I'll admit it... sometimes I buy things just because I like the packaging. Take, for example, the type of pasta sauce I buy... Classico. I just love the Mason jars it comes in. Reminds me of my mom, who always bought the Classico brand and reused them around the house.
Being a whiskey drinker, I recently bought a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon, seen here on my lovely yellow stove with a bat in the background.
not gonna lie.. it was mostly because I wanted to reuse that bottle.
I'm a huge Dolly Parton fan, as well as Linda Rondstadt, so imagine my excitement when I came across this record:
Dolly, Linda, and Emmy Lou? Awesome. I love their outfits, and especially get inspired by those western belt buckles. Maybe the creators of this record knew girls everywhere would delight in dressing like a country singer, because look at the sleeve of the record:
Paper dolls! Paper dolls! Little cowboy boots, fringed dresses, high waisted jeans, and a multitude of cowboy hats!
I love how busty Dolly is... so true, so true.
And here's Linda...
I have half a mind to cut them out and play, or perhaps put together some great display for my wall, but for now they'll remain intact. Maybe one day I'll make a copy of the sleeve..
Being that I'm in Texas and all, the other day I made a trip to Walmart. Not just any Walmart, but SUPER Walmart. Usually when I shop in bulk, I shop at the decidedly less evil Target (yes, Target is less evil. It's where the "hip" people shop. Haven't you seen their visually stimulating ads?)
Every bone in my body says "Walmart! No good! Bad consumerism and foreign manufacturing!" but as I wandered down those aisles, I couldn't help but see the appeal. Walmart has EVERYTHING. I was purchasing some denim fabric, but I also picked up a coffee maker (so I no longer use plastic cups everyday because for the life of me I can't remember my travel mug when I get coffee), a week's worth of groceries, a Rubbermaid container, an iron and a mini-ironing board, interfacing, and large scale banner paper. Oh, and this placemat for my kittens.
Being broke and all, the best part about these necessary (aside from the placemats) purchases was that it all rang in well below $100.
Yes Walmart is "evil", but in some ways it's unknowingly helping Americans be more green by consolidating trips.
I used to scorn buying in bulk. Does everything in our nation, from tubs of mayo to people of Mississippi, have to be big and beautiful? But then I realized buying in bulk is actually a pretty common eco-friendly tip. Two sides of the same American-Flag print coin, my friends.
see my little pink plaid table? that gaggle of owls is prepping for shipment over to Sprout Home in Brooklyn.
The spread is from the latest Nylon... I think the band is the Like? Honestly I didn't read any of the small print because I was too busy staring at that watermelon suitcase. Where can I get me one of those?