Tag: things i love

Things I Love – Finding Balance

Between the book-writing and the baby, I feel blessed with abundance but that is concurrent with a lack of sleep and time in which to appreciate the blessings fully. I am lucky to be able to work from home as I resume some of the responsibilities from my day job, too.  I've been struggling a bit with eating enough as ...

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: Keeping the House Warm

It's the full moon, the beginning of February, and the ewes are swelling with life! So am I, for that matter. It's lovely to see the fresh bright green of chickweed and dandelion already popping up in the soil. Bulbs are beginning to poke up greens to taste the air. More and more birds are returning to the backyard - ...

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 ...

Things I Love: Autumnal Equinox 2017

I have been busy on the homestead, doing anything but posting here on the blog, as you might well have noticed. This here is what is called a "slow blog" - sometimes I've got more work than words! I appreciate all of you who bear with me. The first thing that's kept my busy is our new residents...four lovely laying ...

Things I Love: Oh, those summer nights…

The #larder has things in it! Not yet as much as I'd like, but we'll get there! #jellies, #jams, #homemade vinegars, and onions curing. #pixiespocket #homegrown #pantry #cheapwine A post shared by Amber Shehan (@amberpixiespocket) on Aug 12, 2017 at 1:15pm PDT Oh, August...sweet, sultry month of my ...

Things I Love: Summer Storms

Hello, everyone! I hope your summer is just as joyful and busy as my own. I've been white water kayaking (WHEEE!) and camping and performed in a few shows, and that's kept me happy but exhausted. Our houseguests just left and our house is again quiet and peaceful, and I can let my introverted self out to lounge on the ...

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Things I Love: Has it really been that long?! Yipes!

  Wow...it has been a while since I've last checked in! I've been traveling from festival to festival, and any time not taken up by traveling, packing, unpacking, repacking or full on festival-ing has been spent caring for my sweet little home and garden. I hope you all are doing well out there, in your little ...

Things I Love: There’s too many to count…

A bee was out on a warm evening, and found her way into my beer. Poor thing! We gave her water and a drop of honey to help her sober up (hopefully) and find her way home. Look how hard she's breathing (her flexing rear-end) - poor little bee. #bees #bees #ilovebees #drunk #pixiespocket A post shared by Amber ...

Things I Love: Autumnal Sunlight and Sweet Water

The days are growing shorter, my friends, just as sure as my yard is a tapestry of crunching colored leaves. The air looks like the glitter filled daydream from the movie Legend, which is just one reason why I love the autumn season. There is something special about the sunlight in fall. The yellow is rich, like an ...

Things I Love: September work

September is full of work! A photo posted by Amber Shehan (@amberpixiespocket) on Aug 31, 2016 at 9:36am PDT I have been harvesting, drying, canning, freezing, and otherwise making good things with the final fruits and flowers of the summer months. It's still warm enough that there are a ton ...

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Things I Love: August! Sweet August!

Coops, Kennels, and Outbuildings on the new homestead.   Oh, August...your warm and stormy days are so dear to me. The berries and tomatoes are bursting off of the vines, the warm weather plants are making their final push before harvest, and SOON those dratted mosquitoes will die away. They are BAD at the ...

Things I Love: Keeping Hives Alive and more…

Thanks for your patience as things develop here at the Pixie household...good news coming soon! In the meantime, here's a few things that caught my interest and might get yours, as well! First off, if you aren't familiar with Sow True Seed, allow me to introduce you!   Sow True Seed helps me out quite ...

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Ooooh, a plant kaleidoscope!

I had no idea that this existed, but now that I know, I need one. Behold, the PLANT KALEIDOSCOPE! I'd never leave my garden again... Speaking of gardens, I hope yours is coming along well. What are you growing this year?  The past week has been a nice, proper spring week. There's been rainstorms, thunder, ...

Things I Love: Herbal Zines and Honest Communication

Herbal Zines! I love it! UGH. Has February been dragging you down as much as it has me? I've been accomplishing many things and slogging through but lordy, has it been an uphill battle to keep motivated! What do you do to keep yourself inspired and moving during your energetic lows? In other news, I ...

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