I’m normally a navy blue and grey kinda girl, but I’m going through a blush-and-mint phase right now. I don’t know why! Anyway. Two weeks ago I started an “It’s The Little Things” series here because of my love for discovering new brands, and being intentional in choosing products I support or buy for myself.
Hence, I thought I’d list and share some of these little things that make me happy and inspired and hope that you find something that you will love yourself. Here are my happy little things this week!
Love Nikita Crocheted Necklaces
Since I became a mom, I stopped accessorizing too much. Chunky necklaces get in the way of breastfeeding, little hands love playing with them and pulling them off, and admittedly, sometimes you’re just too tired to look in the mirror and see what else you can wear other than the usual shirt and jeans. Nike, the inspiring woman behind Love Nikita, who is a mom herself, probaby knows this predicament well!
I’ve been seeing her around the artist community for years but it’s only lately that I’ve grown a fondness for her work. I mean, look at these necklaces! I actually own more than half of her designs! My favorite is the Catalin Lacy Bib and this Dreamcatcher, and my recent purchases are the coral and mint beaded necklaces as shown in the photo above. Lovely stuff that’s made with love. :) Shop Love Nikita’s accessories HERE.
Art & Sky Washi Tape
Washi Tape has become a staple in my art tool box, on my planner, on my wall, and on my daughters’ toys. Although I like keeping my washi tape collection small and monochromatic (and restocking the same patterns and colors over and over again), lately I got myself a few ones with happy patterns and bright colors. Art & Sky is my go-to shop for my washi tape needs and other craft and party supplies. Jenny, owner of Art & Sky (and can I just say she’s my cousin too), is a passionate crafter and likes showing how to use her products through Art & Sky’s Instagram account. Check out Art & Sky products HERE.
Ashes to Beauty
Have I not raved about Ashes to Beauty enough? I’ve been listening to the digital copy of her album for months, but I got myself the CD during her album launch, and I love seeing it and holding it in my hands. My current favorite song is Never Far <3 Ahhh, this song!! I found a video clip of Julie’s acoustic version of Never Far, as she sang it at the Pursuit Manila listening party here (thanks Roxy for uploading!). Buy Ashes to Beauty music HERE.
Daphne x NBS Notebooks
I couldn’t help it. One afternoon, during a quick supply run at National Bookstore, I grabbed myself this notebook set, impulsively I must add but with no regrets. I’m a paper-and-pen kinda gal, and while I’m in front of the computer most days both for work and leisure, I still find satisfaction in writing down notes, lists, thoughts and plans. More than these pretty notebooks, I’ve always been inspired by Daphne’s life work and how she’s evolved into this well-respected lifestyle brand while also being the best mother she can be. Check out Daphne’s National Bookstore Collaboration HERE.
Pottery Barn Candle
My husband and I have started to appreciate scented candles lately. I love how they can easily cozy up a room, and make it fragrant in a way that a room spray can’t seem to achieve. This Pottery Barn candle came from my Whole Mom loot, and I super love the glass candle holder that came with it. The color and embossed design is absolutely lovely. Check out Pottery Barn Philippines’ IG account HERE.
Which reminds me, I have yet to blog about my 100% Whole Mom experience. Watch out for it this week! Have a great one!