My birthday goodies started early this year thanks to my friends Shannon and Marwan who gave me a present when they were visiting a couple of weeks ago, and I am still swooning over it.
Twig Prints is a textile design and printing business out of Whistler, BC. Abbie has a great sense of style and colour and Shannon treated me to two of her fabric baskets. A big one that is an up-cycled coffee sack combined with Abbie's fabrics to make a handy spot to stash all the little things that gather in the kitchen/dining room. The second Twig piece Shannon bought me is this...
It's the Twig Tub Wildflower print in my perfect green...it's happily holding a plant as we speak and looking quite adorable. Shannon bought both gifts in Pemberton from a new eco-boutique called One Earth Collection that sounds fabulous. They are simple in design but obviously hand-made with brilliant skill and both are pieces of art as far as I am concerned. Treasures.
I haven't had the best news lately and I am trying to take it all in stride but not doing so swell. This morning when I awoke I found an Aveda bag by my work computer and I knew my dear friend Carmen who always knows how to spoil me silly had dropped it off with hubbie last night to bring home to me.
Since it was eco-Friday here on Snicks and Aveda makes a strong environmental committment I thought I would open my gift a wee bit early for a pick me up. It contained a pretty new nail polish colour, a Light the Way lavender soy wax candle packaged in a glass holder made from recycled wine cooler bottles that is a fundraiser for a clean water campaign, a pretty, and minty new mango hued lip polish that is yummy...
and then the best part of all some of the new Aveda lavender products. I have been a long time lavender freak and I can't wait to try my new Stress-Fix bathsalts. I have them open by the computer now and they are absolutely intoxicating in a good way...different than the vodka and lemonade I am going to make when the boys are in bed but still good and way healthier!
Sugar and mineral-rich salt infused with aroma clinically-proven to relieve
feelings of stress. Aroma includes essences of lavender, lavandin and clary sage
from organic farms and is formulated using the science of aromaology and the
power of pure essential oils. - Aveda.com
Also tucked in the package are some of the Aveda Comforting Tea bags...this stuff is just what I need right now.
I am blessed to have so many amazing folks to call friends and so grateful for these decadent gifts that would have been what I picked myself if you had of given me a choice, you know me too well ladies.
happy weekend friends,