Is it really the last Friday of March? This month went by so quickly since we spent 50% of the time away from home. We went to Woodstock Vermont for a long weekend and then visited family in Tennessee and Georgia for ten days! Today I’m sharing my Friday Favorites: March Style, since it’s been awhile … and I have A LOT of stuff you’re going to love.
My Favorite Handmade Accessories
Somehow I won a giveaway (I never win anything) a few weeks back hosted by three adorable shops: Sewcialite, Island Haus, and Little House Boateak. The amazingly talented ladies sent me packages of goodies this week and the gorgeous green woven rope pouch above – yah that was in it.
I also received a little gift from my friend over at The Monogram Corner (yay for local businesses!). She knows I love Chinoiserie anything, as well as navy and white, so she gifted me these beautiful Chinoiserie Tassel Earrings. You can pick up a pair of these, or one of her other unique jewelry items, in her online shop!
My Favorite Allergy-Free Pillow
I’m SO excited Spacefoam sent over one of their incredible pillows after they heard about my severe dust mite allergy. Their foam pillow is antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and dust mite resistant. The pillow is definitely on the firm side, but 75% lighter than traditional memory foam. Providing sensational support while you sleep, it adjusts easily to natural movement through the night and is perfect for side or back sleepers. . Spacefoam pillows cradles your head, neck, and spine, keeping you asleep without interruption.
BONUS: The Spacefoam pillow features an IceFibre™ cover so you feel cool while you sleep. Thank you Spacefoam!
Please Take Note: Memory foam smells funny the first time it comes out of it’s packaging. Make sure you let your Spacefoam pillow “breathe” for 3-4 days before snoozing on it.
My Favorite Spring Home Decor
Last week while visiting my in-laws in Tennessee and Georgia I swooned over all of their spring decor. Both of my mother-in-laws have wonderful and unique tastes in home decor – however fresh and faux flowers are a common factor! One of my favorite spring home decor touches is a vase of fresh tulips – so I ran out and bought a bouquet as soon as we got home!
I also have to take pause and show you my new Tieks… they are my first pair and worth every bit of discomfort I felt the first day wearing them. Don’t worry though, I broke them in quick! Tieks are stylish, comfy, durable and HANDCRAFTED from 100% premium soft-grain leather. In case you weren’t aware – ballet flats are one of my favorite shoe styles!
My Friday Favorite Book: “Under Pressure” by Lisa Damour
First off, let me say that if you have daughters, want to have kids, or was a daughter – READ THIS BOOK.
Second… I have to say I’m so so sorry to my Mom.
Third… this is a snippet of my book review. “Under Pressure” by @Lisa.Damour completely opened my eyes to the reasoning for my teenage emotional deflection. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the @randomhouse book – “When a teenager becomes upset, her supercharged emotions can hijack the whole neurological system, unleashing a blinding glitter storm and turning your otherwise rational daughter into a sobbing puddle on your kitchen floor.” Did you know there is a way to calm those glitter storms? Head to my Instagram post for the rest of my review…
Who Wants to go to the New York Baby Show with me in May?
Hey Mamas (and Mamas to Be) – I am so excited to be giving away 25 tickets to the New York Baby Show !!
The 2019 New York Baby Show on May 18 & 19 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 9th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. We are giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. #
NOTE: If you receive a message saying that “the Promotional Code You Entered is Not Valid” then all FREE 25 tickets have been used.
Speaking of a Chinoiserie Obsession
While I wait for the frames I ordered for my fancy Chinoiserie prints by Paper Words, I’ll let you tell me where I should hang them. I’m loving the way they look in our great room by the shelves, but I also envision them hanging on the dining room wall. Paper Words is an awesome Etsy shop started by a woman who loves antique lithographs and etchings. Donna from Paper Words captures the beauty of antique art and prints it in its digital form for all to love and appreciate.
Coming up this weekend we have a family get-together on Saturday and a whole lotta spring cleaning to do on Sunday. Actually – I have the cleaning to do, my husband will most likely be watching March Madness. I’m looking forward to a possible trip to Trader Joe’s and maybe meal prep as well. Hope you have a great weekend!
And that’s all folks … this is the end of my Friday Favorites!
Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.