If you’re like me, you probably get a lot of junk mail and catalogs in the mail. Most of it goes immediately into the recycle pile before I have a chance to see what’s on sale. This method helps me to save money, actually. What I don’t see, I don’t want.
Sometimes though, I keep catalogs out just for something to browse through when I have an idle moment. And one mailer that I never put into the recycle bin is the Isabella Catalog.
I love a good read, and the descriptions on the items they have for sale are reminiscent of the distinctive lifestyle merchandise of J. Peterman, if you’re familiar with that.
Isabella carries everything from jewelry to natural housekeeping products, to unique sorts of music.
I love the way their writers describe the items. I feel the urge to purchase this coffee flavored lip balm. I want to be perked up by the delicious flavors of chocolate hazelnut and caramel latte.
I could probably be cited in the Guinness Book of World Records for having tried more lip balms than appear in the world. I was a given a tube of Mobu Herbals balm a year ago and to date, it is still my #1 favorite for all categories: taste, feel, and performance (as in giving me outrageously soft, smooth lips).
~ From the catalog
I have found the most interesting music on this site. I’ve been meaning to buy Waterfall for years but I actually prefer and have the offering above this one. It’s Eva Cassidy’s Songbird which I first heard in 1997 while visiting Bar Harbor, Maine while on vacation with friends. I walked into a shop and her CD was playing. As I browsed, looking at all the shop had to offer, I knew I had to have that music. I bought it and remember playing it during the remainder of the vacation and all the way home.
I like the colors and the simple layout of Isabella.
In case you’re wondering, this isn’t an advertisement for the catalog. I just like their stuff, man. And for mosquito's and biting flies, this Bite Blocker (photo above) is one of my favorite products. It won’t harm your body and (you won’t believe this) it smells really nice.
I want these earrings. And the photos in this post do them no justice. The prices are fair, as well.
I adore coffee. I worship it in secret but let’s keep that between ourselves. Just reading the description of this press makes me want this even more.
Although it is a press, it works very differently from French Press. For one thing, French presses cannot make espressos or lattes. Just put a scoopful of your favorite coffee in the bottom, pour hot water in the top, and press the plunger. Within seconds, you’ve got a perfect cup of coffee or espresso.
~From the catalog
The website doesn’t cut it for me, though. I like the feel of the heavyweight paper, the colors, the simple layout ~ but most of all, I enjoy the descriptive writing of their offerings.
Here’s the link: Isabella Catalog
Disclaimer: I get no compensation from Isabella Catalog in any way or form for having written this post. I just happen to like what they have to offer. The catalog came earlier this week and I saved it for today to peruse.
Have a beautiful weekend, all. We’ve just had a lovely thunder storm come through here this evening. It had turned quite hot and steamy today but now is nice and cool. George is still a little shaky from the thunder and is sticking close to us.
And that concludes my little weather report for Maryland.