We were lucky enough to receive my grandfather's old Cedar Chest last year. It looked like this: While I love the capacity for storing stuffed animals and the cedar lining and, of course, the fact that it's a family piece, I just didn't find the oblong holes and yellow tone and decorative grooves to be...… Continue reading From mid-century pine to calm and uplifting
For years, I've been asked for a guide like this, and finally, here it is! If you want to try your hand at soapmaking, this is an excellent 101 guide (if I do say so myself) to creating your first batch. (The first tutorial video inside stars Kaili (aka Shea); the rest are just my… Continue reading How to Make Natural Soap: A Beginner’s Guide
Don't mind if I do. Happy spring!
I'll own it. I'm bad at getting birthday cards out on time. My stepmother graciously celebrates 'birthday month,' insisting that I'm always on time, but I know better. And I just have to own it. So I do, with this card I designed. I just had a streak of orders for it come through on… Continue reading A Very Merry UnBirthday Card!
Well, we have been crafting like mad lately. Kaili and I took one day this week to wrap up a bunch of projects. (Her dad might have fled the house for a few hours to escape from all of the drops of glue flying and scissor blades flashing around, but it was all done by… Continue reading Craftikins
"When we are not grounded we feel nervous, unable to focus or concentrate and overly sensitive to the energies around us. When we are grounded, we feel solidly connected to the present moment - peaceful, calm and relaxed." - Carol Kinsman This, friends, is my grounding stone. Some people think certain rocks themselves balance our… Continue reading stone ground