My friend @tesspugsley and I are sharing a table at the next @columbus_flea on February 4th. Her work is beautiful and she’s phenomenal and I’m so looking forward to spending the day with her.
thank you for everyone who came to the swap to benefit @dfscolumbus today. In addition to attendees getting “new” clothes we were able to collect coats, jewelry, and professional wear that we’ll donate next week AND money help support Dress For Success’s programming. And thanks @ourflamingo for providing free delicious food for anyone who stopped in. / What do you think? Should we do another clothing swap benefit?
My personal projects currently include: herbal ferments, reading through Botany in a Day, writing for 5 minutes every morning, trying to get a sourdough starter in my cold kitchen going, reading a meditation before every meal, experimenting with new herbal antifungal medicines, new tea blends, making incense, teaching Maxwell how to sign, making it through two sun salutations a day before Maxwell interrupts...
You need so little of the powdered face wash. Sometimes people think that because one of the ingredients is clay the wash needs to be use more like mask. Not so. You just need less than an eighth of a teaspoon wiped across a dampened face. That’s it. And it’s all I’ve been using other than the rose + mugwort oil on my face for a while now.
I finally restocked the shop! I’m still backed up on the body butter and lip tint but they’ll be ready soon too. / thanks to everyone who reached out while I was sick. That clogged duct remains (how long can this go on?!) but the infection has subsided and I’m up and about again. 🤱🏻
Today was going to be my first full day to settle back into routines after three weeks with extended family and traveling but before I could rush back into work I developed mastitis. again. So instead I’m couch bound and flu-like, trying to honor my body’s call to take a little break for myself and trying to feel okay about not working for yet another day. Any movie suggestions in case this doesn’t clear overnight?
It’s so good to be home and it’s raining outside and the wind chimes are going and I’m drinking a chaga chai and working on building up my stock of products again (starting with body butter).
I’m back home after a very extended holiday time with family....until Sunday when I’m retreating to a cabin with a teething Maxwell and some friends for a few days. Hoping that this freezing rain will turn into snow for some pretty winter hiking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m still on holiday while my brother’s in town from Hungary but I’ll be getting back to work next week. All orders should go out on Monday and I’ll start restocking the shop at the end of next week. Until then I’m soaking up time with my brother, reading, and playing so much with this bean. I’ve just reread Wild Fermentation and am feeling really inspired to experiment once I get back into a rhythm. Herbal ferments are calling to me...
I've been wanting to host a clothing swap benefit in Columbus since I first attended one years ago in NYC. Finally I found the people and the place to make it happen! Come with your current or vintage clothing to @shop.thesunroom on Sunday, January 21st from 12-4 and help us raise money for Dress For Success Columbus ✨
$5 to participate and all proceeds go to @dfscolumbus which works to empower local women✨
15% of The Sunroom's sales for the day will go to @dfscolumbus✨
Bring current or vintage clothing + accessories in good condition and exchange them for something new (to you!) Also, if you'd like to bring something to donate to Dress For Success they are especially in need of coats and jewelry (every woman they work with receives 3 pieces of jewelry)✨
I am so grateful to have met Chloe and Suzanne and that they are SO TOTALLY IN to make this dream of mine a reality.
This is magic in the form of a morning routine. Every morning I oil my face and body with the rose + mugwort oil BEFORE I shower because I end up far more moisturized than if I use it after. Ritual can be this simple. And smell this wonderful ✌🏻
@creativebabes has put together a really special giveaway of local, peaceful items✌️included is my rose + mugwort oil and wonderful things from @and_hereweare, @everybodyand.co, @longjenna, @emi_ceramics, @shop.thesunroom, + @ramblecoffee. Just like the original @creativebabes post and follow the vendors to join in!
It was reading The Good Life Lab five years ago that first planted the seed for Wild Origins, that first helped me visualize a future that I’m living now. Have you read something that felt both radically new and like your thoughts perfectly put together on paper? / 📸 by @nicoleparente
Still missing the magic of my old studio today.
Some days I really miss my studio with its huge windows lined with plants and its tiny reading nooks. I’m affected so totally by the space I inhabit (typical of a 4w3) and this studio felt like a real extension of me, a frame within which I could be my best self. The studio encouraged impromptu painting, tea blending, yoga or dancing or photography sessions and I miss that even as I so enjoy living in a stable place with a beautiful yard and space for people to come through and visit.
Let’s all use herbs instead of streamers and confetti on New Years, ok?
so far mothering has been both the easiest and the hardest thing
I’m working on pre-boxed gift sets for 2018 between playing games with family and cuddling the baby. Excited to share the sets and a few other (secret) things I’m developing. Photo of my bathroom shelf by @nicoleparente
Looking forward to these few quiet weeks in January where I can take a break and really play and experiment with the herbs for fun again. On the list: an adaptogenic syrup, herbal desserts, smoking blends, infused oils, and some deeper botanical studies.
Tonight’s workshop is something special and cozy for the first day of winter. Meet me @shop.thesunroom. I’ll be there on a floor cushion sipping some chai.
Two days until our solstice workshop @shop.thesunroom. It’ll be a hot chai, cushions on the floor, bring your journal kind of event. Not to mention the Ayurveda and herbalism teachings we’ll share. Can’t wait ❤️