There’s a reason “It’s the simple things in life that bring us joy,” is a cliché. Either the Pleasantvillers are all wise women (this is mostly true), or we all realize that it doesn’t take much to bring us comfort and joy. Cozy comforts, family memories, friends, and simple pleasures are what we turn to.
Kelly Williams – I wear slippers every day. My kitchen floor is covered in cold, back-breaking tile, and I need to wear something on my feet so that I can last more than five minutes in there. Santa brought each of my daughters a pair of copper coloured moccasins a few years back and I have stolen all of them. Maybe it’s time for me to return my girls’ cozy footwear and get a pair of my own. I have my eye these coral ones from Soft Moc, the colour alone makes me happy and knowing my feet will be comfy and warm makes them even better.
Candace Derickx – Full confession – I’m not really coveting the faux fur throw from Chapters Indigo anymore because after obsessing over it for years, I finally caved and bought it for myself. Now, when the weather does what it does in Ottawa, I can huddle in comfort and stay warm. I might even share with my girls.
Dee Brun – PARTIES bring me joy! It’s no secret that second to throwing a good party, I love antique dishes. There’s something about vintage ware that’s so appealing. Although the Heritage series from William Sanoma isn’t antique, they have a gorgeous vintage feel. Oh, imagine the holiday table you could set!
Laureen Farnam – Music will always bring me comfort and joy. I cannot get it down to one favourite because my family is very musical and our tastes run the gamut, but when I was little my big brother gave me a gift on Christmas Eve and it was the best! It was an LP of the TV special “John Denver & The Muppets A Christmas Together” with a sleeve that opened up to show a photo of the stars of the special. Any and all gifts in life are measured by this one act of true love.
Katja Wulfers – There are few things I’m addicted to…old books, pottery, cheese, and scarves bring me joy. There isn’t a scarf around that wasn’t almost added to the collection, and no matter the season I always either have one on, or tied around my bag ready to throw on if there’s the slightest breeze. A few months ago I found a gorgeous blanket scarf from Olive and Arrow Knits that had Canadian Winter written all over it. Now I want to give and wear all the colours!