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  1. This chocolatey orange lip scrub from LUSH has been a post-winter savior. This particular flavor is an Easter-only item, and I’m really disappointed that I didn’t think to buy more than one. I love it so much! I might try to scoot back into the Harvard Square location before class on Monday next week and grab another. Will they still have it? I don’t knoooow!
  2. I’ve fallen hard for Pacifica’s Indian Coconut Nectar scent, which is a delicious warm blend of vanilla and coconut. I use this new hair and body spray every single day. Pacifica is 100% vegan and cruelty free. This smells like summer.
  3. This tee from Pretty Nobody Co hits me right in the feels. It’s my life.
  4. Boy Bye is a new spring shade from Trust Fund Beauty and it’s gorgeous.
  5. If you’re in need of new flip flops this summer, do yourself a favor and buy a pair of Sanuks. Trust me. I am a former flip flop hater. Three years ago, the Yoga Mat flips changed my life. I will never stop talking about these. Shown here is the Yoga Mat Webbing.
  6. I would very much like to read this book now, please and thank you. May 30!?
  7. Weird Beard Candle Company released a new batch of scents earlier this week. Float On is officially on my wishlist! I need it! Please somebody feel free to buy me ten of them. When I was a kidlet, the rootbeer scented scratch n’ sniffs were my favorites. And honestly, the smell of root beer is still pretty darn euphoric for me.


  • I’ve recently become obsessed with Humm Kombucha. You can find it at Target and it’s basically… kombucha for people who are new to kombucha? Mainstream booch? I don’t know. It’s very sweet, almost like soda. My favorite is the coconut lime. I choose to be low key about my kombucha drinking, because it gives Teej the major heebie jeebies, but this stuff is treat city.
  • Are you a fiddler? I’m definitely a fiddler. While I tend to go for things like doughy or squishy fidget toys (kinetic sand is my favorite thing), these 3D printed gadgets from AntsyToys look like they’re so much fun!
  • I received a fun box of new-to-me cosmetics and skincare goodies from Ulta in the mail, and I can’t wait to share the unboxing with you! This is the summer I learn how to actually paint my face! I hope you’ll come along for the ride. I’ve got a tiny sneak peek up on Insta.
  • It’s still National Park Week! Entrance to all National Parks is free this weekend. Go explore!
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Enamel lapel pins are so hot right now. Am I using that right? Do people actually say that? I’ve added some great pieces to my own mostly vintage pin collection (which I should definitely write an updated post about), but there are so many awesome pins available right now. Here are twenty of my personal favorites, with links. I’ve tried to limit pop culture (movie/tv/video game) derivative works, but there are some I couldn’t resist. #pingame

It’s a little Monday afternoon snow storm window shopping. Enjoy.

Lapel Pin Envy ::

  1. Urn from Inner Decay
  2. Decline & Fall from Inner Decay
  3. Slower Black Wheat from Explorer’s Press
  4. Poppy from Explorer’s Press
  5. Witch Hat from Sara Lyons
  6. Sad Ghost from Sara Lyons
  7. Hung to Dry from Rambling Hands
  8. Momento Mori set from Cat Coven
  9. I Believe from Last Craft
  10. All Hope is Not Lost from Frolik Studio
  11. Black Lodge Coop from Bunny Miele
  12. Coffin from Yesterdays
  13. Sailor Moon Crisis Heart from Creepy Gals
  14. Cry Baby from Penelope Gazin
  15. Dovahkiin from Jess Hrycyk
  16. Ugh from Night Cheese Lifestyle
  17. D20 from These are Things
  18. Trust No One from Cry Wolf
  19. Retro Record Player by Abby Galloway from Valley Cruise Press
  20. Ouija Board from Punky Pins
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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (or just a really nice Thursday, if you’re elsewhere). We slept in, roasted vegetables, and wrapped up our evening around a bonfire by the river bank. This weekend is looking to be cozy and full of friends, as well.

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Friday Favorites // 040 Black Friday Edition ::

  1. Alternative Apparel is offering 40% off sitewide, plus free standard shipping. Use the code BLKFRIDAY. Ends Sunday. The Backpacker cardigan sweater looks warm and snuggly.
  2. All orders over $125 at True & Co. will receive 15% off and free shipping with the code BLACK15. I love the Secret Garden set.
  3. Of all the holiday offerings from Julep, I love this duo of Becky and Logan the best. On sale for $7.99  until 11:59 PM PST Saturday. This is a great deal. I would snag it if you love nail polish like I do.
  4. These Are Things has some awesome lapel pins. Receive 20% off your order until 11:59 PM EST on Monday with the code HOLIDAY20.
  5. More pins! The scarlet rose pin is back in stock at Inner Decay, along with some new designs. The ecstasy of Saint Teresa pin remains a favorite. Get 15% off your order today using the code FRIDAYDECAY.
  6. Lots of new items and old favorites are on sale up to 40% off at ModCloth. The Diagonal Alley coat is on sale for $97.99. If I didn’t already have a handful of winter coats in my possession, I’d probably go for this one.
  7. It’s up to 70% off at Moorea Seal! I am normally a wire earring kind of girl, but I love these kyanite and pyrite studs! I would never think to pair these two stones together, but it’s doing something for me.
  8. So help me, I’m going through another comics phase. I’ve decided that I am now old enough to no longer be even remotely embarrassed. Nimona keeps popping up, so it’s officially on my Yuletide wishlist. Noelle Stevenson seems like a girl I’d like to be friends with.
  9. I am dying over these Viking Axe leggings from Sovrin. I’ve featured Kayla’s work before in a Friday Favorites post, I am sure. Through Monday, you will receive 10% off your order of $20 or more, plus a free surprise mini patch using the code GOODKARMA. 10% of all shop sales (before discount) will be donated to a local Wisconsin farm animal rescue shelter. Shop on etsy.
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  1. Inner Decay has amazing pins and patches. I want one of everything. I especially love the “Decline and Fall” pin (because nerd), and am also really digging “RIP Feelings.”
  2. Growing up, I was Doc Martens obsessed, but was never actually able to afford a pair. While I love the classic black (and velvet, forever), this burgundy leather pair makes my eyes well. I might actually need these. Because let’s be honest, most of the things I feature in Friday Favorites are not things I really need.
  3. I finally finally bought the Pearl massage bar from LUSH. I tried it in person at the store in Portland and was immediately smitten. Argan oil is my favorite beauty ingredient,  and the rose fragrance of this bar is soft and feminine. It’s perfect for an occasional indulgence.
  4. I have not bothered to look for any new Sailor Moon merchandise since Crystal was originally released. Because, well. You know. That road is dangerous. That being said, these socks are everything. Everything. Yes I would wear them with burgundy Doc Martens. There is absolutely no shame in this magical girl heart of mine.
  5. This beautiful crescent moon cuff from Moorea Seal features snowflake obsidian, which has always been on of my favorites.
  6. This weekender bag has my name written all over it. Unfortunately, I do not travel enough to justify that sort of cost. It’s still lovely, though, and a great size!
  7. These limited edition ceramic mugs are a collaboration between artist Bill Crisafi and Sisters of the Black Moon.
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Sometimes I really miss reading ghost stories from the pages of an actual book, huddled under blankets or in sleeping bags with my friends. We grew up in old, scary-but-comforting farm houses. Creaks and groans and barred owl screeches. Whispers of my name in the middle of the night. Stories about haunted old inns (and the shadow of a woman in the upstairs window*).

*Actually, the shadow story is from my college days, when Tj would travel late at night/early in the morning to and from my father’s house in Vermont. He since has had a hard time sleeping at that house, though I never recall experiencing anything in that particular bedroom. I think my mom had stories, though.

I grew up at a good time, in a good place. I had just the right level of pre-tech childhood, enough to appreciate the fact that Creepy Pasta is now a thing.

Friday Favorites // 028 ::

  1. I love this gorgeous dress from Free People. Everything about it is sheer perfection.
  2. We’re in the midst of planning our end-of-summer camping trip. I want to burn this campfire candle all the time.
  3. Have you seen the new Allure x Butter London Arm Candy polish collection? My personal favorite is “Disco Nap,” a charcoal glitter.
  4. This Picasso jasper ring by Lovetatum is stunning. Picasso jasper is said to bring about calm, and help aid with transformation.
  5. We really like our bitters around here. These Black bitters from Dram Apothecary look intriguing, with the flavors of black tea and cardamom. Yum!
  6. This book (published in 1994, when I was in the fourth grade!) is the book that got me really into ghost stories. I re-read it every year or so, devouring my old favorites and skipping over some of the scarier alien stories. Maybe I’m biased, but New England is home to some of the best ghost stories and urban legends. The author has since written a handful of others, all equally engrossing, but this will remain my favorite.
  7. I love this enamel pin from Word for Word. I think “in dogs we trust” would be slightly funnier, but I also like dogs (and wordplay) slightly more than I like cats.
  8. I am way into anything with a crescent moon motif. These cute little moony studs were made for me.
  9. These Seychelles booties are at the top of my “must haves” list.
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