Hanging out with this guy and winterizing my shop, taking things down that I won’t make again until mid January. My plan is to spend the next month with family and dreaming and planning so I’m taking a little break from the day to day of Wild Origins. Today’s the last day I’m shipping for the holidays so get your order in before midnight. photo by @nicoleparente
Loving this gift set @everybodyand.co got her mom ❤️ don’t forget tomorrow is the last day I’m shipping orders!
The baby has a dumb little cold.... send some feel good vibes. and green tea for me. I remember once a mother of two telling me at 9am that she felt like she had just had the longest day. I thought it was funny then. Ha. Ha. Not funny now 🙃
Yesterday’s Cheers! Market was amazing and today I’m tired but happy, packing orders and trying to think through all the Christmas gifts that I still need to plan out and get. At some point. Probably not today 😬 / right now I’m sitting in my studio with this hot tea I haven’t had since before I was pregnant. I’m starting with a cycle balancing tea again, especially effective for luteal phase or progesterone deficiencies that cause irregular cycles. #vitex #nettle #redclover #raspberryleaf
On the winter solstice, December 21, I’ll be co-teaching this special workshop @shop.thesunroom. Read about it at the link ❤️
Today! Come visit the table I’m sharing with @everybodyand.co. Maxwell will be bouncing between me at Cheers! and his dad at Festivus next door.
I’ll be shipping orders until December 17. After that you can still pick up if you’re local or find Wild Origins at one of our stockists like @dough_mama. Try one of the vegan cookies while you’re there— my husband grew the ginger in them! photo by @dough_mama
I’m looking forward to this chill crafting session all day next weekend @shop.thesunroom. I’ll be bringing my herbs and herb books and hanging out to help while people make tea blends. Just stop in and pay by the bag you make. No tickets needed. It’ll be relaxing... ALMOST my last event of the busy busy month. I’ve got the @creativebabes Cheers! Market this Sunday and a special winter solstice workshop with @lauriegrangerayurvedawellness at The Sunroom. Then— nothing for a little while!
Edited / I have one left of the first gift box, two of the second, and one left of the third.. I’m not listing these in my shop so DM me now if you’d like to purchase one. / 1st gift box is $40. 2nd is $60. 3rd is $34. 4th is sold. 🌿🌼
Getting a little weird with the tea I blended this morning. I wanted something that was warming ( #cardamom #cinnamon #ginger ) and tasted beautiful ( #damiana #rose ). It’s actually great.
There are 3 spots left for tonight’s Tipsy Herbalist workshop @jewelweed_. We’ll be sipping and sampling and making surrounded by plants. You’ll have a choice of making a medicinal tincture, an infused brandy or vodka, or digestive bitters. Excited for this workshop because I think it will be the last time I teach it for a long while. / link in bio
I wonder sometimes if Wild Origins had started 15 or 20 years ago whether it would have lasted long at all. I so appreciate having started Wild Origins at a time that people care about supporting super small businesses. Teaching and making things around a baby’s schedule is a huge privilege that I try not to take for granted. photo by @racheljoybarehl
Everyone but my family is very sick right now so we’re dosing up on gingery lemony garlicky turmericky spicy fire cider to keep it away. 😷 For whatever reason this is the tastiest batch we’ve ever made! I need to be better about keeping track of what and how much I use when I make things so I can recreate success.
I’m doing better with the hours you won’t sleep and need me to hold you. I walk, I sing, I dance at night. I look at the moon, knowing other caretakers are doing the same while our hearts are pressed together, beating together, through tissue and bone. How much longer will your face split in pure delight when you wake and see me? How much longer will I kiss your face without sensing hesitation? Sometimes it’s hard to spend that time with you when you cry and can’t sleep, knowing that I have much to work on that I haven’t gotten to in days or weeks. But I’m getting better, thinking of this as time you can give me now. Time you can’t give me later because you will be fully yourself, living a life I can’t even imagine as I hold you close tonight. #babies
Come hang out with me in the lush plant landscape of @jewelweed_ next week. We’ll be sipping herbal liqueurs and bitters and learning a bit of their background. Everyone will make and leave with 4 ounces of an herbal infused alcohol. That’s enough for 8 really special holiday gifts. Link in bio for more info. Photo by @racheljoybarehl
holy holy holy basil. Today’s tea is #tulsi #rose and #peppermint for an uplifting, sweet-tasting, health promoting blend. #howl
Last winter solstice I taught a seasonal workshop with an Ayurvedic Health Counselor. Right now we’re working on another dreamy special solstice event for this year. We’re still going to talk about winter wellness but this time we’ll be turning inward a little more, talking about herbal and Ayurvedic practices to help us through the darkness of wintertime. Link is in my bio for more information. I can’t wait for this time to circle up on the darkest day of the year. Join @lauriegrangerayurvedawellness and me.
Thank you for supporting me this weekend! When you support my small business you’re helping me provide for my little family. Until midnight Monday every order gets an extra salve thrown in. You can also get free shipping on orders over $30 with the code FREESHIP. And if you have a salve preference just shoot me an email. ❤️
A free salve will be thrown into every order placed in the shop between now and Monday at midnight. No code needed. Or don’t buy anything because I totally get it and never buy anything on Black Friday or Cyber Monday or any of that. I’ll be spending the day with friends probably outside and really that’s what you should be doing too if you’re not working today.
In Nashville for thanksgiving. I’m grateful for special friends who are family and meeting new babies and walks in fields tangled in passionflower vines. Years ago when we were here for thanksgiving my friend showed me a tincture she had made the month before at a new moon ceremony. I got so excited about it and I then knew that THIS was what I wanted to do and that poring over books wasn’t going to be enough anymore.