Friday, October 29, 2021

Morning Musings


Today I have a day off of work. Of course, as a teacher, it almost feels like these sporadic days off cannot possibly come at more opportune moments. Right when I feel like I need a break most of all, well... here it is. 

As much as I have loved taking photos and writing and blogging about my fragrant adventures in wax and perfume, I do feel like a season of taking a break is upon me. I have realized this past year that the moments I am not teaching, working, cooking, cleaning, or otherwise doing duties, I want nothing more than to sit in a swing hammock reading or tree-gazing. I desire dirty hands plucking through weeds or planting things. Chicken chasing. Creating journals bursting with magic, herbal remedies, and artwork. I want to read all the books on my shelves. Build fires. Ramble on walks. 

My money still sometimes goes to wax or perfume. But more often than not it is some elixir to drink, witchy ring, or thrifted doo-dad. But I am not feeling the urge to blog it at the moment. As my life tends to cycle, I may one day return to this page and pick up where I left off. I certainly know I still have PLENTY to write about. Perfumes. Candles. Mugs. Home remedies. Jewelry. Artisan makers will always be my obsession. I will still share them on IG too. 

But I am hanging up my hat on posting here for a while. 

Wishing you all the best this fall. Burn loads of candles. Drink lots of warmth. Chase after floating leaves. <3


  1. Julie, congratulations on this new life turning. Thank you for your words- they created a beautiful, lighthearted world for me to get a bit lost in during the pandemic and alerted me to many wonderful indie perfumers and makers. You're such an amazing writer and creative being. Cheers!!

    1. Thank you for being a friend! I enjoy following along on your adventures on IG. I hope to be back and will still pop in from time to time. Enjoy your holiday season and those gorgeous leaves you have up there! <3

  2. Hey, I chased after a floating leaf just the other day! Your list of current wants, wishes and feelings strike me as beautiful and relatable. I have felt the same in my own heart. There is so much to tend to and nurture other than posting and clacking away at the laptop. I know you will work wonders in your new found free time <3
    I'm happy to have serendipitously visited during this change of pace. I am sending you an email regarding our Reading Challenge-let me know your thoughts and wishes. Here's to many compelling reads, long walks and life musings<3
    Your old bloggie friend,

    1. Isn't it the best?! Hope you caught it!

      Yeah, I find as more greys come through that my priorities are shifting. I am sure they will again and again. I am so happy you and I will stay in touch and still do the challenges. They bring me so much joy!!

      Talk to you soon!

  3. LOVE to you!! Stay in touch!! <3