2.12.2014

Straight Muggin'

I think we all have those things that we are downright suckers for. One of mine (I may have a few) include mugs. Why I love these so much I do not know, but I do know that if you came to my door and tried to sell me a coffee mug, I would buy it from you. Please do not come to my door and try to sell me a coffee mug. It could be because I started drinking coffee (black and straight up..just the way I like my men...sorry I had to) when I was six or so. Speaking of, I would now like to take this time to grant my father the "father of the year" award for taking me to the coffee shop and allowing me to partake in the coffee consumption festivities with him and his cronies at such a young age. It is because of you father that I have to use PicMonkey's teeth whitening editing tool on the regular. 

Alas, I was stoked when I came across Straight Mugging on etsy the other week. Custom hand painted mugs. I was sold. Naturally I got one a week or so before my blog got her hair and nails done.....


and then had to have one made to match my current blog design. You never want your mug to not match your blog, CAN YOU IMAGINE? 



I may have also gotten a third one to decorate with because it seemed like the logical next thing to do. 

Here is what Nina (ps....she is also a blogger) has to say about her Straight Mugging business...

"I knew I wanted to make mugs because, well, I love mugs. I drink tea and coffee from them. I also eat oatmeal, soup, and ice cream form them. Furthermore, I use them to hold pens and pencils, make up brushes, even quarters for laundry. So after a lot of experimenting with which type of markers to use, how long to let the markers dry, finagling the temperature of the oven, changing the length of time in the oven, I figured out the science to making mugs with designs that would last through washings. I am inspired by things that I like, obviously (haha)–favorite movies, songs, quotes, Beyonce, Downton Abbey, and my clients. One of my most popular group of mugs–Mean Girls–started when a friend asked if I could make her a mug that read: On Wednesdays we wear pink.That’s one major reason why I take custom orders. I love working with clients to make sure they are happy when they open up their box from Straight Mugging. My new favorite thing is to recreate logos for bloggers. I love making that perfect mug for someone to make them smile every time they use it."

Because I just wrote a whole post about mugs, I feel like I owe you something. Use the code YELLOW for 10% off your own mug (may I suggest this "What Would Beyonce Do" mug) and then I'd also like to give one of you the opportunity to win your own because that sounds fun. 

I'm off to face plant myself into a mug of coffee now. Peace. 




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30 comments:

  1. I would love to win a mug! You are my younger and cuter twinsie with the mugs! My hubby has a restraining order out on the mugs...but if I got one for free?! What can he say right?! Love ya girly!

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  2. Cute mugs! Too bad I don't drink coffee or tea..lol

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  3. Yep. It's official. I'm hooked. I just got a new place with considerably larger cabinet space, and a new job, so I predict the sudden appearance of some Dr. Who and Harry Potter mugs for my home office...

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  4. I just signed up for a MUG SWAP and am pretty excited about it! If I see one, I buy it. Needless to say, I have been looking at pinterest ideas for a Coffee Bar by my kitchen.

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  5. I am obsessed with mugs! OBSESSED! I need all of the mugs.

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  6. Well SHIT. None of my mugs match my blog. #bloggerfail

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  7. Love the mugs. I have plans to buy several for friends. :) I love your leggings in the last picture, Erin!

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  8. I love your mugs! They are so cute. I want a blog mug =)
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  9. Ummmm - this is amazing. I, too, have a thing for mugs, but I think I need one to match my blog now, duh! Thanks for helping me go broke with all of your suggestions, Erin! ;)

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  10. I think you need a mug page on your blog, these are so cute.

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  11. I mean I love my mugs current and future too...but your comments had me literally lol-ing during class. *thumbs up*

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  12. Okay I'm going to need to win -- these are SO cute!!!!!

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  13. These are awesome! I love mugs too, but I really like my coffee too weird to drink out of regular mug - I would have to use these for decoration.

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  14. Cuuuuute! I love that. Going to have to check her out! These would make perfect for a little gift!

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  15. Super cute mugs and may I just say that I love that you dont advertise that you're having a giveaway in your post title!!! Anyways, I think I may need to pick one of these mugs up for my blogging BFF :)

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  16. Those are mugs are seriously the BEST!! I want some!

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  17. Nina's mugs are awesome! Love the giveaway!

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  18. Love the mugs! I really like your new design as well :)

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  19. That is a really cute idea. I love mugs too. It is actually something I sort of collect. I have to get one from every place I visit.

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  20. Do we have the same father? Weird. I love that you have three of these - sounds like just enough for me! I need to head over there and check them out!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  21. Stop it, this is my weak spot. Going gaga for these!

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  22. those leggings...where can i get some?!

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  23. Um, this is amazing. I thought I was the only 20-something-going-on-80 that had a full blown mug collection, but I literally cannot resist them. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to mugs (holy moly - http://www.pinterest.com/amandairel/mugs-mugs-and-mugs/). Thank you for sharing this! -Amanda, TheSensibleStyle.com

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  24. Those are so cute. I love mugs, but I might love tea cups even more.

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  25. I so want one of these!!!! I hate the generic paper ones I use at work everyday. I want a purty KGB one. Maybe a V-day present for mah-sef.

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  26. Adorable! I have quite a collection of mugs myself I'm a big sucker for them! Santa always gets one in my stocking :) but this is taking it to a whole new level of amazing mugginess.

    Makeover With Aspen

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  27. These are SO cute! I would love to win one these mugs! I am headed to check out her Etsy shop right now!

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  28. Oh my gosh, I love these mugs. I too have a mug addiction!!! This post makes me so happy!!!

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  29. I stumbled onto your post and I just had to laugh. Today, I finished and scheduled my own post about mugs. But in my post I call them tea cups. What really makes a mug, a mug and not a tea cup? I feel that it might be okay to call mine oversized tea cups since that's what I use them for. I don't know, I'm so confused. Anyway! Love your post. Cheers!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)