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March 11, 2014


A few days after the close of Rhythm of the Home, I was contacted by Debbie of My So Called Life and Other Lies to let me know about a new magazine that she was launching into the universe, Tend. In the words of Debbie “This magazine hopes to nourish the head, the hands and the heart – by providing articles for our intellect, projects to keep our hands busy, and moreover beautiful, aspirational things to inspire our hearts.” . It was music to my ears, as one heart felt project was coming to a close, perhaps a new one was just beginning. The magazine is full of projects, tutorials, recipes, and much more to keep our lives full and our creativity flowing.

Tend 3I am honored to be joining the staff of Tend this coming autumn as the preschool editor, and I look forward to seeing the magazine grow. The beauty on it’s pages are certainly a sight, but the content is what makes it unique. I hope that you will head on over to the Tend website to take a look, and stop in to the facebook page as well. There are some lovely freebies to take advantage of that will give you an idea of the goodness available in this first edition.

Tend2Along with the free goodies, one lucky reader will also receive a free copy of this first edition. Simply leave a comment and I will choose a winner through the random number giveaway this coming Friday. I hope that you enjoy looking through the website as much as I have, and if you are interested in purchasing a copy, Tend is offering 20% off for Shivaya Naturals readers. Simply enter the code SHIVNATURALS20 at checkout. I am the final stop of the blog hop tour for Tend, so be sure to take advantage of the coupon soon!

I look forward to seeing each new edition of Tend come to fruition, and certainly of being a part of such a beautiful publication.

Thank you to the other participants of the Tend Blog Hop.

Heather of Beauty that Moves
Denise at Wholly Rooted
Merry at Patch of Puddles
Rachelle at Tales of Ted & Agnes
Tif at Dottie Angel

Comments for this post are now closed. The winner is #22. 

Allison March 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm
Can’t wait to check this out – it looks so inviting!

Debbie will contact the winner directly.


A Creative Moment

October 10, 2012

Oh my, October arrived and I did not document it here. Time is running fast these past few weeks, while the weather turns cold, my older boys celebrate a birthday each, and I find myself staring, sometimes rather blankly, at  my computer screen.

When I envisioned writing a book with Bernadette, I knew that it would be tough, but neither of us ever could have imagined just how tough. When we began Rhythm of the Home all those years ago, we had a very clear vision. We wanted to bring the idea of family creativity, a love of nature, and a true belief that everyone had the ability to write, create and educate to our community. I don’t think that either of us ever thought that so many people would give their time and their talent to the project, but  that they have done. The ROTH community comes together every three months with so much passion for giving back, and we are always in awe of all that is offered up so generously.

When we considered writing the ROTH book, it was with that community in mind that we began. This is a chance to take the reasons for ROTH and put them into our own words, this is our chance to really write. I believe in Rhythm of the Home more than any other endeavor that I have been involved in. I believe that it is needed and good and so full of love, and somehow, Bernadette and I want to get that across on the pages of this book. It is also the golden chance to document a decade (nearly) of friendship and work between the two of us, and how often does that opportunity come along?

So for now, here I sit. Everything else is going to take a back seat as we wrap up these last few weeks of writing, photographing and editing. I know that one day soon I will sit with my kiddos, open the pages and smile at all that was poured into this project, and for that I am so very grateful.