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Happy Wife, Happy Life by Lee Neary

Don’t you agree?!

(Note: I saw this carving by folk artist, Lee Neary, in Human Arts Gallery in Ojai and, of course, loved it. We have this piece by him. It makes me smile every time I look at it.)

hallmark crafters & co. giveaway!

Crafters & Co soap

My package of goodies from Hallmark couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

Jetlagged and thrown back into the chaos of the holiday season after two glorious weeks in Germany and Prague with Viking Cruises, I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

After taking one whiff of those Ocean scented soaps, above, from the beautiful Crafters & Co. line, though, I felt my shoulders relax and I was able to breathe again. [Read more…]

beanpole pottery

Beanpole Pottery

The minute I saw these pieces on Kristine Van Raden’s Facebook page, where she introduced her new venture, Beanpole Pottery, I sent her a private message and said I had to have them.

I mean, how gorgeous are they?

As you know, I love words on things. And I love birds on things.

So these pieces were kind of destined to be mine. [Read more…]

dune jewelry: oh, the beaches i’ve been!

Dune Jewelry necklace

For so many of us, summer means beach. Just mention a specific beach, and you’re transported right back to very specific moments and memories.

So when Dune Jewelry offered to custom make a necklace for me, I literally went back through the sands of time to figure out which places to honor. [Read more…]

these gold toe socks are oh. so. soft.

GoldToe socks blanketThanks to Gold Toe for sponsoring this post and for the awesome
socks which I'm wearing right now. All opinions are mine.

Okay, I’ll admit it. I get cold feet a lot. Even when I get into bed at night with Michael.

No, dear readers, I am not insecure. Or a scaredy cat. Or a worrier.

I just literally get cold feet.

I know all of those women’s magazine articles say that wearing socks to bed is a no-no but that advice is likely to change because of these Gold Toe Ultra Soft Oh. So. Soft. socks. They are so cozy, I just smile to myself when I find Michael playing footsie with me in order to get some of that softness for himself. [Read more…]

my #solestory about vionic shoes

Vionic Venture Walker

Oh, if only I’d had these shoes when we were in Paris!

We walked so many miles every day, I would inevitably have to stop and put my feet up at some point while Michael, who had walked the 500+ mile Camino de Santiago last year, waited patiently. [Read more…]

boconcept and mads mikkelsen: two danish icons together onscreen!

BoConcept living room

I’m thrilled to feature this sponsored post today because I’ve been drooling over the furniture at BoConcept ever since I moved into my first apartment in college. I love the Danish retailer’s contemporary look and clean lines, and can easily picture myself living in that airy space, above, and spending days just reading on that Mezzo couch, with my iced tea on the table.

Unfortunately, though, that gorgeous room already belongs to BoConcept designer Morten Georgsen, who opened up his villa in Spain for the shooting of “The Call,” the first of two exciting new BoConcept films starring Mads Mikkelsen, star of the hit TV series, Hannibal. [Read more…]

win a beautiful black pearl necklace from avalon pearls!

Avalon PearlsDon’t you love this single black pearl pendant?

When Avalon Pearls invited me to choose a piece from their amazing selection to review and give away, I asked my mom which one she liked best. Always one to think outside the box, she chose the black pearl.

So, happy birthday, Mom! And happy day for one of you! [Read more…]

win a jord wood watch!

Jord watch on wrist

How gorgeous is this watch?!

Since receiving my JORD watch, I find myself seemingly obsessed with time. I cannot stop looking at my wrist! [Read more…]

l’oreal age perfect cell renewal and my age perfect skin!

L'Oreal on sink

I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for
L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, 
the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way 
affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission
or percent of sales.

I’ve been using L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal for two months now.

And, although I still don’t have skin like Julianne Moore, who is the perfect Global Ambassador for L’Oreal, I do have skin like the best version of me (who, by the way, would make the perfect Blogger Ambassador for L’Oreal). [Read more…]