Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

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!

 Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

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.”

 Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

 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.”

  Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

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.”

 Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

 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!

  Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

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 the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

Happy coloring!
Love,
Spitfire Girl

Spitfire Girl and Auntie Em’s!

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!
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
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.
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
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.”
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
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!
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
The Auntie Em’s Cookbook, The Musicians Guide to Breakfast & Brunch is available now online and at our retail locations!
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
Happy Cooking (and singing!)
Love,
Spitfire Girl

Spring is in the Air

Looks like the seasons are a-changing. The first day of spring is only two weeks away and you know what that means….

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Here are some fun facts about the spring solstice for everyone:

- Legend has it that you can stand a raw egg on it’s end only during the spring equinox.

- Apparently soil smells different during the spring

- Animals have sexy time

- It’s a symbol of renewal and better times.

What better way to celebrate rebirth than with Spitfire Girl?

The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

You guys, it’s here. The worst time of the year. Remember just a mere two months ago when we were drinking eggnog and opening presents? Then right after that we were poppin’ bottles of champagne and wearing an abundance of glitter and watching the ball drop. Valentines Day was the final event before the dark months, and for some Valentines Day is one of the worst days of the whole year, so maybe some of you are well into this seasonal rut. The next holiday coming up is St. Patrick’s Day, which in itself is depressing because I’ve always hated kelly green and I don’t like beer. So what’s after that? Spring Break? I remember when I was in school, Spring Break was the best, but now as a boring old working adult, all it means is that I will be working while the 1% is on vacation I and won’t be able to find parking. At least I’ll be able to live vicariously through some of these vacationers through Rich Kids of Instagram while I’m filling up my gas-tank for $4.50 a gallon and wishing I could fuel my car with my own tears.

For those of you who are in the same boat as me, I’ve compiled a list of things we have at Spitfire Girl to keep you occupied on these shockingly cold and boring days.

Start coloring! Doodles by Taro Gomi is the greatest coloring book in the world. It’s no Disney Princess bothing nothingness coloring book, it lets you express yourself in a million different ways. To be honest, my freshman year in college I had this coloring book and would bring it to my labs and color during “The History of Life.”
 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Don’t play with fire? Why not? Draw to your rebellious heart’s content.
 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Have a ball…with balls! (Haha, balls.) Let’s be real, bouncy balls will always be fun. When I’m 97 years old and have fake hips and smell like moth balls, I will still kick my walker out of the way to play with a big giant bouncy ball. In this case, you have a whole bag full of them. Go wild.

 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Spend your next day off building a fort and making shadow puppets. I’m not talking about the old-fashioned two-fingers-look-like-a-bunny shadow puppets, I mean something really exciting – can your stupid hands make a goat? I doubt it.

 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Feeling cold AND lonely? Kill two birds with one stone. Get yourself five new friends AND warmth with these guys.

 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Didn’t celebrate the not-real holiday that is President’s Day? It’s never too late to honor good ol’ Abe with this flask.
 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Why not educate yourself on human anatomy? There’s nothing better than learning! Stay in school, kids!

 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

These things should keep you busy for a little bit. In the meantime, come by the store and ~*Treat Yo Self*~ to these things or the hundreds of other fun goodies we have!

Spitfire Girl Apparel is here!

2tees Spitfire Girl Apparel is here!

If you missed the big animated header on the front page, well i’m here to fill you in… Yup, we have stocked up on tees, tanks & sweatshirts with some of your favorite Spitfire Girl designs! There are some for the gents and a few more for the ladies, check them all out and find the one for you…and a friend maybe? We had a blast doing our little photoshoot in the backyard- the sun, THE SUN oh we love you California sun! Here you go

Sara Beattie Reporting from Sunset

I’m like a raccoon when it comes to shiny things, and a 5 years old when it comes to anything Native American. So naturally I would be head-over-heels in love with these amazing Totem Cups. Designed by Rob Southcott, I honestly couldn’t have asked for anything more. A sleek, modern interpretation of the Pacific Northwest totem poles, these cups look great individually or even more incredible stacked. And now we have matching bowls and salt and pepper shakers. Christmas is only 4 months away . . .

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Once again it’s Sara Beattie reporting from Sunset

Spitfire Girl Fun Facts About printing On Wood

Spitfire Girl Wood Facts!

Where and How do you get the wood for your products?

Our suppliers travel the nation looking for the very best trees for our cards, making sure to select them responsibly. Logs are shipped from across the nation and around the world . Spitfire Girl and our suppliers are firm believers in keeping our environment healthy, and in turn only purchases logs from companies that employ sustainable yield harvesting procedures.  We do not purchase wood that has been illegally harvested (as much wood from China is uncertified, it is not purchased from there).  All Spitfire wood products are made, printed, and assembled in the USA.

Is your company or the wood used FSC certified?

Our supplier is currently in the process of being FSC certified. They have submitted all paperwork and have undergone inspections to complete the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification process. They are expecting the process to be complete soon, but currently do not have a completion date at this time. Although they are not officially certified, conserving and protecting the environment is extremely important to them and us and in turn only purchase logs from companies that employ sustainable yield harvesting procedures.

Is the wood biodegradable?

Yes! Since the wood is 100% natural, the card will biodegrade. No type of chemicals are used in the process of production and will not harm the environment during the decomposition process.

Can you write on the wood?

Yes, we suggest a ball point pen. Gel pens or markers with a wet ink tend to bleed in the wood grain.

Can you mail the postcards?

Yes! You can mail them as you would any other postcard, using the current postcard postage.

Sometimes the wood cards curl a little bit, is this product damaged?

No, the product is not damaged.  Keep in mind that this product is 100% real wood and will be affected by temperature and humidity. The wood, over time wants to return to its natural rounded shape.  Gently fold the cards back in the opposite direction,  if it’s being particularly curly, place under a few books for a while, and that will return it to the flat shape.

It seems that we receive our packages in previously used boxes and/or reused packing materials, why?

We do reuse boxes and packing materials.  We feel it is more eco-friendly to repurpose our packing materials, as this is more carbon neutral,than simply recycling.  We do purchase recycled cardboard boxes, as needed, and pack with recycled brown kraft paper. Any other peanuts or bubble wrap, has been recycled to ship our product safely to you.  If you prefer only new packing materials, please let us know, and we are happy to fulfill your request.

Did you know we can custom print on wood for YOU?

Click here to find out more!

Fun Fact…

  1. Did you know it takes less wood to make one of our wood postcard than the average paper card.

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