And now, some things that made me happy this week...
I spent a lot of time brainstorming ways to earn money. There were a few reasons for this that I discussed in my Need Cash? blog post earlier this week but another reason is because there is a blacksmithing course at a local arts school that I would *love* to take. Needless to say, I spent lots of time thinking about the course and what I can create for the Armoury. You may hear more about this soon...
I was absolutely delighted that my Pink Warrior Chain Maille was featured in a collection, my beadwork was featured in a treasury, my Fairy Chain Maille Lariat was featured in this treasury, and my Uber Chain Maille Dice Bag was featured in this collection! I really felt the love this week!!
I got my first orchid. I had always thought them to be very sensitive plants, so I was always afraid of killing them. A friend explained to me that they aren't quite as sensitive as I may think and to just make sure it gets plenty of filtered light. She mentioned that a friend of hers with a green thumb actually feeds her orchid green tea. It's just a little one, but I love it.
|My first orchid!
Got some good thrift store booty: glass bottles, wood display stuff, a ceramic teapot, a metal trivet, a garlic keeper, and a wee herb collecting basket. All very useful stuff and all really great deals. Gotta love that!
Made some Tangerine Lavender Soap this week. I'm really enjoying soapmaking and am starting to get more creative with my additives (I used Apricot seeds in this soap for exfoliation). I also had an idea for an herbal goodness package inspired by 3 Day walkers. I can't wait to get it together!
I enrolled in a Culinary Herbalism course! Yes, I invested a few bucks that I don't necessarily have with this course, but it's such a phenomenal deal and an investment in my herbalism studies and health. I'm very excited about this!
What were some of your simple joys this week? Share below or write your own blog post (we can exchange links!). I'd love to hear!