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.