Since I'm doing a bit of clandestine knitting these days I thought I would share some of the things in my life that make me happy.
Oprah's got her favorites, here are some of mine....(and you can actually afford them! woot!)
I read about this wonderful product on a message board and being in possession of extremely sensitive skin I thought it might be worth a try.
IT. IS. PHENOMENAL.
It is not truly a soap as it has none of the harsh additives of soaps. It is made to restore the skin's natural pH and protective "mantle". I dunno know about all that but I will say it is the ONLY soap I will use. I recommended it to my Mom who has very troublesome Rosacea....cleared it up in less than a week! Recommended it to a friend with an acne problem, he saw improvement after ONE use and now you'd never know he had a single blemish in his life!
You can get it here and trust me, you'll be very glad you did!
This topcoat makes your nails strong but flexible so they can survive life's daily assaults. Seche Vite literally translates to "Dry Quick" in French and it lives up to it's name...by the time you finish your last nail, your first is dry! Plus, this topcoat keeps my manicure looking fresh *at least* two weeks, often three! (and yes, I do my own housework and everything!) Good stuff and the only topcoat I'll use! Go here if you crave perfect knails!
I admit, I'm a sprout lover but these are the BEST!! Delicious flavor and a nice chewy leaf at the end...I adore these on a nice crusty whole wheat bread sammie with a bit of cream cheese, some roasted garlic and a sprinkle of green jalepeno sauce...mmmm.....
Who would have thought a fat girl could wax so poetic about sprouts? So you know they must be extra yummy! :)
Get a copy here and have a peek at this book too...another amazing book by this brilliant author.
Bayberry candles - they always smell like Christmas to me!
I love the warm, inviting scent of bayberry and it is tradition to burn them as well as gift them during the yuletide season.
Legend has it that the Bay Tree gave shelter to the Holy Family during a storm. Sweethearts who light bayberry candles when they are separated during the holidays will be united by the bayberry's gentle scent. According to tradition, a bayberry candle lit on Christmas Eve and allowed to burn down to the nub will bring good luck, health and wealth for the coming year. Being very much a woman on the superstitious side, the scent of bayberry is thick and heady around Casa de Fluffy on Christmas Eve, rest assured :)
Since it is a knitting blog, you know knitting and knails are some of my favorite things. Here's my latest...
A color you rarely see here at FKD, in my knitting or my knails -- PURPLE!!
I don't dislike purple, it's just not one of my favorites but I'm loving these!
The yarn is more Smooshy sock yarn in the Wisterious colorway,and my knails are OPI Designer Series "Original" (the designer series is great cause they have a special brush that makes the perfect mani even easier!)
Both have a lot more richness and depth than my photos can convey - the yarn has so many shades of lavender, violet and pink and is really beautiful and the knails are a kind of holographic glittery warm violet. More branching out colorwise, this is becoming a very fun habit!