JADE'S DIARY

Emergence & New Beginnings

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Emergence & New Beginnings

Emerging from winter with a basket full of new apothecary creations & inspirations... Within these times of stillness brews new life. We have been enjoying every moment of honoring that. There are many layers to this existence ~ layers we are not always aware of. Things lying beneath the surface awaiting to sprout. Don't you dare doubt yourself. Don't think this is the end. This is only the beginning A new cycle for Mother as she begins to push for birth. The Sun starts to peek out. We see tiny fragments of life growing more each day. The butterflies are...

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MIDWINTER CHECK-IN & TIPS FOR IMMUNITY

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MIDWINTER CHECK-IN & TIPS FOR IMMUNITY

How's your Winter been going? This time brings stillness. Darkness. Death. Rebirth. Renewal. We just celebrated Imbolc. Imbolc is a Pagan holiday on Feb. 1st which honors this very mid-point between Winter Solstice & Spring Equinox ~ We take this time to celebrate the shedding of Winter's decay, and awaiting the return of the Sun. The Crone Goddess represents the Earth in this stage - the old wise woman who has persevered, fearlessly staring death in the face, for she's lived it a thousand times before. She awaits her magnificent rebirth. Cleanse away what is left of last season, and prepare to...

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FIRE CIDER RECIPE

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FIRE CIDER RECIPE

WHAT IS FIRE CIDER? Fire cider is a powerful immune tonic that is created by allowing a mix of anti-inflammatory veggies & spices to sit in Apple Cider Vinegar for about a month, extracting all the potent healing benefits from each ingredient. You would take a shot or two of this daily, sip on it in a tea, or add it to soups, and sauces, etc. This should last you for majority of the Winter season! I personally LOVE it!   You will need: Cheesecloth 32oz Mason Jar Cutting board Knife   Ingredients:   Organic ACV (Bragg's brand, with Mother...

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FAREWELL TO CRAFTED & MOVING ON

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As sad as we are to leave our lovely apothecary space at CRAFTED at the Port of LA, we are excited to be moving on to bigger & better endeavors this year! Due to our increased bookings for festivals and special events, we were busy almost every weekend from about April - October... and it just wasn't fair to neglect our beloved booth at CRAFTED, which is only open weekends. It has been a wonderful journey, and this permanent space gave us a physical representation of our shop and what vibe we wanted to create. I held my first classes/workshops...

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HOLIDAY SEASON RECAP 2018

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HOLIDAY SEASON RECAP 2018

Whew... We did it! We made it through another year on this beautiful planet. How amazing?! Although 2018 seemed to just fly right by ~ I do love the magic that this season brings. There are over 20 holidays celebrated by various cultures from the months of October to February, and this can bring about many different feelings & energies. I love to use these colder months as a way to spread some warmth...I love gathering with friends & family, sharing meals & memories, and expressing our love for one another. While I don't support corporate capitalism, or the encouragement...

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