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Gardening

Maybe I should have taken a before picture. But the truth (and where I'm going with this metaphor) is, I can't really bear to look at the before for one more second.  Today I cleaned the shit out of this garden. I mean, I dug up YEARS of dead leaves, sticks, weeds, and bits of trash. Here's that metaphor: Today, I found myself grappling with old issues, the same old issues I've struggled with my whole life. Can I ever get to the source and clean it out? Will I ever be able to climb out of this pit? And get far enough away so that I don't fall back in? Years and years of dead leaves, sharp sticks, dark...

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Derby Hats!

Believe it or not, Kentucky Derby is a big deal in Bar Harbor. It's tons of fun, people dress up, wear crazy hats, do pub crawls and have wooden horse races across the village green. So every year I try to make a few fun fascinators for people who are out and about.  This year I went a little crazy.  The birds are my favorites, this was the first one I made and she is so sweet in her little nest! I mean... This little pink thing on her flower, I can't.  Here we have a big blue wire lily that wraps around your face while a silky butterfly hovers around above.  Something for the girl who's looking for something...

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Pink Moon

April's full moon was a "full pink moon". Hard to believe I'm just hearing this phrase for the first time since the moon and pink are two of my favorite things. The moon does not actually appear pink during the full pink moon, it got that name from one of spring's first pink flowers called Moss Phlox that are often in bloom* this time of year.  I've been wearing my crescent moon necklace this month and thinking a lot about cycles. April is one of the hardest months of the year. As a seasonal business owner, it's the time when all the money has been spent on new inventory, setting and stocking up, but there are still a couple weeks before the...

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Gift with Purchase :)

Some of you have noticed that I’ve gotten into the habit of including an extra little gift with every order.   I started over the summer and now I just can’t stop. Honestly, the extra giving is fun, and I like the idea of someone getting a happy surprise when they open my package, but my favorite thing about this habit is writing the cards. It only takes a minute, but it makes me feel like I’m getting to know you a little bit more, and you are getting to know me better too. I’m a big fan of handwritten cards, notes and letters. I’m so grateful for this little habit I’ve acquired that let’s me scribble to you guys...

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