Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Ebb & Flow: March 2021

 The highs and lows of the month. 

Solstice Scents Manor EDP (almost out! Yikes!)

Perfume Oil:
Arcana Wildcraft Aged Patchouli and Nocturne Alchemy Holiday Crystalline Spice Cake (not together though)

Body Oil:
Wildroots Lavender and Rosemary

Wildroots Activated Charcoal (still all time favorite natural deodorant)

Black Magic 50 Shades of Chaga

Future Primitive Sparklebox 

Blood Moon Botanica Calming Milky Oats

Bath & Body Works Comfort (Patchouli and Vanilla)

Candles From the Keeping Room Celtic Moonspice

Wood, Willow and Whatknots Cosmic Minstral

Nail Polish:
Rescue Beauty Lounge Small, Dim, Summer Stars

Sumo oranges and chicken pot pies

Republic of Tea Lavender and Blueberry Iced Tea (unsweet)

My Hero Academia, Gardener's World, and too many IG stories

Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett

Just finished Darwin's Ghosts and in the middle of Celtic Magic and about to start The Rattled Bones

My sister Heather's wedding! Looking forward to watching her finally marry her love after two change of dates due to COVID. Also awaiting more butterflies (SO MANY PUPAE!!!), summer break (ONE MORE MONTH), and endless sunshine on my skin. 

Seeing my 6th graders move on, job limbo, my oldest going off to high school. 

Golden Lotus Incense warmer

My last Society6 phone case order, both phone cases had white strips of no printing. Looked poopy. But the customer service was great and they refunded the money. 

Stressing about the state standardized testing dates moving around so close to my sister's wedding. Work uncertainties and missing my friends and sisters. Not sleeping well.

Got my one and done vaccine. Had a friend move into my neighborhood. Got lots of monarch butterfly babies. Harvesting carrots. Walking the neighborhood in evenings with husband to catch up on our days. 

How was your March? Are you growing anything? Seeing signs of life? 


  1. Congrats on your vaccine! I got #1 on Tuesday and no side effects other than a sore upper arm. Very excited to hear how it goes with the butterflies so please keep us posted. Also, thanks to you I am back into wearing perfume most days, even if I don't go even as far as the mailbox. It's so much fun rediscovering old faves.

    1. Thanks! I was grateful that it was opened up to teachers. And happy you were able to get yours as well.

      So far I have had good numbers on the butterflies. Most of the cats were able to pupate but a few of the chrysalis did not hatch, just kind of became stagnant. I have watched at least seven hatch and fly away though. It makes me so unreasonably happy.

      I am SO happy to hear you are wearing some pretty smellies!! I don't put on make up in the morning but I do anoint myself with perfumes each day. Today I put on Whisper Sisters "Be Mine" with lots of spice and patchouli. Mmmm. Any old faves that have made your eyes roll??

      I apologize for the delay in replying. School has been hectic with state testing coming up and in the evenings I am taking an ESOL course. April is always a little frantic for me with school. How are you doing?

    2. So cool about the butterflies! Weirdly I have been wearing even more makeup than usual as we've had a lot of video meetings with potential clients. I am rediscovering the cozy musks and vanillas in my collection, especially good ol' hippie Nemat Himalayan Musk and Calypso St. Barth Lea. Hope the tumult of school stuff eases soon and take care <3

  2. Ahh, a vaccine, a wedding, and butterflies! How lovely! I am worshipping the cherry blossoms and wearing all the floral girly pink perfumes in my collection. Growing hope.

    1. Hi Brooke!! I apologize for my delay in writing. April is kicking my butt and taking names in the busy department. LOL! But not in a bad way. Just in a lack of free time way.

      Cherry blossoms!!! Are you getting to see them?? I love the delicate scents and florals. Perfect time of year for them. Growing hope. That makes my heart happy. My card of the year was The Star and it speaks to me about hope. Which is greatly needed. <3