Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas, Friends.

I have thoroughly been enjoying my time away this past week semi-unplugged.  My husband has taken some time away from his many responsibilities to just simply be with us.  It has been blissful, spending every moment of the day together as a family.  Blissful.

Wishing you and yours peace, happiness, and His love.



A couple weeks back, we made cinnamon applesauce ornaments.  Have I mentioned lately how much I love being the mama to two little boys?  I really do.  It's what I've always wanted.


The Close of the Year

Thank you, Friends, for a wonderful year filled with generous support of Oakmoss.  We have closed our doors for a couple weeks to enjoy the Holiday.  We'll reopen in the new year with some fun and excited changes.

We are available to fill custom orders, please message us with any inquiries.  We'll pop in over the next couple weeks to say hello.  Until then, Merry Merry and a Blessed Christmas.



Process || 1

We've had several requests for more photos of our making process.  The making of our products is mixed in with the daily living of raising two little boys.  These pictures were taken while dinner was cooking on the stove behind and our two boys were playing on the floor of the dining room.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!  Our shop will stay open until 6:00 pm PST this Friday, 12.14.12.  We'll close for the Holiday and reopen in the new year with some fun changes.





It was such a joy to spend some time selling this weekend at SugarPill.  It's a darling little shop, filled with so much goodness.  Do stop by if you're local.



 (Mamiya RB67, Polaroid Back, Fuji FP-100C)

I spent some time walking around Greenlake getting to know a new camera.  I'm undecided what I think about it (the camera).  It's a beast. 
But good heavens, I'm a sucker for anything Polaroid.  And Greenlake.  It was a perfectly beautiful Autumn day, it took restraint not to shoot the entire pack of film.


Leaves on Film

(Pentax K1000, Kodax Portra 800 ISO)

Most of the leaves have fallen, and the rain over the next few days will take care of the rest.
These photos were taken from our walks over the past few weeks.  As much as I love film, it just doesn't quite capture the splendid colors of Autumn.


November First

A few things::

::  You can't tell from his adorable smile, but my littlest one has been sick the past three days.  I need to learn how to be more happy like him.

::  I voted.  It's pretty incredible that little ol' me has a say what goes on in this country.

::  Have you seen her lovely workspace?  Inspiring.

::  I'm determined to master this pose.

::  Last night, my yoga instructor stop me on my way out to tell me how great he thought my form was.  Made my day.

::  A little bit more flexibility, even a little bit more strength, several fewer layers of fat, and I'll be in business.

::  I'm gearing up for a candle sale in my shop.  If you'd like to sign up for updates, do so here.

Happy November, Friends.



For the next little bit, I'll be sharing some of my thoughts that have been surfacing while I've been practicing yoga daily.  I hope it doesn't bore you too much.

Quality over quantity has been in the forefront of my mind.  I've already succeeded with this in my life's most important endeavors; my marriage with my husband, and our children.  We have just two - but they are incredible souls who completely fulfill my roll as a mother.

But with other areas in my life, I'd like to do more to improve this ration; purchases I make for my home, the foods I eat, my sleep, the clothes I wear, the people I spend time with, the things I make - I need to simplify and refine.

Happy Monday, Friends.  It's sunny and windy and beautiful here today in Seattle. Leaves are falling like crazy and the air smells wonderful.

(Images taken with 35mm Pentax K1000 and 1600 iso film)


Lately :: 10.26.2012

::  I've started practicing Bikram yoga, I'm doing a 30 day challenge of practicing a minimum of 5 days a week for 6 weeks.  I'm at the end of my third week and I've thoroughly been enjoying it.  I'm considering starting an online journal about my yoga journey.

::  Because I seem to only be able to focus on one major thing at a time (aside from caring for my children), my shop has been pretty slow.  I'm ok with that.  This time to focus on bettering my health has been so good and so important.  Thanks for being patient regarding shop updates.

::  Speaking of my shop, I'm still filling orders for soaps and candles.  And I have plans to add some new products.  I've been working on a Home Powder and a Home Spray (which can also be used as a body spray).  I hope to have them available in the next couple weeks.

::  As far as sales and specials go, what would you like to see offered at a discount for the holiday season?

Thanks for reading, Friends.  Happy Weekend!



How do you reconnect with your kids when you're not meshing well?  This particular day, a warm bubble bath outside in the rain was what it took for us.

I sure love and appreciate how he makes me stretch my imagination.



This little man didn't inherit much from me.  But he did inherit my animal loving gene.  He hopped right up on this 16 hand horse, without any hesitation or fear, and right away was asking to go trotting and running.

There isn't very much that's gentle about him - he's a rowdy and rough little four year old boy - but when it comes to animals, he is sweet and tender and so very sweet.