Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Favorite Things ~ Tuesday Edition

“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Avonlea

I love beautiful spaces. I love beautiful products. I'm an art lover, a rock collector, a "branches all around me" type person. I love scents (sandalwood and cedar and old books.) I love light ... soft morning light, bright sunny lunch light, dim end of the day light. 
I love products that our nourishing, have pretty packaging and real ingredients. I love clothes with prints and textures and jewelry made with love. 
Here are a few of my favorites from this past week. 

... deer tracks in the snow
... little aspen tress

... a tiny moon sun catcher 
... our front window

... rainbows on walls.
... joyful children counting the multicolored "spots"
... free beauty

... a thrifted bowl
... pottery
... rough and smooth
... handmade

~ I'm loving the speckles and the rust , so earthy ~

... two dollar thrifted "Thinker"
~ maybe some of his thinking will rub off on me? Either way, I feel smarter just looking at him ~
He's a perfect keepsake for our "library"

... these GORGEOUS prints that I found on Amazon. I think they are about 5 dollars each and fit a poster frame perfectly ... I'm waiting until next month to get the sea plant print ... and then the bugs...and then the birds ... and then....

... this ninja face (not for sale, I have the only original.)
... pretend play (can I get an amen?)
... dimpled fingers and rosy cheeks.

... I'm loving the new Burt's Bees tinted lip balm, and learning to love the 
new lines around my mouth .

The color I'm trying is Zinnia. I'm not a lipstick girl ... I find that just a bit of this and some mascara is a great "go to the store" look for me. I appreciate being able to see my real face ... most days.

... earrings
... trees
I wanted to introduce my readers to a lovely little etsy shop. I've ordered from them at least 10 times, a couple things for myself but mostly gifts. Everyone that I've given earrings to have raved about them ... they are very lightweight weight and excellent quality. Also, when you buy handmade not only are you supporting small local business,you also are getting a one of a kind product. It's nice to be original. I love their fast shipping and cute packaging.

... textures
... little boys in sweaters
...thrifted pancho 
Is there anything better then long sleeves and hoods on a little boy? I think not.

... thrifted turtleneck sweater dress
... ponytails

... little ears rocking fantastic gems (same shop I shared)
shhhh - I really just took this picture to document the little fairy kiss on the inside of her ear. See it?

...A little woman that reads Little Women
... comfy couch
... big blue eyes full of light and dreaming

What are some of your favorites from the past week ... moments, treasures, people?
May you surround yourself with beauty...
Happy Tuesday Friends

P.S. Also, if you have time, this post has been circulating around Facebook. It touched my soul in a very big way. It is a great read. 


  1. What are some of my favorite things, you ask? Your blog tops the list!

  2. Such a wonderful list. And thank you for that last link, such a good read.

    Favourite things right now...cups of tea, time with friends sharing good food and lots of laughs, new connections deepening, a little man who makes my heart melt, my early morning me time, and the love and support of family and friends.

    1. I love hearing about your morning me time ... inspirational

  3. So much loveliness :-) My favourite things right now include any breeze at all, for its very hot and still here. And I will always love crystal-borne rainbows on a wall :-)

  4. Thank you for sharing my post:)