RAW Artists Showcase: Ovation in Hollywood!

GUESS WHO IS DOING AN ART SHOW IN HOLLYWOOD?

Guess who is so excited she barely knows what to do with herself? lolol THIS GIRL.

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Honestly my dears, I was beyond flabbergasted when I received and email asking me if I wanted to be part of the art show! They came across my work on ETSY of all places, and thought that all the zodiac babes were super adorable?

So guess what’s going to be predominantly going to be hanging at the show? ;)

WHICH ALSO MEANs that all the zodiac signs will be finished AND I’ll have art prints and postcards for sale as well!

If you are in the Los Angeles area, I would absolutely love to see your faces at this art show! There is already 80 other artists lined up for the show, so it’s going to be a fantastic and creative night!

I’m already so humbled as it is, but having your support would mean the world to me. <3

And for those who want to make it but can’t, the sentiment means EVERYTHING to me as well.

Keep a lookout for an email with all the info!

BUY TICKETS HERE

Sending you all lots of love and light. <3

Virgo & Leo Postcards

FINALLY.   

They would arrive in the next 7 days! I'm going to be taking some pre-orders in case I have to order more for you guys! All the postcards are printed on a holographic card stock and are ready to go to send as a postcard (address lines on the back) or as a cute little art print! 

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Make sure to check out the shop for the rest of the astrology signs! 

Libra and Scorpio are going to be coming soon. ;) Make sure to check out my instagram stories for updates! I definitely post there more frequently! 

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Hello Again World!

Oh man. 

Blogging had to take a major hiatus with lots of life changes happening. I was kind of spiraling towards the end of 2017. Too much on my plate, family things, and definitely some self sabotage because I didn't think I was good enough to succeed in my goals. I needed a dramatic change.

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I died my hair green. 

I actually invested in myself with mindset classes. 

I thought it was a total joke at first and wondered if it was too woo-woo. BUT GUYS, IT WAS AMAZING.

I got FOCUSED on what it was that I really wanted to do with my business / freelance.  

Finally took actionable steps to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, and finally living a bit more happily and fulfilled. 

Gave my website a nice refresh as well to make everything feel magical CAUSE I LOVE IT, and want to work with other amazing femprenuers who have a magical mindset as well. And guys reading this, you are more than welcome as well. 

There's still be a lot of growth pains this year, but gosh darn it I'd rather feel those than feel stagnant! Who's with me on that one? 

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I've definitely decided that blogging won't be a main focus anymore, but I will be posting here occasionally to keep you updated on fun things happening! Maybe post about some adventures in branding with some awesome clients, maybe gush on about festival experiences, maybe post some cool diy projects I've got going on.  We'll see!

So keep in touch! I'd love to hear from you all again. <3 

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How To Make Golden Milk For Sleepy Time

Golden Milk or Turmeric Milk is one of my favorite autumnal treats!

Fall is starting to show its head here in California, and everyone is getting sick at the office. I usually make golden milk when I'm starting to feel a cold come on.

I swear it helps destroy my oncoming cold, and also helps with depression and general feelings of ICK. There's a bunch of other benefits for drinking golden milk that i'll mention down at the bottom on this post, so stay tuned. ;)

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When I'm feeling sick, I try to avoid too much sugar and caffeine as well, so I make this recipe to have no caffeine in it, which also makes it perfect for sleepy time!

This recipe is good for one or two servings, so if you want to make a big batch of it I would at least quadruple the recipe to have enough for the week. You just need to store in an airtight contain and keep the remainder of the golden milk concentrate in your fridge!

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Here's what you need to feel like you are drinking a cozy, spicy sweater:

INGREDIENTS:

  • cheesecloth (you'll thank me later and you'll use this so much if you love making concoctions at home)
  • 1 oz ginger (or roughly thereof)
  • 1.5 oz fresh turmeric root (or 1 tbsp turmeric powder is fine too, I just don't like all the sludgy powder at the bottom.)
  • 6-8 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • sweeter of choice to desired sweetness levels. I usually use my favorite locally sourced honey (link) , agave, or even sometimes stevia! (this makes it vegan friendly!)
  •  2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of water

Alternative versions:

If you want this to be like a chai latte, add in 4 bags of black tea. I usually love using STASH double chai spice. Just give me all the spices. But any sort of black tea will do.

If you are a pumpkin spice gal, add in a tablespoon of pumpkin puree and a dash of almond extract for some extra fall cozy goodness. From personal experience, it'll have a shorter lifespan in your fridge. Probably about 3-5 days depending. Smaller batches are better for this particular golden milk version.

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DIRECTIONS:

  • Toss the tea bags into the 4 cups warming water on the stove (if you are making the caffeinated version).
  • While your water is starting to boil, chop up your roots (not too small if you aren't using cheese cloth. it'll make straining everything out much easier)
  • Put all your dry ingredients into a largish square if cheese cloth with the roots and tie off.
  • Carefully put your cheesecloth ball into the boiling water.
  • Boil for 5 minutes, then let simmer for about 20.
  • Then add in your sweetener and let your concoction reduce down a little further. You want it to be thick and almost syrupy since this is a concentrated form.
  • Once you have reached the desired thickness, turn off heat and remove your cheesecloth tea bag.
  • Stir and serve your golden milk concentrate with your favorite milk! I love using almond milk to complement the fall spices.

So simple right? Store your leftovers in an airtight container so you can enjoy it later!

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Here are some of the benefits of drinking golden milk on a regular basis:

  • Turmeric is a well-researched anti-inflammatory as well as a super strong antioxidant.
  • It helps to build general immunity.
  • Turmeric has anti-viral and antibacterial properties, which makes it great for helping cold symptoms.
  • Turmeric and ginger are both super great for your digestive system.
  • Turmeric has been known to help keep your liver in good shape!
  • Turmeric has been known to help headaches, especially those associated with stress, cold symptoms or sinus problems. ( This I have PERSONALLY experieced  along with all the cold helping things)
  • Hey ladies, because Tumeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, as well as Ginger, this drink is also super helpful for menstrual bloating and pain. (omg it really helps me so much and advil and motrin to not work for me very well)

I am no health practitioner, but I have found that drinking golden milk on a regular basis has definitely helped with all the benefits mentioned above.

It's delicious, it makes me feel cozy and sleepy and happy, AND keeps those dang colds at bay. WIN WIN for sure!

I hope you guys enjoyed! What are some of your favorite ways of making golden milk? Mention it in the comments below!

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Autumnal Reflection

Hello Autumn.

This post comes a little late in the day (cough pretty late cough). I was going to try and write something super insightful and poetic, but somehow that's not what's going to happen right now. So bear with me.  

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I used to be so good at journalling, drawing in my sketchbook every day, somehow getting creative thoughts and juices going constantly. It's been a slow downhill battle since I got out of college.

And then adulting happened.

It's a struggle to keep the magic alive. I know all of us go through this at some point, whether the magic was the good ol' days of college and high school or your highest point of self-expression and creation. Or just when things seemed to be going your way.

And for whatever reason, every autumn I feel that touch of magic again. Colors change, the air starts to get a little colder (which is not saying much since I live in California but gosh dang it at least I can't cook an egg in my car anymore) Halloween festivities and all the family holidays and starting to converge. I want this time to be magical and fun.

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I

want

to make things special. I want to create. I want to let go of thoughts about work and schedules and planning and just FLOW with whatever my brain and hands want to do.

But you have to adult.

I want bonfires, pumpkin carving, costume making, crunchy leaves under my feet, whiskey and apple cider, all my scarves,  blankets, and hyyge the heck out of my home. (Please show me a raise of hands if I'm not alone)

It's a struggle. At it may sound a little childish, I know. But I can't function unless there's a little something out of the ordinary going on. It's what makes my heart happy.

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So let's vow to ourselves to never let that little magic flame to go. Maybe it's

self-care

to be able to take the time and do the things that make your heart happy. You know, outside the "light some candles, make some tea and go to bed early" kind of thing.

That excitement is what sets our souls alight. Traditions for the season. That burning for the next music festival, for your next art show, or getting new products into your shop. For that thing that you always wanted to do but never could make the time to go. Or heck, finally meeting up with those friends you promised to meet up with.

Cause we all do that thing where we absolutely mean to, but it just doesn't happen.

Let's promise ourselves we'll do it this season. Whatever it is. We'll take the time to reflect, to keep the magic going, and be true to ourselves.

Current Obsession | The Perfect Cozy Outdoor Space

I NEED A COZY OUTDOOR SPACE.

It's not even funny you guys.

With summer starting to come to a close and never have been able to get outside.... I've been DAY DREAMING of the perfect cozy outdoor space to hang out with family and friends. BBQ smoking, cozy soft sofas and twinkly lights under the stars with a fire pit going for Smore's in case the air turns refreshingly chilly...

They are probably just going to dream for a while longer (both because of the California heat and the amount of free time I have to take on this project) but I thought I would share some photos that have been particularly inspiring as of late.

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So here's my master list of things to acquire to make the perfect cozy outdoor space:

  • Firepit. - cause Smore's Seriously.
  • Palette Sofa  - I found this tutorial thanks to Pinterest and I can't WAIT to give it a go. My roommate left some palette boards on the side of the house and I'm itching to sand and paint them.
  • Outdoor Pillows - I've been eyeing these beauts from Cost Plus but making a few cute ones too seems like a more budget friendly plan. You can't have the perfect outdoor space without lots of pillows!
  • Outdoor Rug - I've been scouring the internet for a decent outdoor rug (both for camping purposes and for this dream space I'm imagining ) and yes again, so far Cost Plus has had the cutest options.
  • Twinkly Lights - I found these lovely solar ones at Cost Plus so I wouldn't have to plug in anything and be environmentally friendly!
  • PLANT BABIES .- I can never have enough plant babies and I constantly want to feel like i'm in a jungle. I can skip the humidity, but warmth and plants? Yes.
  • Fabric Garland -  I think these are so fun and festive. They are easy to make, and you can make them for any holiday without being too cheesy! Plus, you can raid the scraps section of your favorite fabric store to really keep it in buget.

What would you guys do to create the perfect outdoor space? Let me know in the comments below or share pictures of your creations!

*Disclaimer

All images found via Pinterest through my

Dream Garden Board

If you happen to know who took the original images, PLEASE let me know in the comments so that I may give them credit for their wonderful work!

Itty Bitty Blue Fairy Wings Giveaway

FAIRY WINGS GIVEAWAY!

How exciting is this, you guys?! Since it's my birthday, I thought I would do a little something to give back to all you wonderful people out there who have been following me and supporting me. <3

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These little itty bitty fairy wings are just the most precious! I wanted to create something cute and sweet, but also something that could handle travel for music festivals and other events! These little guys come with silver elastic straps as well as a brace in the back if you want to go strap free! These fairy wings are lightweight yet sturdy, perfect for frolicking and dancing! The itty bitty size also makes it convenient to navigate through a large crowd of people, so nothing gets bumped out of place!

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These pair of wings come with a brace as well as cute glittery silver elastic straps. You can slide the wings into the back of a sturdy bra or corset, or just use the elastic straps if you aren't wearing either of those! They are hand painted on the front and then sparkly and silver on the other side of the wings. No sparkle has been left out.

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Here's how you enter for the fairy wings giveaway

1. Follow my Instagram account @firefly_lights

2. Tag a friend on this post who would also love to win!

Bonus Entries for a better chance to win!

1. Scroll to the bottom and sign up for my newsletter ( no spam I promise, just freebies and art and things)

2. The more friends you tag in the comments the more entries you have!

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 Outside of USA will help with half of shipping.

 Giveaway closes at September 14th at Midnight.

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