What I’m Obsessed with this Week
A couple of weeks ago I went back to work full time. I had been a stay at home mom for almost 2 years, but financially we just couldn’t do that anymore. Thomas and I have figured our schedules out to where we only need childcare once a week for a couple of hours, and that makes me feel much more positive about working again. It’s still a lot of adjustment, a lot of mom guilt and worries. But, all in all, it is what is best for our family at this time. We’re working towards our goals! I’m focusing on the positive.
So with that, I’ve been looking for pretty things that will be useful for work.
Metal Travel Mug from Society6.com
Recently my husband discovered Society6.com. It’s this amazing website that sells high-quality products with designs and artwork from an artist. Anyone can join and sell their art to be put on such items as blankets, coffee mugs, tapestries, and pillows. He ordered a throw blanket and it is legit the softest blanket I’ve ever felt. Granted it cost more than I would prefer to spend on a blanket, but the quality is top notch.
So since I need a new water bottle for work, I decided to look there first. I’m wasting so much money buying bottled water every day. I do already have a Bubba Tumbler that Thomas got me for Christmas that I love! I use it at home constantly and it really does motivate me to drink more water. But I sort of just want to keep it my “home” cup. Maybe because I want it to stay at home, maybe because I just want a fancy new travel mug. Probably a little of both!
Society6 has an insane amount of designs to choose from, and they are amazing! They have beautiful designs of just about anything you can think of. And something for just about any geeky fandom you might be apart of.
Like these from the Office –
“I Feel Good in this Chili’s Tonight” quote (my favorite quote from the Office, maybe my favorite quote from ANYthing.)
or this Dunder Mifflin logo mug.
There’s plenty of Star Wars too. This floral artwork is a dream for my nerdy yet also girly-girl needs.
After a much tedious debate, I finally went with this floral Harry Potter deathly hallows print. Flowers, owls, reference to a nerdy obsession, check! I’ve now been using it a couple of days and I really like it! It’s perfectly lovely and satisfyingly spill-proof. The only negative is that it doesn’t quite keep my water as cold as my Bubba. But, I’m still in love!
Here’s a photo! It’s so friggin pretty!
Transit Pouch from ViaVia
I’ve been spending a lot more time on Instagram lately. While hopping from one feed to the next, I happened upon these two images:
And I was instantly obsessed. They are travel pouches from a brand new company called ViaVia
I don’t usually do this! I don’t buy things online on a whim! And I didn’t buy this at first either. Sometimes it’s best to just walk away and forget… But I couldn’t forget it! I kept on thinking about it until I went to bed that night and fell asleep.. then woke up and ordered one the next morning. I tell you, take notice of their advertising because it’s effective.
What got me was the simplistic design and functionality. At work, I can’t keep my purse with me and I’m always worried about my phone, money or lipstick falling out of my pockets, (that’s if I even have pockets. Why can’t all women’s pants have pockets??) and this seems like a great solution to have my essential items safely with me at all times. And the silicone case is dishwasher safe!! I love it!
They are nearing the end of a very successful Kickstarter campaign. They are offering “early bird” specials if you order yours now! Follow this link to their Kickstarter site!
Coming soon: A post all about Clark’s 3rd Birthday! His dinosaur party turned out to be a “roaring” good time!