This past month has been a pretty nice, albeit busy ride. With Naomi turning four this weekend, and Beatrice going through a sleep regression at almost 8 months old, there’s been a lot of excitement (and coffee) around these parts. But because I’m a mom, I have to focus on the ten other things going on on top of little to no sleep.
Sometimes, when I’m just exhausted, I like to put some music on and make a calming list of neat things that I’d love to have in the coming month. This is what I’m looking forward to February bringing:
Om Organics Honey Detox Cleansing Mud, $42 CAD
Purchase probability: high
Skin care is something I am almost ruthless about. I love my skin, and believe that taking care of it is one of the most important acts of self-love I can partake in. I make a lot of my own mixtures and remedies at home from all-natural ingredients, but every now and then, I like to indulge. Let someone else pamper me. That’s where Om Organics Boutique Apothecary comes in. They fit two essential criteria: all natural, and Canadian-made, and having been in the skincare industry, I am very critical of what goes on my skin. When I read the description of this luxurious mud cleanser, I knew I had to have it. “A nutrient rich cleanser that rids your skin of the day’s toxins. Raw honey is moisturizing, antimicrobial, and promotes a healthy glow. White clay stimulates, while burdock root promotes the elimination of toxins from the skin. Meadowfoam and coconut oil are deeply nourishing and rejuvenating.” I have a soft spot for mud and clay, and can’t wait to give this a shot.
Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, $10 CAD
Purchase probability: high, potential library grab
“Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. In WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES, Dr. Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, and stories, many from her own family, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine.” I have heard nothing but incredible things about this book from women I’ve encountered through the years, so I think it’s finally time I pick it up.
Olive.me Handmade leggings, $32
Purchase probability: medium-low
Olive.me Handmade is another local company here in Canada- particularly BC- that specializes in organic, soft leggings and other outfits for the little ones. I have been eyeballing her always-sold out gear for probably a year, but whenever restock day comes, I can’t seem to swallow the $32 price tag. My kids run around and crawl all over the place, and I don’t want to weep when they inevitably ruin these. But restock day is coming, and this print has been pulling at me for a long time. It is Fox’s birthday, but let’s be real. These would be a gift to me.
The Compost Cookie, made by Momofuku Milk Bar, $3 USD
Purchase probability: exceedingly high
Ok, so it’s found in Canada too, but this was my first love in New York City. I lived there for a good chunk of my adult life, and the first thing I recommend to anyone visiting is a cookie by these genius chefs. I even have a book based on their work. The Compost Cookie is described as: “packed with pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, graham cracker, butterscotch and chocolate chips, this cookie strikes the perfect balance between salty and sweet!” Since I’m going to NYC in February to reunite with my home for a week, you bet your sweet and salty butt I’m grabbing a forkload of these.
There are always a few other things kicking around my mind, but I’ve been dwelling on these the most. February is starting to look delicious and comfortable.