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SPOKEWOVEN Dreamcatchers

June 16, 2018

It was an Instagram dream catcher romance – but oh – so much more 🙂

I discovered Genga’s glorious massive dream catcher’s at my friend Joy’s jewelry shop and was blown away. I had to know more. WHO MADE THESE?!!

And that’s where it really started. Joy said OH my friend Genga – they are all custom made to call in what you need in your life.

Well, let’s just say, I went a-callin.

A good IG stalk. A website stalk – a love letter – and I was hooked on Genga. This amazing woman, mama and artist living in Brooklyn and making these inspired works.

I had to have one. Two. THREE. Fine…I require many.

Genga and I discussed the process. You don’t just ask for ‘Whites to match my couch.” No, no, my friends. We discuss what we really need to call in. To let go of. And yes, sure, what colors light us up. What textures. Simply all of it.

Then Genga gets to work.

There are crystals. There are hand dyed fabrics in beet juice. There are evocations. Feels.

Then – there is an arrival. A special package comes to the door. And it is perfection.

In fact my blush, white and a little gold dream catcher was so ME, that my daughter immediately said I MUST HAVE IT MOM PLEASE!!!!

And ya know what. I let her have it. Because I know, she needs me. She needs more of me. She needs to feel me. And this dream catcher really is me. And as of today, it hangs above her bed.

And I watch over her while she sleeps. I stand guard. We stand guard.

From Genga:

“SpokeWoven began from the depth of my soul. After experiencing some heartbreaking and cataclysmic life changes, I needed to redefine myself. I had to rebuild and tap into my most intuitive and vulnerable self to realize this dream of creating. Through the support of my closest friends and loved ones, SpokeWoven was born. The people I have created pieces with and had the absolute pleasure of knowing is an experience that has opened my heart and transcended my spirit to a place of love I never thought I could find. The dreamcatchers are my guardian angels and I feel forever blessed by the universe for shining its light on my craft. Thank you for visiting. I look forward to creating with you.”


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The delight that is Genga.

SpokeWoven is about creating an experience, developing a vision and channeling intention and energy through the making of a Dreamcatcher. I believe in the power of people creating energy and bringing a vision to reality through collaboration. More than an artisan craft, the making of dream catchers is a creative process with a very spiritual connection–a connection that is able to grow organically, heal and help discover new realms of your conscious and unconscious and enrich your mental and physical life.

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There are smudge wands too!

Genga collaborated with Indego Africa, teaching women from Rwanda the healing art of making dream catchers, in-turn empowering them with skills, industry and new business. She has also worked with Make A Wish Foundation to make a dream catcher as a wish for a mother of a child who was terminally ill. 

The Arc’s One Year Anniversary Party! Cocktails, Shopping and Modern Feng Shui with Meghan Wallace James

May 24, 2018

My favorite people are coming together – you must come! The Arc is the most stunning shop for objects for your home and life. It’s owned by the most lovely woman who became my dear friend while working on the brand development and website. Tiffany has curated a selection of items that are as much poetry as they are useful. We will celebrate The Arc’s one year anniversary with another woman who has personally changed my life with her work. Meghan Wallace James, who does a form of Modern Feng Shui that changed my home and so so deeply – my entire life. Come learn, mingle, meet, chill, vibe and shop!!

May 31st from 7-9pm come to the shop to celebrate the one year anniversary of the website and the birth of The Arc.

 Let’s meet there and gather for a  night of cocktails, conversation and reveling in our future.

To mark the occasion, a special guest, Modern Feng Shui consultant Meghan Wallace James. Meghan will be demonstrating her unique approach to space and objects with an in-store installation.

Please RSVP to info@thearcshop.com

The Arc

5121 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

www.thearcshop.com

 

 

The Only Gift I Recommend For Mother’s Day – Unlimited Singing Bowls

April 26, 2018

A gift of gratitude for the present of
your mother’s presence. 

I have been going into a deep sound healing phase, y’all. It all started with my first soundbath a few years ago with Jamie. I’ve pretty much been an addict ever since. I just bought my first crystal bowl and when I saw this gorgeous site, Unlimited Singing Bowls – I fell in love with this idea for Mother’s Day gifts this year. A curated box of specialness (perfectly priced too, $119, way less than a fancy dinner).
These thoughtfully curated boxes of healing goodies, culminating in a glorious Tibetan healing bowl say I FREAKING LOVE WORSHIP AND ADORE YOU!!!!
You can also curate your own, but these are so artfully put together, all you have to do is press ADD TO CART, if you ask me.
Oh, and don’t let it only be about Mother’s Day. These are literally the perfect gift for ANY prezzie. And dad’s too of course.
A sample box contains goodies like this:
The Awareness Singing Bowl Set features the 5.5″ Moksha Singing Bowl, a mallet, Amethyst Crystal, Fill Your Cup Self-Nurture Tincture from Arise Botanicals, Japanese Cypress Incense, Lavender Soap from Feya, and instructions for the enjoyment of all these treats of the senses.

The Moksha Singing Bowl contains the image of a seated Buddha surrounded by the Om mantra. Moksha is the end of the death and rebirth cycle and the transcendence of struggle. The bowl rings a clear tone with high and low registers.

Amethyst: A stone of purifying clarity, prosperity and protection. Amethyst clears the way for wisdom to come through for protection and connection to the divine.

Arise Botanicals Fill Your Cup Self-Nurture Tincture: Taste the sweet plant medicine on your tongue. Let it move through your body and notice the Divine Feminine surrounding you.

Japanese Cypress Incense: Watch the smoke rise and drift. Be present in the scent of the cypress.

Feya Lavender Soap: Feel the water on your skin, smell soothing lavender scent, slide your hands over the bar and watch the bubbles rise and clean.

Learn more about the creation of these boxes of sound and delight in our Mother’s Day Curated Gift Boxes Blog.

~Unlimited Awareness~ Sound & Clarity Gift Box+
~Unlimited Awareness~ Sound & Clarity Gift BoxUnlimited™$ 119.00
~Unlimited Nourishment~ Sound & Comfort Gift Box
~Unlimited Nourishment~ Sound & Comfort Gift BoxUnlimited™$ 119.00
~Unlimited Release~ Sound & Relaxation Gift Box
~Unlimited Release~ Sound & Relaxation Gift BoxUnlimited™$ 119.00
~Unlimited Uplifting~ Sound & Joy Gift Box
~Unlimited Uplifting~ Sound & Joy Gift BoxUnlimited™$ 119.00
By all means, please poke around this amazing site. They have so many incredible sound healing bowls and goodies. I implore you to treat yourself to some sound self care. It has been life changing for me. I’m saving up for my next crystal bowl and some bells and this company is so kind and caring. They will take you through any shopping questions you may have.
In bowls we trust!

BedJet – The Quiet, Cool Secret To A Perfect Night’s Sleep

April 24, 2018

Thank you BEDJET, for giving me life.

I have been a night-sweater for years. As in SWEATS as in I sweat a ton when I sleep and not as in wearing sweaters or sweats at night. Though I do love a cozy pair of sweats to sleep in. Ok, now that we have that clarified…Let me explain the sweats. I am talking drenching sheets and this has nothing to do with being old AF. It started in my 20s. I have hypothyroid and no idea how these night sweats connect to it, but it’s been so bad that I have had to get up and change several times a night. Let’s call it a NIGHTMARE. I have drenched mattress through sheets and towels and even those wetness protector thingies for babies who wet their beds…I have that too. I know this makes me sound incredibly sexy, but what the heck, come at me.

Alas, enter BedJet.

When I first heard about this portable system that cools (or warms!) you by sending a quiet stream of air into your bed while you sleep, I was beyond intrigued. I was obsessed and set upon a mission to see if BedJet could help with my nights of fire (since it seemed no doctor could make sense of them).

It seemed simple enough. A small machine to go under the bed, a pump, a special sheet and yes, a phone app or the handy remote control. I was sold, before even buying one.

 

When my BedJet arrived I was a little intimidated because I figured something this cool had to be totally complicated to get going. I left it in the box, just assuming I would be overwhelmed by technology. After a week, I braved myself, opened the box, took it out, and spent all of two minutes setting it up. It really was easier than doing laundry.

I use the configuration on the above LEFT, where it slides under my bed. I hide the tube part because it looks better hidden on the side away from my front door, somewhat out of site. Now that it’s set up and running, let’s just say it’s the biggest hit of the night. My kids are not only obsessed with my BedJet, they fight over it. They each want to sleep in my bed and be the one on the side of where it does its magic. For now, that is cooling and relishing in a night of zero sweats. I have not had a drip of sweat since using it, but not only that, it simply makes the bed the perfect sleeping temperature for everyone (and yes, that means my kids who crawl in my bed are loving the cool jets of air too).

Here are some basic facts about the BedJet.

BEDJET CONFIGURATIONS

• With a single BedJet V2 and a Dual Zone AirComforter configuration, you can cool or warm one side of the bed without disturbing the sleep temperature of the other side. The Dual Zone AirComforter creates two independent zones within the sheet, without putting a barrier between the sleeping partners.

For now, it’s all about cool flow…but I cannot wait for the winter to get all toasty.

• With a full BedJet V2 Dual Zone Climate Comfort System (consists of two BedJets and a Dual Zone sheet) you can cool or heat both sides of the bed simultaneously. This one is the mack daddy and great for two people. Boyfriend goals.

• With a single BedJet and a Single Zone AirComforter (the one I have ), you can make the entire bed one uniform temperatures.

BEDJET COOLING

• BedJet uses the convective and evaporative method for keeping you cool in bed. The BedJet is NOT a portable AC unit. Even though it feels very cool in the sheets, so to speak.

• The BedJet pulls from the coolest air in the room – the room from the floor – and circulates it through your bedding to cool you off. This is incredibly effective for bedroom temperatures under 79 degrees, and works best in bedrooms that are 78-79 degrees F and cooler.

BEDJET SOUND

BedJet has special acoustic damping technology built into the case and air delivery system. This makes it one of the quietest sources of air from any small consumer appliance.

The noise totally soothing background white noise and similar to your household HVAC register and truth be told, part of my favorite PART of the whole thing. Since I’m a crappy sleeper, I often wake up, only to be quickly lulled back to sleep by the soothing sound of my Bed Jet.

BedJet’s highest fan speed and Turbo bed warming settings are extremely powerful and do generate more noticeable noise than this, but Turbo-heat mode is limited to running for maximum of 10 minutes. Turbo-heat is just too powerful for all night sleeping but it feels great when you get in – no other product can warm the bed by 30 degrees in five minutes like the BedJet! Typical all night sleep settings are with the fan speed set at around 50%, which is incredibly quiet. I seriously cannot wait until winter already, so I can snuggle in a warm cocoon.

Ok here are some cool numbers to nerd out over, for the Nasa tech bio hack freaks in the hizzy:

For equivalent CFM’ air flow, BedJet quieter than a $400 Dyson fan!

When installed in its natural home under the bed, the following are dB sound measurements take from the pillow:

• Measured Ambient Room Noise (BedJet off): 37dB

• BedJet Cool, 50% (most typical highest setting for all night cooling): 38dB

• BedJet Cool, 100% (unlikely to be used other than short bursts): 42dB

• BedJet Heat, 50%: (most typical highest setting for all night heating): 39dB

• BedJet Heat, 100%: (unlikely to be used other than short bursts): 43dB

• BedJet Burst Heat 100% (can only be used for 10 minutes before auto-shuttoff): 47dB

• The medium settings are quieter than any bedroom window fan or air conditioner.

BEDJET CORD

The BedJet cord length is limited in length for Underwriters Laboratories compliance. Its current length works for most installations. For situations where the cord does not reach the outlet, air hose extensions are available for purchase, giving you up to 8 feet total air hose length so you can put the BedJet anywhere you want close to an outlet. So far, I had no prob with this. It nicely extended to my outlet near the head of my bed.

I cannot wait to hear about your BedJet experience! And of course, don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions. I’ve had mine for a good month now!

Saje Wellness Debuts A Stunning Line Of 100% Natural Home Cleaning Supplies

April 19, 2018

I have been obsessed with Saje Natural Wellness  ever since I discovered their essential oils which blew all my others out of the ballpark. I am never without my Pocket Farmacy and the Blend Bar sits on my desk. And now my son, 7, carries the inhaler around at school and it makes him feel really cool. (With a warning DON’T YOU DARE LET SOME RUNNY NOSE KID STICK IT IN THEIR NOSE!).

Ok, so now it gets even better with their debut of  this line of products for “Clean Cleaning” – their first 100% natural home cleaning line formulated with three things in mind: health, wellness and safety of your family.

I’m sure you know by now as you are smart, dear readers, you ONLY want to approach your home the same way you do your bod…. And you can do so by protecting your family from some of the 200 chemicals we are exposed to as part of our daily routines, including cleaning your home.

Guess what…Those clean or green lines you see at Target ? ( I won’t name them) are dripping with synthetic chemicals. Not here.

No artificial ingredients, just nature. I just stocked up and was so busy cleaning with them, I literally could not remember where I left one – I had it in EVERY CORNER OF MY HOME! I think it’s in a closet somewhere?

Also the price is really right too, thank god. 

Like all Saje Natural Wellness products, the Clean Cleaning line is:

  • 100% natural, formulated from plant and mineral-based ingredients
  • Free from harmful synthetic toxins found in many cleaning products
  • Free from artificial fragrances: just natural aromas from pure essential oils

The line consists of…

OH! And here are the blends I can’t live without…Also their diffusers are BOMB!!!