I read about this beautiful candle ritual on Rooted for Life, a blog by Lori Bregman, and incorporated it into a baby shower that was thrown for my sister. Each guest took home a candle as a favor, which they saved to light upon hearing that my sister had given birth. With the candle burning, they send positive wishes to mother and baby. I loved the idea immediately on so many levels: each guest receives a lovely favor with a spiritual message; there’s a sense of unity with each person lighting a candle at the same time for the same positive purpose; the glowing candle is a warm reminder and celebration of this miracle; and the new mom and baby are surrounded by positivity. The shower guests were touched when they received their candles, and some even told me about their experiences. One friend sent this endearing photo:
My skincare routine is very simple, but once I discovered the natural and luxurious African Botanics line, I had to try it. Since I’m obsessed with the smell of neroli, my first purchase was the Neroli infused Marula Oil. As expected, it is luxury in a bottle! Aside from the wonders it has worked on my complexion – it smells beautiful and feels amazing on my skin. My next purchase from this line – Marula Shimmering Gold Oil.
Bon boutique is one of Tucson’s gems. It’s my first stop when I need a gift, because I know I’ll find something unique and special. And, the store is decorated beautifully, so I love browsing for inspiration. On a recent trip, they had these amazing paper flower garlands handmade by Crystal Flynt, who owns the boutique with her mom, Bonnie. I think they are amazing. I love the colors – they are all hand dyed – and the whimsical concept. Just beautiful!
For more information, visit Bon’s website