The Pillow Bar – Sweetest Dreams

Who doesn’t love or desperately want a good night’s sleep? I know I do and in my search to improve my zzzzzzzzzzs, I stumbled upon The Pillow Bar, based in my hometown of Dallas.

Side sleeper? Back sleeper? They have the pillow for you. Actually, they MAKE the pillow just for YOU! Based upon your height and size and preferred sleep style, they will customize a pillow, include a lavender sachet (if you choose) and embroider a saying, name or initials on the pillow cover and send to you within 72 hours.

Filled with European Down and none of those pesky, pointy feathers you find in some “down pillows”, these pillows deliver! I know because I’ve been sleeping on mine!

These pillows are the things peaceful dreams are made of!! Here are some of the clever combinations that customers have ordered.

Sweet dreams!!!

BudhaGirl – Mindful Glamour

Intentions create outcomes. 

The power of positive thinking and prayer are things we teach our children. 

Quieting the mind for a few moments each day can bring us greater calm. We know all of this, but sometimes forget to put it into practice.

That is one of the key tenets that first drew me to BudhaGirl.

This is a company that is dedicated to mindful glamour by creating beautiful objects and glamorous jewelry that turn routines into rituals. Each of us has our own personal way or order of getting ready for the day or an evening out…BudhaGirl has created a fashionable, iconic line that helps you create intention, purpose and mindfulness.

Whether you choose a spiritual reminder or a touchstone that focuses your thoughts that day on guidance, clarity, friendship, family, compassion or forgiveness, quieting the mind and focusing your thoughts can set your day on the right path.

You can place your reminder in a secret compartment in a pendant or cuff (available in various colors), to keep it close to you all day long.

The crochet necklaces are new and come in a variety of colors.

Love these silk cord wrist wraps, which can also be worn as a necklace.

I’ll be ordering the stingray shagreen wrist wraps in cream and pink (no surprise) with the lotus end caps, which symbolize friendship.
I’ve been wearing my set of all-weather gold bangles day and night, thanks to my re-introduction to BudhaGirl by Dallas blogger and new friend, Albertina of the stylish, chic blog, Mimosa Lane!
I especially love how they aren’t metal, so they don’t clink and clank as I type or move about. They are also perfect for travel…you won’t be standing in the security line having to remove them. They also have them in silver!
Albertina, Mimosa Lane

 Kind of dying over this set of rainbow colored suede chakra wrist wraps…just $36 for the set. (Cartier love bracelet not included).

 Silver bangles mixed with the black silk wrist wrap pops against white.

These crochet rosaries are hand knitted in Mexico by a collective of retired school maintenance women. 

These are just a few of the glamorous products that combine meaning and adornment, so check out the entire line. Thanks to the team at BudhaGirl, they are giving my readers 15% off any purchases for the next week. The code is BDGPPT! So, go explore!

What’s your intention for the weekend? I’m focusing on family, friends and faith.

Cheers to Holiday Entertaining

Regardless of which holiday you celebrate this month, there is one that belongs to all of us. New Year’s! With a new year in view and all the retrospectives of the year we are wrapping up, I’m all about celebrating what you did, saw, accomplished, conquered or started this year. 
I fell hard for these gold foil goodies from Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Perfect for your New Year’s celebration or just to zhush up your bar cart. Mine are already en route!
Now, this is something that really jumped out to me from Laura’s shop. Custom wooden nameplates that can be used as placecards and a favor. Must do this for a dinner sometime! You could even paint them with metallic paint and create a Christmas ornament. Or tie them on a package.
Another festive find this week was the collaboration between Minnie & Emma + Veuve Cliquot. Photographed by the incredibly talented, Erica Burho, of Mail Models, you can see what a stylish collection this is for your gift giving portfolio or for a friend who is bubbly-obsessed!

Cheers to you and all that you have to celebrate!!!

images: Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Mail Models