Scumugs: Custom Banner planter

"Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so and hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay." Robert Frost's poem published in 1923, along with S.E. Hinton's classic work, The Outsiders, serve... Continue Reading →

My Christmas Crate- subscription box

Happy Christmas in July...okay, guess I'm a tiny bit late for that, but if you are the type of person who embraces the holiday spirit during the height of summer, you may also be a person who'd love a curated Christmas goods box. What do you get that hard-to-buy-for giftee who already has everything she... Continue Reading →

Holiday Decor 2017

As I sit here on a snowy Friday afternoon, home from work thanks to a severe 12-hour stomach bug, I realize that Christmas is only 10 days away. Disheartened by the thought at first, knowing that I won't accomplish all the shopping, gathering, wrapping, cooking, visiting and general christmasing I've planned in that time. Also... Continue Reading →

Fireside Chat

It's about that time of the season when all I want to do is hibernate at home. I love the idea of snuggling up indoors against the keen bite of winter, the snow falling outside as a roaring fire crackles in the fireplace.┬áRuddy cheeks from the heat of the blaze, toasting my hands and feet,... Continue Reading →

Seeking Comfort

For those times when things don't go as planned, when life twists and turns unexpectedly, your week feels too long and your to-do list longer, when you're in pain, or as in the words of singer Daniel Powter back in 2005, you've had a bad day; what do you turn to for comfort? Family, caring... Continue Reading →

Tea and transformation

At the beginning of each yoga class, we are asked to set an intention for that day's practice. It could be a phrase, a word, or a goal to focus on. At the end of the practice we offer that intention up, as if dedicating it out into the world. My intention should be to... Continue Reading →

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