• Boat & Home

    Hurricanes

    We’re still not on the boat, which is still in New Bern, NC. Much of this is due to the two hurricanes that tore through the east coast this fall. The first, Florence, came slightly south of the boat, causing significant flooding. Geoff and I went up the week before to secure the boat and helped a variety of other local boaters secure their boats as well. Then we sat back to wait. Sitting in the mountains under a gorgeous fall sun does not make one feel like a hurricane is hitting your home. Myself and two other boat ladies sat on the porch and obsessively watched both spaghetti models…

  • Boat & Home

    Walk Lightly on the Earth

    My on-going study of the philosophy behind yoga has circled back to ahisma, non-violence, and one way I focused on implementing this last time was trying to cut down on waste. Now that Skye is potty-trained, a big source of waste, diapers, has been eliminated (we did cloth diaper her for a while, but kept switching back to disposables when we traveled), I’m looking for the next big way to cut down on our waste. Where we’re living at the moment has some recycling, so food cans, La Croix cans, and many plastic containers go into the recycling, which is much better than the landfill. Cardboard and anything else that…

  • Boat & Home,  Food & Beauty

    Bath Bombs

    For Christmas this year, Skye and I gave out bath bombs as teacher and friend presents and they were quite a big hit. With a great scent, giving a pretty package with bombs in it is a special gift, even more so because Skye helped me make a mess make the bath bombs. Even without a 3 year old helping, this project makes a mess, so be warned and be prepared to clean up afterwards. 8 oz baking soda 4 oz citric acid 4 oz corn starch 4 oz epsom salt 2-3 tsp coconut oil food coloring essential oils (we used lemon and rose) isopropyl alcohol (Many recipes I found…