I have no idea why I got the big idea to turn my secret botanical recipes into a business. Right now I’m sitting here looking at a whole bunch of orders that have to be made, labeled and shipped (or delivered) by tomorrow…and more to be done by Saturday.
I’m blessed with work, I reckon.
I just made two new aromatherapy sprays for the summer…one is for hippies (like me) named Flower Child, and the other one is for putting on your skin to perfume it and to reduce sun damage called Summer of Love.
I like the sprays. They’re like instant little smell-good treats that you can just keep using all day long.
It’s the simple things.
I have writer’s block. A bad case of it. I used to write every day…for a living…so my brain had lots of practice.
Anyway, that’s probably why I don’t blog much anymore. (When I wrote for a living I blogged almost every day because when you’re on a roll, you might as well use lots of words). Also, I had the newsroom to blog about.
Now I work from home so the only shenanigans that go on during any given day are merely my own, and they really aren’t that interesting. Not most days, anyway.
So, the kid on the right is how I look when I have writer’s block. Which is now.
I guess I’d better start blogging more.
I like having two polar opposite businesses. Luna Joon is all flower child-like and happy. Peace and Love.
Nightshade and Company is dark, demented and disturbed. The fragrances are heady and intense.
Some days all I want to do is put on Joni Mitchell or Simon and Garfunkel and blend shiny, happy, hippie things.
Some days I want to listen to the ethereal music of Hildegarde Von Bingen or The Cure and blend things that smell like the interiors of funeral homes or gothic cathedrals.
It’s good to have outlets for various personality disorders.
April 24, 2013
Tagged beauty, bohemian, botanicals, creepy, funeral home, gothic, hippie, morbid, music, perfume, shabby, skull, vintage
About a month ago, when we were on San Juan Island visiting my daughter, I was introduced to nooch. We were at the movies, sharing a big bucket of popcorn, when my daughter pulled out a canister of strange looking flaky stuff and sprinkled it all over our snack.
It smelled a little weird, and tasted a little weird…but it was sort of one of those things that is so different and you kind of like it so you eat it, despite the weird.
It had a cheesy, nutty flavor and a super flaky texture. My daughter explained that it was “nutritional yeast” and that it’s really good for you…packed with vitamins and protein. “It’s great for vegetarians, mom” she said.
So today when I went to the grocery store I saw the same stuff my daughter sprinkled on our popcorn that night and I bought some. Oddly enough, I was craving it. After dinner, I made some popcorn and covered it with my new nooch. Then I ate it all up. Nooch-y goodness!
And here’s the deal; whether or not you’re a vegetarian, this stuff is packed with tons of good stuff for your insides. It is full of B vitamins so it lowers your stress level and ups your energy levels. It has ALL 9 essential amino acids, and it boosts your immune system. It kicks toxin ass and…best of all…it provides anti-aging nucleotides, the building blocks of genetic-defining DNA and RNA…so it keeps you young!!!
I guess you’re just never to old to learn about good things to put in your mouth. Getcha some.
I only have four perfume oils up, but I’ve finally opened my Nightshade and Company shop on Etsy.
I’m pretty excited, really.
Coming up with stories to go with each perfume is a little challenging, and I feel rusty on my writing skills. I asked the Englishman to look at the new Etsy page and check out the descriptions of the individual items and he said “Too many words! It’s like you’re blogging and selling at the same time”.
I tried to explain to him that when women shop they like to know the story behind what they’re buying. The concept is lost on him. He’s a guy. Guys like three-word sentences.
Check it out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/NightshadeandCompany
This is the logo for my second Etsy shop, Nightshade and Company (purveyor of fine botanicals and sundries for the darkly romantic and the deeply disturbed).
Coming to Etsy on April Fool’s Day of this year.
I don’t like it when everything matches all the time. That’s why my good china is a mishmash of different patterns. I do have a theme…roses (mostly pink)…but other than that they are all different. Just like you and me.