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#28daysofgratitude

I’ve been doing daily gratitude posts on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, and I wanted to share the love here as well.

This picture is from last week, but it was so good it turned into more gratitude with gratitude leftovers. One of my awesome students, a master gardener, brought these home-grown goodies for me- spaghetti squash and passion fruits.

I don’t have a great deal of experience with spaghetti squash, but I am now a huge fan. I found this recipe for roasted spaghetti squash with parmigiano-reggiano and used it in place of pasta with dinner. It was ah-may-zing. The shallots and garlic gave it so much flavor, and the squash itself is the coolest thing. It’s like magic. It pulls away from its rind into noodle-like fibers when it is roasted. Super easy. Super cool. Even my five-year-old was a fan.

So there’s my gratitude upon gratitude for the garden gift basket I received last week. Shout out to Wendy the gardening goddess!

What are you grateful for today, yoga lovers? Feel free to share in the comments!

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Daily reminder

…brought to you by Hana the Monkey.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

(List is from Caroline Myss’ Anatomy of the Spirit)

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Tiny bamboo shoes!

Happy Friday, y’all!

It’s Friday and lookee, lookee what I have for you- tiny bamboo shoes! I’m a life-long fan of ballet slippers. And everything is so much cuter when it’s teeny tiny.

A good friend of mine had a baby princess girl back in January. I’m so happy to have someone to make girly presents for. I’ve had this pattern rattling around my brain for quite some time, and I finally had a reason to get out the needles and make them happen.

The yarn is a bamboo blend. It’s unbelievably soft and light- even for summer! Right now, they are available in Poppy and Orchid. Sizes are 3-6m and 6-12m.

Wouldn’t you love a pair for the baby ballerina princesses in your life?

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Je voudrais vous presenter…

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Mon amie, Hana!!!

Hana loves yoga. She’s a happy little monkey.

Check out her yoga mat bag!

Ha. Love her ♥

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Spring springs tonight!

The Vernal Equinox is tonight at 10:14pm PST!

Around the world, people will be celebrating this event according to their unique cultural and spiritual traditions. At my house, we’re having a Peeps and Pysanky party! I prepared the dyes this morning and put the eggs out so they will be the right temperature when it’s time to get our pysanky party on. My great-grandma was a real master at making Ukrainian Easter eggs, and it was a yearly tradition in my home growing up. I’m like an excited little kid to share it with my family.

As I mentioned recently, eggs are a symbol associated with the Teutonic goddess Ostara and decorating eggs in her honor on the Vernal Equinox (Ostara Sabbat) is an old tradition.

I’m lucky to be living in a time zone where staying up to burn my “clean slate” list won’t push me too far past my bedtime.

I love this season! Bring it on!!

Happy, blessed Spring to everyone! May the seeds you plant grow and flourish… ♥

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Now available…

Kamelien ‘Soul Warrior’ amulet bags are now available at the Soul of Yoga in Encinitas (627 Encinitas Blvd)!

Each bag is one-of-a-kind and handmade (by me). The yarn is handspun in fair trade women’s co-ops in India and Nepal from recycled sari silk.

Personally, my amulet bag is always filled with my favorite crystals, but you could fill yours with anything that is a source of personal power for you. The bag falls at about the solar plexus level (the solar plexus chakra is the seat of personal power).

Check them out today if you are in the Encinitas area. If not, they are also available in my Etsy store.

Be brave, soul warriors!

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New in the Kamelien store!

I’ve listed a new custom item in my Etsy store. This bag is crocheted using organic bamboo. The charm is made from Czech crystal beads, tiger’s eye bead, and a peacock feather. All of my items are handmade by my own two paws. Check it out!

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