I'm not going to lie. 2018 was a roller coaster of a year -- not just for me...but for many people I know. It began with great promise: plans to leave Texas and move back to my beloved WA State. That was my only plan...and one I had been betting on for the past several … Continue reading End of 2018
I love to crochet -- even if I'm not very good at it. I was going through my files the other month and found I had a super cute pattern for a slouchy hat. Problem: I don't know how to read a pattern. But, the hat was super cute and I was determined to learn how … Continue reading Hearth and Home Craft — Slouchy Hat
Every day mindfulness practice is difficult, and I'll certainly raise my hand and tell you that it has been incredibly difficult since the end of April. My hands were more than full, and my life was pulling at me in 40 different directions. It still hasn't stopped. I realized the other day, when I went … Continue reading Day 19 of Mindfulness: Be Grounded
I love art. I may not be very good at it, but I love it. I love putting a brush to canvas. I love the feel the the fabric and thread when I cross stitch. I love the feel of my hook and yarn when I crochet. Today, think about art. Play with art....even if … Continue reading Day 18 of Mindfulness: Create
How many times have we caught ourselves missing out on the important things in life: the sounds of birds, the breeze shuffling through the trees, a purring kitten? Your task today: Spend 5-10 minutes and simply listen. Sit outside and listen. Listen to nature. Listen to the cars on the street. Listen to the rain … Continue reading Day 17 of Mindfulness: Listen
Six months ago, The Kallah's Trick became my favorite new wrap. It's super classy for upscale events because you can mix and match both scarves and sashes. And bonus! It's not as complicated as you would think. You'll need: Your shaper or volumizer (make sure it has velvet as a gripper) 1 light-medium weight pashmina … Continue reading Hair Wrap: The Kallah’s Trick
Forgive the bad photo. this was a picture of one of the first wraps I ever photographed...and my teen was the victim. This would have looked so much better if we had a shaper/volumizer on her, but she was having a "teen moment" and didn't want that all on her head. So what you're seeing … Continue reading Wrap It! Hair Covering: Beginner’s Luck With A Twist (Single Crown)!
The easiest wrap to throw on has to be Wrapunzel's "Beginner's Luck" style. It's one of those "grab and go" styles that you can toss on whenever you have to do somewhere quick -- and the dogs have been going insane and tearing apart the house on you're trying to get ready (AKA "My Life"). All You … Continue reading Wrap It! Beginner’s Luck (Basic Hair Covering)
One of the glorious things about being pagan is that we instinctively have a kinship with both the land and the guardians of it. We honor both, and it isn’t unusual to make pacts with those beings whose mission it is to keep the land safe. Back in the late 1990’s I purchase … Continue reading Honoring The Guardians Of The Land
Take an object from the natural world. Pick it up in your hands. Observe it as though you’re encountering it for the first time. What does it feel like? Look like? What minute details can you observe? Blessings from the Hearth.