First a note about the quote above: Most people know Sue Monk Kidd through her fiction: the bestsellers The Secret Life of Bees and more recently The Mermaid Chair. But I first became a fan through her non fiction, which is just as deep and thought-provoking, if not more. I highly recommend The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and When the Heart Waits (especially if you're in or approaching midlife). This new collection of her early inspirational writings (mostly from Guideposts magazine) is also good. Btw, I also had the pleasure of interviewing her for U.S. Catholic a few years ago (read that interview here) and she was extremely nice!
Now, on to the pink and brown love I received this week from Selena, better known as Apron Thrift Girl. Look at all that sweetness! You will notice she was a little heavy on the pink, which suits me just fine. I must tell you that I was PMSing when I opened this box and was overcome with joy to see chocolate and other sweets (pink grapefuit Mentos!) in there because I was having a craving and there was nothing sweet in the house.
Some highlights: This incredibly cute hand-felted (from roving?), hand-stitched book where I can keep track of my "Thrifted Finds." This is so cool. I would love to know how she made it. As readers of her blog know, Selena is always in the thrift stores and she found me some amazing things: that lovely crocheted rose potholder (matches these!), recipe cards from Current (I used to sell these as a kid), and a hand-stitched table runner.