Spring into Summer…

I love living in Coastal Georgia….where Spring feels like Summer…and warm days start early! This was from last weekend…even though it was windy…it was magical… #sisters

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The Summer Day

By Mary Oliver


Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean-

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

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So happy to be able to share more days like this with my sister…. Can’t wait until SUMMER on full blast once you get here Sarah! 

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

Summer Solstice DIY Summer Body Perfume Splash 2016.

 

Summer Solstice Summer Body Perfume Splash Recipe 2016!

This time of year…man, is my favorite. Living in southern Georgia can be VERY hot…but once you’ve lived here for a while…it just becomes a part of you. The heat…the sun…summer nights…fans…bugs…and the water life. It just is. I wouldn’t have it any other way…

 

For this summer I’ve decided to create a Summer Body Perfume Splash recipe that is based around Valerie Ann Worwood’s basic base splash recipe from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. Her basic base recipe is as follow:

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of High Proof Vodka
  • 4 ounces of White Wine or Cider Vinegar
  • 2 cups of Spring Water
  • 27-31 drops of your desired essential oils

Directions Verbatim:

“First blend the essential oils together. Add them to the vodka and shake well for as long as you can. Leave them all to settle, then add the vinegar. Pour the whole mixture into 2 cups of spring water and again, shake well. Finally, pass the liquid through a paper coffee filter. The longer you leave the essential oils in the vodka and vinegar mix before adding the water, the stronger the scent will be.”

Which finally brings me to my personal blend for you! Combined with the above I decided to use the following essential oils for the Summer Body Splash 2016 blend:

  • Grapefruit for joyfulness. 5 drops.
  • Lemongrass for the inspiring soul. 5 drops.
  • Sweet Orange for a brightening smile. 5 drops.
  • Lemon for renewing this Summer Solstice. 5 drops.
  • Patchouli for sensuality and a summer of love. 5 drops.

Blend like above and spray on like perfume!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

HAPPY SUMMER!

SUMMER SOLSTICE | The Big Reveal. The Walden Moon | Lifestyle of Kelly Walden

The Walden Moon | Lifestyle by Kelly Walden

Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent in Leo

So here we are…on the longest day of the year…the day that marks the first day of Summer…when then days become long and the nights become short…the sun is in command and at its highest…and we can now begin to focus on the Earth element of WATER!

“Water is the principle of nurturance and protection. Outwardly, its spirit is one of warmth: inwardly, of imagination and intuition. With its penetrating, sensitive quality, water’s prime function is to feel.” – Steven Forrest The Inner Sky

I’m happy to announce my website and blog on this day and share a multitude of things!! Ready to feel some good things!? Here are easy links (some still waiting for posts):

Full Moon

Moon Phases

Four Seasons

Calendars & Lists

Herbs & Essential Oils

Recipes & Menus

Also in the tool bar you can read my bio, contact, and see my artwork (photography, illustrations, and mono printmaking)

So here is a brief overview of what you will find here…

The moon in many ways is quite magical. Beaming down bright. Waning. Hiding. Waxing. Beaming down bright. Waning. Hiding. Waxing. Turning the tides. The ebb and flow of life. Not only is it magical in the way that it exists…it is also magical in the way that it can help you cultivate a life of beauty and self-acceptance…with the combination of the solstices and equinoxes you can use these natural happenings as a guideline…a natural time clock to guide you and make your life just as magical.

So how do you use the moon and seasons? By using the four main moon phases (there are actually eight) and the four seasons, to set a natural time clock, you can create deadlines to getting stuff done…four squared.  Have you ever wanted to learn to surf? Or maybe you wanted to clean out the attic? Have you let the procrastination ghost sneak up on you too often?

Well hopefully I can share some good things to help inspire your life. Because who doesn’t want a beautiful life and a feeling of self acceptance and accomplishment?

Some things I hope to share:

  • Printable monthly calendars and lists (of all kinds), because list making and planning are the key visual that you’re getting stuff done.
  • Quarterly DIY projects to go along with the seasons.
  • Tidbits about herbs and essential oils.
  • Recipes.
  • A theme for each full moon with worksheets to go along.
  • And whatever I find interesting and worthwhile to share.

Use the easy links above to find and explore with…I’ll try my best to prepare in advance for things that are coming up…

For instance I’ll be sharing a July 2015 Calendar in my next post…you’ll be happy to notice that the first FULL MOON falls on the first day of July this year…and within that same month a second FULL MOON aka “BLUE MOON” will pop up on the last day of July…so some big things can happen this JULY 2015….so get ready!

At every NEW MOON post I hope to prepare you for the FULL MOON that follows…

Without further ado….here we go!

Love, Kelly