You ever have one of those days that somehow turns into one of those weeks? That's my life right now. And I don't say any of this to be like "feel bad for me and send me chocolate" because I would actually rather have a bag of jalapeno chips, but because I would feel disingenuous in talking about anything but. Every morning I keep waking up telling myself it's going to be a better day, that little things won't get me frazzled, and then I go and drop my chrome book and shatter the screen while babysitting a 2 and 4 year old who are screaming at me because they want cookies for dinner instead of soup and OH MY GOSH I just can't. Between tiny little annoyances [how many times can one human spill something in a day, I'll answer that -- a lot] to making stupid errors in my work, to hurting other people's feelings unintentionally, life just feels like a little much right now. And I know, oh I know, it could be so much worse. Perhaps I'm most frustrated because I know that all of my issues right now are self induced and that's just really quite annoying because it's so much easier to blame other people, but here I am, just having to own up to broken computers, spilled wine, and angry humans. This whole owning up thing I've learned however is not always an easy lesson to learn, but a very valuable one. Without sounding too proud, I've gotten really good at saying sorry these days. A skill I'm sure many of you are jealous of ;)
Well phew, that felt a little better to get off my chest. Here's to hoping this week goes a little better than the previous and if it doesn't, I suppose spilled wine is better than spilled milk.
Switching gears, I wanted to give you all a heads up that I am going to be showcasing some of my favorite shops and products over the next several weeks as we gear up for the Holidays. Some of which are past shops I have purchased [and repurchased] from that I absolutely love, some are recent discoveries that I am excited to try out, and some are shops that I have the pleasure of reviewing their products for you readers to delight in. Whatever the case is, I promise that I will only place my stamp of approval on those that I truly adore and believe your friends/family will as well. To kick things off I want to introduce you to Swell Caroline. I just recently was given out the opportunity to review some of their jewels and I couldn't be more impressed. My absolute favorite item is the monogram rope bracelet that you can see below. The perfect gift for any lady in your life, I will have a hard time ever taking it off my wrist. They have SO much variety, I trust you will find exactly what you are looking for.
Go ahead, cross some items off your Christmas list. Stay tuned for my next favorite(s) of choice coming soon.