I can’t believe we are only 15 days away from Christmas! While I have been counting down the days until we leave for our tropical vacation I have been busy working on my new venture that starts January 1 And in case you need some gift ideas, I love all the faves Nina form Flowers in My Hair picked out for today’s Favorite Finds.
I’ve said this before and I will say it again, if I was Oprah and had my own talk show and did a favorite things show every year, this would be on the show every single year. I wasn’t even a candle person before this candle! And now I have seven at all times and I give it to everyone because it is that great. It smells like the wistfulness of childhood, blowing your breath on the window and drawing a heart; it smells like a warm bath and nothing to do the next day; it smells like the first day of school (in a good way); yes, if rainbows have a smell, they smell like this candle. On top of it, for three dollars extra, you can have a candle in this lovely galvanized silver container that looks beautiful when the candle is lit and flickering. When you finish the candle, pop the silver container in the freezer and the wax will come right out. Now you have something lovely for your vanity or bookshelf.
Let’s keep not settling. I keep watching other people settle and I think is this the way to go? No! On my blog, because I am a (wannabe) writer, I review books. A line from Tana French’s book stuck out to me (excuse the language; I didn’t write it): “Sophie and I went out once or twice…She informed me, matter-of-factly, that she was old enough to know the difference between intriguing and f***** up. You should go for younger women, she advised me, they can’t always tell” (French, 418-19). Let’s be the type of women, younger or otherwise, that can tell! And of course, when it comes to settling, let’s not just settle for a guy. Let’s keep not settling when it comes to work, and friends, and dreams. I want this as a constant reminder (and let’s face it, your phone is nothing if not with you all the time…at least for me) to keep not settling! I don’t want to take the easier road now and have regrets later.
I love elephants. Even more than that, this necklace makes such a statement. How do I know? I bought myself and two friends this necklace (there was a sale, okay?) . We all have very different styles and coloring and yet we all universally get compliments from people of all ages, both genders, no matter what we are wearing. It’s become almost a joke between us. I don’t know what makes this necklace so perfect except that it’s an elephant, perfectly proportioned, just the right length, and both cute and chic. Plus, you have to believe me when I say that it is those things because J.Crew makes it. It completes any look. Trust. This picture doesn’t do it justice.
This is something I can’t really explain to myself. All I know is, I am supposed to be a grown up and in my grown up, feminine-without-being-girly apartment, I really want this deer. Gray is my favorite color and so with that I have added some metallics, including gold around my studio. I know the perfect place for this guy, above my full length, wider than normal mirror, on my wall of metallic picture frames. There is just something about him: he’s whimsical and fun. This guy says, “I don’t take myself too seriously but I am not a child either. Growing up doesn’t mean you can’t have fun anymore. I mean, have you seen my antlers?” Or did the deer just say that to me and not everyone else?
Thanks for sharing Nina!