Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bright and Summery

We're getting hit today with another monster storm--crazy winds and torrential downpours. But at least we have summer to look forward to!

Here's a Treasury full of crisp, bright colors that is sure to keep your spirits up, no matter how dismal the weather may be.

(Thank you to iumi for including my Cool Citrus Basil teacup candle!)

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Natural Early Summer

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

If the amount of rainfall is any indication, then it is most certainly springtime. We've been having a TON of rainy weather here in the Catskills, and I'm just looking forward to seeing the trees bud and the flowers bloom. Today is actually the first warm and sunny day we've had in quite awhile, but you can't ignore that spring is often characterized by rainy, albeit warmer, days.

I came across this cute Treasury today on Etsy, which features my Spring Rain candle. Seems like the perfect way to appreciate the spring weather. Enjoy!

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it's raining like...well, you get it.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Color Inspiration

It's been quite awhile since I've posted and I'm going to blame that on the cold, icky weather that just makes me feel lazy. Now that spring is in the air, I'm starting to think about my upcoming projects to brighten up my workspace.

The first thing I like to think about when revamping a space is COLOR. For me, picking a color (or two or three or four) helps me decide what I want to do with everything else. So my first step for my workspace is to decide what colors I want to use for everything.

I've already painted the picture frames that I have hanging above the dresser. For those, I used Windwood Spring, which is a fresh, cool green and Woven Basket, which looks, well, like a cute, country basket color.

Here they are in action, on the picture frames, which were originally a plain, light wood:

I was originally thinking of painting the dresser in Woven Basket as well, but I tried it on a spot of the wall and it just wasn't quite right. (Did I mention that I'll also be painting my living room yellow? I think I'm a bit obsessed...) So I'm still on the hunt for that perfect color for the dresser.

Here is some inspiration I've found online:




If you happen to love with yellow as much as I do and have some inspiration to share, please let me know, I'd love to take a look!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I've Finally Posted my Aromatherapy Collection!

It's been a long time in the making, but I've finally posted the first two scents in my Aromatherapy Collection. This collection marks my emergence into the lovely world of essential oils and I am so happy to be there! While I love the endless options available with fragrance oils, I think I get the most enjoyment from working with essential oils because they literally are as pure and natural as it gets.

The essential oils that I'm using are from a local shop called Avalon Moon in Delhi, NY. If you're ever in the area, you owe it to yourself to drop by this shop. The atmosphere is absolute tranquility and the owner, Hazel, is always so sweet and helpful.

The first two candles in my Aromatherapy Collection are:

Love is an aromatherapy blend of Patchouli and Cinnamon. Use to attract a lover or to create a loving environment. 

Health is an aromatherapy blend of Rosemary, Juniper, and Sandalwood. Use to encourage healing. 

Anyone familiar with Wicca (or aromatherapy, for that matter) will be delighted to know that the oil blends in my collection have been inspired by the renowned Scott Cunningham, so you know that they are a safe bet!

I welcome you to check out my Aromatherapy Collection, available now on my Etsy shop. And be sure to check back again soon because I am actively testing new blends, which I'll be posting soon!