A few of my favorite things….

Ok. It’s been several days since I’ve posted a blog…. and that totally blows. Ya’ll know me, I’m pretty consistent with my posting, but this week has been treacherous in regards to the amount of free time on my hands. Granted, one of my biggest pet peeves is the “excuse post” (as I call it) when bloggers write an entire post about what prevented them from posting…. We get it. You have a life. It’s TOTALLY normal. But I am sorry I haven’t had the time to update… everyone knows this art business and blog are my babies.

Yeah. So life has been hectic, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t taken a few minutes here and there during the day to acknowledge the little things. Sometimes I think it’s so important to just stop and take notice of things you wouldn’t ordinarily appreciate. So today I’d like to share with you all a few of my favorite things this week.

My new Bath and Body Works Wallflower Starter Heart. Complete with my favorite wallflower scent, Pineapple Orchid. It makes my room smell like candy!

The new frozen strawberry lemonade from McDonald’s. This is a slightly unattractive photo of my nephew modeling our beverages after a rousing game of tennis this week. They are absolutely DELISH. It has the perfect amount of tart and sweet. But here’s a tip– make sure that they go easy on the strawberry syrup. It DOES NOT taste very good if you have too much of the syrup because it overpowers the lemonade completely. Trust me, I’ve had three this week and only two were worth the $1.49.
(Three? Really? Yes… I’m embarrassed).

For the first time EVER I’d like to send a special thank you to Delta. Because Delta, ever-so-thoughtfully, broke my luggage on my last trip to NYC, I had to invest in a new suitcase… and I am in *love* with this purchase. It’s a suitcase by Oleg Cassini and besides its glorious hot pink exterior, it has the daintiest little ruffle in the front. I’m calling it my Barbie bag from now on. So feminine. So presh. Love it.

A little sneak peek into my cupcake candy jar… This week’s/month’s obsession is Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels. I have no idea why I’m so addicted to these because I usually despise caramel, but these little suckers are SCRUMPTIOUS. Of course, there’s a couple of almond joys in there too… duh.

And speaking of Almond Joy…

OB-SESSED. Thank you International Delight for making the world’s best coffee creamer EVER. I finally have something wonderful to put in the my favorite Lilly Pulitzer coffee cup. It doesn’t have a strong coconut flavor, but holy moly it is mmmh mmhh good. There have definitely been a few days where I have gotten out of bed JUST for this. I bought mine at Winn Dixie (gettin’ bettterrrr alllll the timmmmeee), but you should be able to find it wherever International Delight is sold… which is everywhere.

For some reason I always feel guilty using up all my Lilly stationery and office supplies… so what do I do? I go to Target, in the dollar section of course, and buy seasonal notepads and sticky notes. How adorable are these? Perfect for spring and I never feel guilty using them all up! Not to mention, spending $2 is way better than spending $20.

I’m not entirely sure when burlap is considered “in season,” but I really don’t care because my new purse from Avon is a complete optical illusion… I swear to you all, I could fit a small village in this purse and you’d never know it was so huge just by looking at it head on like this. I am *loving* this bow-burlap purse and it only cost me $25!!! Every now and again Avon has some cute finds and this is definitely one of them. If you need to find a representative let me know, because mine is the best in town fa sho
(thanks Mommy)

Ok, these are just a few of my favorite things this week. Of course, I hope you all will SHARE when you find cute stuff too! That’s what commenting is for, after all!