Noihsaf Newsletter – November 2023


The holidays love to swoop in right when you’ve landed yourself on Broke-ass Mountain. I wish I could take credit for this crass terminology, but my 68 year old father started using this phrase during my college years when my brother and I would find ourselves needing some help with rent or ran out of money halfway through an ill advised road trip. “You’re back on Broke-ass Mountain”, my dad would say thinking he was so clever, mixing pop-culture with our dire situation. 

As a business owner, I don’t take a steady paycheck. Like most founders, I pay myself as little as possible, putting most purchases on a credit card waiting for January to come around in which I will (so far) have enough to pay it off. This is not a complaint, but the standard unglamorous truth of starting a company. This reality becomes more apparent by the end of year just as the holidays roll in. By November I usually find myself on Broke-ass mountain. This is a slight drag since the holidays are around the corner and my budget has shrunk significantly. 

Despite the deeply sickening contagion that is known as holiday gift giving, I love buying presents. In honor of small budgets with good taste, I’ve kept the Broke-ass Mountain Gift Guide to items under $30 and from places you should support year around. Without further ado:

HORS D’OEUVRES like Oysters and sardines.

Future Entomologist.

Eyes Ex-Voto.

Cabinet cool

For the gamer

A good wedge. 

Not a frog

Bring forth life.

Soapy Set.

Fur feet.

Silk tiger ears


Thanks for being here,



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🪩 PARTY ATTIRE SZN.  (Don’t forget the shoes!)

⛓️ Feeling the pull of heavier bracelets

🦺 Textured (non-knit) vests over a long sleeve is my go-to lately. This one is very Totême-esq

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💡 The cure for boob lights?

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🪑 Sad I can no longer indulge in pint size furniture, but happy to shove this into the faces of all my friends with young kiddos. I mean, I still might buy some knobs.

📻 One of my favorite musicians ever released a new album. This song has been on repeat.

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