Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Creature comforts

I'm grateful for the big, important things I'm lucky enough to have - my health, framily, job, education, house, access to clean water, the utilities that make my home bright/warm in winter/cool in summer. I also love to wax poetic about those intangibles that sweeten the pot of life - the first tinge of autumn in the air, watching snow fall, the scent of summer rain on hot blacktop, being inside under a warm blanket on a cold day, waking up really well rested, feeling my feet sinking into the sand when the ocean comes up over them, sensing the heat of the sun on my skin in early spring, accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you...

But on a lower, more spoiled and materialistic plane, there's the stuff. Which is, of course, all just stuff. I could sit here and act like I don't like stuff and like I'm above stuff, but I'm not. While I could certainly do without my creature comforts, I won't deny that they please me and I don't feel guilty about wanting them, liking them, and enjoying them.

Some of those things are...(no affiliate links)

New nail polish every season
An eclectic collection of coffee mugs
Gap Simple Pants (save this purchase for when you get a 40% off everything email)
Cheapie fresh flowers from Produce Junction
Sanuk Overboard loafers 
Reef Star Cushion Flip Flops
Wicked Women candles
L.E.H. Soap Company Jersey Girl soap - I love many, but that scent is my favorite.
Estes Sunglasses  from Sunglass Warehouse- the only cheap polarized sunglasses that work for me
Well worn paperback books from a used bookstore
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Ruby
Sharpie markers
Panasonic digital camera
Mrs. Meyers Geranium and Method Grapefruit cleaning lines
Beach Goat Milk & Honey Lotion and sugar scrub from Blue Eden
R+F REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea (AKA go the fuck to sleep tea)

What are some of your creature comforts?
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29 comments:

  1. Neat post. I think I may have to steal this one! Also those pants are too cute!

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  2. The method grapefruit cleaning line is ALL i use - love it so much and I'm grateful for gel manis lol!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Truvia natural sweetener. Redken glitter spray on a wicked good clearance. My biggest treats are nice perfumes that must have nice names that resonate with me. Miracle, La Vie est Belle, J'Adore, Happy Heart!!! A nice and happy post! Love. Your. Momma.

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  4. This is a great post! I love sleepy tea and that one sounds delicious...I also feel like I need those pants in my life. I'm off to check out a couple of new used bookstores this weekend and I can't wait :)

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  5. i love stuff. no shame! i need to check out those gap pants, they look comfy.
    my creature comforts...... books, especially used ones. mass market paperbacks feel so fabulous in my hands as well, love them. big ol mugs (why are all the mugs that come with dinner sets SO small?).. i haven't tried those reef flip flops, but i am insanely illogically loyal to my havaianas.

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  6. Love those flip flops! I would wear them everyday if I could haha and everyone loves stuff! :)

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  7. Love this post. Sometimes these little things can be what takes a day up a notch or takes my stress/anxiety down a notch. I'd have nail polish and comfy pants (though mine are yoga pants of course) on my list too, plus my journal and a good pen, coffee and big mugs, coconut body lotion, all the lip balm (I have countless), Nike Frees for my comfy shoes, and good smelly candles.

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  8. hahaha go the fuck to sleep tea. I need that. I love the look of those gap pants, but gap has just never fit my body well. But at that price, it could be worth a try! I cannot find comfy lounge pants to save my life, so I'm willing to try anything.

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  9. Yes to new nail polishes every season, and absolutely yes to that bedtime tea. It's the best one out there.

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  10. I love some stuff as well!!! I almost exclusively use Method's cleaning products. I just love them so much and they have some great scents! I need some wake the fuck up tea these days, darn cutting back caffeine!!! And I am waiting very desperately for that first rush of crisp fall air. HURRY! I might melt!

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  11. I appreciate the no affiliate links lol. Checking out the Gap pants.

    I suppose my creature comforts are in the form of opportunities: the chance to sit and read things online while sipping coffee...the ability to watch my favorite tv shows whenever I want, thanks to technology...skyping during deployment. Things like that. I like the comfort of being able to do these things.

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  12. I've turned into a coffee mug addict.
    Coconut oil lotion from Sam's Club is now high on my list.
    I'm also all about sharpies... any sort of office supply really :)
    ... & of course, cant live without my Nikon cameras

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  13. Yes yes yes to mugs and fresh flowers and candles and tea.

    I also love my fox slippers and baseball caps and the smell of suntan lotion :)

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  14. Oh fun . . . I love my coffee creamer, my memory foam mattress, Blue Lizard sunscreen, oh so many things . . . great idea for a post!

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  15. I need those simple pants from The Gap, perfect for as soon as I get home and as comfortable as possible. My coffee mug collection is also growing, and I'm not upset about it at all :-D

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  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mrs. Meyer's geranium scent! Let me see, my creature comforts: silk pillowcase, french press coffee maker, yellow highlighters (HATE the other colors), and baby powder.

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  17. Vanilla lattes. New pajamas. B&B Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief lotion. Smartwool socks. New stationary/notebooks/planners, and good pens. Wine. I do love fresh flowers too but almost never buy them... I need to change that!

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  18. I've never heard of the simple pants, but that sounds like something I need in my life asap. I'm definitely with you on the coffee mugs, I love getting new ones.

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  19. Reefs are the best...so comfy. And Yogi Lavender Honey tea is one of my favorites. One of your commenters, Kelly, is spot on with new pajamas...especially after you've had a bubble bath and just changed the sheets...bliss. Greetings from Spain! Hope you're having a great summer!

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  20. haha go the fuck to sleep tea?! lol legit going to buy me some of that!

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  21. lately? birdfeeders! I have trouble reading a book because they are so wonderfully distracting.

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  22. my coffee maker, my craft area, my new phone and the ability to be mobile and strong to do muay thai.

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  23. I'm so glad I cam across your blog! Can't wait to read more and more! Those flowers are gorgeous.

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  24. I'm definitely all for awesome coffee mug collections, and definitely some cute wine glasses too! Wine is something that I'm always good with though! Books are also very good because books, duh! The well worn ones always have a ton of character too!

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  25. I've always loved Reefs for beach footwear. Surprising I haven't owned a pair since college although most of K's flip flops are Reef. The beach goat milk and honey lotion sounds divine and I need to try out Yogi stress relief tea.

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  26. Candles would for sure be on my list. And comfy slippers, good face products, and awesome greeting cards.

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  27. Hoodies. I would wear a hoodie everyday, if I could.
    Yes to Reefs. And used books.
    I have a fugly tiger print blanket that was given to me for a birthday years ago, but it is so freaking comfortable, I can't get rid of it.

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  28. Meant to comment on this yesterday but...sigh. Life. I wrote that post about happiness recently (listing some of the things that make me happy - some material things, some people, some randoms) but here are some more tangibles: iced coffee, MAC lipsticks, a clean apartment, my blog, photography, the beach, costume jewelry (i should own stock at Bauble Bar). We all need to make sure we have an abundance of our favorite things on deck - life is frickin hard - this helps :)

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