Friday, January 4, 2013

Something I Bought Just for Me

Well, I suppose I buy tons of things just for me...but last night I got an email newsletter from one of my favorite Etsy Stores: For Strange Women.  I love this shop and have gazed longingly at Jill (from the shop's) amazing creations.  I've read her blog, I absorb her newsletters, I like the stuff so much I liked her on Facebook.  I don't do this often as I like to see what my friends are saying as opposed to business, but she keeps it reasonable and refreshing.

For the birthday of one of The CEO's family members, I got her a fragrance locket and loved it so much.  I was also incredibly impressed with Jill's flexibility and kindness.  I found her customer service to be impeccable.  And that's saying something with the recent decline in this on Etsy.

But I never bought anything for myself, until now.  Last night's newsletter announced the sale (or reminded those more in the know than me) of her Lunar Amulet.  Each month, a new artisan perfume comes for my amulet (which I also get as a part of this deal).  Jill blogs about the scents and I looked back and last year's.  They are thoughtful and like a small, scented piece of her life.  As all of you know, having this insight into the life of a creator is such a huge draw for homemade goods for me. 

So, I agonized over the price until my boyfriend offered to buy it for me (usually a sure sign he can tell I really want it and I am being silly).  So I bought it myself.  And I intend to tell you all about it.

Further, I realized that I am now receiving each month the Glossybox, Ipsy, Birchbox, and sometimes even bonus boxes from Influenster.  I should tell you about what I get.  It isn't handmade, so will be a bit of a departure.  And I promise to only tell you about the stuff I am loving. 

And I will, OF COURSE, be reviewing all of those new soaps. 

Happy New Year, all!


  1. The amulet intrigues me! Very cool! I'm curious to know what the fragrances will be.

  2. me too. I feel like I bought myself Christmas at every new moon

  3. I just tried her lip balms a couple weeks ago, they're good too.

    By the way, I'm having a giveaway on my blog ~