Lately I’ve realized that I truly enjoy looking at and being surrounded by pretty things. It calms me down and makes me happy.
Is everyone like this and I’m just thinking it is an individual preference? Or is it like how running is some people’s “thing” and cooking is other people’s “thing?” I don’t recall covering this in my psychology classes between Pavlov and Freud.
In any case, I came across Shop Sweet Lulu the other night (via Pinterest, of course) and loved it immediately. How could you not? The store is dedicated entirely to “party styling essentials and pretty party goods,” and three of its 16 sections have the lovely titles of Cupcakery, Stripey Straws, and Tea Party. The cupcake liners come in fashionable color palettes, like yellow/turquoise and brown/aqua. I adore the pretty floral paper to-go coffee cups. I know disposable cups are not eco-friendly, but maybe I would just keep them around for special occasions. :) And look at those cute wooden chevron spoons!
Also, lest you think that food has been completely displaced here on the blog, I want to assure you all that we do have some edible creation in the works. In fact, I just cooked a pot of fruit-flavored oatmeal for an experimental breakfast recipe tomorrow. It’s just that none of the things we’ve been eating lately are polished enough to be blog-worthy, and I’ve had lots of other lifestyle tidbits to share with you in the meantime. Do not fret, we will feast again around here soon!