Monday, October 25

...monday blues

Oh my goodness! I just spent the whole day entrenched in home budgets, bill organization, scary dark closet clean-out, and children's growth-spurt clothes turnover crazy-town. While I got a lot more done than I thought I would, how come it feels like I did nothing! I have a more organized craft closet, but a crazy messy kitchen. Is it ever all together at once?! Well, hopefully everyone else's week is going well. It's been beautifully blustery fall out, and I'm excited to spend some time in the weather this week!

Tuesday, October 19

Craft Daze

To any and all of you out there who are at all into crafting and cottage industry type endeavors, WHIPUP.NET is definitely a website you should know about. has a million and one amazing download-able designs. To give you an idea of what their site is all about, here's a portion of their mission statement:

"Whipup values time over money, values skills over things, and is for creating a space in a hectic life for making. Whip up is all for the handcraft movement." 

They have everything from mason jar labels to zombie lunchbox patterns. I can spend hours on here looking around and getting really inspired seeing the crafting that others are doing. 

I put some pictures up of the things they have that are halloween themed right now, to help get y'all in the spooky spirit. You should definitely check it out, although be warned, you may not be able to leave...

Monday, October 18

A visit to Fairyland

Book tip!!
I just finished a really great book that was given to me a few weeks ago. It was a great gift, and I love it! It's called Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins and Other Nasties: A Practical Guide by Miss Edythe McFate. This is a smart and fun "guidebook" to the modern world of the fantastic. Set mainly in present day New York City, the book is filled with tips and warnings about modern day fairies. I love the way it bounces back and forth between short stories about encounters with modern mythical creatures and quick one page helpful hints about existing amongst them. If you're at all interested in sci-fi, fantasy fiction, you should definitely check this out! 

Thursday, October 7

Ashtma, part deux!

So. In an attempt to prevent my little man (and me!) from having these scary seasonal asthma attacks, I am changing our diet. Not many people realize, that asthma is very manageable if you pay attention to what you are putting in your body. Of course, this is true for a lot of things. According to the incredibly useful guide Nutritional Healing that I have at home, I should try to make sure that his diet consists mainly of the following:

Brown Rice
Whole Grains...

We should be staying away from the following:


the list goes on, but those seem to be the most important ones. 

Also. There is a supplement available from Herb Pharm called Calm Breath. It contains the following herbs:
* Khella seed (Ammi visnaga) 30% * Skunk Cabbage rhizome & root (Symplocarpus foetidus) 20% * Grindelia leaf & flower (Grindelia spp.) 18% * Turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa) 18% * Thyme leaf & flower (Thymus vulgaris) 14%

If you would like to Purchase Calm Breath, there are several websites available. It is recommended to take it two to three times daily with juice or tea. I am going to start my son on this today!!! I am very excited about it. 

So! Let the new regime begin. I will let you all know how these things help with his wheezing and schtuff. Hope all of you are well!

Saturday, October 2


This is very exciting...possibly...if you're at all a fan of Neil Gaiman, check this link out!

That's all for now!