Getting Personal

This is my truth.

Together Again

Thank you so much for an excellent 2015! The shop has continued to grow, as each week new customers find themselves coming through the door. We are grateful to every new face we meet and all the familiar ones coming back in for more handmade goodies! We are grateful also for the friends we’ve made, …

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In four month’s time I’ll walk back into my life.

Pictured here is Heian jinju Shrine in Kyoto. What does Japan have to do with a little apothecary in Orange? Absolutely nothing, on the surface. This portion of my once-every-never posts is reserved for a peek into our private lives.    The convo about Brian’s picture: Me: “Is that a Shinto Temple?” Brian: “Shinto Shrine. …

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Grateful for a restful 4th.

I’ve traveled for family reasons or had shows (or both!) for the last 11 consecutive weekends. Being fully booked can be a good way to deal with…whatever, but this weekend, I got to stay home. I spent yesterday morning installing (with pro electrical help) our whole house fan, taking two naps, hanging with friends for …

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When the veil thins

One of my best friends had a birthday yesterday, which means we’ll be the same age for a couple months, until my birthday. Then I get a day of transition. Then it’s the day my dad died. I can talk about this right now, but not in a couple months. This time of year also …

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Couch Time

Mmmm…chilly nights and cozy fires. We just lit our first fall fire a couple nights ago and settled in for evening “couch time” – that moment when we finally unwind and restore at the end of a long day.