JOY. Bubbly, for-no-good-reason, raw joy. It blasted me with it's unexpectedness and I felt lightheaded with it's presence. A wide smile stretched across my face and I knew it's Source. Those are precious and often rare days.
healthy boundaries that have now been reconstructed, and we did several of the things you all suggested to get our buckets filled in the right ways once again. (I loved your ideas and thoughts- I always do.) Plus, I always feel better with a plan... don't you?
As we made breakfast Adrain and I broke out singing, "I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart" (Did I just hear you just say "WHERE?") Down in my heart!!So because of that, I'm calling this the "I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart giveaway." It seemed fitting somehow. Things can't give you joy of course... but I've gathered a bunch of favorite items that I hope will bless someone's heart. My longtime reader friend, Carmen at Old House Kitchen asked me if she could contribute some of her amazing goat's milk soaps to one of my giveaways... and I was thrilled to say yes! I was even more thrilled when they all arrived, wrapped in stripey baker's twine with their cute little tags, making my house smell amazing.
feel-good, cute things. I so hope you like it!! I've got some grassy green party napkins for you, some fair trade, organic, Justin's peanut butter cups. I've also got a darling flowered bowl that I've filled with Carmen's soaps- lavender, unscented, cinnamon oat, rosemary, and lemongrass. And just for fun, I've included some branch colored pencils. (I want a set to go with a notebook next to my guest bed- people could leave masterpieces. Ha ha.) And lastly... for a soft smokey eye this summer, a few shimmery mineral eye shadows in "Storm," "White Pearl," and "Rain drop," along with a soft applicator brush.
Spread some joy-would you go here, to Carmen's store and tell me your favorite of her items in comments, please? She's so precious, and her items are lovely.
You may also pin, tweet, Facebook, or post this on your own blog, and tell me in separate comments for an extra entry(s).
That's it friends. I'll post a winner chosen by random.org by Thursday.