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Crayola Box of 64: $5.99

I can hardly believe I haven’t written a post about this yet! Behold, the Crayola Box of 64!

As a little girl (and even now, as a grown up girl), I thought there was nothing better than a brand new box of Crayolas. All of those fresh, pointy crayons and nice, waxy smell. Oh, the memories they bring back. Remember getting ticked off when the sharpener in the back got clogged? Remember how annoyed you got when the nice, pointy tip got flat? Remember peeling back the paper to expose more crayon? Remember finding technicolor doggie-doo in the back yard after your dog ate your Crayolas? (Ummmm… OK, that memory is probably mine alone.)

Best of all, remember your favorite color? Mine was (and still is!) Sea Green. Followed very closely by Peach, Cornflower Blue and Periwinkle.

Those of you with children probably get to enjoy Crayolas more than the average adult (like on your walls…and on your furniture). But even if you are a DINK like me, I highly recommend picking up a jumbo newsprint pad, and buying a brand new box of Crayolas. You never know – you might just find your inner child and even create some refrigerator art in the process!


Luxo Oporto Sandalwood Soap: $6

Luxo Oporto Sandalwood Soap
If this scent isn’t addictive, I don’t know what is! I bought this on a whim while Christmas shopping at Macy’s State Street, which boasts a well-stocked Mertz Apothecary.

I intended for it to be a gift, but the scent was so intoxicating I just couldn’t part with it! Larger than the average bar of soap with a very pungent scent, this is a small luxury worth every one of the six bucks it costs. As a designer, I find the simple paper packaging worthy of display, too. A guest opened mine during a New Years fête at our house and it made the whole bathroom smell wonderful. The consistency is very milky and moisturizing. I find myself wandering into the bathroom looking for any excuse to wash my hands. Amazingly, the scent lingers. Yummy!