I’m writing this from somewhere over America. The wireless just popped on!
I love, love, love Delta Airlines. And while things in our relationship aren’t always perfect, most of the time things are pretty great.
Just in time for the holidays, they came out with a new Holiday safety video. If you enjoyed their cheeky (pun intended) safety video from last year, you’ll like this too.
The video was filmed on the runway in Detroit last April!! (Isn’t it crazy how far in advance companies plan their marketing activities? I digress).
The video took 20 hours to film, and features more than 50 extras including Santa (of course), the Elf on the Shelf, and Alex Trebek (who flew to Detroit just for the filming!).
I have to hand it to Delta, they’re doing a great job of showcasing their best asset, their people, to give their brand a little personality! Like the cheeky video, the Christmas safety video also features a real Delta flight attendant, a New York based crew member, David Lang.
Have a great weekend!!! I am counting the moments until I clear customs!!!
If you are in any kind of relationship with another person, chances are, there’s something about you that drives them crazy.
In my case, I am horrible at providing Christmas lists. My husband can’t stand the lack of direction, and heckles me non-stop.
This year, I was not in the mood for his badgering, so I hired a puppet to turn my Christmas list into a Christmas carol/rap song. I emailed him the puppet’s rap and he’s stopped asking me about the list altogether.
While I’ve never hired a puppet before (!), I was pleased with the process. I found the vendor on Fiverr and got a great Black Friday deal on a puppet-gram.
There are an amazing number of puppets available on Fiverr.
After reviewing a variety of “audition” tapes, I selected the rapping puppet (who is also a doctor/get-well puppet, normally). I sent the puppeteer an email outlining the project (please rap a Christmas list, my husband won’t leave me alone until I give him my list), and then he created a custom song. The puppeteer also offered me my choice of background (I chose snow) and delivered the finished video in less than three days. I was so impressed, I hired a second puppet, Harold, to deliver a holiday greeting for my blog. (Don’t worry, this is not an ongoing thing.)
Now, DH can hum this little Christmas carol rap to himself as he purchases my pajama bottoms, Ikea gift card and new perfume. Fingers crossed I don’t get coal instead!
Yesterday, my friends and I hosted the launch party for our new business, “Bits N’ Pieces“.
Frequent readers of this blog know that I love Mexican art and culture, and am passionate about handmade goods and supporting local artisans.
I spend a lot of time in the markets of DF and small towns while on vacation. I love cultivating relationships with vendors.
My favorite adventures in Mexico always include a family owned business. I love meeting people who take pride in their work and have inherited their talent from generations of family members.
Two of my friends are equally passionate about handmade goods from Mexico. Recently, while returning from a trip we decided to start a business. We’re committed to helping small and medium-sized family owned businesses sell their goods. Our resources allow us to help them reach new audiences, and continue to produce high quality handmade goods at attractive prices.
We’ve decided to name our business, “Bits N’ Pieces“, because we’re committed to curating the best goods from a variety of sources. Each month we’ll be offering a new selection of goods for a limited time.
Themes will vary monthly.
This month, we decided to launch with fine quality marble and onyx products. We offered platters, trays, cake stands, and of course, jewelry.
We sold out of all of our trays in the first hour! The platters were gone by the end of the day, as were the handmade wine coolers we sourced from a family co-op.
A few items remain.
You can visit our Facebook page for inventory updates. We’ll try to remove sold items as quickly as we can (something just sold as I was typing this!!).
The rings weren’t as popular as I thought they’d be. But, they’re a fun item to have on hand for future sales. Perhaps when we focus on curating jewelry?
I’m really excited to launch this business with my friends. I’m passionate about craftsmanship, quality and legacy businesses. Each of the women in our business brings something special to the table, and it’s exciting to work with people who are smart, committed and passionate about promoting the beautiful handmade goods of Mexico.
I’ll keep you updated as we continue to source goods and grow! But for now, especially if you’re reading this in DF, please visit and like our Facebook page!