Autumn Reading Wrap Up

It’s just half a day away from the Winter Solstice as I write this… time to wrap up my thoughts on what I read this autumn! This isn’t a full list of what I read this season but most of it, and the ones I felt like writing little reviews for. Overall I read some […] Read more…

Reflecting on Writing (and Life) in 2020

So, we’ve come to the end of 2020 and I’ve been reflecting a bit on how my writing went this year. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been a writer for the past 20 years (since I was 15)… and I don’t just mean typing out quick blog posts like I do here, […] Read more…

Art Nouveau Tarot Decks: Findings and Favorites

When most people think of Art Nouveau they think of art by Alphonse Mucha, the Czech illustrator who popularized the Art Nouveau movement in the late 1800s. The style is known for it’s elegant and flowing nature-inspired details with both organic and geometric elements. It’s one of my favorite eras of art I think, the […] Read more…

Summer Reading Wrap Up

This post is about a month “late” but I’m not giving myself a hard time about it. Life has been rough lately (it’s thrown a major challenge at my family in addition to the rest of what’s happening in the world right now). Better late than never, as they say. So, my friends, be gentle […] Read more…

Tarot Decks: Findings and Favorites

Tarot cards have been a part of my self-care routine for about 4 years now, and though I only had one deck at first, during the last year, and especially during this year’s pandemic, I’ve been collecting a fair few more. I’ve been posting mini reviews on Instagram, but I’ve been meaning to create a […] Read more…

How to Make a Flower Crown for Your Cat

It’s been a few years since I was making flower crowns and wedding accessories for a living, but you don’t do that for several years without also making wee little crowns for your cat-queen. Leia loves pretty things, that’s no secret, and after making her one of these a few years ago, I felt it […] Read more…

Spring Reading Wrap Up

It’s the first day of summer, 2020. My cat, Leia, bless her, is napping beside me, that feline smile peacefully gracing her whiskered face. And outside… the world as we know it has been upended by a global pandemic, a civil rights movement/awakening (one that I pray will bring lasting change) and, in addition, many […] Read more…

Book Review: Plant-Powered Beauty

Asking me if I want my beauty and skincare to be plant-powered is like asking me if I’d like time for an extra nap during the week. Um, yes please! Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Plant-Based Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare was sent to me when it was released in March, […] Read more…

DIY: Simple Citrus Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite things to make at home! They’re simple, quick, and you can save quite a bit of money if you make your own vs. buying them year-round. This week I created a recipe for a citrus sugar scrub that has a gentle blend of essential oils including tangerine, frankincense, […] Read more…

Book Review: The Green Witch

If you have an interest in living a life that is inspired by and in tune with nature, then you may be interested in this book. I really enjoyed The Green Witch Your Complete Guide to the natural magic of herbs, flowers, essential oils, and more by Arin Murphy-Hiscock. I’ve always been drawn to the […] Read more…

Book Review: The Faerie Handbook

It is a very special day for faeries everywhere! The Faerie Handbook is released today – which means a very happy book birthday to one of the most magical books released this season. The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects by The Editors of Faerie Magazine, is an exquisite […] Read more…

Winter Reading Wrap Up

Here’s a look at what I read in January/February and part of March 2020. It’s difficult for me to post individual reviews for everything I read, so I’m going to give quarterly, seasonal wrap ups a try this year. A sort of list, with mini-reviews of what I’ve read recently. Do let me know if […] Read more…

I Finally Found *THE* Shampoo and Conditioner

It’s been a long journey trying to find a shampoo that works for me. In the past, oh, perhaps 5 or 6 years at least, I remember dealing with a dry scalp, and sometimes dandruff too. Though the two aren’t the same thing, it’s not great having both at once. It’s often been so dry […] Read more…

BIG Books on My TBR

What is it about those BIG books? The ones that thunk if you drop them on the floor, the ones that just feel like something extra in your hands. I’m drawn to them like a faerie to glitter. Some of my favorite books have been big books — and yet I often procrastinate reading new […] Read more…

Review: Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics

With sleek modern packaging and ingredients like oats, almonds, and chamomile, I could tell this natural makeup and skincare range was created with passion. It really caught my eye and the folks at Ere Perez were very kind to send me a few items to try. Over the past six weeks I’ve been really enjoying […] Read more…

Review: Plants are Magic Magazine

The independently published magazine, Plants are Magic, is a new obsession of mine. This magazine celebrates botanical creativity and the human relationship with plants. It is full of interviews, stories, recipes and craft tutorials, and beautiful imagery. It is published by Rebecca Desnos, a natural dyer and writer in the UK. I absolutely love what […] Read more…

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