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- about two or three citrus wedge (I prefer to use oranges)
- peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus leaves
- dried lavender
- tea tree oil
- peppermint castile soap, or if you have peppermint oil on hand that would work too
It is really quite simple. Place all ingredients in the water and put on a low simmer until it is almost to a boil. Place in a mug or bowl and cover your head with a towel or blanket.... now breeeeathe in.... much better! It really works like a charm. Bottle it up and save it for later in the refrigerator (it is best between 1-4 days).
Photos taken on Iphone + Instax
And on another note - my man moved to LA on new years day. Quite a change for the new year, huh? 2012 was a quiet, comfortable, ordinary year. It was a good one, but I am exited for what the future holds. Lots of exciting things are in store for 2013. I already miss him a lot but I am excited for the opportunities their band has been given (mostly thanks to Fergie... yes the Fergalicious Fergie). Funny how life works.
well to begin, I moved into a quaint victorian apartment.
effie's favorite place to sleep. poor thing had a hard time adjusting at first, but I think she's doing just fine now, and she has a new kitty housemate too!
I take walks as often as possible now, being so close to my favorite coffee shops, and I always make sure to make a little bouquet on the way. Phil warns me that I might look like a crazy to the neighbors if I keep collecting foliage on my walk, but I can't help it!
a few Christmas presents
I hope everyone of you had a joyful, relaxing holiday!
* all photos taken on iphone, edited using afterglow
There are so many great gift guides circling the internet lately, all filled with lovely things, but the prices can be a bit unrealistic sometimes. I'll be posting a few gift guides that feature items from small businesses that are under 40 dollars. I'm really trying hard this year to only buy handmade, vintage, meaningful gifts... so I hope these ideas inspire you as well!
1. driftwood shelf, 38
2. juicer, 40
3. handmade soap, 6
4. twig necklace, 35
5. mushroom print, 9
6. thermos travel mug, 24
7. twig hair clips, 20
8. kitchen towel, 18
I feel as though I begin every blog post with obligatory "wow, it sure has been awhile" sentence, but it truly feels like I've become far detached this blog. That is something I do not want, but I'm taking time to reevaluate and gain some inspiration for this here ol' blog. I haven't necessarily been busy - but my mind has been elsewhere. Dealing with complicated apartment things and being sick are just some of the not so fun stuff, but it's not bad. It has also been filled with watching my classic Fall movies ( I have a pretty elaborate list of movies I must watch in October), carving pumpkins, bike rides, and drinking many a soy chai latte.
Thinking of all my east coast friends... hope you all stay safe!
As I was gathering inspiration for a new post, I noticed that I was picking photos with a similar color palette. I do that with thrifting as well; I come home with all blue finds. Funny how that works.
I am taking a bit of a hiatus - perhaps only a few days, maybe a few weeks - to sort out what I want from this blog. Right now I feel like it's going every which way and a part of me wants to be more organized. Perhaps more personal posts rather than inspiration? More writing? I think my number one reason is to create better relationships and community with all you e-peeps. I'd love to hear your honest thoughts. What could change on this blog? What would you like to see more/less of? For now, I leave you with pretty pictures!