Happiness is a Package in the Mail
So here's the story.
Saturday I had the hardest day.
First of all, I was fighting off a nasty cold and on top of that I had to arise at the godawful hour of 5 a.m. to work my waitressing job. Then, wouldn't you know it, I had to call the cops on a self-proclaimed psychopath at 6 a.m. when it was still dark out and I was alone in my restaurant. And to top it all off, I proceeded to work a TEN HOUR SHIFT. If you have never been a server, let me just tell you that is WAY TOO LONG to waitress on any given day.
Needless to say, after work I felt like a literal zombie.
So imagine my pleasure and surprise to get home to a beautiful package of treasures in the mail! My ETSY ORDER HAD ARRIVED. HA! Very funny, universe, what a cute little trick up your sleeve. Well, guess what? It worked. This package made me very very happy.
Here's why: I special ordered this 9-pocket bag from the amazing and talented Lauren B. Yes, NINE (9)POCKETS including a heart shaped one and a felted wool one! I love pockets in purses. Although I am known to carry bottomless hole zero-pocket bags frequently, they are also the bane of my existence (to steal my mom's phrase).
I got to help through the entire process as she asked my favorite colors/styles, sent me fabric samples and then asked my preference for handles and length. What a seriously conscientious etsy seller. It was such a pleasure "collaborating" on this lovely creation.
Lauren even made me an extra little treat - this adorable sturdy little matching make-up bag:
It just feels good. It has my favorite colors. It fits on my shoulder just right.
Maybe that explains why I look a bit manaical in this photo? A tad too excited...
Thanks for making my week Lauren!
I highly recommend you check out her shop and also, support artists and recyclers and buy all your Christmas presents on Etsy!