Multicolor Neck Cozy

You know those days when, GAH!, you just want to get your flipping hair out of your face and off your neck? I bought this ‘neck cozy’ and it does just that.

Sure, next winter I’ll be using it to keep out the chill, but for now this is an incredibly wide, lusciously soft, and beautifully electric-colored headband. By ABCreativeDesigns. (Oh, and she also makes these for dogs and that makes me laugh and laugh and laugh. And envy dogs.)

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Olympic Minded

February. The shortest month of the year is also one of the most eventful and emotional. There’s anticipation—will the groundhog see his shadow? Who will win the superbowl? There’s a celebration of love, leadership, and history. There’s carnival revelry and reflection. And this February, there’s the Olympics—evoking pride, spreading excitement and awe and, maybe best of all, inspiring. (Wall quotes from Its Written On The Wall help keep the inspiration alive.)

I love the Olympics. When I was 10 years old, I liked the summer Olympics, in awe of the gymnasts. Back-flipping on narrow beams. Flying through the air. The pressure, the dedication, the incredible disappointment one tiny slip-up caused, and conversely the amazing elation of a perfect performance. I lost interest a little over the years, but fell in love again four years ago, when the Olympics were in Turino. I obsessively watched the coverage from Italy. The skiing, the skating, the snowboarding—amazed at what these athletes could accomplish. It takes an amazing amount of self-discipline to compete at such a level. I, myself, can’t make it to the gym most days, because it’s cold. What a weak excuse! (Maybe, if I had this workout towel from Words To Sweat By in my gym bag, I’d be more motivated.)

Going for gold is what the Olympic athletes do. They compete to win. they are the best of the best, and if they win, and come out on top they’re awarded the gold medal. Maybe if I awarded myself a token of appreciation every now and then, I could motivate. (This necklace from Second Sister Jewelry, titled Olympic, might help.)

Sit down, watch the Olympics and marvel at what we all can do. The possibilities are endless.

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What I want to smell like

I know you’ve all been wondering, so I won’t keep you in the dark any longer. Below are some of my favorite scents and all are available in soap form.

But first a question: why can’t I find an intensely scented black licorice bath oil? Am I so weird that I’m the only one in the world who would want such a thing? Am I going to have to learn to make it myself. (Related query: can I cause an explosion this way?) Platinum star to anyone who can point me in a good direction :)

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By Adoration Soap:
1. Pink Grapefruit Rounds
3. Pineapple
4. Marmalade and Musk
5. Green Tea and Cucumber
il_430xn506534146. Earl Grey Citrus Tea
11. Sparkling Citrus
12. Red Current and Orange
13. Watermelon
14. Cherry Almond

2. Chocolate Espresso and Almond Soap Bar by BellaSapone.

7. Pomegranate by Amethyst Soaps (who I’ve previously featured)

8. Black Licorice by Squeaky Queen Soap Lab.

9. Pillow Mint by My Birch.

10. Plum Blossom by Mooka.

15. Anise by Lave-Me! Soap Company.

  • Handknit Hugs
  • Passive Aggressive Lunch Notes
  • Rainbow Crochet Toasties
  • Crescent Maille
  • Spring Organization: Workspaces
  • Fiber Jewelry by Susan Sanders
  • Twirly Fabulous Upcycled Sweater Skirts
  • Fabric Balloon Ball For Big & Little Kids