated stainless steel one. So¬†much prettier than any other dog bowl I’ve ever seen.)

The Bloom Equation: Bouquets that have secret messages to decode.

Kickstarters I love

Lampo: An origami lamp that is so beautiful and elegant.

Custom Litographs: Infinity scarves and tee-shirts that you customize with your favorite song lyrics, quotes, book passage, etc in your choice of color, font, and font size.

Kickstarters I love

Kickstarters I love

Splyt Light: A light fixture you build yourself using connectors. It reminds me of the way string lights look wrapped around birch trees.

CorkFrame: A sustainable corkboard.

Kickstarters I love

Sceen’ry: A beautiful travel journal based in Australia, but features city guides from all over the world.

I love browsing Kickstarter so much and seeing what people are inventing. Supporting other small artists and businesses is a true passion of mine. Maybe I’ll make sharing my favorite Kickstarters¬†a regular feature of the blog… Have you seen any Kickstarters lately that caught¬†your eye?

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