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My Favorite Things (Currently)

Recent adventures have led to a few new finds….

One.  Succulents

It’s somehow still alive.  Found this little fella at the Brooklyn Flea.  The man who owns the succulent table was one of the nicest vendors we met that day.  He took time to explain his process and how to properly care for succulents.  I hung on every word, but somehow managed to lose a stem/leaf here and there.  I’m not sure if it’s my black thumb or a curious little kitten.  Either way, I’m fighting the good fight and love my little succulent.

Two. Owl Crate

I have followed Owl Crate on Instagram for quite awhile and finally took the plunge.  I loved everything about the February box and I’m impatiently waiting for the March box to arrive.  This month’s theme will be Sailors, Ships, and Seas and I cant wait to find out what the book will be.  I finished February’s book, Caraval, and need to discuss it with someone.  If you’ve read it, let’s talk.

Three. Frost Beard Studio

Another Instagram account I’ve followed for quite some time is Frost Beard Studio.  They produce book themed soy candles and I want them all.  Winterfell seemed like a seasonally appropriate candle and I needed my fix since Game of Thrones is making me wait a few months longer than normal for the next season.  Tomorrow I will be placing an order for The Shire and Old Books.  They offer a Bibliophile rewards program and I’m thinking I should probably sign up for that.

Fun fact, there was also a mini Frost Beard candle in the February Owl Crate and it smelled so good, if you closed your eyes you would think you were at a country fair smelling popcorn.

Four. Claudia Pearson

Another Brooklyn Flea find was the Claudia Pearson booth.  I loved every product there.  I picked up this 2016 calendar because the illustrations are so beautiful.  I’m looking into different Pinterest projects to make my own reusable calendar.  Ideas welcome!

Five.  Fodor’s Guide to Brooklyn

As you may have read from my Out of Hibernation post I’ve been slowly starting to explore this borough.  In Claudia Pearson’s booth at the flea they sold this book because…. she illustrated it!  It’s a great guide filled with tips from locals and describes each neighborhood in detail.

Fun fact, Claudia Pearson is everywhere apparently.  While at Target I picked up a few prints from artists they work with, my favorite print was Claudia’s and I didn’t even realize till I got home!

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  • Reply Jordan

    That calendar is the absolute cutest! I love it!!!

    March 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      Right?! I didn’t even hesitate to buy a 2016 calendar because I wanted the illustrations so bad!

      March 16, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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