Monday, November 30, 2020

Ebb & Flow: November 2020

 The highs and lows of the month.

Dasein Winter

Perfume Oil:
Arcana Marshmallow Layering Note for bedtime and Nocturne Alchemy Holger (cinnamon buns and soil)

Archaic Honey Poplar Buds & Rose Hand and Body Cream

Black Magic Alchemy Soap in Rootbeer

The Bathing Garden Evernight

Lip Balm:
For Strange Women Baba Yaga

Skin Care:
Forest & Fjord Winter Moon serum, Sarah is rebranding into House of Yore and is having a big sale. Now is the perfect time to get her serums and face creams (all created with natural and high quality ingredients). I also recommend the Balm of Gilead. I picked up a serum and the spruce hydrosol (I like using those on my face for refreshening). Click here to go visit

Mermade Magickal Arts Demeter

Bath and Body Works Cinnamon and Clove Bud

Sawdust & Embers Homestead

Grapes and turkey sandwiches

Coffee with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkled on top

The Witcher series

Hannibal and Christmas Vacation and Gardener's World

Old random Christmas records

The Christmas advent calendar with my girls. We do small things like watching movies or baking or Christmas light tours, or sometimes they wake up to a small gift like socks or silly string or slime. It makes celebrating fun especially in these times when social events are off the list. Also excited to be turning 40 in a few days. We got a cabin in Helen, Georgia for the weekend and will be hiking in the woods and sitting by the fire. 

Nothing. Going to stay positive and do my best job in teaching. Pray we all stay healthy. Look forward to 2020 wrapping up with the ones I love. Have hope for the next year.

My new planners from Modern Woman (Many Moons planner- loved using it this year) and my new Tudor planner (the same one that I drew in on COVID quarantine mornings). I love how the new 2021 Tudor planner looks. Lovely artwork.

Growing radishes, carrots and beets in my garden. The sandhill cranes came every day to pluck them directly out of the ground. I guess I can try again later. But the winter squash, black eyed peas and okra are doing well so far.

Missing extended family at Thanksgiving.

Having wild turkeys come visit me in the yard, having sandhill cranes come peck my veggies, watching my wildflowers sprout up and cooking an intimate Thanksgiving meal.

How has your November been? Are you looking forward to the small festivities the holidays will bring? Shining ornaments, colorful lights, baked goods and hot cocoa?


  1. I had to laugh at the sandhill cranes eating your veggies. They come by my mom's patio and peck at the birdseed. Such funny, muppet-ish birds!

    1. They really are! I love to watch them dance. You hit the nail on the head with the muppet-ish comment!!! They have zero fear.I do put out birdseed so I know I am asking for it. The freeze we had recently killed off the rest of the squash (the packet said it was WINTER squash!) and my tomatoes (saw that one coming) and the okra. I think I will put down a cover crop and just till it under and start again in the spring. See what comes to investigate it then. :-) Hope you and yours are doing well so far this month!