Hiiii!!! It’s late on Thanksgiving night, and if you’re like me, you spent it at home, without all of the things that you love about this holiday: PEOPLE! These times are truly difficult and are causing even the most resilient of us to break down while we top our single serve apple pie slice with an extra helping of whipped dreams, i mean cream.
I’ve been operating at the highest level of pivoting and responding and shifting what we do in order to keep us afloat through all of this and it has resulted in the quickest timelines from idea to finished product than any other time in our 13.5 year history. The masks alone were such a high level of development, from getting the fit right, to the material, to investing in the equipment to produce them, hiring and training new team members and producing literally thousands of masks within a short period of time….I never thought masks would be something I was so proud of, but our mask is one of the best out there. We now offer it in 9 colors, two sizes and two options of wear. The ear loops are far and away the most popular, and are what we all wear while making masks and bags in the storefront each day.
We’ve also been working on some graphic illustrations for a line of reusable grocery totes that we are ONE HUNDRED PERCENT IN LOVE WITH! These are not any old reusable tote. We designed and made the bags in our storefront from durable, 100% cotton canvas so you know they will hold up to everything you toss inside. We will begin wrapping them up and shipping them out the door to you starting Monday morning. Four different bags, available individually or as a set.
Also!! We finally made that dopp kit y’all have been asking for! We’re calling it the ZIP KIT because it is so versatile you can use it for anything from your toiletries (including our fav DoTL oil), to your basic home tools, to carrying your lunch from your kitchen to your work at home desk (*sigh* we miss all of our downtown offices being packed with people! Our storefront misses you taking your lunch breaks to come see us!)
In the same tone of versatility, we designed and produced a pared down, super utilitarian, heavy waxed canvas tote bag called The UTILITY TOTE. We are using this to hold bag blankets by the couch, all the heavy groceries, outdoor picnic supplies, really anything. It has tons of structure and stands up on its own. Produced with the same high quality materials as our full featured bags, scaled back and half the price.
We also restocked BAG BLANKETS! We made friends with a Pittsburgh transplant who directly imports these textiles from her home town in Turkey! We instantly fell in love with the quality and the colors and the patterns and it’s all we’ve been carrying and wearing these days. They roll up small to fit inside your bag, will cover you fully when you’re chilly and have been my favorite scarf for this winter season.
Lastly, and then I’ll wrap up this long email, our Minimalist Apothecary is full of our true favorite self care items, all plastic-free, no chemicals, small batch, women led brands and things I use personally, morning and night. I swear up and down by this DoTL oil and love the scent of these handmade soaps and lotions.
In thanks for your support, we’re having a holiday weekend SALE!
Use the code: WHIPPEDDREAMS for 15% off your entire order.
This will likely be the only sale we do this holiday season as we are barely scraping by these days and your support has meant we’ve been able to keep everyone’s jobs and keep our lights on. Sale ends Dec 2nd. Some things will sell out, others might have a longer turnaround time so be sure to pick up what you want now!
I hope you found ways to enjoy this holiday given the entire world kind of falling to pieces. I won’t lie, it’s been really hard for me to not have my daughter home with me. But, we just have to power through, you know? Keep doing our part to ensure we can get out of this pandemic sink hole sooner rather than later.
All my love and gratitude,