There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~Celia Thaxter
As the end of summer quickly approaches (Alas - it is August already!) my cerebral energy has been rerouted and refocused on preparations for the new school year. The long and leisurely days of July have been reluctantly replaced by the frenzied dance of curriculum development and departmental chores.
With so much work to be done, what better time for a gratitude break? Anything to eek out a few more moments in the carefree spirit of summer (feel free to chastise my innate ability to procrastinate - I am truly great at it).
Without further ado, here is what I'm loving this week:
Mary Lake Thompson, Ltd. - unique home goods, hand-made and gorgeous!
|Beautiful kitchen towels with my favorite theme: wine!|
|Hand-made natural soaps|
I love giving these to house guests - a nice way to welcome friends!
|These personalized napkins were designed by Mary herself for my friend's wedding. |
The bride had a lot of input and Mary was masterful with her artistry!
Other things I'm head-over-heels for...
|Pomona Body Lotion - in an assortment of scents. Available at Cost Plus World Market.|
These trial-size bottles are perfect for traveling!
|Loose-leaf tea from Alchemology: the Shango Banana Spice is my favorite!|
|"My Cure for Everything" pillbox from Crate and Barrel - |
such a pretty place to keep the ibuprofen. :)
|And last but not least, this decorative pillow from Pier 1 Imports - |
the colors match my bedroom perfectly!