Second Archery Attempt

“Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.”— Nigerian Proverb My hands longed for the sleek and sturdy feel of a bow and the excitement that comes from arrows. It’s been almost a year and a half since I last visited TheContinue reading “Second Archery Attempt”

Just Tried: i Darts DASH

“It’s a form of mental and verbal gymnastics, and one of the things that appeals to me most about commenting on darts is that no one knows exactly what I’m going to come out with next – and neither do I.” -Sid Waddell Feels like I haven’t written for ages! I neglected my blog forContinue reading “Just Tried: i Darts DASH”

My DIY Solid Shampoo Experience

“If your hair is done properly and you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything.” – Iris Apfel I was fourteen when I was finally allowed to grow my hair past the tops of my shoulder. Prior to that, I had to fight to keep from going to the hairdresser. It meantContinue reading “My DIY Solid Shampoo Experience”

Bends and Twists

“Your mind is a key, and whatever it unlocks, the greatest treasure of all.” -Michael Bassey Johnson After joining the workshop on caging crystals, I got hooked on making accessories. I promised myself to buy materials and tools so I could busy myself with making baubles, putting into practice what I have learned. I madeContinue reading “Bends and Twists”

Fancy Cages

“A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories.” — Oscar de la Renta When I was a little girl, I remember always asking to wear my Mom’s jewelries or my Dad’s heirloom necklace. Jewelries and accessories made my eyes shine with glee when I lay my hands on those sparkly things. My Mom would alwaysContinue reading “Fancy Cages”

Grapefruit and Rosemary Foot Soak

 “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” –Kahlil Gibran The last time I read about sprains, I learned that it takes four to six weeks to heal if it is a Grade 1 kind of sprain. It’s been about three weeksContinue reading “Grapefruit and Rosemary Foot Soak”

Lavender and Peppermint Foot Soak

Who said tea is only for the tummy? I am back with another DIY project. This time, it isn’t soap! I put my soapmaking supplies away first because I still have too many soaps from my past projects. My ankle has not completely healed yet from my sprain. While it does not hurt anymore whenContinue reading “Lavender and Peppermint Foot Soak”

Calm Me Down Soap

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” -Bryant McGill It amazes me how despite how much soap I have already made, I still have lots of dried lavender buds left from the single pack I opened when I first tried to make a lavender and rosemary soap. I had thisContinue reading “Calm Me Down Soap”

DIY Jasmine Lavender Clear Soap

“Jasmine is just the most delicate and beautiful scent.” -Natalie Portman When I was a little girl, my Mom had a jasmine-scented perfume that I loved. I think it was a Jasmin Ulric perfume although I cannot be very sure. I do remember the black and gold box and the most beautiful scent I haveContinue reading “DIY Jasmine Lavender Clear Soap”