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Lacelit Interview

I am honored and delighted to be featured in this Lacelit interview with Kimberly Taylor-Pestell! Thank you Kimberly for featuring me, Sage Words and Gluten Free Sage on your beautiful blog. Photo Courtesy: Deb Tracey Photography Her 3-way interview talks about the meaningful collaboration between Kimberly, Kristen and me, as well as the creative process… Read More


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A Sprinkle of Chives

As sure as I believe there’s a heaven above, I also know that people LOVE to add a little excitement to their dinner plate! Chives are a favorite. Possibly even parsley.   Wishes for garnishes are most commonly fulfilled by slicing and twisting lemons. Or perhaps you make ribbons from carrots or turn strawberries into… Read More


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Conspiring to Help You

Good people are so busy doing and being “them” that they sometimes miss when others are conspiring about. They’re doing everything by the book: rule following, showing up, thinking smart, and working hard. Their tribe is counting on them and they are with it! They don’t take too much time to wonder—or care—who is crafty… Read More



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Spring Cleaning

Protect your peace.  Get rid of toxicity.  Cleanse your space.  Cultivate love. Spring cleaning can be incredibly satisfying. When you love the act of making things, of bringing something to life, you’ll find that it loves you back. 💙


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The Revenant

Mark and I saw The Revenant this weekend, which was just breathtaking and so inspiring. It’s a film roughly based on the life of frontiersman, Hugh Glass. There was a quote spoken by his wife—in both the movie and the book—that stuck with me afterwards. So much… that I had an 11 x 17 poster… Read More


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Simple Pleasures

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life,and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.—Henry David Thoreau