Saturday, August 10, 2013

Quick Fix: Super Cute Cards

Recently I wrote about the fact that I've been infusing carafes of water with fruit to help give me a sense of ownership during times when life feels a little nutburgers. At the time that I wrote it, I was like, This is probably weird, and no one will know what I'm talking about, buuuuuut who cares.

But you did know what I was talking about! You're weird (and possibly a little OCD) too!

According your comments, (which I always read obsessively and wait for like they are Santa) when life gets you down, you guys use "quick fixes" such as:

buying flowers
making smoothies
& painting your toenails red


These are all great examples of things we can do to brighten our days without becoming maddened control freaks. And you know what? After reading your suggestions, I did ALL of those things this last week. And it was awesome. 

I think these small gifts to ourselves kind of encapsulate the Avoiding Atrophy spirit, so I'd like to do more posts dedicated to them. That way, we can generate an even better list of "quick fixes" for the inevitable suckiness of our days to come.

This week, my Quick Fix was the purchase of these fabulous cards, 
created by the good people at Sugarboo Designs:

I bought these on a quick trip to the American Folk Art Museum and when I stumbled upon them, I had an instant reaction to their just over-the-top super cuteness! They are just little itty bitty pieces of joy.

Here's some close-ups:
(Just a warning, my cat, Frasier, makes some pretty baller appearances in a couple of these.)

Quote by: Ian Burgham

"Words of Affirmation" is my Love Language, so I am always down for receiving cards. I am also a big fan of giving people cards and letters...but I think I will just keep these for myself. Is that sad?


Anyway, if you want to get your hands on some of these cuties, you can visit Sugarboo's site to order all 112 of them!

If you're selfish like me, you can keep them all and pretend they've been sent to you by all of your life's heroes. If you're a good person or whatever, I guess you can give them to a friend. They are a surefire way to lift your spirit when life feels a little bit like this:


And, hey readers, if I was going to give you a card, 
(and remember I'm not because I'm selfish), 
it would be this one:

Seriously, y'all are great.

What are your latest Quick Fixes? 
What are the little things you do to avoid atrophy? 
(See what I did there?)


  1. Christy, your blog is literally wonderful. I found you on pinterest yesterday, and I'm now in the middle of reading every post you've written.

    I have found myself laughing out loud at multiple points, repeatedly saying "awwwww!" at you and your husband, and filing away many bits and pieces of wisdom for my own life.

    Reading your blog is currently my quick fix!

    P.S. The moment I decided I would write this comment was when I read that your go-to karaoke song is Call Your Girlfriend. We would be super great friends in real life :]

  2. I've been racking my brain and honestly can't think of any "quick fixes". I'm sure of course I have them, I just can't think of them! Hmm...
    however I freaking love these cards. I want to buy every single one, twice. Once to hoard to myself and once to pass out to lovely people.
    By the way if a man ever gave me the compass one, I'd probably faint in his arms while professing my undying love for him.

  3. Hey Christy! Just stopping by to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! Those cards are so cute and it's totally okay if you keep them all! One of my favorite quick fixes is baking cookies. Something about baking is relaxing to me. I guess it's a good thing that I recently started running too! I was recently nominated for a Liebster award and I just wanted to let you know that I'm nominating you! You can check out the details here:! Hope you're having a great day!

    ~ Rachel @ Five Twenty Eight

  4. Hello, Christy. I don't know if you're aware of this, but we've just entered into a very awkward relationship where I know a disproportionate amount of information about you than you do me. This has the potential to make everything I say slightly creepy. I hope you will choose to ignore this as you continue to read this comment. Which will be hard since it was brought to your attention. This is a terrible rabbit trail. I digress! I am a firm believer in and absolutely love quick fixes. Some times life happens and you just cannot handle it right now. My favorites: "retail therapy" which involves walking through Target and trying on anything I want regardless of price and willing myself not to feel conspicuous as I hand everything back to the attendant, "spa night" which entails cramming myself in a standard size tub which I am too long for and soaking half of my body at a time in a bubble bath (face mask and nail painting optional!), and my very favorite is having a glass of "wine" by myself on my couch. Wine being denoted as " " because I think wine is gross, but 100% cranberry juice is magic elixer and I drink it out of a lovely wine glass. Epic.


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