Weekend Max List: Father's Day Ideas via Etsy

This week my creativity has been spurred on by reading about and watching videos of other designers, artists and crafters. If you are truly interested in creating something from nothing, I truly recommend going and searching out these blogs of inspiration. They have certainly motivated me.

Now, as we all know, creativity flows in different ways for all of us, and mine comes in spurts and sputters. And I am frequently drawn to taking heaps of breaks in the form of Pinterest, Etsy, Heartsy, online magazines and your blogs.
Besides that, with the gorgeous summer weather already here, it seems such a shame to spend most of my time indoors. However, with all that being said, in order to make anything come to fruition, you have to dig in and do the work.

So as I was writing this post, I had a revelation. I thought to myself.....why am I so great at procrastination (blaming it on laziness)? At that very moment, I realized, it's not laziness. It's fear. It's fear of making things happen and afraid that I won't be able to do it or what I create will be absolute crap.

We are our own worst enemy when it comes to self criticism and judgment. My subconscious was sabotaging me. I was completely unaware how it has been influencing my actions and feelings. So, I'm digging in and doing the work and trying to be more self aware to be conscious of my subconscious
.....i hope i didn't lose you there :-)).


So, here is the Weekend Max List dedicated to Father's Day and you design and shopping enthusiasts
all from Etsy.

 this rustic brown leather handbound book from Karleigh Jae would be the perfect gift for the father in your life.

a great gift for the writer or drawer would be an adjustable velcro bandoiler by Clever Hands that can be attached to a journal, planner or any other book.

or for the man who loves bikes, pixelthis makes clocks from recycled bike brake disks. i know my husband would love this. can you buy a father's day gift for someone who is not a dad?

how about a personalized, handstitched, leather ipad, macbook or laptop case from Harlex? actually, I would quite love it
for myself too.

i adore the natural wood via J. Robbins Wood Works. the men I know are drawn to the earthiness, and the natural resilience and strength that emanates from wood.

for the avid beer drinker and cycler, this beer holder from Walnut Studiolo is just rad!

we can't forget about the musical dad, this sterling silver guitar pick from Jessie McCann Jewelry can be personalized.

now this one isn't from etsy, but it's just too cute not to mention. these modern gnomes designed by Joe Velutto and Alberto Fabbian would complement a modern, contemporary man's garden.

Wishing you a brilliant weekend!

A big virtual hug to you all!

p.s. don't forget how fabulous you are.


  1. I love finding inspiration like this on blogs, simply stunning!

  2. Love it! The case from Harlex looks amazing!

  3. That beer holder is the best! Thanks for all your comments, Reese, I will get back to you in an email on the weekend, when I have a bit more time! Have a lovely one!

  4. Wow! The gnomes are so amazing!! I want it to put in my garden!
    Have a nice weekend!!

  5. such a fun list :) I'm planning a similar post for Monday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Reese!! xo

  6. here in Norway fathers day is later in the year. but i`ll have your suggestions in mind ; )

  7. Those are all great! I love that leather cover.

  8. oooh, i am definitely loving that wood table, chairs, and bench! :D

    <3, Mimi

  9. that leather book looks goooooood!

    Enjoy your weekend ;-)

  10. We need some of those gnomes over here in my yard! Although the dogs might eat them... Hee hee!

  11. I looove that bike clock. the garden gnomes are so cute! tempted to purchase one, even though I don't have a garden ;)


  12. Hey girly, I'm back and thanks for for the nice comments. And big thanks for the suggestions and reminder ;) about Father's Day. I better get going...

    Warm hugs,

  13. what an great post.
    I really love it.
    Keep it up.
    Xx Liefs

  14. Dear Reese, I got it!!!! Thanks so much!!! I ADORE my presents!!!! Thanks!! May I keep Aila´s letter and give her when she is older?? I am in doubt...you tell me!!!
    Oh, I am in love with everything you sent me, dearest Reese!! Thank YOU!!
    I have been having hard days lately and your package just made me happy and smiling!!!
    I will write you an email and answer all your questions, dear Reese!! Be sure that will be a pleasure for me!
    Much love to you!!!

  15. I agree, the only thing holding us back is ourselves. Love your words of inspiration.

    Great father's day picks too, love the ipad cover!

  16. These are great ideas! The BF and I were just talking about father's day gifts earlier today. That iPad case looks like a pretty good possibility! :)

  17. Fantastic list, sweetie and I adore the laptop case. Its so beautiful. Have a lovely start to the week. Kisses

  18. I am the queen of procrastination myself, kind of like now I am suppose to be studying but here I am lol.


  19. Nice finds!


  20. What great ideas! Procrastinator? Who me? Why yes, yes I am. Thanks for the reminder that Father's day is just around the corner!

    I'm now following you, won't you follow me too?


  21. It's so nice to read a post by someone going through the same thing! I have often blamed procrastination for why I'm not where I want to be in life.

    But only recently did I realize that it not only comes from fear of doing and possibly succeeding or failing, but also because of my procrastination tendencies.

    Check out my post about Jessi Arrington from last Wednesday and click the last link to read her recent post about procrastination and perfectionism.

    It is AMAZING! It's like she's vocalizing all of our thoughts...it's pretty powerful and she's extremely witty and eloquent.

    Let me know what you think! Jenn

  22. Another great list! A lot of these things I would like for myself! hehe
    I love that laptop case and that dining table!


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