It is a dreary, gray, soggy and dark day here today in the Pacific Northwest. I turned on my happy light, have lavender oil going in the diffuser and put sprinkles on top of my coconut cream in my coffee. Some days, you gotta take control of the good mood bus. (yeah, painted all hippie and wild like.)
Enough bad news out there. We need to share GOOD with each other. Let’s share a couple new things we have discovered? I’ll go first and then it will be your turn to share something “new year, new stuff”. Our own virtual show and tell.
Why don’t more people want to share new finds? Are people shy about sharing? Or do they just not seek out new things to try? Maybe they do indeed try new stuff, maybe they just aren’t as chatty as me? I am guessing there are good people out there, who try new things, like them and just don’t see the need to blather on and on.
Well, buckle up, I am here to blather on about six new GROOVY (or save your money and move on) things. (Side note: let’s bring back the word “groovy“. Today’s vernacular needs the boost of the word groovy.)
First out of my Mary Poppins bag…… Kite Hill “cheese”. While we don’t eat dairy, we are just like normal muggles……..and we love cheese and crackers and appetizers etc. Every single thing I have tried from Kite Hill has been delicious. Seriously, full of flavor and so unladylike “lip smackin’ good”! A bit on the pricey side, so take something out of your grocery cart that might not be a “need”. ‘Cause girlfriend, you are going to “need” this cheese. Made from almonds it is a lovely replacement. If you have friends over who don’t do dairy, this will make them feel extra special. I found it at my local grocery store as well as the health food store.
Next up, my gorgeous new velvet top from The Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Okay, let me begin by saying I love to shop online. This company hits it out of the ballpark. The shipping container is taped with fancy tape, arrived very quickly and was wrapped in a package with a cute sticker. Made me smile even before I unwrapped my new top. The top fits perfectly, feels amazing, it is saturated in deep, rich color and the embroidery is well done & lovely. I like it so much, I am trying to figure out the perfect place to go, so I can wear my new top. I highly recommend giving them a look-see. https://www.themercantile.com/
Let me sing the praises of this next goodie. Lavishea. A lotion bar that I can actually use on my hands and still work with my quilting fabric, yarn or counted cross stitch fabric! This time of year can be brutal on hands. This product works, yet it doesn’t leave any residue on my hands so I can continue to work with fabric/yarn without compromising the piece. I found it on amazon.com
Next in the line-up is probably a pass. Sad face. Sullivan Threads. I gave them a try on my new counted cross stitch. While being a bit less expensive, not what I would call a beautiful smooth thread. I will continue and finish my current project, however, I will most likely not buy again. Save your money and let’s move along.
Ella + Mila is a new to me company. I am always looking for products that don’t use (or use much less) toxic chemicals. So, trying to find safe lipstick and nail polish, while being a first world “problem” it is important to me. I have to say, I fell in love with the lipstick. Great coverage, stayed on surprisingly long, didn’t smudge, felt nice going on, didn’t “taste” funny and the color was very close if not spot on to the picture online. I am smitten with the rosy darker shade of lipstick. The lighter color is not my cup of tea, however, I will still wear it around the house. I really, really like the nail polish. The coverage was excellent, fewer chemicals mean less smell. This is day four wearing it and it still looks lovely. https://www.ellamila.com/
I can’t take credit for this last one. Cocomels. Good ‘ol Santa put these in my stocking. Oh, my stars!!! These individually wrapped beauties are delicious, creamy dreamy, a bit salty and not one bit naughty. Santa knows me extremely well. He gave me two bags. One of them was devoured in a day or two. I am trying to only eat one or two a day since then. A wonderful indulgence. I believe Santa may have purchased them on Amazon, however, I did notice our local grocery store carries them in the health food section.
Now it’s your turn. Friends share with Friends. Please leave a comment with something new you have tried in this new year.
In this together, friends.