I made a few small changes around home this week in an attempt to boost my spirits and get some new energy and inspiration floating the hallways. A cheap bunch of bright blooms split between small vessels and distributed throughout rooms. Some little bottles of those oil and stick things that make everything smell like frangipanis. I bought a vase that I turned into a new utensil holder by the stovetop. It's punchy and bright and says good morning!, every morning. The painted desk top was put back and the new computer was unwrapped so I can get cracking on some editing. I picked up Johnny's new album this afternoon and his sweet, sultry sound will be filling my head, all weekend.
But the best change I made this week cost me $3.95. I replaced the old oil burner. It was ugly. So ugly it had been living at the back of a cupboard for some time now. I wasn't looking for one, but he was staring at me from the store shelf and I just knew he should keep me company in the kitchen. He lives in the windowsill. He's been burning Serenity all week and the gentle wave of woody citrus filling the house has made me feel alive, from sun up to sun down. Such a tiny thing, making a profound difference. If you're not burning pure essential oils, do yourself a favour and find an owl to sit in your windowsill. You'll feel all the better for it. Promise.*
Happy weekend to you, friends x
*If you're pregnant, be sure to check which essential oils are safe to burn during pregnancy.