Five Things She Can't Live Without

Outside of friends and family, we all have "things" we can't live without. My sister JoAn's top 5 things she can't live without:

Number 1, Japanese hand made paper. And she has quite a stash of it. JoAn made this beautiful box for me in one of my favorite patterns. I keep it in my kitchen where I see it many times every day.

Number 2, Travel, preferably several times a year.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico (photo by Linda Pakravan)
Number 3, Cherry Blossoms

Number 4, nice paint, Behr's "Light French Gray". This girl was way ahead of the trend. In 2009 she did gray carpet and gray paint.

Number 5, Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea

pic via Twinings
What's on your list?

Thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan

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  1. Nice choices. When are we going to see more pictures of the kitchen/dining room project?

  2. I don't think I could contain myself to five favorite things. In addition to family and pumpkin:
    1. Coconut Tea from Tealuxe
    2. brie with fig jam and baguette (or bonne maman cherry jam)
    3. Pride and Prejudice
    4. Live music AND dancing
    5. Pink and orange decor combinations

  3. Natasha, I love your list!


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