1. Ladybug and Bumblebee trays by Rae Dunn
I found the cutest trays at HomeGoods! They’re these Rae Dunn rectangle trays, and each one has a hand-drawn pic of an insect with its own little bio, like in a nineteenth century biologist’s field guide.
I’ve got Ladybug and Bumblebee. 🐞🐝🙂
I like that they’re equal parts cutesy and science-y at the same time.
Is that nerdy of me?
Plus, rectangle trays are so useful around the house. I keep one in my kitchen for ingredients I use often, like olive oil, salt, pepper, that kind of thing. I also keep one on a table in my living room that I put jewelry and my glasses on, because I’m the type of person who will naturally set things down, like, anywhere… And then forget about it.
When I designate places for things, though, and I know that, “OK, this is where I put my glasses, and this is where I put my rings,” it just makes my life easier, and these trays are great for that.
They’re also good in bathrooms, too. I have a tray by the sink for my watch or my ring before I wash my hands.
2. The Five-Minute Journal
I’ve been lovin’ on a lotta things lately, and I think it’s partly because I’ve been doing every day.
I got this as a gift, and it’s so wonderful!
All you do is casually fill out the prompts, listing things you’re grateful for, things you think would make your day great, things you’d like to work on, and things like that… I hope I’m not making it sound hard, because it totally isn’t. I really look forward to it now. I do five minutes in the morning after I wake up and five more minutes before bed (from in bed).