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!

But with most symbols and badass creatures, the unicorn also has a dark side. The mythology of a dark, menacing unicorn developed from tales associated with the dangerous and mean-spirited wooly rhino.
The unicorn also has frenemies. In Babylonian folklore from 3500 BC, the lion and the unicorn hate each other. However, the unicorn and lion seem to have reconciled, as they make an appearance together on today's British coat of arms. The unicorn as a symbol of goodness and honor, and the lion as a symbol of courage and strength. Aww, BFFs <3

It's no surprise that the unicorn's grace, combined with its wild side, makes it a favorite for us at Spitfire Girl. 
Check out the magicool unicorn items we have available in the shop: 

Meet Kristin and Jason of Spitfire Girl September 15, 2015 17:20

Kristin Schroder is the original Spitfire Girl, a Texas craft genius who through her keen eye, careful curating, and unstoppable drive to create, has successfully launched the Spitfire Girl brand. 
For Kristin, creativity has always been paramount in her life. Even with two small children there was never a choice when it came to making art - it was a part of her daily ritual. As she puts it now, “Wake up, make art!”
Around that same time, Kristin sent out birthday invitations for one of her daughters in the form of a funky little box with a note and a lizard toy inside. The children and parents were so tickled by the little box cards that Kristin knew she had to run with the idea.
With her background in design and experience in the fine arts world, Kristin turned to the gift market with her box cards and thus Spitfire Girl was born. Spitfire Girl grew rapidly but truly hit it’s stride when Kristin met her now husband Jason, seven years ago. 
Kristin’s design aesthetic and eye for trends, and Jason’s illustrative prowess, from his background as a tattoo artist, made for a winning combination. Within two weeks of meeting each other they came up with the “cheeky fortune cookie line,” which was immediately picked up by retailers across the US. 
With two beautiful retail stores in Los Angeles and a burgeoning online business. Kristin and Jason continue to create fun new products, setting new trends, and growing the Spitfire Girl Brand.

Kristin at Spitfire Girl's Melrose store.

In LA? Visit Spitfire Girl's store locations:
1939 1/2 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
7401 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Back to School with Spitfire Girl August 31, 2015 14:48

Notebooks, cool pens, alarm clocks, keychains... Spitfire Girl's got you covered with everything you need for back to school and for sprucing up the dorm room. 

Spitfire Girl Number Collection Featured on XOVAIN August 6, 2015 18:20

We are so happy XOVAIN shared their love of our perfume with their fan base. Check it out!
This No 3 Roller on Perfume is an ultra-fragrant bouquet of lilac, jasmine and gardenia. It definitely packs a lot of scent into one swipe, making this one an excellent bargain option. The three flowers combined are sweet in and of themselves, but the perfume isn't overbearingly so—a lovely blend that's perfect for summer. 
The Number Collection is now available in 1oz Spray Bottles

Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium July 14, 2015 13:06

We here at the Spitfire Girl headquarters love DIY kits, and one of our absolute favorites is our
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! 

Here's our very own step by step guide to make your terrarium look stellar! 

Make Your Own Terrarium Kit DIY step-by-step

You can purchase a Make Your Own Terrarium Kit from our website or either of our retail locations.


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. 

Next pour your dirt and rocks into the bottom of the mason jar to create the perfect base. 

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! 

You can get your own Make Your Own Terrarium Kit here! 


Spitfire Girl 

Spitfire Girl DIY: Make your own box card! July 2, 2015 11:52

Here at the Spitfire Girl Headquarters one of our most favorite days of the week is when we get to spend some time doing actual crafts! One of our most favorite crafts is making the Spitfire Girl Box Card - which coincidentally was one our very first products.

The Spitfire Girl herself, Kristin Schroder, has put together this step by step on creating the perfect box card.
Spitfire Girl Box Card DIY

1. Gather the necessary materials!

You will need a glue gun, some white glue, spray adhesive, scissors, a decorative figurine (we used a cat) some moss, a spoonful of glitter, a piece of felt, one photo that you can cut for a background (we printed one from the internet) and one photo you can cut to use for the top of the box ( we also printed ours - the little gnome- from the internet.)

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!
Find all our box cards here
Happy Crafting!
Spitfire Girl 

Spitfire Girl Summer Drink Recipe June 15, 2015 13:55

There's not much we at the Spitfire Girl headquarters love more than warm days and drinking. We're sure you feel much the same, so we teamed up with amazing, talented, and dare we say handsome mixologist, Richard Swan to create the perfect Spitfire Girl inspired summer beverage.

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 mezcal
1 oz pineapple juice
1/2 fresh lime juice
4-5 cilantro leaves
1 small slice jalapeno
Muddle the cilantro with the jalapeno
Shake all ingredients with ice
Strain over ice 
Garnish with a large pinch of shredded coconut and dash of paprika

Happy Drinkin'!


Spitfire Girl Highlight: Motorcyclist Karen Gorham June 9, 2015 11:24


Being a Spitfire Girl isn’t just about swigging from your favorite SFG wooden flask or lying on one of our colorful throw pillows on a sunny afternoon.  It’s a spirit- a funky mixture of fire, ice and for Karen Gorham the pine fresh scent of the open road. A Texan at heart now living in LA, Karen visited our downtown office to chat with us about all things motorcycles, being a woman on a seemingly men driven road, and how it felt to make her longest trip alone on a motorcycle. From Los Angeles to her home city of El Paso, Karen reflected on what she saw, who she met, and the beautiful scenery of the American Southwest scattered between.
Having been a rider her whole life, the terrain of the road isn’t foreign for Karen. It’s her mobile home-away-from-home wherever the skyline takes her. Born in El Paso, Texas, Karen originally wanted to ride because her older brother did, “I always thought what my brother did was really cool.  He built a mini bike and let me have it- it was then on that I was obsessed with two wheels." It was in her late twenties and living in Dallas where she began to build a love of BMX riding. She eventually began to attract more women, getting a few gal pals to join, “At that time there weren’t a lot of girls riding. We started to get more women together and all the girls I hung out with started getting dirt bikes, too.”
Moving to LA, a city of hustlers and go getters, the bug to get her own motorcycle finally sunk its teeth into her,  “Yeah, it was right [then that] I realized that I could do this- I could buy a motorcycle.  I don’t need my parents to buy it for me. Again, no one else was riding at this time, so there was no influence.” With her first long trip to Joshua Tree a success, Karen began planning the next to her hometown of El Paso, “Since I’m from Texas and I love Texas, I knew I wanted my bike to be in Texas at some point.” Riding on highways, freeways, and even the dirt roads along the Mexico border in between.
Karen is a Spitfire Girl through and through. 
“For me, I think it’s somebody who’s not afraid and somebody that’s outspoken. Someone who is definitely not afraid to be true to himself or herself.”  Taking her shoes off her feet she showed us her socks, “I just got these ‘Bad Ass’ socks the other day from you guys! I’m most definitely a Spitfire Girl."

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

Dijon mustard

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.

Happy Cooking!


Spitfire Girl


Spitfire Girl and Dustbowl Revival May 26, 2015 17:50

When it comes to music we can only say that our taste here at the Spitfire Girl office is eclectic! However if there's one thing we can agree on listening to it's the get down, feel good, ramp up tunes of Dustbowl Revival
 We were honored to have vocalist, washboard twanger, and ukelele player Liz Beebe join us in the office on a recent afternoon.
A long term Spitfire Girl fan and friend, we chatted with Liz about  her favorite Spitfire Girl item, her top five favorite bands and and what her definition of a Spitfire Girl is.
Liz loves her Spitfire Girl "love" necklace and says she thinks it's the perfect little bit of minimalist glam to go with everything. (We love, the "love" necklace too!)
 For someone with such great taste, we had to get Liz's top bands, (we were not surprised to see Spitfire Girl Joni Mitchell in there.) 
What Liz loves listening too:
1. First Aid Kit
2. Tori Amos
3. Joni Mitchell
4. Beastie Boys
5. Shawn Colvin 
You have to agree that this girl knows what she's talking about and when we asked Liz for her definition of a Spitfire Girl she said "A Spitfire Girl is someone who is true to themselves unapologetically" - and we couldn't agree more with her! 
To hear some of Liz check out this video of Liz and Dustbowl Revival below! 
Catch Liz on tour with Dustbowl Revival this summer and check them out at
If you want to feel the love too, you can grab the "love necklace" right here in our web shop!
 Happy Listening! 
Spitfire Girl! 

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!



Happy coloring!
Spitfire Girl 


Spitfire Girl and Auntie Em's ! April 22, 2015 16:49

We at Spitfire Girl love all things cupcake and delicious so breakfasting out of the office to meet with Auntie Em's Kitchenette founder, author, punk-rocker, and all around bad ass chick, Theresa Wahl, was a treat! 
Theresa Wahl is the author of our new favorite cookbook, The Auntie Em's Cookbook, A Musician's Guide to Breakfast & Brunch. In it, she expertly pairs tasty home inspired recipes with a colorful collection of tunes for the complete cooking experience.


Delectable recipes for sweet things like Orange Ciabatta French Toast are paired with equally pleasing songs like California Paradise by The Runaways. 
We sat down with Terri in her new Auntie Em's location in downtown Los Angeles to talk a little bit about the inspiration behind her new book. 
When asked how she picked out songs for each recipe, Terri explained that she was trying to create a mood.
"The jarring and canning section is all blues - like you're sitting on your porch in the South canning, making blueberry preserves and listening to blues music - it was just a feeling."
We love Theresa and we love the Shaker Lemon Pie recipe (among others!)  We cant wait to blast Siouxsie and the Banshees while we're whipping up this luscious lemon dessert! 
The Auntie Em's Cookbook, The Musicians Guide to Breakfast & Brunch is available now online and at our retail locations!
Happy Cooking (and singing!) 
Spitfire Girl 




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