Little Luxuries

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So. Cold.  Yesterday it got down to 0 degrees fahrenheit!  That’s -18C, for the rest of the world.  It was really cold, but didn’t actually feel too terrible, because there was almost no wind.

Anyways, here are a few things that made me smile recently:

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When I went shopping in the city, I stopped at Åhléns, the major department store.  They had a Muji shop there, and in the shop there was a ‘clearance’ bin.  I was looking for a few things to make my room and bathroom smell nicer, so I picked up a couple of things.  They were in the sale bin because packaging was broken, but were still perfectly good!

For the room, spiced vanilla candle.  Makes the room feel so cozy!

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For the bathroom, grapefruit essential oil.  A little tick I learned online for a natural bathroom deodorizer:  a few drops of essential oils on cotton balls, in a bowl in the bathroom.  Works like a charm!

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I also browsed through a clothing store called Monki, and walked out with a blanket!  Only $7, and I am in love with it.  How cool is that pattern!?!

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And, I found squash!  I’m not sure what kind it is, but it has the texture of butternut.  Definitely not as sweet or nearly as flavorful, I think next time I’m going to season it a bit more.  Ah well, it was still very satisfying.

What do you use to keep your rooms smelling fresh?

What ‘little luxuries’ have made you smile lately?

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