“Get what you want” – this phrase seems a tad selfish at times. However, when you have received those holiday dollars, what else is there to do, but put this into practice.
I make every effort to practice this when I can, particularly when it comes to my quality of life in the garden. While my daughters gift me with abundant LOVE and trinkets – I get what I want for me. Here are a few of my favorite self-gifted items that are essential when I garden.
I can never resist a good gardening book – especially when I know the author. Earlier this year when the publishing date was revealed, I knew it would become a part of my library. An informative, colorful and beautifully photographed book, Julie Thomson-Adolf has reached every level of gardener.
While it is an easy read, the journey between this beautiful cover is inspirational. A great book to read between seed catalogs as we nest over the winter…and buy seeds, of course.
Crabtree and Evelyn has the perfect collection of items for this gardener’s hands. Ever use hand scrub with pumice? The two types of pumice in this scrub really aid in deep cleaning. With a fresh herbal fragrance, the aloe and honey leave your hands feeling silky. Although they had me at shea butter, the macadamia nut oil makes for the perfect combination. A repeat practice of seed starting over the winter is the perfect excuse to make my hands dirty, just so I can clean and moisturize them again.
Crabtree & Evelyn also has a terrific gift set called “Dig This”. What a treat to self this is. It includes a hand primer, Overnight Hand Therapy, Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy and a cute pouch to out all of this goodness in. The hand care products by Crabtree and Evelyn have been at the top of my favorites list for years!!! My Dad gifted me with my first tube of Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy and I love it!!
As a garden communicator, I simply adore everything about Botanical Interests. This year I needed a tool to transplant my seedlings. I was instantly drawn to the English tool called a Widger. I know I should have stopped there, however the seed collections were enticing and who doesn;t need a Botanical Interests Desk calendar? My love affair with Botanical Interests continues into the next season of sowing seeds. Afterall, the object is to get what you want, right?
If you know me, you know I love the Bella Beat products. This beautiful, yet functional watch serves as my SmartWatch. Minding my step count daily, my stress levels, and my sleep habits will be a tad easier with this arm candy. It even tells time ,imagine that??
Choosing the proper tools for any job is key. After work, I find peace in my garden. Particularly when I have my Corona pruner’s and a pair of Womanswork gloves.
Corona introduced the Flex Dial with Comfort Gel grips branch and stem pruner’s. Let me tell you. I keep them nearby. You could say my Corona pruner’s are my comfort pruner’s. The comfort grip really makes a difference if you have wrist issues or lack hand strength. I can dial-up 8 different positions to reduce hand fatigue. A long overdue too for my tool bag.
Last but not least, Women’s Work gloves are essential to any walk in the garde. With the attached mosquito guard mesh arm covers, these are in my tool bag, so I can garden even after a rain. Settling just above the elbow, cutting flowers for the home or simple deadheading without being eaten alive is wonderful. Get what you want from your garden at any time and not worry about being Mosquito dessert.
The Rolling Stones lyrics…
“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you find…You get what you need”
SO NOT TRUE!!! You can get what you want, you just have to know what you want.
Nesting with my gifts to self…
Teri, Cottage In The Court
I was not paid to endorse any of the above mentioned products. I just seriously believe in them.by