Friday, October 24, 2008

Comfort Drawer!

If you are familiar with Sarah Ban Breathnach's book Simple Abundance, you will know all about the comfort drawer. It is a drawer (or a box) to put special things that will give you a pick me up when you need it.

I'm actually using a box since I don't have a drawer and I have a 2 year old curious little girl. This way I can put the box up high and out of her reach.

First of all, you'll want to decorate your box with pretty paper. It must be pleasing to the eye.

Then add things that will put a little smile on your face or make you feel good for those stressful days. I have things like raspberry candy, taffy, a beautiful velvet rose, and silk ribbon. I still have some things to add to complete it. I mean what would comfort be without chocolate??

I also want to add a sweet book, some pictures of hubby and my dolly, a lace doily, bloomin tea, and special bath salts.

So tell me, what would you put in your comfort drawer??

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Fabulous Online Shop

I recently found the most amazing online shop. I found it through a blog of a blog of a know how that goes. Anyways, the shop is called One Hundred Wishes! When I saw her gorgeous goodies, I knew they would be perfect for my comfort drawer so I put an order in right away. Here is what it looked like when it arrived. Click on any picture to make it bigger and see more detail.

Andrea packages everything so beautifully. It's like opening a trove of presents!

The picture just doesn't do this glitter justice. It is gorgeous!

Here's a picture of what is in the boxes wrapped with a ribbon.

Everything was so perfect. Please visit her site if you can (I have no affiliation), you won't be sorry!

eta- I see her site is closed for a little while....but you can look at her amazing blog too!

Next post will be about my comfort drawer!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Button Swap

I received my package from my swap partner and it was just so cute I wanted to share it. It was wrapped up so pretty!

Here's a close up of the button wreath.

She put the pretty buttons in this cute little jar and tied fabric around the top.

She also included this little goodie...that just smells heavenly!

I hung the button wreath on my china hutch.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Entertaining Simple!

Do I need to say more? This book looks just fantastic and I can't wait to get my hands on one. Here is the man himself, Matthew Mead. Get a sneak peek of this book at his website Entertaining Simple.

Here are some eye candy pictures in the book!

If you are in Canada or the US....RUN, RUN, RUN to your nearest bookstore and pick it up. You can also try and win a copy on the fabulous blog Restyled Home!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Button Flowers

I hosted a button swap on the Juntique message board. This is what I came up with...a button bouquet! I'm really happy with the way it turned out.