Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Ebb & Flow: December 2019

The highs and lows of the month.

Olympic Orchids Woodcut

Perfume Oil:
Nocturne Alchemy Holiday Spiced Crystalline Cake and the Santalum Cake version layered together

Body Oil:
Kings Road Apothecary Deep Woods

Witch Baby Secret Society

Handmade in Florida Pumpkin

B. Perry Studios Mother of Pearl

Nest Birchwood Pine

Sniff My Tarts Lord of Misrule and Peppermint blend

Fried eggs with Everything But The Bagel seasoning from Trader Joe's

GTS Kombucha Living in Gratitude Fall Edition with apple, turmeric, carrot and spices

You've Got Mail, Schitt's Creek, and our fireplace

Carpenter's Christmas, The Nutcracker, and Bobby Helm's Christmas album


Just awaiting cold days for more fires in the hearth. Awaiting the book pages I am going to be diving into. Anticipating a new year. New paths. New experiences.

Getting report cards done. I am a little behind.

Wildroots deodorants, loving them hard.

Bath and Body Works Candy Cane candle. Smelled like lighter fluid.
Also. Cheap tape. Only getting Scotch from now on.

Uterine pains. Work 

A fun birthday with my sisters and Giffe' thanks to Adam. Dinner at Morimoto and a hotel for the night with some thrift shopping the next day. A peaceful and enjoyable Christmas with the family. I loved spending the winter break with Adam and the girls. And getting my tooth fixed. That is good.

How was your December? Looking forward to 2020?


  1. The special edition GTS are so good! Not all the stores here get them consistently though so I have to hunt around. My December has been all about leaning into Star Wars geekiness: catching up on the movies in order to see the newest one with my BFF of 40 years on NYE (great outing, meh movie), as well as the excellent Mandolorian on Disney+.

    1. I agree!! I just picked up the winter version with the blood orange and rose and mmmmmm! They are worth hunting around for. I love that you got to share the new movie with your bestie!!! I wish I had an old friend for that long of time. Savanna went to see the movie with a new friend of hers and she said it was ok. I do keep seeing that adorable baby Yoda all over social media. We don't have Disney Plus but I would consider it. Hope you have a wonderful 2020, Kate!!! Lots of love and great smelly things. <3

  2. Ah, Schitt's Creek - that show is such a delight. :) I saw that Epcot is re-doing the 360 film that plays at the Canada Pavilion, and Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are going to be the new narrators. Now if they could just find a way of getting Alexis in there - she's actually from Ottawa! - that would be SUBLIME. Um, Dave-id!

    1. It really is! Savanna and I have been having a blast watching it. Then we got caught up in the fact that David and Johnny are actually father and son and Twyla is their sister/daughter and we couldn't stop getting a kick out of that.

      How cool about EPCOT! I love the countries so much. And Catherine O'Hara is freaking amazing, bebe'.