It is that time of year y’all, winter is coming and so are the holidays! Winter holds a special place in my heart. It yokes back to warm mugs of marshmallow filled hot cocoa, the shorter days gently nudging you to spend as much time in the daylight but once the skies dim you can always count on twinkling lights to guide the way (I can’t help but romanticize the seasons!)
I’ve come to realize that winter is a season of coming together. it harkens you to go inward and find warmth from the chill and reconnect with kin & company. As lovely as that does sound, it’s not always the smoothest sailing during the holidays. Some of us get stressed, some have too much on their plates, everyone has their own story during this time of the year so I hope yall remember to take deep breaths and focus on yourself first.
Here I have curated four gift guides that feature products that are either sustainable, handmade by artisans, and are wellness staples. There is guide for a cozy night in, the wildflower spirit, the conscious hostess (or yourself!), and self-care lounge. I wanted to select pieces that serve a purpose and function. Supporting local + handmade craft is a passion of mine and I enjoy observing the personality of the maker shine through their creations. Comfort + repose also come to mind when the weather drops. Of course everything in this guide is plant-based & vegan
It’s all cozy here in November. Low temperatures and dusk sets in around 5. There is a calmer atmosphere to the days and a desire to go inward.
Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness and mindfulness. Embracing the season you are in an making the time to care for oneself. When it comes to the mindset of cold autumn nights, transitioning to winter light – I reach toward an atmosphere of warmth and comfort.
So y’all I am super late to the bowl-hype. As beautiful as they are, I never got the urge to create one. Thankfully change happens and I embarked on creating an oatmeal bowl that is pretty to gaze at, but refined sugar free, and filled with nutritional toppings
So, there are several reasons I aptly named this bowl the “Mermaid Bowl” it’s really just quick cooking oats with a few additions that give it the colorful cerulean hue. This oatmeal bowl has a lot of protein bursting through. By using quick cooking oats you can easily assemble it in the morning, pour the oats into a Pyrex container and you’re good to go. The overnight approach with any oats will work too. Plus edible flowers add that extra touch of dreaminess!
Here is an updated version of this years zero waste dental products I love + some new to me. When it comes to zero waste I chose to live by example and it certainly requires thought and execution. Being mindful of what we purchase and its lifespan offers us insight to what choices we make. At the end of the day I like to reflect on how much trash I did, or didn’t produce. At the beginning of each day I try to reflect on what I hope to achieve, invite, and value.
As y’all know, I love exploring and studying the benefits of botanicals + plants and their uses. Living Libations is a Canadian-based company who dedicate themselves to meaningfully creating botanical based products for our body + mind. Their oral care products featured here are full of anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties and I love them! I hope they integrate bigger sizes for bulk buying. Most of their products are vegan, and everything featured here is vegan!