Unicorns! September 22, 2015 12:17
Here at Spitfire Girl, we love unicorns. Not only are they magical, they represent courage, grandeur, wisdom, and nobility—all of the traits of a badass Spitfire Girl.
The history of the unicorn is also super interesting to us. According to legend, only a virgin can catch a unicorn. The original engraving pictured above is from the 15th century and shows the “capture” of the unicorn. And by golly did she capture a good one! It has the same face as Spitfire Girl's new unicorn enamel pin.
The common depiction of the dreamy, white unicorn as we typically know it developed from narwals being hunted and having their tusks sold as magical unicorn horns. It was believed their horn had the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. Wow!
Meet Kristin and Jason of Spitfire Girl September 15, 2015 17:20
Kristin at Spitfire Girl's Melrose store.
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Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium July 14, 2015 13:06
Make Your Own Terrarium Kit. This kit comes with pretty much everything you need to create the perfect little mason jar of happiness for your office desk or your home!
Open up the box and lay out all of your materials - everything will be packaged neatly in the jar. A bag of dirt, some moss with a mushroom and a flower, a bag of rocks, an instruction leaflet and a terrarium friend (in this case a dinosaur) all come packed in the mason jar. You will need to grab some scissors and your own plant - a succulent clipping works great for this.
Then grab your scissors and place the moss in the jar. Once your moss is where you like it use the scissors to grab the head of the mushroom and place the mushroom firmly in the moss.
After you've securely placed your mushroom, place your decorative flower.
At this point your little terrarium scene should be coming right along. Use your scissors to put your terrarium friend right where you want 'em! (No dinosaurs were hurt in the making of this terrarium.)
Next, grab your little succulent clipping and place it gently in the jar.
Things should really be looking good now! Here's the view from above!
We wanted to add a little something extra to our terrarium so we created a "BEWARE" sign out of some scrap cardboard.
Screw the lid on your mason jar and your terrarium is all ready to find a home!
Spitfire Girl DIY: Make your own box card! July 2, 2015 11:52
The Spitfire Girl herself, Kristin Schroder, has put together this step by step on creating the perfect box card.
2. Cut the printed out background photo so that it matches the dimensions of the box and use your hot glue gun to secure the photo the the back of the box.
3. Take your piece of felt and cut in a half circle. Use your white glue to dab a few spots on the bottom of the felt and then secure the felt piece into the box.
4. Next take your figurine and dab some hot glue onto the base of the figurine ( we hot glued up this cat's little paws) and on the back of the figurine so that it sticks securely to the back of the box up against the decorative background photo.
5. Take your hot glue gun and dab a bit on top of the felt, next to the figurine where you would like your moss to go. Place your moss on the dab gently with your finger but be careful not to burn yourself!
6. After your moss and figurine are securely in place, take your spoonful of glitter and add some sparkle by loosely spooning some glitter into the back of the box.
7. Grab your print out for the top of the box and make sure you've cut it to match the shape of your box top. Coat the back with spray adhesive and press it on the top of the box lid.
8. Flip over the box lid, and write your message inside!
Still need some inspiration? Here's our first ever box card!
Spitfire Girl Summer Drink Recipe June 15, 2015 13:55
We think you'll love this sweet + spicy concoction as much as we do! Grab your shaker and sweet Spitfire Girl glasses and follow the recipe below:
1 1/2 oz mezcal1 oz pineapple juice1/2 fresh lime juice4-5 cilantro leaves1 small slice jalapenoMuddle the cilantro with the jalapenoShake all ingredients with iceStrain over iceGarnish with a large pinch of shredded coconut and dash of paprika
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Spitfire Girl's Own Savory Puff Pastry Recipe! June 2, 2015 09:13
We at Spitfire Girl love to snack, and we recently enjoyed these amazing puff pastries in the office so we thought we should share the recipe with you!
We were delighted at how easy and fun it was this was to make! Not to mention how creative your can be with your ingredients.
Feel free to switch up this recipe with what ever you want.
For instance, we had a bunch of blueberries from the farmers market, so we added some blueberries to one batch and made a sweet version too! One savory and one sweet! It's a win win!
Here is what you will need for the Savory Puff Pasty.
Preheat oven to 450
1 package of frozen puff pastry defrosted
Thinly sliced good salami
2 kinds of your favorite cheese, (We used Gruyere and Parmesan!)
Portabello mushrooms sauteed
One beaten egg
Salt and pepper
Lay one sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Lay one sheet of puff pastry onto pan. Keeping a 1 inch border, brush dough with mustard, then arrange salami. Place a layer of sautéed mushrooms down then sprinkle a layer of cheese. Add salt and pepper. brush the border with egg wash. Roll the second piece of dough on top. Brush the top with egg wash. Chill in the fridge for 15 min until it is cold. Trim edges and pop into the oven for 25 to 30 min. Allow to cool for a few minutes, cut in squares and serve hot and enjoy!
We love this dish as the perfect pairing for some afternoon cocktails!
Total time 55 min.
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Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed May 5, 2015 09:30
Dinosaurs Smoking Weed is a book near and dear to our hearts here at the Spitfire Girl headquarters. Firstly, its one of our best sellers, and secondly, and perhaps most importantly, it's written by one of our own! That's right - Dinosaurs Smoking Weed author, Shahrzad Ghadjar, used to work at one of our Spitfire Girl locations!
Now that she's a successful entrepreneur, we had to sneak into Shahr's busy schedule to talk about how Dinosaurs Smoking Weed came about. We put on some Lana Del Rey and let Shahr explain: "I love dinosaurs and I've always loved dinosaurs and I was drawing one day and it was a nice afternoon and I drew a T-Rex smoking a joint- and I thought it was really funny."
Shahr talked about how she always draws in black and white and how her style just naturally really lent itself to a coloring book, and as Shahr put it "people love to color when they're stoned!"
As well as being a fun activity Shahr also wanted Dinosaurs Smoking Weed to be educational. The book contains Dinosaurs from all different continents and time periods and has true facts about each Dinosaur pictured. "It's not just all about getting high, it's about learning."
We can appreciate that Shahr loves to learn and we just have to attribute some of her success to what she learned working for Spitfire Girl!
"Before working at the shop I thought I would do film, and when I was working at the store ... I saw Kristin and Jason - all they do is draw and sell things and I thought, wow, I could do that too. Then Kristin also gave me the opportunity to draw and design for the store, and that blew my mind."
We at Spitfire Girl love coloring (stoned or otherwise) and Dinosaurs Smoking Weed provides the perfect place for us to get our coloring on! In fact, we're about to get to coloring this Ornithomimus smoking a blunt right now!
We have a very special limited number of signed and numbered copies of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed available for purchase! The first five orders for Dinosaurs Smoking Weed placed online will be signed! Woohoo!
Spitfire Girl and Auntie Em's ! April 22, 2015 16:49