All in Quirky Goodness

Dragons, Detectives and Muppets! Why I'm Keeping My Subscription to HBO Now

I do not watch much television, but I do love HBO's Game of Thrones. Even though I've just read the first three books in the series, I know that I will read all of them...eventually. And their ten episode season fits me perfectly. Give me enough story to keep me interested, but don't draw out details just to fill time.

And this past April, HBO made watching their programming much easier by offering HBO Now, the online stand-alone streaming service for people like me. People who do not want to pay the cable company for a television package filled with channels they will never watch. Instead of paying some ridiculous amount of money for a cable TV plan, I pay $16.20 after tax per month for access to all of HBO's programming.

Approaching My One Year Anniversary of Blogging: Launching a New Look!

I had been wanting to start a blog for a long time. Years. Blogging was up there with some of my best intentions...kind of like me telling myself every November that I will participate in NaNoWriMo. I will!

Last summer was the perfect time for me to start blogging. I had done my research on various platforms and felt confident in my decision to go with the SquarePants. I had been reading various blogs with helpful advice. I had been brainstorming ideas for posts. And then I paid for the subscription.

Gulp.

Greeting Cards That Had Me at "Hello"

Looking for unique cards?

Tired of standing in front of the overpoweringly generic card display at the store?

So was I. About two years ago I discovered greeting cards on Etsy! Gorgeous cards! Funny cards! Sweet cards! Cards for any occasion! I was stunned by the variety.

And I'd much rather search for the perfect card from the comfort of my home with coffee tumbler in hand and give my money to a local artist. 

A Paper Affaire is one of my favorite shops because Holly constantly adds new cards. Sometimes I visit her shop just to see what's new. She makes all of the cards herself with stamps and ribbons and other whimsical embellishments. 

Plus, she clearly cares about delivering quality service. Every time I've ordered with her, she places the cards in a cellophane wrapper to minimize movement inside the sturdier cardboard photo envelope. Nothing has ever gotten bent with her thorough packaging!