When I created this blog several months ago, I planned to now and then post about those things in my life that bring me joy, are meaningful to me, or that are just simply very, very cool (in my own humble opinion, of course). Haven’t done that for some time now, so thought we were due for a pretties post! Nothing that will change the world, but might at least give you a gift idea, an “I must go out and get me one of those immediately” feeling, or even just a fun little lift in your day. Now onto the show…
I first glimpsed this stunning and unique peacock feather necklace on Heather Armstrong’s blog and just like that, I was madly in love (we locked eyes across a crowded floor…oh, never mind.). It’s surprisingly versatile and I adore the way it pops when wearing white, especially. I literally have never worn it without at least one stranger complimenting me on it and asking me for details. LOVE.
[and be sure to check out all of the other beautiful pieces of art the very lovely and talented Amy has created on her Apple Scraps website...stunning!]
Next up is this adorable vintage-y metal lunchbox that I found for my children several years ago. The one shown here is Simon’s (Avery’s is white with cherries and Eliza’s is pale blue with big pink flowers). It fits a juice box and snack or little lunch perfectly and just looks so dang cute when they carry it you can barely stop yourself from singing. The girls have outgrown theirs for school lunch (not cool enough anymore, apparently) but use them in their bedrooms to store little trinkets, jewelry, hair accessories, etc. I can see these boxes being used for things in a home for the rest of their lives, and then being passed down to their own children. Even if that little fantasy doesn’t actually come to fruition, the retro sweetness of these still makes me smile with appreciation in the meantime.
[just noticed that these are on sale right now...go, go, go!]
And finally, this tissue tee (also on sale…I’m on a roll!) with a sweet message subtly highlighted. As my closest friends know, I particularly like to wear this shirt when I am feeling somewhat less than a “lucky mom” (my kids are driving me crazy, I feel like I’m losing my brain, I want to hide…you get the picture). I have found that simply putting it on changes my perspective a bit and serves as an important reminder to count my blessings. It also helps to chant to yourself “lucky mom, 24/7″ over and over until it begins to sound less sarcastic. Seriously, give it a shot…works like a charm (and is so cute to boot). And be sure to check out the other “mom” tees on this website, too…grateful mom, happy mom, etc. I found this new version of mine that I think will be heading my way in a big brown truck very soon.