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3 Latest Discoveries – Organic Scents

*Winner of the Coton Colors agenda set is Kari! Thanks for entering, I always make Benjamin pull the raffle ticket because I seriously get nervous for all of you! One day I want to find a giveaway where I can give everyone who comments a prize! But until then – Benjamin has to do the hard work and pick a single winner ;) Meanwhile, if you want to start a new pen and paper agenda this year, check out xo!*

I love theming these latest discovery roundup posts for you. For the organic, essential oil lovers, I hope you enjoy this post, it’s just for you!

Perfume – LURK

LURK perfumes are 100% pure, no synthetics or chemicals. Perfume oils are something new, and for any essential oil lover, this is a must try.


Lurk CRG V9 (c/o)
Singular & fresh, with a slight spicy – Lush layers of Mimosa, Rose geranium and rare Bourbon geranium
with uncommon Lavender absolute & Carnation

You may have seen these little sample bottles in the background of blog images all over. The cute gold top is darling and my essential oil lover friends ooh and ahhh over the LURK scents when I share.

To use, apply it the scent directly on pulse points, nape of the neck, behind the ear and inside elbows and wrists. Scents are for men and women.

This perfume oil is free of synthetic and chemical preservatives, using raw luxurious ingredients hand blended in small batches on Shelter Island. You can check out more of their perfume oils and eau de toilette here.

Room/Air Spritz – Happy Spritz

I received this spray in my POPSUGAR must have box, a delivery I look forward to every month! They never fail to disappoint and each box has a theme.


Breathe Deeply, $25
Crisp, minty + refreshing mix of pure peppermint + eucalyptus

 I keep this spritz by my desk when I need a boost of energy, I spray it, it’s made of 100% pure essential oils. I just spray it in the air and exhale – also a good idea maybe after yoga (not that I would know).

Are you into essential oils? I just got a Young Living set, I’m still learning how to use it. This is TSA friendly size and I am bringing it with me on my summer trips for a good pick me up! There are other fragrances from morning, woodsy, sweet dreams, and more at their store here.

Natural bug repellant candle – LAFACO

I am highly allergic to mosquito bites – like when I get a bite, it swells up without me touching it to the size of a quarter, and if I scratch it, the size of a baseball. I always need some protection in the summer evenings from mosquitos!


Geranium Mint Patio Candle, $60 (c/o)
A natural bug repellant – no citronella
Fresh, floral and green; a blend of white geranium and mint leaves

This clean-burning soy and paraffin blend is a natural bug repellant, another thing that my natural friends enjoy when I light it – not breathing in toxic fumes – like when you’re trying to enjoy your BBQ dinner outdoors.

Created with natural essential oil-based fragrances, this candle is richly optimized for a 90-hour burn time. It can be used inside too – it is natural so you can breathe easy!

Candle lovers – a few tips:

  • For first candle burn, let wax liquify to edges of glass to ensure an even burn every time after.
  • Don’t let wax burn to bottom of glass (and from my experience, put it on a heat protectant surface, since I ruined a dining room table once)
  • Keep wick trimmed to 1/4″ and dispose the extra trimming in the trash (not inside your candle).
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Happy Everything Paper Agenda

The-Happy-Everything-Collection-from-Coton-Colors-agenda_0051Swish Happy Everything 17 Month Mini Agenda (c/o)

Are you a digital agenda person or do you still love pen to paper agendas? I’m both – let me tell you why and how!

I love this very happy 5″ x 8.25″ mini agenda by Coton Colors – the first month start with August! I keep most of my daily tasks and appointments on my phone, but it can easily get over crowded with business to-dos. The business to-dos don’t need to come with me outside of my home office so I like to use a pen to paper agenda handy to write down my blog posts, project deadlines for graphics, and task reminders regarding blogging, photography or graphic design.

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There are such cute notes on every page – reminders and encouragement for every week. I like that it says “Get busy being happy” instead of “hustle” or the normal pressures of life we can have. At the end of the week there is a blank that says ” ________ made me happy this week.” Such a great way to reflect regularly on our life and celebrate – small and big victories.

I use the “happy” gold paper clip to hold my place, and there are agenda stickers! Even the happy notebooks are darling.

The-Happy-Everything-Collection-from-Coton-Colors-agenda_0058Maybe you’re wondering why I’m putting hearts on December 3 – it’s my anniversary!

I want to explain how I use a paper agenda for business and keep it as my go to notebook/scratch pad and business calendar.

For the month view –

  • I write down scheduled and sponsored blog posts
  • Vacations and the posts (number of posts) I hope to tackle while on that vacation.
  • Important deadlines or removal of posts from my page

For weekly view –

  • My daily notes
  • Daily business tasks
  • Note taking (phone calls)
  • Use it as a daily notepad/scratchpad

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Win this!

You can win everything you see here, exactly what I have! The happy travel mug, set of 2 notebooks, sticker sheet set, gold paperclips, and happy everything 12 month mini agenda.

Follow Coton Colors on Facebook and Instagram – keep up with their cute products and check out the Coton Colors website for ways to celebrate and be happy about everything – because every day of life should be celebrated!

Simply leave me a comment on this blog post. Tell me your favorite thing you’re looking forward to in August, or just say hi. Winner selected by random and announced Monday the 25th on this blog.

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