I say that this is one of my favorite things which is not exactly true, because I've only had this bedding for two days. But it's been a luxurious two days, let me tell you.
Will and I had gone to Costco to look at televisions (we're not breaking our ten year cable ban, but we want to hook up a Mac Mini and our Wii to something larger). When we look at televisions, I get ultra bored in about 2.5 seconds because, honestly? They all look the same. LED? LCD? Plasma? I have opinions on a lot of things--most things, actually--but televisions are not one of those things. I couldn't care less.
I wandered off and found myself at an endcap where a cheery lady was demonstrating Spalena sheets and coverlets and shams. I am, by nature and by training, a skeptical person. Highly skeptical. I get paid to be skeptical.
But, y'all, I must have been caught with my guard down because I was SOLD. As in: I bought the whole kit and kaboodle. The sheets, the cover, the shams, the pillowcases.
The website says:
These sheets were designed to improve your sleeping experience. To determine if we reached our goal, Spa Living engaged a research firm to study sleep habits of our participants. The results show people sleep two hours longer, fall asleep faster and wake up less frequently when sleeping on Spalena sheets.
Obviously, a study conducted by the maker of the product is, like, the least reliable source ever. The part of me that is skeptical says yeah right. But the part of me that is rationalizing the purchase and the part of me that loves an extra two hours of sleep thinks that these sheets are AWESOME!
My friend Stacey (who brought me that fabulous red necklace from Africa) gave me a tin of this tea and, ohmygosh, I absolutely love it. Starbucks was making a latte with it over the summer and it was fantastic (are they still making it? I'll go down and have one right this minute if they are).
I swear to you, I tried on every other pair of skinny jeans in Gap to wear with my new riding boots and really, really tried to avoid putting these legging jeans (I know) on my body, but when all the rest of the jeans weren't doing it for me, I reluctantly put these babies on. They're pretty great, y'all.
P.S. They have STIRRUPS! I KNOW!
Okay, maybe it's because I absolutely adore Zooey Deschanel, but I could seriously listen to this album over and over and over. It's the only CD I've purchased in, like, ten years and I listen to it on constant repeat much like my 13 year old self listened to Prince's Seven. Which is to say, obsessively.
Will says it is too bubble-gummy, which I think he means as a bad thing, but I totally take it as a compliment.
My friend Lisa gave me this fabulous Emilie Sloan Lunch Tote two years ago and I have carried it on a daily basis ever since. It's made of a durable laminated cotton fabric, so it wipes clean in a jiffy, and has a couple of handy small inside pockets. This is definitely a tote for fancy lunches--blue cheeses salads or homemade pastas--although mine doesn't ever complain about carrying peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It's durable, fashionable, and polite.
Y'all have to go check out the brand new Etsy shop that my fabulous friend Mary just opened. She makes beautiful earrings and is extremely talented (you may remember that Mary brought me to a jewelry making course a few months ago).
Just look at these pretty pieces:
Click over quick because these are one-of-a-kind pieces and they are going to sell out fast. Seriously, people, I'm about to buy the pink and pewter pair any minute.
Also: you should know, Mary is a lawyer and you usually have to pay lawyers like $300 per hour for their time. At $20 a pair, you are getting an AMAZING bargain.