Serene Sunday

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Mendenhall Glacier, AK. Nature walk


Just for Now, without asking how, let yourself sink into stillness.

Just for now, lay down the weight you so patiently bear upon your

shoulders. Feel the earth receive you, and the infinite expanse of the sky grow even

wider as your awareness reaches up to meet it. Just for now, allow a wave of breath to

enliven your experience. Breathe out whatever blocks you from the truth. Just for now,

be boundless, free, with awakened energy tingling in your hands and feet. Drink in the

possibility of being who and what you really are – so fully alive that the world looks

different, newly born and vibrant, just for now. ~ Danna Faulds

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To DIY or not…

I’ll admit it. I’m into DIY (Do it Yourself). Not the kind of DIY projects that take a long time or require me to read endless directions. More straightforward stuff. It started with household decor, but has moved into the use of natural products replacing store bought. I’ve become somewhat of a formulations fanatic. Yes, mixing stuff, trying this, testing that. It’s fun to me and sometimes I decide I like my new formulation better than the store bought, trademarked product.

Some of my successes are homemade: laundry detergent, glass/surface cleaner, deodorant, eye make up remover, bug repellent, skin softeners, etc. Not everything is successful. The fabric softener was weak. I need to work that out. But I feel a sense of accomplishment in successfully replacing with alternatives, many of them natural. What’s your guilty pleasure?


If you’re interested in trying any of my formulations, just comment on this blog post.

Some home ingredients

Some home ingredients