Friday, April 20, 2012

friday is for favorites

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Wow.  I just realized that has been over a month since the last edition of Friday is for Favorites.  Craziness!  For new readers, 'Friday is for Favorites' is my (almost) weekly series where I become a rebel, and break all of my own rules of design cohesiveness to which I normally adhere on the Bubby and Bean blog.  No themes, trend collections, or matching aesthetics here.  Just a gathering of a few random things that I happen to be loving on this particular Friday.

1. I am kind of swooning over all of the super-summery, boldly colored new arrivals over at ModCloth.  I feel happy just looking at them, so I'm thinking actually wearing them would produce instant + profound cheerfulness.  (The 5 pieces above are my very favorite).

2. Yes, this manicure is freaking amazing. But guess what's even better? The fact that there is a DIY tutorial to go along with it!  Thanks, Refinery 29!  I see a lazy Sunday project in the near future.

3. Seaside: check.  Pink field: check.  Book: check.  I'll take it. (image source)

4. I can't even explain my infatuation with this poster from Not Salmon.  The illustration is just so beautiful, and the message is so perfectly right on.  We all need to remember this.  

5. I have two very cherished Pendleton Chief Joseph blankets that my mom gave to me many years ago.  They are blissful in the winter, but in the summertime, much too toasty.  I do miss those amazing blankets when the warm weather rolls around, so imagine my joy when I discovered that they now have Chief Joseph beach towels.  Seriously, have you ever seen a prettier towel?!  They're a bit pricey, but if they're made anything like their blankets, you'll have them forever and ever.

6. This ring by Rachel Pfeffer Designs is like a mixture of a million good things all rolled up into one simple, pretty little ring.  The combination of the sparkly grey drusy stone, sweet brass hearts, and sterling bezel are perfection. Gorgeous.

7. Not even kidding.  Give me this room.  That's it.  I wouldn't even need the rest of the house. 

8. I am forever indebted to my little sister for introducing me to LUSH Cosmetics a couple of years ago.  They are incredible.  Suddenly your bathtub is a hot spring under a blossoming tree in Costa Rica.  Sigh.  I've been looking forward to a date with my new Avobath Bath Bomb\ all week.

What are your plans this weekend?   Don't forget, Sunday is Earth Day!  In case you're interested, the 4th Annual Earth Day Project event is going on over at my eco-fashion line Mountains of the Moon right now.  This year, we're offering a pretty major "coupon for you that helps trees too!"  You can find out more (and access the coupon code) right here. Tomorrow is also the birthday of my BFF Jen.  Happy Birthday silly face!  I so wish I was in Seattle so we could celebrate together. 

I hope your Friday is wonderful.

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  1. i really like all the bright summer colors. the poster is divine! i like the art & the message. :) i'm pretty sure if i tried to read in a field of flowers my allergies would go nuts, though.

    1. My allergies would likely go nuts as well, but we'll pretend otherwise because it's so pretty. :)

  2. I love all your picks as usual!!! That top dress and bag are soooo cute and I totally love lush bath bombs too they are amazing!!! :-D

  3. Ahhh.. so many bright colors! I love it!

    have a great weekend!

  4. Hey cool--you posted one of Rachel's rings! I love all your picks, obviously. Have an excellent weekend! xo, Mary

    1. I just randomly found her shop yesterday. Such cute stuff!

  5. These are such fun favorites! That mani is absolutely fantastic.


  6. Thanks for your comments you guys! Glad to see you're digging the favorites this week. :) xo, m

  7. that manicure is so awesome.

  8. Love all these picks!

    New follower from the blog hop :)


  9. These are all so awesome! great post!


  10. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

    This is the best collection I've seen in a while! That mani is killer!!


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