Hi! I thought I would pop in today and do a life lately sort of post. There are so many little things that don’t make regular blog posts, and this seems like a good way to round up all the little stuff that doesn’t merit its own post. So grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and let’s chat!
Have you heard of blessing baskets? I was shopping at Whole Foods the other day and got sucked in by one of the basket displays. It was full of these blessing baskets in different sizes and colors. I fell in love with the beauty of them and the mission behind them. The blessing baskets are made in Africa by women who are paid a fair trade wage so they can earn enough working capital to start their own business. I think it would be great for collecting odds and ends or even as a piece of art mounted on the wall.
Have you tried McCann’s Steel Cut Oatmeal? This oatmeal literally pops in your mouth! We’ve been eating it for breakfasts for a couple of years now, and it really is the best. I recently found it on Amazon for way cheaper than our local grocery store. I love it paired with honey and fruit or butter and brown sugar. Plus, it’s great for toddlers!
I tried out this set of gold flatware from Target. The price is really good, but the quality is a bit questionable. They definitely have to be hand washed, and even then I’m not sure the finish would hold up for long. If you’re just looking for a set to use for special occasions for a year or so, they would be a good value for the money.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the Lily Pulitzer & Pottery Barn Collaboration by now. I honestly had no idea this was even happening, but truthfully I’m not a huge Lily Pulitzer fan so I probably wasn’t following all that closely. That aside, I think they did a great job of curating the prints with Pottery Barn products. It seems like a really natural fit. If you’re a Lily fan, definitely check it out!
- I just bought this fiddle leaf fig at Michaels during a 40% off sale. It’s a decent fiddle leaf fig at the sale price, but I wouldn’t pay full price for it. I paired it with this target basket, which is the perfect size plant basket (tall enough but not too wide) if you’re looking for one.
- Serena & Lily has their lighting on sale right now. Not the cheapest place to buy a lamp, but if you’ve had your eye on something, now would be the time!
- If you missed the tour of our new (to us) house last week, you can check it out here.
I would love to hear what you’ve been up to! Cheers to Friday and the weekend!