‘Blog Posts’ Category

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Peppermint, Tea Tree Oil, and Sea Salt Foot Scrub

I’m approaching this year’s collection of posts as an anthology of short, complimentary essays. After May’s over-sharing and June’s over-philosophizing I’ve been trying to come up with a suitable post for July. A post that will strike the right balance and add a little light heartiness into the mix. A post that will result in […]

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Sugar and Black Pepper Body Scrub

“How was the last night sleeping in your childhood home?” my mom asked on my final trip to Baltimore before my parents will move out of the house they lived in for the past 35 years. “Meh ” I shrugged. My dad laughed and said “That’s the thing about milestones, as you get older they […]

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Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, and Patchouli Body Spray

Things I learned today: People are generally good. Not screwing on the gas cap tightly can cause your check engine light to come on. Not a metaphor. I am right where I need to be. I’ve written before about my adventures with my old car. Today three different experiences made me very grateful for the […]

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Face Serum with Carrot Seed Oil

My deep friendships tend to fall into two categories.* Either there is an instant recognition of our connection or a gradual admiration that grows over time. I was late to the cultural meme that is a young women’s obsession with Jane Austen. I met Jane when I was twenty years old on my first trip […]

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January and February 2013 Workshops

If you added taking care of yourself and your skin to your 2013 resolutions come join me at an upcoming workshop or host your own party at home. Learn to custom make your own all-natural, indulgent body spa products with every day ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. Using a selection of bases […]

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Holiday classes at El Cid and Villainy General Store

DIY GIFTS Learn to custom make your own all-natural, indulgent body spa products at home with every day ingredients that you can find in your kitchen! Using a selection of bases and mixers, including olive oil, almond oil, sea salt, sugar, essential oils, and herbs, each student will customize their products according to their individual […]

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Friday Links

Things I came across this week that I found inspiring or interesting. This website is brilliant Every single girl need to read this. This video sums ups my feelings about Halloween  costume ideas! This five minute talk made my day.

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One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. – Goethe

Every Wednesday I’ll provide the song, the poem and the picture…you are on your own for the reasonable words. Listen to Danza Espanola, Op. 37, H. 142 – XII. Arabesca by Enrique Granados here Sleeping in the Forest I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her […]

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Sugar, Vanilla, and Oatmeal Scrub

The Best Advice I Was Given #1 My October resolution is to keep unsolicited advice to myself. I have already broken this resolution. A few times. I broke it today. But sharing advice I was given is another story. After I graduated from grad school I wanted to move to New York City.  I may […]

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Friday links

Things I came across this week that I found inspiring or interesting. Everyone loves a funny response to a snarky internet comment. Toothpicks. Who knew they would become my drug of choice in my late thirties? Fun weekend space news: check out the meteor shower  this weekend! I should be doing this.