I have to admit that I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to candles! I buy a lot of them, and not always successfully. Often I like the smell, but when I get it home, it doesn’t seem to really permeate or I can barely tell it’s burning. Or even worse, it’s overpowering enough to cause a headache! And since some of them are quite pricey, it can be frustrating (I’ve thrown quite a few in the trash, I can tell you that!)
Those of you who know me know I love antiquing. And one of the things I’ve been really wanting for awhile now is a vintage olive bucket. If you’re not familiar with them, they are old metal buckets primarily that were used for gathering olives during the harvest, primarily in Italy and France.
I’m in love with Hunter rain boots, and have been for quite awhile. I first fell in love with them when I saw them on several celebrities and fashion bloggers a few years back. However, seeing as we don’t normally get a ton of rain here in California (and the last few years, hardly any!), I could never really justify the expense. However, I guess I coveted them for so long that my husband felt badly for me, so he bought me some for Christmas this year! I can’t tell you how excited I am!
I’ve decided to do a post every Friday called “Friday Favorites.” I have always loved the weekly posts that some of the blogs I follow do, and I’d like to try to do the same here. I thought that every Friday I would simply post something that I like and want to share. I’ll mainly focus on home decor and fashion, featuring items or trends that I love or that speak to me. And I’d love your opinion! Let me know what you’re interested in seeing, and please give me feedback on what you’ve liked or not liked.
It is possibly my favorite time of year (besides Christmas)….. awards season! I love all the awards shows, from the Golden Globes to the SAG awards, but let’s face it, there’s nothing like the Oscar Awards! They are the Cadillac of the awards shows; the one every other one aspires to be. For the last ten years, we have gotten together with the same couple and I look forward to it every year. We have cocktails and appetizers (of course!), and we spend a lot of time critiquing dresses and speeches. But the funnest part is the ballot thing. I admit, I am very into it. Starting about a week before the show, we spend time explaining to my kids that there is no talking (like the movies) and try to emphasize that “this is mommy’s Super Bowl.” Haha! I told you I was into it;)
It’s that time again! Spring is in the air, at least here in Los Angeles. And though I know we need more winter (here in LA that equals more rain!), I am so looking forward to spring dressing. There is something about spring, with it’s focus on renewal, that just makes you want to “wake up” your wardrobe a little!