Simple pleasures, big gratitude & a blessed Imbolc!

February begins with Imbolc — which, to me, is all about new life, new beginnings, and gratitude for the little things that bring us joy. So I decided to share something that I’m grateful for each day this month, and I invite you to share what you’re grateful for in the comments for each of these daily posts on my Facebook page, or right here on the blog. (If you’re on FB, your interaction with my posts goes a long way to help boost my signal to the feeds of other page fans!)

2015-02-01-GratitudeToday, I am incredibly grateful to have woken up with an empty sink. I was exhausted but still managed to empty the sink before bed. This can be tough thanks to chronic back pain and illness — especially when I’d much rather be working on jewelry! — but I’ve been working hard to stay on top of it. I’m incredibly grateful and a wee bit proud of the fact that I’ve done a pretty good job of it since we moved in. (AJ would help, but the poor guy’s dealing with a flare-up of an old hand injury and I won’t let him.)

A lot of my gratitude right now has to do with the amazing help we’ve received on our journey to finding and making a real home. Our dishes came from the dollar store, the storage containers from the grocery store, and everything else in this photo was purchased via our Amazon wish list. Since your support has led to every single purchase we’ve made in our new home, YOU all helped make this possible. Thank you so much, from the bottom of both of our hearts!

Much love and a blessed Imbolc to you!

(PS: There is a flash sale happening in my shop right now! Save 20% on everything through tomorrow night.)


Meet Naki’o!


Have you guys met Naki’o the Bionic Dog? Please check out his page, and Nakio’s Underdog Rescue to learn about all of the awesome things that Naki’o and his family do as helpers and advocates for disabled critters.

Happy Thanksgivukkah!


Happy Thanksgivukkah! 

Check out the coloring pages for kids and all kinds of other holiday info and fun at the Thanksgivukkah website!

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Handmade Holiday Gift Idea: Infused Oils


Ooh, here’s an awesome idea for a handmade holiday gift, courtesy of Just Putzing Around the Kitchen! Create infused oils for cooking or magical purposes.