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A beautiful Black Friday

It’s Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and the hunt for the perfect holiday gifts is officially underway.  The only door I plan to bust, however, is the one that leads to a walk on the beach.  As much as I love the holiday rush, I find myself craving calm and quiet more and more lately.  I think this is true for many of us.

organic bath co black friday

Fortunately, the lovely people at Organic Bath Co. are taking both the guesswork (beautiful bath products and gift sets) and the legwork (easy online ordering, curled up in pjs with a cup of tea) out of gift giving this year.  If you’re looking for gifts that will encourage your loved ones to take a bit of time for themselves, while supporting a small business doing great work, I think you’ll enjoy this brand (and this sale!) as much as I do.

Organic Bath Co. is a women-owned business founded in Boston on the principle that taking care of yourself is tantamount to taking care of others and the planet we all inhabit.  You can learn more about their work and philosophy here, and check them out on Instagram for a healthy dose of inspiration.

I‘m completely hooked on their Nourish Night Face Balm (I swear it’s a godsend) and PeaceFull body butter, and can’t wait to share some of their other self-care products with family and friends this Christmas and holiday season.


  • Organic Bath Co. is hosting their biggest sale of the year today (Black Friday) through midnight EST on Tuesday, November 29th.  You can save 25% site wide using the code THANKS25.
  • In addition, friends who place orders over $75 and enter ELIZABETH in the notes section at checkout will receive one of my favorite products, Zesty Morning Organic Body Scrub.
  • For every purchase made, Organic Bath Co. donates to 1% for the Planet and other charitable organizations.  

Wishing you a beautiful Black Friday and peaceful and happy start to the holiday season.

I received complimentary products from Organic Bath Co.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands that I believe in.

Also On Tap for Today:

What is your favorite type of gift to give?



Today: Deck the condo.

I waited as long as I possibly could (specifically, the day before Thanksgiving) to deck the condo.  We are waiting until next weekend to pick up our Christmas tree, so I suppose I have practiced some restraint.  I capitalized on my half day Wednesday and dug through our storage unit for our Christmas boxes.  I squealed as I peeled back the covers of each box.  Clark was very interested in their contents too, and as a result, I spent much of the afternoon cleaning glitter from his fur.  He lives for sparkle.  As the photos below will tell you, so do I.

I cashed in a Crate and Barrel gift card a while back when this sparkly wreath (it’s far more sparkly in person, I assure you) caught my eye.

This little vignette on our mantle came together when our somewhat Catholic-looking Buddha (he’s very St. Francis from the neck down, wouldn’t you say?) kept threatening to topple from a side table and needed to be relocated.  I can never decide if the horse head is The Godfather creepy or equestrian chic.  Or both.  For now… it sparkles, so it stays.

One of my favorite things to come out of storage is my improvised Advent wreath, which I pulled together last year, two hours before my Advent faith sharing group came together for the first time.  I couldn’t find an actual Advent wreath anywhere (likely because everyone else in Boston planned ahead), so I grabbed four crystal candle holders and a strand of glass garland and voila.  As much as I love traditional holiday decor, I really like the simple beauty of this wreath and what it symbolizes for me.  Plus, it doesn’t need to be kept alive.

My sole Black Friday purchase this year was this perfect set of sparkly, yet subtle, linen and sequin stockings.  They match our real life and holiday decor perfectly.  Because I am the worst secret keeper in the history of secrets, and have to fight a strong urge to give everyone their presents the second I have them in hand, I like being able to drop small gifts for Nick and Clark in their stockings in the days leading up to Christmas.  Neither of them peek before the 25th.  It’s quite remarkable, really.

Yep, the condo has been decked and the stockings have been hung.  With care.  Despite the lack of a chimney.

Also On Tap for Today:

Do you decorate for the holidays?  What is your favorite decoration?