Goodness, Guys! How did it get to be October so quickly? Better question, how did it get to be the end of October so quickly? Deep breath! Time to savor what’s left of it, yeah? Think I’ll spend the rest of the day sipping cider on my balcony and getting some much needed nature therapy! Before I do that though, I want to share with you the things I fell in love with this month that made my heart happy. Ready to read up? Here ya go!
I’m a scrub junkie. I was there when Origins launched their first one, and I’ve sampled as many as I can ever since. I’ve never tried making my own until now, though. First of all, my itchy Fall skin loves coconut oil! Second, this recipe begs for an awesome autumn essential oil blend. (Check out last week’s post for some ideas. I made mine in Fall Leaves!) Third, Epsom salts are magic, Ya’ll. I feel awful for turning my nose up at them for so many years. They are muscle melty, sleep sweetly goodness. If you have a Trader Joe’s nearby, this is a cheap but luxurious treat. Make one for you and one for someone you love!
Leonie Dawson is a mystical momma mermaid with with a heart as rare as a unicorn. I love her and her special brand of wisdom, empowerment and love. This post went up in July, but it is so spot on about what happens when big-hearted people put themselves out there on the internet and we end up getting hurt by those who don’t see or share our vision. It’s too easy to have an opinion about things these days, and daily I witness folks speaking or typing words that would have been better kept behind zipped lips. Her experience is tough to read about, but if you’re of tender heart it just might help you heal some of your lingering wounds. Her insights are refreshing and it’s a great reminder that people are watching so we should remain in integrity in all things, not just the ones where we have to show our face! I needed this, and I hope it helps you, too!
I want a backyard so I can have a kickass garden! While I’m working on manifesting that though, this article about veggies you can regrow from scraps is helping me get by. I use the green onion trick all the time, plus the money I save being able to get 2-3 uses out of my organic produce is happy stuff. It forces me to try new recipes so I’m not wasting my re-gotten gains. I’ve made omelets, tabouli and salsa and garnish for tostadas all from the same stalks. Yay wallet, yay tummy!
It wouldn’t be an October post without mentioning Halloween! It’s come as you aren’t, or more accurately, it’s an opportunity to come as you wish. I’m one of those people who never really outgrew playing dress-up and I love to go big with my costumes! This year I have a good one, so I might even have to enter some contests, but even if I just hand out candy and watch Buffy re-runs, it’s still fun to play pretend and spend an evening in someone else’s shoes. Who are you dressing up as this year?
Hope you’re still having an amazing October. There’s lots to feel grateful for. Share some of yours below!
Wishing You Total Well-Being,