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Jan. 19, 2021

Take me away my wild roses...
Your scent is most magical and you wisk me away to a warm summer's day...a day that I enjoyed my beautiful overflowing bush of scarlet wild roses which brought joy to my heart and senses...
Today I give myself self love with an rose & hibiscus herbal tea...
Roses are healing to the heart and can lift your spirit...
There's been so much hate and negativity in our world lately and I am in need of a lightening of my spirit...
I may even powder and capsule some of her goodness or throw a handful in my smoothie...I shall enjoy her gifts...
Finishing my day with a magical foot bath of Himalayan pink salt, dried roses and violet and dandelion infused oil...
But for now I shall enjoy my tea and do a bit of real estate work...
Be well, my friends, stay strong, jonnie dee #tsht #touchsomeoneshearttoday #herbalrealestateagent #jonniedee #harmonyrealtygroup #forager #lovetheland #fieldmedicine #magic #teachtheyoung #plantmagic #plantmedicine #herbalism #selflove #lotionsandpotions

Jan. 14, 2021
An expression from a sermon by John Donne. Donne says that because we are all part of mankind, any person's death is a loss to all of us: “Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” The line also suggests that we all will die: the bell will toll for each one of us.
 
Some think that Donne was simply pointing out people's mortality and that when a funeral bell was heard it was a reminder that we are nearer death each day, that is, the bell tolling for us. Others view it more mystically and argue that Donne is saying we are all one and that, when one dies, we all die a little.
 
I choose to think that we are like "the tree of life" and that each of us are part of the whole and what happens to one happens to all. This way of thinking may help change or impact the newly developed cancel culture of eliminating or canceling anyone who does not think or believe as we do. Our nation and it's present state has been a bit overwhelming for me this year. I pray for a better year.
 
Be well, I keep the faith!
Dec. 9, 2020
A found treasure...
I think that I shall find it entertaining...
I will let you know...
Happy Thursday...
I think I shall forage today...
The sun is shining and most of the snow has melted...
Although first I shall go visit "da momma" and do a bit of real estate work...
Nov. 21, 2020
Junking, healing, fixing, mending,thrifting,rescuing and making something out of nothing....these all must all be a big part of my personality...
All of the items here are thrifted...
I love to find ways to craft with my wildcrafted herbs and flowers....
Here is a garland in which the berries have fallen off or cracked and the white is exposed and my plan is to take white paint and dab it on the white spots and on the greenery and pine cones to make it look like snow....
The bowl is thrifted and I just love the tree skirt with the white pom pom balls. I think that this may be a vintage handmade...
I thought that I would share a bit about myself and what I like to do besides play with herbs....
I am an eclectic collector and I see magic in the mundane and value in the discarded...
I love this bowl which is a handmade bowl made in Holland, Michigan from the Holland Mill Bowl Company and they sell for about $75....A sweet find! A great bowl to fill with pinecones , fruits, greens etc...
These fun habits and hobbies keep me smiling and happy...may you have a wonderful day and thanks for reading...be well, jonnie dee
Oct. 9, 2020


It's fall and time for fall projects. I love to find other ways to use my herbs. Recycling and upcycling is one of my hobbies. I have taken old jars of scented candles, paraffin, cedar branches, cinnamon sticks, dehydrated oranges, lemons, limes, sweet annie, pine cones, rosemary and pumpkin spice coffee beans and have made fire starters.
I have read about some folks using the smudging herbs in fire starters for their fragrance. 🍁🍂🍁🍂
Some claim that the herbs clear or clean the space and get rid of germs and bacteria in the air. (I believe...😊)
Athough it has been sage that was the herb used for this. Add your dried sage to a few of these for the cold and flu season.
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I think that this would make a lovely gift to share with a friend or make for yourself. They are good for campfires as well as for a fireplace. It was a fun project. I will make many more of these.
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I have packaged these by wrapping them in brown paper and stuffing it in a brown cardboard cup holders a friend gave me. Tying a jute string and dehydrated orange peel and a tag, complete the packaging.
I hope you enjoyed the post.
Be well, jonnie dee #tsht #touchsomeoneshearttoday #findanherbstudyituseitloveitandshareit
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