February 5, 2013
Hey y’all! I’m in Charlotte, NC for the next two days – wow, what a beautiful place! I can’t wait to get out an explore a little bit, I’ve always wanted to visit here, and I’ll share some pics next week.
Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I think it’s an excuse to splurge on something special and show yourself some love, ha! I rounded up some blogger friends to share their favorite indulgences with you today in a continuing "blogger favorites" series (last month it was organizational tricks). I asked them to share that special thing they indulge in to make themselves feel special or to share a recent favorite splurge. Mine is at the bottom, don’t think I’m weird, but I’m in love!
"My splurge item is the Archipelago Black Forest candle.
It is one of the best candles I’ve ever purchased. It smells so lovely and it’s beautiful too."
image: stoffer photography
"My husband first gave me this "hot chocolate on a stick" for Christmas, and I’ll admit, I thought it was a little odd. Then I tried it.
Let’s just say my cupboards are now comfortably stocked with the salted caramel flavor."
~ Nicole Balch, design blogger at Making It Lovely
|" There’s nothing like indulging in a macaron to make my day feel a little more special. Their pretty pastel colors make them irresistible and they’re so tiny, I hardly feel guilty eating them. Just a nibble, pinkies up, and my messy house disappears and I’m instantly transported to a small cafe in Paris!"
~ Jennifer Flores, DIY and design blogger at Rambling Renovators
|"My favorite splurge is definitely fancy fixtures! Case in point, my beloved kitchen bridge faucet. It was pricey and it would have been a lot easier on my wallet to go with a more affordable option but I’m so happy I went with a splurge. I still love the way it looks six years later. "
~ Stefanie S., design and DIY blogger at Brooklyn Limestone
|"My indulgence is prosciutto! I loooove it and don’t eat it very often but I could honestly eat it every day. When it’s in the house I’ve been known to eat it for breakfast.
The way I feel about prosciutto is akin to a chocoholic’s love for chocolate! One of my favorite dishes to make is prosciutto, arugula, capers, and shaved Parmesan."
~ Lauren Liess, interior designer and design blogger at Pure Style Home
"When I am feeling like being comforted, I turn to carbs — potato chips, pasta, but honestly, nothing beats a bowl of freshly popped popcorn.
To make my popcorn that much more indulgent, I love sprinkling it with fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary and a healthy dose of black truffle salt."
~ Courtney Lake, Interior Decorator and blogger at Courtney Out Loud
|"My latest indulgence happens to be the ever so popular, Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks.
Every Friday is considered, "fun Friday" in our home so while my son is in school, I spend an hour or so at our local Starbucks reading my favorite design magazines and sipping on a delicious gourmet coffee. It’s so not healthy but oh so good!"
~ Jessica Bruno, DIY blogger at Four Generations One Roof
What’s my latest splurge? Get ready. A professional covered saucepan.
Seriously, after cooking with the same old set I’ve had for twelve years, a really top quality covered saucepan is life changing! I look forward to trying new recipes that use a saucepan and I even *shocker* look forward to cleaning it and caring for it. Crazy, I know!
How fun are these indulgences? I hope you’re enjoying this monthly series! I love getting a peek at how everyone treats themselves in different ways, thank you so much Danielle, Jen, Nicole, Lauren, Jennifer, Stefanie, Cristin, Courtney, and Jessica.
What’s the one thing you splurge on that makes you feel special? Go on and share, I’d love to know. It can be anything!
P.S. Forgot to mention, thanks so much for sweet comments on the bathroom upgrades – my mom is at our place helping us with the kids so we finished it just in time for her to enjoy it!
P.S.S. The Homies nominations are still going on…. feel free to vote for me, wheeeee! #shameless
Be back soon!