February 27th • Posted in Favourites
Where has February gone? I know it’s a monthly favourites cliché, but seriously, this month has flown by! However, I’m kinda glad the shorter, gloomier month of the year has gone, as, even if it’s seen a few nice highlights, I’m totally, completely, entirely ready for springtime! Bring me the warmer weather, the thin layers, the fresh flowers, the juicier fruits and better tasting vegetables please! I’m so totally done with winter this year…
The end of a month also means it’s time for the monthly roundup of my favourite discoveries from the past 30 (or less) days, and this month I have quite a few! I’ve tried very hard to keep the motivation alive (and it can be so hard when everything you want to do is staying under a pile of blankets and not move if not to grab a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate) and if I did find it somewhere, I had to thank a few new little treats as well!
Candle – Millefiori Milano ; Tea Scented Erasers – Kikkerland ; Diary – Frankie Press ; Note Pads – Ikea
If there’s one thing that makes me happy is new stationery. I’m waking up happy every morning just because I can put my hands onto my new beautiful Frankie Diary over and over again! It took quite a while to come and I have to remember to order it in advance next year and not when January has already started, but I’m completely fascinated by how a cute journal and organizing my things, to-do lists and little tasks/ideas in a pretty way can bring so much positivity to my work, schedule and general approach to what I have to do! I like to pair it up with my new Pink Note Pads from Ikea, which are the cutest (aren’t they?!) and my Scented Tea Erasers that I can’t stop talking about!
Talking of scents, I’m completely in love with my new Floral Romance Candle by Millefiori Milano – such a beautiful, spring-reminder, full, intense floral scent. It brings me to an extemporaneous springtime everytime I can smell the scent – and just having it there at my desk even if not lighted up yet, it fills the area with fresh floral notes that can’t *not* make for a good start of the day!
Earphones ℅ Woodbuds
You’ll hear me talking about these earphones again very soon, but I couldn’t resist mentioning them between my monthly favourites. I’m completely fascinated by Woodbuds‘s ethics: their earphones are made out of bio-pastic and naturally crafted wood, their packaging is 100% made from recyclable material, and every 100 sets of earphones they sell, they plant a new tree to give back to nature what they took! I love companies like that, they make spending a few more pennies completely worth!
On a complete spring-ish, floral theme, I’m also loving anything green! I’ve a bunch of tulips on my dressing table, and it’s brightening up the room as nothing else! I also love all the little Ikea pot plants, they make for a cute little touch of green to add to any workspaces!
I feel like I mention a new mug in every monthly favourites post! But recently I’m obsessed with clear glass mugs and this one from Ikea is the latest entry of a way-too-crowded mugs pantry. I love the clean look of this, and I mainly use it with cappuccino or layered lattes, and the effect is beautiful, but tea looks amazing in there too! … next on my list? This beauty!
Zebra Printed Blouse ℅ Sheinside
I might need to start buying spring clothes – that would make me a very happy girl! Meanwhile I’m appreciating everything that reminds me of spring and that can be worn on those recent odd few days of sunshine too. I’m in love with the pattern of this new blouse of mine and I’ve a feeling I’m going to get so much wear out of it in springtime and summertime – but it’s also perfect to be layered under cardigans and sweaters until the weather will be a little bit nicer!
I had quite a tough time at reading last year, but I’m trying to keep the motivation alive recently and Eat Pretty is just so interesting that was the right one to start from to get back into a reading routine! I’ll move on to novels soon, but for now reading about food and getting to know what I put into my body a little bit better, what’s good for me and what’s not, what I should try to replace and with what, has been very fascinating! I highly suggest giving this book a read, it’s a nice one just to go back to when you feel like eating healthier, and it suggests (not forces) you what’s actually good for your body health! … plus, look at those illustrations, it’s just a pleasing book to browse through!
Let me know what has been on your favourites list this month! x