I woke up on today’s new moon wondering what my intention for this lunar cycle would be.  For whatever reason I am not up to making a vision board, although they are quite fun.  My board from May is still very relevant and I am quite inspired by it, so there was nothing I felt like adding right now.  That very thought is what led to realizing what my intention could be… There was nothing I felt like adding right… Read more »

Starting a new project is often very intimidating for me…but finishing is even more so! In the spirit of procrastination, I started knitting a simple lacy wrap to wear to my baby brother’s wedding…in 12 days. I was going to use a pattern I found on Ravelry, but in the interest of time and ease I have decided to freestyle it. I hope to have a finished product to post before July 28th!

She was here when we moved in. She seems so much a part of the house, I have no intention of moving her. I love how she seems to be looking out onto the yard, I like to think of her as the protectress of my vegetable garden.

“Ask” by the Smiths is on constant replay in my head this morning as I sent my shy boy off to his last day of nature camp.  His best buddy could not be there yesterday, so L was quite a bit apprehensive to go today, worrying that his friend might not come.  I can relate all too well to that feeling, that deep anxiety of “who will I talk to?” and “who will I sit with?”.  As his mama I… Read more »

My parents have the magic touch when it comes to growing lavender. Each summer their yard is filled with the gorgeous fragrance and elegant flowers. It is probably because of that that I have such a fondness for this herb. When I was in college a friend introduced me to aromatherapy, and I was hooked. It soon seemed, however, that I always came back to my favorite, which is lavender. Therapeutically lavender is so beneficial and it’s uses are endless…. Read more »

Not that anyone ever enjoys having a sore throat…but I really, really hate it. As a kid I would get strep throat at least once a year, and had what seemed like one long continuous cold all through elementary school. Thankfully as an adult I am much healthier! Yet something about a sore throat brings back those miserable feelings of “when will this end?” and “what did I do wrong?”. Having birthed four children I feel a bit ridiculous lamenting… Read more »

A few years ago I discovered a lovely book, “Full Moon Feast” by Jessica Prentice. Part cookbook, part Moon lore, part locavore’s diary, this book captured my imagination and my appetite. I have always had a fascination with the moon, and longed to be more “in tune”. I somehow lost track of the book, but just re-discovered it today, just in time for tomorrow’s Full Mead Moon ( aka Full Thunder Moon, and many other names depending on who you… Read more »