Blue painters tape, a countdown to Christmas activity calendar and a Singer typewriter. What do these three things have in common? Absolutely nothing except this blog post.
Blue Painters Tape: A little tip from me to you, keep a roll in your kitchen junk drawer. I use it for two main things, labeling containers going in the freezer and putting up decorations. No sticky residue on plastic lids, easy to write on with a Sharpie and no damage to walls or decorations. See that turkey above? Blue tape making him fly on the mantle. I love this stuff!
Advent Countdown Activity Book: Actually I am not sure what to call it but I saw it at Target and thought it looked fun but I knew my eleven year old would never bother with it. Then I looked at all the coloring and I thought, who loves to color? Me! So I bought it for myself. It will provide a little pocket of peace each day during the hectic holiday preparations.
Singer Typewriter: Early this year I got it into my head that I wanted a little manual typewriter. Do I need a typewriter? No. But I wanted one. I kept picturing myself sitting outside at my little table under the umbrella typing letters and making notes for some sort of writing work in process. Last week I took a spontaneous two hour drive to the Mesa Typewriter Exchange and bought this little beauty.
It was sold under the Singer name (sewing machines) but was really made by Royal.
It was actually a pretty crazy thing to do and I was lucky Bill had any for sale, he mostly does repair work. I had four options though and tried them all out. This one felt the best and was a cool color. Double bonus, it was the cheapest of them (pretty rare as I usually pick the most expensive) and came with a smashingly smart case (pictured behind the typewriter above) stamped “Made In Holland”. My first Dutch item!