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Things that make me smile

Posted Jan 11 2013 9:30am


As you could tell from my past 2 posts, this year has been a bit of a whirlwind. But in spite of the rocky days there have been plenty of things making me smile. So of course I thought I would share my finds with you!


One of my new favorite obsessions is my monthly Umba Box . Their tagline is “Handmade Surprise Every Month” and they uphold their promise! How it works is you simply sign up for a subscription ($25/month) and you get delivered 3 new products in the mail. My favorite part is the fact I get to read about the artists who created the product, most of whom are working straight out of their living room. As someone who loves finding hidden gems this was right up my alley.

Here are my surprises this month:


(1) Bay Laurel scented soap from the Green Pea (she makes everything in her own kitchen in Virginia!)
(2) Lip Balm from Stewart & Claire . Grown-up scents and organic oils – it’s my new favorite.
(3) Beautiful necklace from Mata Traders . It’s a co-op of women in India who make jewelry, clothing, and accessories.

On a side note, my mom and Stepdad are currently in India so when the necklace showed up in my Umba box it felt like a little ‘hello’ from the other side of the world. Funny how things like that happen don’t you think?

Other things I’m been loving around the web….

Friends, I have a birthday coming up. Hint, hint .

Sweet mother of Fries . Come to mama!

Clearly talent and perseverance pay off. Love this year of reflection .

I made this on Christmas . I think it should be made every Tuesday morning now.

“The cat got sucked up in my vagina today.” Do you need more incentive to read this .

Anything making you smile big this week?

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