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DIY Natural Perfume Workshop 6/12

May 25, 2016
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DIY Natural Perfume Workshop 6/12

As I mentioned in my last post, I will be offering hands-on workshops where you can learn how to make a variety of your own natural beauty products. To start, on June 12, I will be hosting a DIY natural perfume workshop in Washington, DC! Enjoy a hands-on lesson on crafting your own natural perfume. After…

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A New Chapter for Herban Lifestyle

April 15, 2016
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A New Chapter for Herban Lifestyle

Over the past few months, I have been increasingly called to pursue projects outside of the realm of making organic bath and body products. I mean, literally called on the phone by people asking me to take on research projects and acting work! Life has re-connected some old channels and opened up brand new paths…

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Make Your Own Spa Product Workshop at Be Clean Shop, 11/21

October 30, 2015
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Make Your Own Spa Product Workshop at Be Clean Shop, 11/21

Come to Be Clean’s studio to get a hands-on lesson on natural ingredients and the product-making process! After an explanation of the properties of various herbs, spices and essential oils (think sandalwood and lavender), enjoy crafting your own spa products, such as soaks and sugar scrubs. Throughout, we will give you the tools and knowledge…

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Join Us at Another Damn Craft Show June 13th!

May 26, 2015
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Join Us at Another Damn Craft Show June 13th!

I am busy making Fuzzy Soaps™ for Another Damn Craft Show at Art Enables on June 13th. This “juried collaboration of artisans with one simple mission: to celebrate the local DC arts-and-crafts scene” is being organized by the amazing Jessica Blaszczak of This Little Piggy and Beth Baldwin of Tigerflight, two leading creatives/organizers for the DC area craft scene. It also features…

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Join us at Sustainatopia 2015 in LA, May 28-31!

May 19, 2015
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Join us at Sustainatopia 2015 in LA, May 28-31!

I am excited to be part of this year’s Sustainatopia, one of the leading annual events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability and impact! It will be held in LA from May 28-31, 2015. Consisting of both a conference and a fun Festival, Sustainatopia brings together people from the worlds of impact investing, social entrepreneurship, non-profits, B…

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Lovely Chili Hot Chocolate with Rose Petals

February 1, 2015
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Lovely Chili Hot Chocolate with Rose Petals

Love-Me-Dew at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, Boulder, CO   On a recent visit to Boulder, I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite restaurants, Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place. And one of my favorite things about Shine is their offering of “potions,” which are a “thoughtfully and lovingly concocted array of fantastic,…

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Please Join Us at Treat Yo’ Self Artisan Market on 2/8!

January 26, 2015
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Please Join Us at Treat Yo’ Self Artisan Market on 2/8!

We hope you can join us for Treat Yo’ Self, an artisan pop-up event at Derek Brown’s trifecta of Shaw Neighborhood restaurants Eat the Rich, Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency. The event will be held on February 8, from 3:30-8:30, and we’ll be selling Valentine’s Day gift sets for him and her. Each venue will will offer food and drink specials…

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San Andrés Fiesta :: Party on the Plaza!

December 23, 2014
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San Andrés  Fiesta :: Party on the Plaza!

One of the things that Kai & I love about Mexico is that people here are always celebrating something. It seems like a week doesn’t go by without an event on the plaza or a parade marching through town. The San Andrés Fiesta, celebrated each year in November by the pueblo of Ajijic, is a great example. Each year…

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From Where We Left Off

December 17, 2014
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From Where We Left Off

After an extended break from blogging, I’m sure some of you are wondering where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing, maybe even if we’re alright. The last time we checked in with you we were renting a place in Ajijic, Jalisco, in order to take a break from cycling. We thought we would only…

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How to Make an Upcycled Bottle Cap Table!

November 30, 2014
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How to Make an Upcycled Bottle Cap Table!

My husband has been saving bottle caps for as long as I’ve known him, saying that someday he planned to make something out of them. He wasn’t sure what it would be, and the bottle caps kept accumulating. Inspired by the colorful collection, I decided to turn them into a practical gift for him. And given the…

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