Posted in February 2012

Rosemary’s Perfect Cream

A few weeks ago I ran out of facial lotion and spent several days without until I could get to the store. I came home with a little bottle of some lovely lotion that I like very much, but 1) it was $15 for 1.7 ounces and, 2) I had to check the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep … Continue reading

Sweet Violet

I believe in serendipity. I think coincidences await us always, patiently biding their time until we’re ready to tune in to them. Case in point: I have been reading a wonderful book called Wise Woman Herbal: Healing Wise by Susan S. Weed. This is a powerful gem of a book chock full of information about … Continue reading

On the Line

“When you stop putting yourself on the line, and you don’t touch your own heart, how do you expect to touch other people?” -Tori Amos    


The takeaway from 2011 is that when I really commit to something, I achieve it. However, I have a pre-conditioned tendency to say “no” instead of “yes” and of course this holds me back. This is partly necessary, because my top priorities are family and home and those require a pretty hefty minimum level of time … Continue reading


In early 2011, after receiving my Permaculture Certification,  I made a Mind Map of my roles, my interests, my values, things I’d like to learn and ideas I wanted to explore. At the core of my map I declared “I am a Radical Homemaker & Ecological Garden Designer” because those are the roles I wanted … Continue reading