Friday, December 31, 2021

Best of 2021


Though things still very much feel topsy-turvy, I do want to take the time to reflect on some positives from this past year. For me personally some good things that came out of 2021:
-Saw my baby niece enter the world.
- Got to see my sister get married.
-Visited Baton Rouge and discovered an awesome used bookstore there (Cottonwood Books, if you ever go).
-Witnessed our baby chicks grow and become layers.
-Cuckoo clock and wooden swing.
-Girls transitioned into high school and middle school pretty smoothly.
-Adam received some work accolades.
-I finally finished getting the living room set to order with some used furniture and a rug.
-Fox and bunny sightings in the yard.
-Finished a quilt.

Oldies But Goodies:
I still retain many old favorites and frequent their shops. Makers I purchased from this year that I will always adore:
- Future Primitive Soap company- several conditioning hair rinses, shampoo bars, bar soaps, and even one tub of luxury body cream
- Candles From the Keeping Room- I placed an order every time I could catch one. And now that I hear Carol is retiring soon I will continue to stock up.
- The Bathing Garden- several tubs of sugar scrub and the occasional wax tart.
-Blood Moon Botanica- I still love Britton's Moon Dew face serum and tinctures, but she has also been revisiting her perfumer's past by releasing larger collections rather than one-offs. I have loved them tremendously. 
-Moonalisa- I forgot how much I enjoy Moona's perfumes, soaps and candles. I picked up her EDP for the first time and loved that too. 

New Favorite:
- Acorn Moon Mercantile- I love the seasonal bundles, bells, skin care, tinctures and witchy offerings. 

I have added some new potters to my mug collection.
- Dees Ceramics
-T. Young Ceramics
-Mushroom Root
-My Paper Crane
-Mud Grove Pottery
-Kat Cave Studios
-Gina Grenier 
-Black Banjo Arts
-Oil and Birch (custom pre-order that is almost done)
-Lily Lund Ceramics

It has been a slower and more quiet year for wax and such. I honestly don't know what I am going to do when Carol does retire. I guess ration out my stash and convert to candles and incense only once it is used up.

Did you have any favorites this year? Any new makers you want to recommend or scents you are loving? Collect anything fun and exciting this year? Lots of pinecones for me.


  1. I'm a more recent Moon Dew user and it is indeed magic!! My 1oz. is just about gone and I look forward to replenishing. :D
    I've recently refallen in love with Villainous Wax. I've been a buyer and fan for quite awhile now, but I'm hoping to support more frequently here this year.

    1. Yes!!!! So glad you like it too! Tomorrow is the sale right? Hoping it holds on until Friday. I have gone through a few bottles and only have a 1 ounce right now to hold me over at the moment too. I like to mix it with my serum like Britton recommends.

      Villainous Wax huh? I don't think I have tried that brand yet. I may have to once Carol retires (though I try not to think about that!!!).

    2. I think Britton restocks on the 16th. :D
      Villainous Wax is great for unique, fun blends. Holli does lots of fandom themes. I like that she does a lot of outside of the box combinations. I'm getting real tired of the vendors who are so bakery dominant.