This week I thought I'd share some of the little things that bring me joy in my day to day life. I love having a home that smells good the instant you walk through the door, but I am very opposed to pumping strange chemicals into the air like most mainstream air fresheners do. That's why I love to use candles, specifically, Pacifica candles. They're made from soy and essential oils and are their fragrances are strong enough to scent a room. Plus they smell amazing, like real things, not some made up smell like "ocean mist" or "summer breeze." My favorite is the French Lilac. It smells like you're passing a lilac tree, ahhhh. It's amazing. I'm also pretty partial to the Tahitian Gardenia scent - it's similarly lovely.
Keeping some Green & Black Chocolate in the cupboard is key for me. First, it's absolutely delicious. Second, it's a great little mood lifter and a few squares are the perfect answer to a sweet craving. Plus they say it's high in antioxidants. I love a creamy milk chocolate, but there's something about a really dark chocolate that just makes your soul feel good.
Butter nail polishes are some of my favorites. They have really elegant colors, the polish itself is high quality and I think the packaging looks really clean and sophisticated.
And who doesn't love a dainty little necklace with your initial on it? I love larger statement jewelry pieces, but there's something nice about taking it down a notch sometimes. I'm partial to gold, but these beauties also come in silver.
Wouldn't all four of these things together make a great gift bag? You've got a little something to nosh on, a couple things to make you more beautiful and a candle to make you feel relaxed and at ease. Plus the initial necklace personalizes things a bit. And all four items together total less than $60. Sweet!