Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cleansing and Greening Our New Home

Wow, where does the time go??  Steven and I moved this past Saturday and the last couple weeks feel like a blur :).  We are finally in our new home and loving it!  Lots to do though.... our home is older and in need of a bit of TLC.  Some may find this daunting, but for me, at this time in my life, it's fun and a great outlet to let my creativity flow :).

Before we moved into our lovely abode :), I decided to smudge the space with sage.  Sage is an herb that was considered one of the most important medicinal herbs of Medeival Europe.  It has a broad range of properties including being antiseptic and anti-inflamatory.  Due to its various uses, it was not common to find a garden in this time period without this lovely herb.  Sage and smudging has also long been an important part of spirituality to many Native American tribes.  In magick, sage has many properties and is often used to cleanse and purify.  Some other uses are protection, prosperity, fertility, and healing.  I love the smell of this herb and use it on occasion to cleanse crystals, although I prefer moonlight, sunlight and using my own energy flow for this task.  Just be sure to unplug your smoke detectors before smudging!! ;) 

One major obstacle to feeling settled was the project of painting our bedroom.  At our last home, things never felt right to me and I delayed making it feel like "us" because I didn't really want to stay there.  Well, we really wanted to make this place feel like home, so we decided to paint the master bedroom, which was a dark yellow that resembled... well lets just say a type of stain ;).  So what does an earth loving, raw food eating goddess do when it comes to paint??  Go greeeeeen of course!  I researched all the eco paints out there and decided on clay based paint from Green Planet Paints.  The paint is fantastic!  I feel my hubby is safe painting away and not breathing in potent and harmful chemicals.  No typical paint odor as well.  The only complaint my husband had was that his hands got really dried out from the clay.  Yea, he did all the painting :).... What a great guy, huh?  I LOVE the color...... but since we opted for a much lighter one than the original it took several coats.  Then my hubby decided he wanted to paint the trim and ceiling as well.  There is charming trim around many windows and closets in our room so it became quite the project and needed to be finished after we moved.  Needless to say, things are just now starting to come together.  It's all worth it to have a room that feels soooo good though!

As for the rest of our little eco paradise :), we purchased a hemp shower curtain and bath mat from Rawganique.  The curtain has been working wonderfully!  Hemp is perfect for this use because it is naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial.  Did you know PVC (plastic) shower curtains out gas 108 different chemicals within the first 28 days of use?!  They continue to outgas for a very long time.  Check out more info. at   We also have two air filters, which I believe are essential to a healthy home.  Lots of plants are amazing as well at keeping the air in your home clean and free of toxins.... well as much as possible in our world.  We brought along our little green friends and when things get more situated I am going to get some philodendrons and chrysanthemums, which are known for their air filtering abilities.  Spider plants are also great for this purpose.  We have our amazing crystal energies in the new home as well, and you can feel the healing and loving vibes they emit...... loooove them, such a gift from mama earth :).

The first thing I did with moving in was set up our raw kitchen!  We got a couple more items from Seed to make the transition easy and I made yummy, healthy, and easy foods all week to keep me going.  Here's what I ate today ~

12 oz of fresh squeezed orange juice... ahhhh liquid sunshine

Some raspberries

Geeeeeen Smoothie - collard, banana, raspberry, mango, maca, MSM, and Greener Grasses powder

Romaine Boats of yumminess ;)... filled with avocado, lambs quarter, raw olives, sweet onion, hemp seeds and sprouts.

Coconut water and tahini shake - with raw vanilla powder, carob and one banana

Things are definitely moving along and I am so excited for the changes and shifts taking place in my life.  I wish you all many blessings as your own journeys unfold.  Here's to the magic and renewal that spring brings forth!  Cheers :).

In Love and Light ~


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