Danica tagged me to post my five daily essentials, which I was happy to do as I always get a bit of a voyeuristic thrill out of these things, and maybe you do too.
I'm not very good at writing things down usually, but Geoff bought me this journal for Christmas, and I've been diligent about writing in it for the past month. This one is from the Korean company O-Check, which he bought for me at the Drake General Store (I think it was about $12 or so). I usually keep track of dates and appointments using Google Calendar, but I've been using this one to write down nice thoughts about the day. Maybe that sounds silly, but it helps me focus on the good -- and I will try anything in winter. Even if what I write down for the day is "quiet evening, productive" or "package in the mail," I like going back and reading past entries. I hope I can keep it up.
It might not be this particular camera (this one is the Superheadz Wide & Slim, available here or here, if you're local), but I always have some kind of camera in my bag at all times, even if I go a whole day without using it. I have a few lightweight little cameras like this, such as the LC-A+ and the Shironeko Holga and the Diana Mini, and they are just the thing for a quick snap. (I do have an iPhone but I don't like the camera feature on it.)
Moisturizer. This one happens to be a Vichy moisturizer but I probably won't replace it when it runs out, mostly because it doesn't have SPF. It promised glowing skin within 15 days but I haven't noticed anything different! My skin is pretty tolerant of any product I put on it, luckily. I would be happy to hear about any favourites!
Glasses. Like Danica, I need them to see! These are from Mod Vintage.
I know that I am inordinately enthusiastic about OLO Fragrance, but I can't help it -- if ever there were a frangrance made just for me, it would be one of these. In the months since I brought home my first bottle from Portland, I haven't been able to wear any other perfumes, including my "designer" perfumes, which now smell sickly sweet or insipid to me. I crave the depth and masculine edge of Violet/Leather, Victory Wolf, and Nationale 6/7 (my personal favourites). The words "limited edition batches" actually make me feel a little panicked.
I know they're strong scents, and maybe a little too much for people who are sensitive. I wear one of them everyday, and once in a while Geoff will lean over and tell me I smell good. He picked up Violet/Leather for me yesterday from Robber (I recently heard that Bird in New York is also carrying OLO now -- a pretty good endorsement, I'd say).
So there are my five essentials. And if you will endulge me a little further, here are a few things I've been enjoying lately.
-Dolfin dark chocolate with verbena (I also like the violet blend)
-charcoal soap -- I got this one and I really like it. I wash my face with it and follow that up with some rose water toner from Roberts and my skin is pretty happy
-this post and this post from Hannah of Hello Mr Fox -- such beautiful pictures with our Thunder tote!
-still pretty crazy about that yogurt maker of ours
in dreams: Yeah. My Polaroids are in boxes as well! And sometimes I find the odd one in weird places. In books I never finished reading, in boxes with other things, in drawers, etc. Aw, kittens are the best company!
Jane Flanagan: Oh, I know! We haven't even hung up one of Geoff's yet. And thank you! I feel as though it's been a sunny winter so far, which has helped.
E.M. Halliburton: I found them on eBay! Use these keywords: livework polaroid album. They hold more photos than a lot of the other Instax albums available, and I like how compact they are.
erica-knits: Thank you! And I've been wondering why you haven't posted much lately -- I assumed you were busy with school. It took me weeks to finish off the roll in the Canon! I like Netflix so far. I've only had the trial for a few days but it seems that they're constantly adding new things to it, which is good. I'm pretty happy to put on any old thing while I'm sewing, and they seem to have a good amount of movies and television shows that don't demand too much attention. I'm glad you noticed Pony's little nose! It's my favourite.
erin: Thanks for sending me that link. I try to buy flowers from a local shop, Coriander Girl, because she makes an effort to buy local flowers, and basically all the flowers that the other flower shop owners don't want. We also like to buy local wildflowers at the farmer's market, and they are just beautiful.
Celine: Thanks, Celine! I am always so happy when you compliment me on my pictures. I am very envious of your trip to Korea! I would be in stationery & food heaven.
matthew roland: Thank you for that! Yes, I love her work too!
teacup adventure: I want you to have a cat! Ha!
Fashion Intel: Yeah, I think so too! The best part is that it fits perfectly in the cheapish frames from Ikea.
Miss Cris / ohayo lovely: I agree, they are such beautiful prints. I get most of the prints I have at home from Etsy and places like it; I wrote a post recently about some of my latest "acquisitions": http://fieldguided.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-art.html
Katie Merchant: I know I would love it! I guess it's cheaper in person than online -- but I've found some good dealzzz on eBay, I think!
Ella: She really does.
Megan: Thanks so much!
msmcporkchop: eBay! $3! Search for "jetoy choo choo" and be ready to be amazed at all the amazing Korean cats!
curatingcuteness: They are so beautiful!
danica: You are so sweet.
Courtney: Thanks! Me too! They are always welcome.
Terri Coles: eBay! The albums can be found under "livework polaroid album" (although they are not Polaroid), and the stickers are "jetoy choo choo."