• dori posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    I’m so happy to have Rosehip Business back. I feel I’ve made good progress in fitting my little business more simply into my life and in aligning it more closely with Mama Earth’s seasons and needs, but it would be so lovely to have the encouragement of others to help me stay the course.

  • dori posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Oh, Lesley, I love the idea of all those pages! The moon phase page is soooooo appealing to me, and made me smile quite broadly. From now (harvest time) through November (show time) and into early-December (website peak sales) the pace will just steadily pick up for me until it becomes a buzz of constant activity. Anything to help me organize and…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 3 years, 9 months ago

    I must confess, I have yet to write the newsletter or update my website. I’ve been so busy with the needs of my soon-to-move parents, and things about the homestead here.

    On the bright side, I have harvested lavender, first cuttings of lemon verbena and cat mint, have more nettle in the dryer, and am picking calendula blossoms daily. I would…[Read more]

  • dori posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Leaning into the rhythms of the seasons, is what I’ve been trying to do with my business this year. Being that my business is more and more herb/garden inspired, it’s a little easier with my products. It’s fitting the nitty gritty necessary bits of business into a more flowing rhythm which is proving more challenging. I’m wondering if embracing…[Read more]

  • dori posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Wishing you plenty of peaceful moments during the work and planning I know you will be doing. I’ve had such a busy week here with work and family, but have 3 days this coming week before Chris is home for a long weekend. I will be asking my family and a few friends to leave me alone unless there is an emergency. I can hardly wait; I’m in…[Read more]

  • dori posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    I very much like the idea of having a different business focus each month. 🙂 Other possible areas we could focus on are: clarifying our message (speaking our truths), resources, organizing, budgeting, $ and taxes and record keeping (sigh……)

  • dori posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Blessings on your retreat time! xo

  • dori replied to the topic Lesley's biz diary… in the forum Journals 3 years, 9 months ago

    That is a great deal of change to take in, Lesley dear. I am unhappy to hear of Merchants Square maybe being sold, and the drone…a drone over Colonial Williamsburg! I hope that will not become a regular occurrence.

    Yes, so many platforms. I’ve got to figure out which work best. I’ve got to think our readers, members, customers, all feel just…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Marisa's Journal in the forum Journals 3 years, 9 months ago

    Dreaming is always a good thing for we women.

    I would think long curtains would greatly help with dust control. The canvas painters drop clothes might be just the ticket. They’re a good value, lots of fabric for a reasonable price.

    It is so hard to be productive when our creative spaces are not to our liking. (hug)

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 3 years, 9 months ago

    For the most part Chris is settling into life in Mohave and his voice sounds much more chipper. His job is interesting to him, and his work comrades pleasant. Later this month, he’ll move his clothing and few possessions into a room he will rent from a fellow engineer. Will be so good for him to be out of his dreary little hotel room.

    The corgis…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 3 years, 10 months ago

    Hello, dear ones. Two months plus, it has been since last I wrote. Just a quick personal update and then on to business things….

    My Chris did take a job in dusty Mohave, CA, about a month ago. After being down there in the desolate desert for awhile, he’s decided he doesn’t wish to relocate me and the pups down there. Instead, his work…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 3 years, 10 months ago

    Hello, dear ones. Two months plus, it has been since last I wrote. Just a quick personal update and then on to business things….

    My Chris did take a job in dusty Mohave, CA, about a month ago. After being down there in the desolate desert for awhile, he’s decided he doesn’t wish to relocate me and the pups down there. Instead, his work…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Marisa's Journal in the forum Journals 3 years, 10 months ago

    Hello, Marisa! I am very late in greeting you. So, a very warm welcome to you. : )

    I think many of us are, or have, struggled with the question of whether or not what we make or do or offer is truly needed. In the case of clothing, we do need to clothe ourselves, and showing our personality or character or conscious in what we choose to wear,…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Lesley's biz diary… in the forum Journals 3 years, 10 months ago

    I’d like to be able to post a photo now and then. It might be nice to show our work spaces. No rush on this, though.

    Sometime we must undo and unravel to smooth things out, pick up, unknot, and move forward…. but in truth, I be verrrra tired of it. xoxo

  • 1. Healing and gentle Encouragement are what I wish to offer, particularly through the herbal and nature inspired Joyful Alchemy part of my business which I greatly desire to grow.

    2. Peace and Inspiration are […]

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 3 years, 12 months ago

    The job stuff is very convoluted, and if dwelled upon is disheartening. We thought perhaps the market was loosening a little for Chris, but Boeing just announced hundreds more lay-offs in engineering with more to follow later this year. There are so many talented men and women now scrambling for a handful of jobs scattered around the country. It’s…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 3 years, 12 months ago

    Absolutely nothing came of Chris’s so positive interview. Seems he fell through the cracks due to the fumblings of a rather new head-hunter. Perhaps this was a blessing in disguise, because as we looked at the financial aspects of the job, we were having a hard time seeing how we could make the job and relocation work. My potential part-time job…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 4 years ago

    Mel, truly, no apology is needed for sharing part of your story here. I am grateful for the conversation and empathy.

    Oh gosh…things are just a muddle here. There is the possibility of a job for Chris (he had a good phone interview on Friday) and possibly one in the works for me. But Chris’s would be out of state, and if it comes to be, then I…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 4 years ago

    These 60-year old joints just could not do it. The spirit was willing, the body was not. I do need to find a little job, though. Chris is coming up on 4 months on unemployment, and benefits will end after two more. It is just not looking good at all out there for him. Anything I can bring in will help. There are one or two little possibilities for…[Read more]

  • dori replied to the topic Dori's Teatime Journal in the forum Journals 4 years ago

    Thank you, Julie. Yes… I think, we are happiest when we can continue to grow and change… in all ways. : )

    So, my friends, I quit the nursery job. My last hours were yesterday. My poor little knees could not take the stress of long hours standing and hustling about on concrete. Two nearly sleepless achy nights, and a weepy morning, paved the…[Read more]

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