• business,  healthy living

    why start a side business?

    For those of you who have been around here for a while, you know that I’ve been doing this for a really long time. Like 14 years. Jewelry has been in my blood since the first beaded bracelet I made and sold my Freshman year of high school to earn money for Spring Break. It’s such a joy hearing the stories of what you all have stamped on your items – memorials, celebrations, words that impact your lives. Owning your own business definitely has its perks: you choose your schedule, you get all of the profits, the flexibility and being your own boss is amazing. But there are also some…

  • essential oils,  healthy living

    sometimes I just need to focus…

    We can all use a little bit of help in the area of focus sometimes, am I right? There are days where I sit down to make jewelry and it’s like “squirrel” every time my phone goes off or the dog barks. It’s no secret that I’ve come to love essential oils so I thought I’d share this focus blend with you all today. This blend is energizing and is perfect for studying, working or simply when you need some extra focus. You can apply it to your forehead, behind your ears, to the back of your neck or rub it in your palms and inhale it aromatically. In a…

  • create,  essential oils,  healthy living,  recipe

    homemade bath salts

    A few weeks ago I did a make & take at my house with a few friends. We made diffuser pendants, bath salts & sugar scrub. Today I want to share with you how to make an easy bath salt that is perfect for gift giving! It’s not too late to whip some of these up for gifts! The original recipe is from TidyMom. To make Lemon Rosemary Bath Salt you simply mix together the following: Ingredients: 2 cups epsom salt 1/2 cup baking soda 2-3 tbsp fresh rosemary; finely chopped 6-8 drops lemon essential oil 2-3 tbsp lemon zest (optional) I didn’t use that much rosemary in mine because…

  • essential oils,  healthy living,  inspiration,  jewelry

    the merging of two passions

    For the last few months, I’ve been in my slow season for the business. I’ve gone on this health journey¬†and started a new blog since then so I have to assume God has allowed all of this to happen together knowing that otherwise I wouldn’t have had time to start sharing what I’m learning. I’ve been really excited to share with others about food and essential oils as medicine, which in turn has made me less excited about making jewelry. Which has made me sad to think about. I do feel like God has given me the gift of creativity, so I don’t ever see myself not being creative –…

  • healthy living,  home,  inspiration

    my whole30 journey

    I’m going to be really vulnerable and honest (and borderline TMI) with you guys today. I always think it’s helpful to hear from someone who has gone through something, instead of just believing someone who is trying to sell a book or program. I’m going to give you a bit of history, and I can hardly believe that I’m posting¬†this next sentence but here goes… Back in February I became constipated for the first time in my life. Nothing would really help and I’ve been taking miralax since. I had some nights where the pain in my gut was so bad that I just had to lay on the floor…