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Kelli brings a ton of excitement to the episode because 11 is her very favorite number! Kicking off the podcast with memories, sparks and snacks, Adrianna and Kelli take a few trips down memory lane. With undertones of S1E7: Ya Big Creep, take a peek into a day in the life.
We always promote a small business each episode, and for this feature we are so jazzed to talk about Wicky Woman Candles! Not only did Adrianna purchase a seasonal candle from WWC, but she can also refill it at any time, taking this sustainable and eco-friendly company a hella must 🙂
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On this week’s episode, Adrianna and Kelli had a blast discussing some of their favorite memories:
What is your favorite item that you have found thrifting/secondhand shopping? (hint, we fucking love chairs)
What is your favorite thrifting childhood memory? (Yes, Adrianna was trying on shoes in Goodwill and someone walked away with her own zapatos! And did not want to give them back to her)
You know you had a good time in Goodwill when you leave barefoot and confused 🙂
Next question! Your BFF arrives to San Diego and begs you to take them to the best thrift store. Cough it up – which ones are the best in this huge city?
What is fast fashion?
Buckle up, buttercup! Bon Jovi’s gonna call us any minute. Tune in now, and here more about this week’s favorite small business, NRM Handmade! Shop her Etsy MEOW. Image below taken from her Etsy shop- this is the big baby pin! Adrianna rocks her keys on this gorgeous handmade art piece; hers has one of a kind turquoise BUT NRM Handmade’s site has a few left- YOU REALLY need to add this gorgeous artist to your holiday shopping list.
Find on instagram @NRMHandmade
This episode’s Creature Comforts- Adrianna provided us with CINNAMON COOKIE hand-rolled joints! This company is called Pearl Farma, and they are a family owned cannabusiness that we are thrilled to get to know! Find them on Instagram, @Pearl_Pharma
And please feel free to contact us with any questions! We love hearing from you. Our email is email@example.com
Dear friends! It is day 56 of Quarantine for us over here in sunny San Diego. I recently became a Free Little Library owner in December, and have been happily collecting books for my library.
In addition to plumping up my own stock, I thoroughly enjoy restocking the other libraries in my community. There are a few popular libraries that are underserved, always emptied and sad before I arrive.
One of the most beautiful observations that I have had with this pandemic is that all of our community libraries are FULL! I truly believe that the community is using their libraries, as I am noticing constant movement and rearranging in my own library, and 2 others that I frequently steward. Yay! And so, I have had an excess of 100 books to donate, sitting in my home.
Let’s segway here, as I remind you all that I am a Poshmark Ambassador! I have been running a cute little online shop for over 5 years now. There are tons of acronyms for poshers and online shoppers alike; are you privy to FWP? Free with Purchase Items are one of my favorite things to offer in my shop. Things that aren’t quite profitable enough to sell, things that are used, damaged, or need a new home. You see, the Poshmark shopper pays for 5lbs of shipping costs NO MATTER WHAT. So, when you buy an Anthropologie polka-dot dress from my closet for $14, you pay $6.99 for 5lbs of Priority Mail. Why not add a few things?!
I want Poshers to be curious about reading! And boy, are the Nicholas Sparks books a hit! It has been so fun to see shoppers buy a trinket for themselves, like Nike running shorts, and add a copy of my favorite book to their order for free.
I think I may be the first person to have a FREE LITTLE LIBRARY in my Poshmark shop! I am deeply inspired to share and would love if anyone wanted to replicate something similar in their own shop.
Are you a Poshmark Seller? This is for you!
There are 2 ways to list FWP items. You can:
-List the item as $3 and instruct the buyer to deduct the price from their offer (in the comments section)
-List as 0 dollars (but then is marked as not for sale, and the customer as to personally reach out to see if the book is available still.
I opted for the first option, in bold! (Items cannot be listed as less than $3 in Poshmark due to the $2.95 seller fee)
Good morning friends! Today, I am going to share some of the tools you’ll need to be a Poshmark Seller. I have been selling on Poshmark for over 5 years and have a lot of experience! With over 1,000 sales, 64K followers and all sorts of customer service experiences haha, I have put together a few Poshmark Posts for those of you looking for tips.
1. Mobile phone with Poshmark Mobile App downloaded. You can view and manage your Poshmark account on a desktop computer, but you cannot list and upload items. You must upload photos of your items through the App. Here’s a link to my closet!
2. Shipping Materials. I suggest creating a USPS account and ordering your supplies here, especially if you do not have $ to spend on shipping tape. I order shipping materials through USPS once every few months, and it takes anywhere from 5-20 days to arrive. I always order MAILING SLEEVES, MAILERS and BOXES. Click for links to them!
3. Save all shipping materials you receive. Bubble mailers, boxes, envelopes, shoe boxes, puffy bags of air, tissue. Create a designated recycling area (like your spare room, garage or underneath a table) and store all your materials. PRO TIP- ask your neighbors, parents or friends to save their shipping materials for you to use. This depends on what you sell. I sell decorative pillows often and need large boxes that the post office doesn’t provide for free. YOU CAN MAIL YOUR POSHMARK ORDERS in anything and everything. They do not have to be mailed in Priority mail materials. Yes, you can mail your shoes right in their shoe box! Taped up properly, of course.
4. Scissors. Trim all excess strings off of clothes you are selling
5. 1 pant hanger and 1 Shirt Hanger. Preferably, nice and photo-worthy! There are for hanging your items when photographing them.
6. Shipping tape and regular good ole-tape
7. Optional- thank you cards for large $ purchases. When someone buys an item over $35, I like to slip in a thank-you. Often, I reuse an index card or repurpose construction paper (teacher life) and do not spend money on thank you cards
Happy Poshing, friends! Check out my closet and let me know if you have any questions.
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Earlier this month, we celebrated Easter Sunday in Quarantine. My Catholic grandmother has gone to church every year for Easter since she was born. 78 years or church!
I have so many excellent memories of Easter Sunday as a kid, and this inspires me for today’s TEACHER TUESDAY. I vividly remember my uncle hand-crafting a scavenger hunt on Easter throughout my grandma’s House, with notes hidden in the dryer and in the lemon tree.
Thank you to everyone that makes the holidays so special for all the kids around them! Dyeing eggs, receiving Easter eggs, eating tons of candy and peeps, my favorite, dressing in my Easter best-
Regardless of your religious views, may you find solace in the culture and love that brings community together. I love Spring! Inpsired by my grandma, I realized this is the first year she has NEVER gone to church. Quarantine and pandemic only allows for virtual church, which she partook in, but she admits it isn’t the same.
Touchee, grandma, so here is a handmade basket!
I made her felt flowers and attached them to a thrifted basket; this was a fun project from early Quarantine Days.
Thanks for finding inspiration from my greatest teachers; may your greatest takeaway be to gift-give!
Greetings wildlings! I hope this time in isolation and quarantine is keeping you well, if you are reading this in real-time!
There are few things that I love more than repurposed, FREE, quirky items that find their way to me. An avid American picker, I will absolutely slam on my breaks for a pile of free opportunity!
My best friend and I were hiking in San Diego, doing our usual thing! Some hikes rural, some residential, this hike through Rose Canyon took us through some neighborhood streets. Lo and behold, a free outdoor iron table and chairs! A little rusted and dated, I had to have them. And so, we quickly hiked back to my car, a Camry at the time!, and after a few puzzle piece maneuvers, we fit the furniture in the trunk.
This plant never saw it coming! On a whim, Josh and I were wondering what pots we had that would fit inside of this sturdy iron chair frame. This plant was gifted to us by dear friends that moved to CANADA and could not take them along! We inherited a ton of amazing plants from the Hanrahans, thank you friends! This frothy chair is the greatest thing I have seen in my yard.
When two whatever items turn into magnificent greatness! I love when that happens! Thankful Thursday, my friends.
Speaking of chairs 🙂 If you need any chair yoga, I have your back!
This week’s Free Little Library feature has been sent to me by a dear friend here in San Diego! Her and her husband own a property in Ione, WA, and decided to install a library using materials that they already have.
I absolutely love that this is attached to a tree stump, suspended, and made with repurposed scraps and wood! It is efficiently water-proofed, well thought out, and unique. And so, I feature her here! Thanks for joining me, as this is my first feature of a library outside of California. Bonus points- it has three shelves! This allows space for some serious reading material, and I am a fan.
On this week’s Muse Monday, I nostalgically looked through my Etsy shop and chose one of my favorite custom orders!
I love custom orders! Truly, receiving a custom order allows the artist in me to grow and thrive. Like a chameleon, I love to adapt and change to the surroundings around me. In my regular, day to day life, I am sequencing yoga classes to cater to the needs of the students that are practicing with me. I never know what students are going to need, what modifications they might be looking for, or what perceived limitations stand in their way. When I receive a custom order, I see it as my biggest compliment. You are trusting me! Wow, so lovely to be trusted.
I will never take this for granted! Almost two years ago now, my yoga teacher training sister asked me to make her a DIAPER WREATH CATCHER to adorn the door of a bridal shower she was hosting.
This was a great challenge! Here are some bullet points for ya-
-After creating this diaper catcher, it was my most popular etsy listing for over a year. This is a popular DIY that comes up when you Pinterest or research lovely things to do for your momma-to-be. I proceeded to sell one to a lovely woman in the East Coast, and ….
-It was a bitch to ship! I will not be shipping these anymore in the future. I am hoping to create a DIY listing on youtube, teaching people how to create this. I also am happy to make them LOCALLY in San Diego
-If you live in San Diego, I can make you one of these catchers and hand-deliver it to your home. The cost is $128, and I need 2 weeks to make it.
-The diapers are not reusable 😦 This was a hard pill for me to swallow, as I try to be as eco friendly as I can possibly be. I use hot glue to keep the diapers crisp and seamless, and no booty wants glue on it!
-This is a unisex order; you are looking at photos from a GIRL themed baby shower where the mamas wanted crystal, pink and nude tones. I am very non-binary in my work, and will happily create something as masculine or as feminine as you see fit. I create what you are looking for, and energy read and work for who the dream catcher is for. Sex and gender are irrevelant when sending love and reiki to clients in their dream state!
-I would love to teach you how to make this. IF you buy all the supplies (I can shop, suggest, or supply shopping list), and live in San Diego, I will come over for $25 and teach you how to make this yourself. Optional- bottle of wine 🙂
-Vegan options available. In lieu of feathers and leather, I use synthetic suede, pom poms, and fabric straps for the tendrils
Thanks Sarah! I think of you and Monica all the TIME. You are my muse for this Monday! Without your request, I wouldn’t have birthed this labor of love.
Every week on Thankful Thursday, I take time and reflect on what I am truly grateful. When you get into the practice of turning to gratitude, you may start to realize that your laundry list of gratitude is starting to feel a little insincere. First, be proud of yourself if you have noticed a lack of oomph in gratitude! This is part of the journey.
Keep searching until you truly resonate with something that you are grateful for. I always tell my student/teachers in Yoga practice- Yoga is finding what you don’t like, what doesn’t work for you, what won’t work. Once we get comfortable in this uncomfortable feeling, we start to listen to our intuition and tap into what does work for us. This is a daunting task, as you rid yourself of limiting beliefs, preconceived notions, and the guilt trips that may have lead you to yoga, to buying that gratitude journal.
Yoga accepts us as we are. And so, during this wild week of pandemia and anxiety, I turn to my coping mechanisms that help me most! One of those is nostalgic, looking back to times in my life when I really felt grateful.
Sit down and reflect on a chapter in your life that you loved. Yes, we glorify these chapters, as they all come with their ups and downs. I take my mind and my gratitude to 5 years ago, when Josh and I bought our travel trailer.
Little did we know, this travel trailer would be a lovely oasis for us during this week! Completely isolated, respecting the quarantine, and honoring the hermit within, we are back in our trailer, back to simple pleasures.
Enjoy these pictures from when we lived in our trailer in Spring 2016, and when we were working on the trailer, at home, in 2016.
There are so many similarities to our time living in the trailer, and this current chapter of our life surviving and living with the hysteria of COVID-19. Why?
Isolation! When we first started living in the trailer, we realized what was the most important to us. We wanted to learn more about medicinal plants and invested a few hundred dollars in essential oils. From there, we made out own laundry soap, body soap, conditioner, and bug spray.
The BUG SPRAY IS what started it all. Remember this, Kelli! Bugs were eating your body alive, and you were so sick of it that you decided to figure out an herbal remedy to keep the bugs away. Gallons of melaleuca, citronella, and sage oil to keep those bugs away. The real trick to keeping bugbites at bay, in the deep wilderness, is to STAY INSIDE DURING GOLDEN HOUR. Our mosquitoes only attacked while the sun set. Cheers to paying attention.
And so, I rattle off my gratitude- I am grateful for our trailer, the best investment we have ever made. I am grateful for essential oils and that I now have almost 5 years of experience working with, and falling in love with, oils! I am grateful for my husband and my parents and the awesome job that we did remodeling the trailer and prepping it for us to live in for over a year. And lastly, I am grateful for the bug bites.
Just like I say in yoga practice….
Your pain and unhappiness led you to Yoga. BE grateful for it.
Love and light as you embrace all of your emotions that you are feeling right now, they are VALID.
Greetings, family! Thank you so much for the continued support and inquiry as we navigate all things COVID-19.
Currently, Josh and I are adequately quarantined, with ample food, Rx, water, and income to survive us the next month. We remain humble, helpful and hoping that the community will continue to uprise and uplift one another during this trying time.
Many of you have expressed wanting to help us, as we have been financially impacted by the Corona Virus. I work as a small business owner and Independent Contractor, teaching yoga, and Josh works as a landscaper. Together, we feel calm and rooted for our future, yet fully alert. Now is the best time to water our roots and watch us grow.
There are many ways to support us that will never involve money. Please feel inspired by this list of ways that you can support Josh, Pinecone and I during this healing quarantine, both spiritually and financially!
1. Follow our blog, CorderCollective.com. Chances are, you are reading this and following our website! This website will continue to be the hub of our empire. Yoga, landscaping, retail, upcycle, vegan eats, and lifestyle are a few of our niches that we continue to hone and craft. By believing in us now and following along, you are investing in our future and giving others permission to trust us. Thank you!
2. Find us, and please follow us, on social Media platforms.
3. Please leave us a positive review on Facebook, Etsy, or SQUARE. These are 3 of the ways we currently accept payment, and your reviews give others the confidence in the future to purchase our products. You do not have to purchase a product in order to leave a review. If you have ever taken Kelli’s yoga class, purchased plants with the help of Josh, or depended on us as a reliable source, we would love your review. Don’t want to publish online? Please email us your feedback at cordercollective.com and I would be honored to use your anonymous words for various media
This will help us for years to come!
4. Consider giving your housewear, book, cardboard boxes, dying plants, and clothing donations to Kelli.
Why? Many donation collectors (cough cough, Goodwill) do not practice the same environmental or moral standards that we do. Rather than shaming Goodwill, I offer the alternative of letting me filter through your Goodwill donations first. Many of my friends and family have been doing this for years. Some of the things I do with these donations:
-Give gifts to the community at large
-Properly recycle and trash all materials ethically (that cannot be resold at retailers such as Salvation Army, Goodwill, or your favorite thrift store)
-Restructure, Repurpose, Upcycle, Revamp, and resell your items (fabric for quilts, beads for dream catchers, old vessels as planting pots, the list goes on)
-Make dream catchers and jewelry out of old bobbles and bits
-Sustainably wrap and ship all of my Etsy and Poshmark orders (I have never bought shipping supplies in my life, sans packing tape! I have and reuse EVERYTHING. With over 120 Etsy sales and 1,120 Poshmark sales, I know I am making a positive impact on the environment)
-Did you know I have the heart of an American picker? Rather than stressful, this brings me joy, so let me take it off of your plate (or pick it up off your curb…)
-I sell valuable items on Poshmark (I am a Top 10% Seller and Posh Ambassador that has been using this site for almost 7 years now). If you would like me to sell your items on your behalf, I am happy to split profits with you (popular option). Or, you can just give the items to me on good faith that they will land in the right hands and MARIE KELLI YOUR LIFE *Marie Kondo jokes*
-You will see life, love and happiness breathed into the dusty items of your loved ones
-all books will be donated across San Diego county to various Free Little Libraries
5. Support the Yoga studio I work for.
Join our facebook group, Hapa Yoga Ohana Online, for video content of myself and fellow teachers as we continue to teach during the quarantine! This has brought me such joy. Follow our Instagram @hapayoga @hapayogaeastlake, and when our doors open, come take your First Class Free with ME.
6. Contact Josh and I for ornamental landscaping, potting and garden needs. If you have any questions about your California indigenous plants, what to plant that you won’t kill, etc., Josh is your guy 🙂 The plant whisperer.
7. Hire me to marry YO ass. Rev Kelli in the house! I am officiated through the Universal Life Church as a certified reverend, which means, I can marry you and your loved one! If you are looking for a spiritually well-rounded, cosmic and carefully curated ceremony, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
8. I teach private yoga at offices, apartments, and online. Once this pandemic dust settles, let’s book some yoga classes! Kids birthday parties, weekly office yoga in a conference room, or in a gym- there are infinite ways to play on your mat. I am always accepting used mat, block and strap donations to recirculate to the community.
9. Order a custom dream catcher from my etsy shop. Or, better yet, organize a Dream Catcher Making party for your friends and loved ones! I am able to cater this class to littles (12-17 y/o), or adult classes. I have flexible pricing, ranging from $28-$68 per head, depending on the detail that you would like with your catcher.
10. Support my friends! I am surrounded by small business men and women that would love your fellowship and camaraderie during this time.