Shop Talk | I got ahead of my schedule in October and was able to make all of my Christmas soaps several weeks earlier then planned which allowed for an earlier release date.
In fact, my Christmas soap release happened only a few days ago and if you missed the shop update you can find the new soaps here.
November has also been about brain storming new product ideas. Soap is great on its own but every shop should have a few extra options and so I have been deciding on what new additions will come first.
Finding dependable brands and online stores that provide eco-friendly and recyclable packaging has also been a priority since I want to offer beautiful but environmentally safe packaging for my products.
Slow Moments | I must admit that November was a pretty busy month for me as I hustled to get all business things prepared and ready so that December could be as stress free as possible.
December is by far my favorite month out of the year and so I did everything that I could think to do to free up as much of that time as possible.
I have taken the time to enjoy November as well, though. Especially reveling in the crisp weather and abundance of fallen leaves.
I have kept a variety of candles burning and have even adopted the cozy habit of heating up a flax seed pack to tuck into bed when its a little more chilly.
Cold weather tends to bring out my softer and slower side so I have been making those small but pleasant moments a priority.
Thoughts | I have rediscovered a few things this month and have felt a little more encouraged with the holidays coming up so soon.
The desire to get back into sketching popped up mid November and I have since dabbled in some rough sketching and it has given me a sense of calm that always makes me question why I ever stopped.
I have also started to get back into holistic health which is what I took college in and at one point was very involved with.
Life happened and I slowly lost touch with my more holistic and healthy side and though I still practice self-care and slower living, I have finally realized that taking care of my health is also a form of self-love and care.
I have been crawling out of bed to do some gentle exercises in the chilly morning air, drinking more herbal tea, and have recently bought a book and hope to start reading more and staring at my phone less.