So, Monday is my birthday, and as has become tradition around here, today’s Friday Favorites collection is a wish list of sorts. Everything here isn’t necessarily crafty or handmade, it’s just stuff I like. A little change of pace to celebrate that the two numbers in my age add up to 10. Yes, I’m 28 again. And my ride is a unicorn. And just so this isn’t ALL about me, I hope all you moms out there are spoiled silly on Sunday. Maybe you can find a thing or two here worthy of hint-dropping to the last minute shoppers you know.
This looks like an ordinary pair of boots. In fact, I have a pair that looks very much like these. They’re good boots, but nothing special…right? Wrong! These boots from Elizabeth Anne Shoes have genius little pockets inside to hold your phone, cards, cash, etc. No purse!
I think Wonder Woman has made an appearance on nearly all of my birthday lists. Clearly I’m a fan. If I were having a party, this Wonder Woman theme from Kara’s Party Ideas would be perfect. I especially love the bodice cookies.
How often have you pulled a cake out of the oven, only to wonder how it tastes and if it turned out okay? I know I’m not the only one. This Nibble cake pan from Quirky has a tiny taster cup attached to the full-sized pan. It’s like a little cupcake to taste. Smart, huh? Especially good for those of us who like to experiment in the kitchen.
A few years ago my husband built me a big, beautiful dining room table. We don’t use it every day, in fact, sometimes I have to dust the chairs. But it’s still a central point in our house, and I try to keep it pretty. This Trough Centerpiece from How to Nest for Less, in a different color for us, would be perfect in the center.
This isn’t the sexiest thing on my list today, but these Incra Marking Rulers from Lee Valley and Veritas are pretty smart. They’re metal, with little holes you can use for marking. My craft room needs this.
I am a full-on introvert. I enjoy being around people, but I need time by myself to recover afterward. I don’t fight it anymore – I know me. I also know I can’t even think about starting my day without coffee. BrittanyGarnerDesign on Etsy made this cup for me, I just know it.
My husband is actually the Thin Mint fan in our house, but I was recently at a Yankee Candle store with my daughter and smelled this candle. It smells just like the cookie. Let me say that again – this candle smells just like a Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie. Let that sink in for a minute.
My sewing room is almost finished, so the big reveal is coming soon, but I still have one empty spot on the wall I’d like to fill. I have some other pics from thedreamygiraffe on Etsy, so this print would fit right in. Not to mention, it’s probably true.
My goal for myself over the last year or so has been to get out and meet more like-minded people. I’ve been to a few blogger events now, and I’ll be attending my first Etsy meet-up next Friday. Because of this, I’ve found myself needing to haul some things around more often, so I’m sure I can’t live without this Olde Book Messenger Bag from ThinkGeek another minute. It’s even my favorite color!
It’s not that I don’t like cake, it’s just that I don’t think my birthday dessert HAS to be a cake. Candles will stick in anything you can chew. This year, it just might have to be this Peanut Butter Truffle Bark from The Gunny Sack. Yum. I can’t stop looking at the photo.
I love curating my Friday Favorites each week, and I want to make sure that the talented people who have created these projects are fully acknowledged for their work. Before you pin or share, please click through the link or photo to the originating website. You can also find all the projects each week on my Friday Favorites Pinterest board. Thank you!