DIY: Honey Face Mask.

Honey. ©LaurenBurkitt

Have you done a honey face mask? They are amazing. I love the sweet aroma of honey, it has such a warm and cozy feeling. Honey is a natural moisturizer and it’s antibacterial properties will fight against skin irritations and blemishes. I use an unpasteurized raw honey for my face masks so my skin can soak up as… Continue Reading

Burning for a Vacation.

Photo via

Have you ever burned incense? I always thought it was a little witch-crafty myself, up until recently. For no reason at all, I started browsing through the different scents and reading the descriptions on the incense sticks at a store the other day. When I read the one called India, I had to bring it… Continue Reading

A Pledge to Books.

Photo via Isabelle Peterson

“I pledge to read more, from real books.” This is the second pledge of my 12-part monthly series for 2013. The aim here is to get through some of the books I’ve had stacked along the walls of my room for years, while giving my eyes a break from the computer screen. First off, I’d… Continue Reading

Afternoon Delight.

ma cherie amour

It’s nice to finish off lunch with a heart-warming cup of earl grey tea. This week I totally indulged with something a little less traditional. An earl grey infused hand baked donut from Cartems Donuterie. This soft cake donut was topped with an earl grey glaze and dusted with rose petals. I honestly caught myself humming in… Continue Reading

For the love of YARN.

For the love of yarn!

Yarn is used in the production of textiles, sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and more. Yarn comes in several forms depending on the fibers used. The most commonly used plant fibers are cotton (cellulose of the cotton plant) and linen (fibers of the flax plant). The most commonly used animal fibers are wool (sheep hair), cashmere… Continue Reading

Word Snacks.

A Mid-Summer's Day.

“16. Investigate poetry. Poems are like awesome word snacks that nourish your brain. Find the poets who transcribe your experience of the world. Then look for the ones who show you another side of life entirely.“ Susannah Conway recently wrote an article called 40 lessons from 40 years. She shared this list of life lessons on… Continue Reading