Hello. There’s so much going on in my little world right now. My daughter turned eight yesterday and that just makes my head spin. My husband started growing a goatee for no reason and I’m really not happy about it and so I’m strategizing how to get him to shave it off ASAP. My five year old son announced that he needs me to get him some Pokemon cards so he can play whatever it is with the other kids and I witnessed the Pokemon craze with my nephews and prayed and begged that it would pass over my household and apparently no one was listening. So today I’d like to share a few of the little things in life that help me survive the madness of it all.
1. The mirror reminds me I’m getting closer to forty every day so I have found a few beauty products that help me feel presentable when I leave the house. Here are my four ‘if ever stranded on a desert island’ essentials.
2. In December, my husband
listened with close attention when I made my Christmas list clicked on the hyperlink I emailed him and bought me this lovely camera bag from Jo’s Totes for my Christmas present. It’s very green and it’s so lovely. And I will bring it to SNAP (did you know I’m speaking on a panel at SNAP?) and you attendees can all admire its cleverly divided compartments that hold this budding photographer’s lenses and lip gloss. Cause that’s really all I need when I’m out and about, my camera lenses and my Burt’s Bees lip gloss. And a Twix bar stashed away at the bottom.
3. I’ve taken up abstract painting again for no other reason than that smearing paint on something (a canvas, a wall, a piece of furniture, a child…) makes me feel good. Clearly I have no idea what I’m doing but maybe in a few years with a lot more practice I will. In the meantime, just pat me on the head and say “That’s so nice dear.”
4. Remember how I resolved to become a ‘more tea less wine’ person? Well in order to do so, I bought myself a pretty little glass teapot and some gourmet honey from a local Teavana shop. I do not like milk in my tea, only honey but let’s take a random poll, how do you drink your tea?
Thank you for indulging me in that profoundly important life changing poll.
My kids’ pediatrician told me to use local honey during allergy season to help with hay fever, which I do, but I cannot resist this latest sweet treat, it is so wonderful. I keep it on my desk and stir it in my tea, it’s pearlescent and creamy and tastes lovely and it makes me happy. You too can splurge on it here.
5. I really like Joss & Main. Ever since I joined last year and recommended it to a few of you, good things have come my way. New club chairs, a curated collection of my own, and this coastal inspired transitional table that I spied in a recent sale that I had to had to had to have for the entry. It’s solid wood, and I adore the X on the side and it looks so fabulous up close in real life. Glossy white accent tables make me happy indeed.
And because I’m a habitual furniture mover arounder (HFMAs unite! – we need a club) the writer’s desk that used to be there is headed for another home, but speaking of Joss & Main, our pal Nester’s sale is going on right now and she curated quite a charming collection too, so check it out.
Those are the things in my life which make my world complete. What’s your latest favorite thing?