home, nature, self

the folk school

today marks one full week since i moved to the john c campbell folk school in brasstown, north carolina. the experience has already been incredible and i’m meeting all sorts of folks and learning new things. if you’re interested in my day to day life up at the folk school, read on! honestly, i didn't… Continue reading the folk school

home, nature

spring around the homestead

the second half of february blessed us southerners with mild temperatures and plenty of rain. nature took advantage and green of every shade burst forth onto the drab grey stick season palate. this winter was particularly boring for our homestead, devoid of exciting planning. since we are moving and travelling all summer, we will not… Continue reading spring around the homestead


the importance of outside

in my last post, i discussed the importance of personal finance in living a secure and happy life. today i'm writing about another important element of (my) life - being outside. outside encompasses a variety of experiences, and i believe that connecting to the world outside allows us to live planet-conscious and meaningful lives. in… Continue reading the importance of outside


life updates

i took an extended break from blogging because for a few weeks, my daily life was full of other activities demanding my attention. in the last month i've been busy creating and writing and planning and working and resting and tending. here's a little update about my personal life. going back to work in january… Continue reading life updates


the importance of personal finance

money-wise, 2018 is not starting out great. i've been hit by a number of big ticket expense items, with more to come. today i'm reflecting on the importance of cultivating a relationship with your finances. due to well-thought out financial planning, i've been able to absorb pricey unforeseen expenses with little stress, and continue to… Continue reading the importance of personal finance

home, money, self

recovering from the holidays

i adore the holiday season - i'm lucky in that for me it means lots of time with family, warm and cozy homes, and so much delicious food. but the six months between thanksgiving and new years also take a lot out of me, and i suspect others feel similarly. the rush to get all… Continue reading recovering from the holidays


making herbal oils

herbal oils, or herbal oil infusions, are used for culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal purposes. i make herbal oils for use in salves, balms, and lotions. herbs are soaked in a carrier oil for a specified amount of time, pressed and decanted before being put to use. during the soaking (or digestion) process, the oil soaks… Continue reading making herbal oils