I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.
I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I have an Etsy shop. I really enjoyed it for a while, and would like to get into it again. I started out by selling cloth diapers, thus the name DydeeDaze. But I got very tired of making diapers that took a while and were great quality only to have to sell them at competitive prices, which meant I made barely more than materials cost, and definitely did not make anything for the time I put into them. It was fun for a while, then suddenly it was not. Just as quickly I stopped listing anything, and took several months off. I had lost my passion for it. A couple months before Christmas I decided to list some diapers and other things that hadn't sold, then made a few scrunchies to throw on there as well. I have been noodling with the idea of combining my love for sewing/creating with my passion for being kinder to the environment to start a new shop (or just refocus the one I have) with a focus on eco-friendly products. Hm. Everything I listed in the current shop has been eco-friendly (cloth diapers/diaper covers/cloth wipes/scrunchies) but it might rekindle my interest in the whole thing, and it would tie together my desire to learn more about living holistically and always finding more ways to be green. I could enjoy that. I wouldn't be focused on one product, but could constantly be finding fun new stuff to create. Hm.....