Monthly Superlatives: or, if June was a person I’d punch ’em in the face

I wish the idyllic sunny skies above indicated carefree serene days over the past month, but that would be untrue. June may have started low-key; however, by it's close, I was worn out with worry, felt my spirit tested and shaken in some of my beliefs. Lows, losses and worries: stressful changes within my family,... Continue Reading →

Death Eaters Tea Club- Spring box reveal

With the best intentions of featuring this box earlier, travel and illness got in the way and caused a few days' delay. Death Eaters Tea Club is beyond compare for a subscription box, both in content and design. The incredible artist, Aun-Juli Riddle, creates tea blends, artwork and accessories based on the Wizarding World of... Continue Reading →

Pottery by M mug

I must be succumbing to a case of handmade mug madness, hence the second pottery post this month. All I can say is, it's been quite fun following and discovering artisan potters and finding a piece that makes a joyful addition to my collection. I spotted the mugs from Pottery by M a few months... Continue Reading →

Summer scent trend: Sea Salt

It's been a minute since posting a "Notes From the Stash" edition and now that my wax haulage has slowed to a trickle, it's time for another dip into my wax stash. I love to identify fragrance trends, gauge popularity and make predictions. Perhaps inspired by my current Florida beach location/coaching trip destination, one trend... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: Circe

I'm relishing a captivating read that has generated a bit of book buzz in the last few months. Published in April, Circe is the story of the infamous sorceress with whom Odysseus matches wits in The Odyssey. A re-imagining of her life as an outcast goddess and the circumstances that led her to an island exile. It... Continue Reading →

Gio & Turner: Custom wax haul

Did everyone know that Gio & Turner offers custom wax bags? News to me when happening upon a comment on an unrelated post in May (thanks to the Instagram algorithm for burying unknowable numbers of posts from those I follow). Jeannie from G&T is a kind and esteemed maker who started her small business around... Continue Reading →

Callahan Ceramics: Constellation mug

As my forty-first birthday approached with little fanfare (we were busy celebrating other happy family milestones) the lack of festivity instilled in me the need to treat myself. With no New York City celebration to ring in my new decade as it had last year, I settled for a quiet morning sipping coffee on our... Continue Reading →

May: Wax/Life update

"Among the many buds proclaiming May Decking the fields in holiday array, Striving who shall surpass in braverie, Marke the faire flowering of the Hawthorne tree Who finely clothed in a robe of white, Fills full the wanton eye with May's delight."   --Chaucer The month of May is becoming a favorite; great baseball game weather,... Continue Reading →

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