Mother’s Day is May 14

 

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Jane Inc Effervescent Bath Cubes

 

Public Service Announcement:  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 this year. 

Is your mom traditional? A bit of a hippie? Does she love spending time in the kitchen? Maybe she has a crazy sense of humor?  We definitely have something for every mom on your list.

Brush Dance Oven Mitts
Oven Mitts for the Mom Who Enjoys Her Time in the Kitchen
Ankle Socks
Ankle Socks for Mom with Cold Feet
Brush Dance Tote Bags
Brush Dance Tote Bags for your Mindful Mommy

 

Leuchtturm 1917 Notebooks
For the List Making, Journal Writing, Busy Mom

A full 80% of Brush Dance employees are women and 100% of those moms.  When it comes to what moms want – we know what we’re talking about.  While the items above are absolutely wonderful and we want to encourage you to shop at Brush Dance – most moms really do just want that hug, phone call, and time with family.

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Aquiesse Candles

 

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Shoreline Luxe Tin Candle by Aquiesse

 

We talked a lot about Aquiesse Candles around the November-December holidays last year, but burning candles is not just for the cooler months.

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French Oak Currant Travel Candle

 

Aquiesse is a leader in luxury home fragrances inspired by nature. Founded in Santa Barbara, California, more than ten years ago, they collaborate with designers and perfumers to create their suite of sophisticated and approachable scents.

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Lavender Chaparral Candle

The lavender candle shown above features spanish sage, dry chaparral, white sandalwood, and (of course) lavender. The scent is definitely lavender,  with a touch of what I would describe as woodsy and a bit herby. Sometimes, lavender can seem over-perfumed – this is not that.

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Pink Peony Candle from Aquiesse

 

These convenient travel candles burn for 20 hours and cost just $6. I use these on my bathroom counter – where space is definitely limited.

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The 11 ounce Luxe Tin Candles burn for 100 hours and include matches that are conveniently stored in the lid. The containers are double-walled and stay cool to the touch. And – unbreakable!

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My favorite scent is the Luxe Linen shown above. A barely sweet perfect combination of sandalwood and herbal tea is soft and romantic.

 

Aquiesse Candles are blended using only the highest-grade ingredients, essential oils, lead-free wicks, and pure soy wax. We love everything about these candles and the people who make them.

Favorite Things – Karma

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Octopus Shopping Bag

We’re back this week with more of our favorite things.  Here’s a link to Shawna’s Favorite Things in case you missed it.

Karma (yes, her real name) is our highly-esteemed and ultra-organized administrative assistant at Brush Dance.  In addition to answering the phone when you call with questions, Karma works with every department to help keep things on track. She runs reports, creates spreadsheets, dives into Facebook and Instagram, proofs all of our calendars, and much much more.

When she’s not working, Karma enjoys hiking with her boyfriend in the hills near her home, spending time with family, visiting museums, and cuddling with her cats. She says the Octopus Shopper Bag from BlueQ reminds her of trips to the aquarium.

 

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Pilot Metropolitan Rollerball
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Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Known to doodle, Zentangle, and bullet journal, writing instruments are important to Karma. In her own words…

I love my Pilot Metropolitan! It feels so fancy!  And I use the Triplus fineliners every day – love the fine point!

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Bath Seltzer from Jane Inc.
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Cat Monster Socks

And after all of that work, hiking, and museum-ing, some self-care is in order. A long bath with our effervescent bath seltzer is just the thing.  Karma is also reasonably certain that every cat lover needs a pair of these ultra-soft Cat Monster Socks.

Thank you for sharing your favorite things with us, Karma!

I also wanted to let you know that we’ve placed some new items in our Clearance section. Once these items are gone, we will not restock them. There are some terrific deals there and I hope you’ll check them out!

 

 

 

Color Trends – Spring 2017

 

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Shown above are the Pantone colors for Spring 2017. We’re embracing each of them in own way at Brush Dance.

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Leuchttrum1917 Ruled Journal

Finally, we are on the other side of winter and heading fast into spring. Winter isn’t my season. Spring – yes!

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And then the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.

We have had so much rain in the San Francisco Bay Area this winter. It’s nothing like the snow in other parts of the US, but it does make everything just a little more of a challenge. I’m looking forward to those easy breezy days.

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Embrace the Chaos

Get that bright pop of color you’ve been looking for all winter.

 

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Joy is not in things; it is in us.

Want to be on-trend with color, but not spend a lot?  Brush Dance has the answer. Most of our items are under $20, many under $10.

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Aquiesse Travel Candle – Shoreline

Take a trip to the beach with this gently scented candle from Aquiesse. Just $5.99.

How is the end of winter going for you?  Surviving? Thriving? We’d love to hear all about it.

 

 

 

 

 

Take Care of Yourself

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Premium Bath Items

Here we are, deep into winter. I hope you’re staying warm. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we don’t get the kind of frigid winter that other parts of the country experience. (I lived in New York for a long time – I get it, I really get it. Slush is serious business, right?)

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Less Stress

Today, I’m wishing you less stress. More relaxation. A slower existence – even if just for a little time each day. We give so much of ourselves – work, husbands, wives, partners, children. We simply must take time for ourselves. We must rejuvenate.

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Mandarin Tea Travel Candle

I have some go-to stress relieving techniques. Big deeeeeeep breaths and I’ve started meditating this year (I think it’s going to stick this time), and one of my tried-and-true-forever-and-ever stress relievers is to light a candle, put on some gentle music, and climb into a hot bath.

 

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Sandalwood Vanilla from Aquiesse

I nearly always bathe right before bed. The coziness of it all puts me in the right frame of mind to fall asleep quickly.

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Organic Cotton Eye Pillow

At Brush Dance, we carry luxury candle and bath items at reasonable prices. With just a few items at your fingertips, you can create that spa experience in your own space.