Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January Obsessions

OK, so I know I've been promising a post for a while now.  I just can't find time to sit down and sift thru all the pics I wanted to share with you.  We've started up all the crafting for my friend's wedding in April and I'm fighting the clock for a Jan 31st tax deadline.  So technically I'm not supposed to be blogging right now at work but seeing as how I've already chewed off all of my nails, I figured I'd better start doing something else with my fingers before I start gnawing on other things....

This list will be short because I've really been avoiding the internet like the plague since I got back from my trips.  Turns out missing 4.5 weeks of work isn't all it's cracked up to be.  Probably not one of my most thought out decisions, but I can't say I regret it. :) Anyhow....

{Image via Amazon}
Martha Stewart's Scoring Board.  I've been boycotting this product ever since it came out because I thought it was pointless.  I've always said I made up this product long before Martha Stewart did.  I've used a Tonic Studios Guillotine for at least 6 years now - the same one, in fact.  It has little grooves in it at each half inch mark so while I was making my wedding stuff over 5 years ago, I started using it as a scoring board as well. Works like a champ.  Even though I am a self admitted hoarder of craft products, I don't like buying all sorts of crafty contraptions unless I really need it because I simply don't have the space.  So I've never seen a reason to buy a second product that just scores, but man, is it addicting.  I played with it last night and decided I forgive Martha for getting inside my head and stealing my million dollar idea. 
{Image via Amazon}

Tissue Paper.  I know this is not a new discovery or anything, but this has been a long time obsession of mine. And as of late this obsession has really kicked in.  It is so versatile and inexpensive.  I could look at tissue paper for hours.  In fact, recently, I have.  Love. 
{image via L'Occitane}
Almond Delicious Soap.  I've always been slightly obsessed with L'Occitane, but just recently picked up this Almond Delicious Soap to take with me to India so I didn't have to deal with a loofah and a bottle of liquid soap.  It's only 1.7 oz so very small and light weight.  It totally changed my perception of bar soaps. My skin was amazing after using this for 3 weeks.  Now I buy the trio.  Can't get enough.  It lasts a lot longer than I thought, too.  One bar probably lasts about a month.  

OK, that's all I've got.  I need to get back to work so I'm not here too late.  I am heading out for San Francisco and Napa tomorrow, so probably no posts until February.  Yes, I know.  I have a rough life....  I'll be sure to drink some wine for you. ;)  This trip will be the calm before the storm tho.  When I get back it will be hard core crafting until April.  Can't wait.

1 comment:

Sarah O said...

Man, I had the same reaction to the scoring board! It seemed so big just for one task, and my cutter has a special scoring blade that does the same job. But lately...something has clicked in me. It seems to make so much sense.

Looking forward to crafting with you in a month or so!