for this week’s friday finds, i thought i’d show off a few simple little things i’ve come across recently that are making my life just a bit easier, better, or even happier. sometimes it really is the little things that make your day, and these have definitely been making mine lately!
i’m sure it’s the type A in me, but few things make me happier than pretty desk accessories. i fell for the entire oh joy! desk collection from chronicle books the moment i saw it, and have been using each and every piece since it arrived (seriously, the file folders are so pretty, i actually want to get organized!). but i especially love the note block, which is the newest addition to the set. i love the color palette and all of those pretty flowers, but i especially love that the holder has an itty bitty drawer in the bottom. i find it inexplicably adorable, and i smile every time i use it. isn’t that worth at least $14.95?
i’ve been hunting for an iphone cover for, well, since i first got my iphone, which was at least 18 months ago. yes, i’m inordinately picky. i didn’t want it to be overly bulky, but i wanted it to be protective and durable. i didn’t want it to be too girly. and i wanted it to have just the right texture, since i tend to fiddle with things like this quite a bit. when i spotted the chilewich basketweave cover, it was love at first sight. best iphone case ever, if you ask me. i grimaced a little at the $40 pricetag, but quickly realized that if you factor it over the hours i’ve spent hunting for one, it’s a bargain.
i’ve gotten so tired of worrying about whether my water bottle is killing me. first plastic was bad, then metal, then another type of plastic, next who knows what? so when i saw these (extreeeeemely cute) glass bottles from lifefactory, they just seemed like the obvious solution. the silicone sleeve, in addition to making them look highly chic, protects from breakage (which i inadvertently tested when it fell out of my car onto the street…utterly uneventful, thankfully), and really isn’t any heavier than a lot of reusable plastic bottles. plus, it has a nice wide opening to fit the water & ice dispensers in my fridge. ah, the little things. my favorite is the white, but they’re all pretty awesome.
have a great weekend, everyone! spring is definitely worth waiting for here in portland…i hope the weather’s as sunny and lovely where you are as it has been here.