Monthly Favorites: February

1 March 2016

I went kind of Lush crazy this month. Actually, Luke went Lush crazy this month and spoiled me rotten. This was my first haul, I have a second one being delivered sometime within the next week! Two of these items are some of my favorite Lush products ever. 

Intergalactic Bath Bomb by Lush (the round blue bath bomb in the first photo) $7.50 

You guys. THIS BATH BOMB. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. This is the second time I've used this particular one and I just can't get over how perfect it is. It makes your bath a neon blue glittery heaven and you'll never want to leave the bath. I wish this photo showed how much glitter it puts off, but you'll just have to get one and try it for yourself! 

Cup O' Coffee Face & Body Mask by Lush, $10.95 - $19.95

I'll start off by saying I don't like coffee. I drink caramel macchiatos from Starbucks (I had to cut back on the extra shot of espresso - it made me ill for the rest of the day!), but I don't like coffee. I picked this up just to try it, I found it to be a good price for the size tub that you get and it's one of Lush's masks that you don't need to refrigerate, although it does feel nice when it's cold. This is by far my favorite Lush product EVER. My skin feels like a brand new baby once it's washed off, no joke. The smell wakes you up, so it's great to use in the morning when you're starting your day. I had Luke and my mom put on a mask of this and they both loved it as well, Luke said his skin hadn't ever felt softer and my mom really enjoyed it. If you plan on going to Lush anytime soon - pick this up. I promise you won't regret it.

Woops! Macarons $16+

Luke and I had our first french macarons on a trip to New Orleans about four or five years ago from a place called Sucre. After trying macarons from many different places over the past few years, we couldn't find a place that made them as perfectly as Sucre until now. I might even dare to say they're better! These little things are SO. DAMN. GOOD. Woops! opened up a little stand in our local mall a few months ago and now we can't visit without coming home with some of these beauties. My favorite flavors: cookies and cream (to die for), pistachio, strawberry, and vanilla. If you love Nutella, they have some Nutella flavors as well! Not only do they taste amazing, but you can never, ever take a bad picture of macarons. ;)

It's a short one this month because I haven't spent much, but March will have a few more favorites for you! What are some products that you loved this month? 


Etsy Favorites: February

23 February 2016

I missed December and January! I'm still getting used to the whole blogging thing, and I've been finding it hard to feel motivated lately (with every aspect of life, not just blogging). What motivates you to keep at it? When you're in a blogging mood, do you write a few posts at once and draft them for later, or do you write each post the day you post it?

Anyway, here are a few of my Etsy favorites this month!

Posy Paper Co. Planner / $20

One New Year's goal I've stuck with is keeping organized, and I think the main reason I've been able to keep up with that resolution is because of the planner Luke got me for Christmas. I had seen a Facebook friend post a picture of a planner from Posy Paper Co. and I fell in love instantly. Carolyn is based in Vancouver and her products are made from 100% post-consumer waste, and she uses soy-based ink. This is a 12 month planner that you get to personalize AND you get to choose the start month! So if you're wanting a planner, it's not too late to get one without wasting a couple of months! Oh, and did I mention that they're super affordable? This planner was only $20 + shipping. I haven't been able to find a cute, personalized planner for less than $50 anywhere else. You won't regret purchasing this beauty. 

Paper Loving Mommy / $4 - $32

I haven't had this much fun with stickers since elementary school. Planner stickers are my new obsession, and Paper Loving Mommy carries a lot of my favorite designs! Michelle has stickers for every event you can imagine. I've purchased travel, reading, full moon, grocery, and hair appointment stickers from this shop. The stickers pictured above were a lovely freebie given on my last order! Her designs are definitely the best I've come across. My other favorite planner sticker shops on Etsy are Faye Creates, Birds Fly Studio (this shop sells stickers for keeping track of your business and I LOVE them), and Plannertopia

The Fox in the Attic Cactus Cushions / $24.50 each

I can't remember where I came across these cactus pillows, but are they not the cutest things EVER?! I want them all. The Fox in the Attic is owned by Michelle, and she hand makes these lovely pillows in St Leonards, England. If you're a momma and want a small rattle version of these pillows for your baby, she sells them as well!

Sparkle Collective Pins / $1.75 each

Another Christmas gift from Luke! These lovely little pins were created by Britt from Sparkle Collective in Toronto. They've all made the perfect addition to my pin collection banner. The "lol whatever" sloth is me. 

Paper Love Song's Leslie Knope Print / $10

Any Parks and Rec fans out there? I watched every single episode in just a few weeks time and then watched it again with Luke, one of the best shows ever and I miss it so much! The Esquire channel replays old episodes every week and Luke watches each one like he hasn't seen it 5 times already. I came across this Paper Love Song print and immediately fell in love! It's on my "to-buy" list and I'll be purchasing this for the Always Anchors office very soon! 

Have any Etsy favorites that you'd like to share? I love discovering new shops and would love to hear from you! I'm planning on creating another blog feature where I'll post my favorite (non-Etsy) products of the month, so stay tuned for that! 


Etsy Favorites: November

2 November 2015

I spend a ton of time on Etsy. Not only am I full time seller, but I also love shopping on Etsy and supporting other small businesses. Whenever I have some downtime I spend a few minutes browsing through shops, and sometimes I come across products that I absolutely love. Once or twice a month I want to feature a little "Etsy Favorites" blog post to show you some items I'm lusting over this month! 

"The Amazing Tattooed Girl" fully assembled, framed paper doll by Mabgraves. I love Mab's work, she's so unique, talented, and inspiring. I fell in love with this beautifully framed paper doll, there's no glass to the frame so you can move her around!

"CORAL!" Walking Dead brooch by Eleven Dot Dot Eleven. I'm a huge fan of The Walking Dead and I couldn't get over how cute this was! 

Braid Bracelet by Leini Jewelry. I came across Lea on Instagram a while back and fell in love with her designs. I have two of her bracelets, and I've even gifted one to a friend who loved it! Lea's bracelets are well made and super affordable. You can get these in many colors and designs.

Hand embroidered Rick Ross "Every Day I'm Hustlin'" hoop by Thimble and Bobbin. I have nothing else to say besides I love this thing. 

"The Candy Hair Club" pin back button set by Mabgraves. Mab strikes again! Colors get me. There's no hope for me after I've seen something colorful, it needs to be mine.

Hope you liked my November picks! I'm always open to Etsy shop suggestions, so feel free to suggest away!