Tag: personal

The sun peeks through the clouds, so once more into the fray…

This morning I woke up and stared at the ceiling in the glow of the dawning light, feeling a peace settling into the jangly spaces in my brain. I write this while sitting on my couch, on my phone, with a sleeping baby draped over my lap. I've dressed her in a black kitty cat onesie today to help me remember that it ...

Oh March, you bittersweet month!

March is really and truly here, and it announced itself in full gusts back on the first of the month. It's been banging against my house and crinkling the plastic we have over the windows to help keep us toasty and insulated. There have been teasingly beautiful warm days and gray, wet cold days.  This morning, I woke ...

Things I Love: Relishing the light, diving into the dark

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! This year has been a trial for many people I know. There's been a buzz of stress, a sense of despair, and a pervasive gloom that has seeped into the cracks left by doubt and fear. This feeling seems to be affecting just about everyone, regardless of their health or their political ...

Things I Love: Not Being Nauseous!

Hello, dear readers. It's been a while since I've written one of these personal posts, and for good reason.  I've just entered my 13th week of incubating the Wee Pixie and it's been a hell of a journey. I have a new appreciation for my mama, and for all the mothers out there - this is not an easy job, and the hardest ...

The world needs more pixies…

...and Eric and I are doing our part to help. I'm officially two months and some days into a wild journey, one that will be testing all of my skills, patience, and dreams. In about seven months, Eric and I will have a small pixie in our lives, someone with whom we get to share the world we weave around ourselves! ...

Do not feed the fears.

I know, I know. This blog is supposed to be all about recipes, brewing, gardening, and you know what? I'm trying. Honestly, I am. I've been a bit of a mess since the election and it's been worse since the Inauguration. I'm scared for my friends and for my family. I'm disturbed by the willful violence of those ...

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Small Steps

Hello, oh beloved readers. I'm finally starting to peek out of the fog that's been wreathing my head for the past month...two months? Three? It's hard to tell sometimes. My depression and anxiety have had the upper hand on me of late. But a few warmish days have encouraged a bit of momentum. I've been doing ...

The Pixies have a new homestead!

This is it! The big announcement I've been waiting to share with you all...   I was handed the keys to our brand new house and acre of land! First time homeownership for the win!!! We're just starting to move all of our things to the new space, which is about 30 minutes from our rental home of the past ...

A tiny leave of absence…

I need your patience for a bit, friends! I'll still be filling orders, and I promise I'm working on posts and things. I wasn't trying to kick off my Patreon and drop out of existence, I swear! There's some awesome things percolating around the Pixie household and I can't quite reveal the news yet. Bear with me, ...

Things I Love: Being Busy Doing What I Love!

I've been busy so far this spring! The Festival of Legends was fabulous, as always. My love and I set up our tarot tent and read for donations. We were nestled between Madam Tess, who reads palms and is a blast to be around, and Tree of Life Designs, a sweet couple who sell their handcrafted wooden wares, herbal ...

Things I Love: This Fine, Fine Fall

The Autumn appeared early this year, sneaking in little tendrils of fog and chill even while it still said August on the calendar. September blazed into being decked in red-tipped leaves and a confetti of oak leaves and turned up the heat for the final dance of summer, and now hungover, ambles bleary-eyed through ...

March is Green and Misty

The early misty Marchy morning and me. Oh March!  The past few days have found me feeling very sensitive and heart-achey for no apparent reason, other than the early spring... when I think of how my heart feels, I have the image of dark, damp earth being pushed aside for a fresh bright green shoot reaching ...

I got a choice.

Mama loved me so much that she told me what was up, straight and clean. I was just a baby girl child, only three years old when she and my Daddy decided that they couldn't live together anymore, that they fought too much and were just not right for each other. I remember them fighting, but somehow knew it ...

October marches in…

Cold and windy, dark and ominous, October is marching in, leaving muddy tracks on my carpet to mix with the windblown leaves. I've been away from this blog and my shop for much of the warm months. I've been delving into gardening, raising chickens, working full time hours outside of the home, drumming, socializing, ...

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Earth in her Self-cleaning Cycle

The moon is waxing, closer now to full... There are daffodils swaying on the hillside, and lilies of some sort poking their green lances up through the clay... I woke to a birdcaphony earlier this week, and made a mockingbird mock my whistle three times! Therefore; tomorrow morning, bright and early, I am ...

Catfish, this ones’ for you.

Catfish & Catfish Jr. Paul Russell Canon, aka Catfish, was a really awesome guy. I should know - he is my daddy.  And I'm pretty awesome too! You just can't dispute logic like that. I mean, just look at us: you can't just win the Buffalo Bill lookalike contest two years in a row without being awesome. TWO ...

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