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Anyone else heard of Jose Gonzales? I just recently discovered him. Loving this song right now.

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holiday shipping

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Hi folks! Our last shipping day for US Christmas deliveries is this Friday, December 20. If you would still like to pick up an item that is ready to ship, there’s still time. There are just a few things left. And if you have wanted to purchase a gift for someone but have been undecided or ran out of time, there are gift certificates as well.

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All orders come wrapped for gifting, with simple, seasonal adornment.

It’s been a great holiday season for infusion! Thank you so much for your support!

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I have one antique tan buckle wallet ready to ship. I’ve made a separate listing for this particular wallet due to the dark scar that shows on the front (which was revealed once I dyed the leather). The scar seemed too prominent, front and center there, to send out without making light of it. I think it’s beautiful actually, and is one of the things that makes full grain leather so unique, but maybe not everyone has the same appreciation.

 

For any of my readers interested in this item, save 15% with a mention of this post during checkout. I will refund you the difference as soon as your order comes through. And there is still time for Christmas delivery : )

 

Happy weekend, all.

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simple things

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Some random snaps from around here lately.

This time of year requires huge amounts of high energy output, ironically, during a time that I more naturally would rather rest and focus inward, on nurturing myself, tending to my home and devoting a little extra time to family and friends. It’s always been sort of therapeutic for me to look through the recent photos I have taken. I think it gives me a chance to linger on the small things that I enjoy so much, and which usually get lost in the busyness of the day.

The simplest nothings are often the best parts of the day.

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A new Longitude Case has just been added to the shop. There’s only one, and it’s ready to ship.

I’ve had a lot of inquiries about this item, which hasn’t been available for a while. I am nearly out of the leather I have used for this case for so long, and haven’t found a suitable replacement yet. The leather used on the case shown above is beautiful and thick and makes a gorgeous leather case, but it’s a bear to work with in this particular application.

You can find it here, if you are interested.

 

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the best places on earth

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This beach stands out as one of my favorite places on earth. Photos are from a recent visit back. If you have been following my blog for a long time, you might even recognize it ♥

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By this time in the holiday shopping season I am usually out of inventory and everything is made to order only. This year I was a little bit ahead of my usual game, and have some things on hand right now, ready for shipment. Below are some of the items available, in case any of you are still hoping to place an order for Christmas delivery. For most made-to-order items in the shop, it is now too late to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

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The new iPad Mini Satchel is now available, in 3 fabric choices. All of them are in stock and ready to ship.

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I have a few Buckle Wallets ready to ship, in natural (shown above) and brown. The antique tan have been selling like hot cakes, and are currently made to order only.

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There are a couple Herringbone Clutches left.

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I am still able to get pencil cases out in time, and I have a small lot of ikat cases ready to go.

And if you’ve been considering a rucksack, I have a few left! One in slate, one in stone and one in gray.

And finally, there are always gift certificates .

I hope you all have been enjoying the holiday season, and have been finding some time to relax and partake in a little bit of holiday cheer. It has been beautiful and freezing cold here and I love it! We even had a light dusting of snow last week, which is always pretty exciting on the coast.

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sneak peek

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Coming soon to the shop – the new iPad Satchel!

I have been making these for some time, by special request, and am finally ready to offer it for general purchase. I hope to have it in the shop by next week.

Shown here with hand stained, full grain vegetable tanned leather strap and details. I will soon be replacing all the leather used on all of the satchels with vegetable tanned.

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This giveaway is closed. Congrats to Deni!

My skin care regime has always been minimal and simple, and I like to keep it that way. I steer clear of ingredients I can’t understand and when I can, I tend toward products that I could even safely eat. It’s not that I will actually be eating them, but it all ultimately ends up in my body, and it doesn’t make sense to load up with ingredients that create a burden on my system.

As I get older I have been turning my focus a little more toward nourishing my skin, and giving special care to areas that have taken the brunt of excess sun exposure throughout my life. While figuring out what my skin really needs, I was lucky to come in contact with Hannah Wilder of Taproot Farms, Co and have since had the opportunity to try some of their skin care products.

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For cleansing, I love their goat milk soap. Our favorites are the peppermint and eucalyptus, both of which create a refreshing, aroma-therapeutic pick me up. This soap makes the creamiest lather, and I am sure it’s the goat milk base! Goat milk is highly nutritional, and provides supportive vitamins and minerals to the skin. This bar feels luxurious and nourishing, and leaves my skin feeling soft and relaxed, rather than tight and dry after washing.

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The lavender shea butter has become my current favorite for deeper moisturizing. It’s super creamy and rich, and the lavender scent is really over the top! I rub shea butter into my hands when they are particularly dry, use it to moisturize my cuticles, and it is a real treat for dry feet, after a deep cleanse and exfoliation – like a natural home pedicure. Sometimes I also use this as a solid essential oil perfume, the scent is just so robust. When we went camping in the desert this summer, this was the only moisturizer I brought with me. It turned out to be the perfect thing, and was easy to pack with no worries of spillage.

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Taproot Farms is generously offering one reader the following bundle: one bar of soap, one 2oz pot of shea butter, and one lip balm in the fragrance of your choice. Additionally, they are offering 15% off your entire Taproot order, with the coupon code infusion15. Soap and body care always make great gifts, and this is a great opportunity to support a small family business and save a little at the same time!

To enter to win, please visit Taproot Farms and leave a comment below by midnight on Wednesday, December 4. I will report back here on Thursday with the results. To keep up with Taproot, you can also find them on Facebook.  Good luck!!

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This post is sponsored by Taproot Farms. All of my thoughts and experiences of their products are my own, and are genuine.

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