Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Genesis of it all......

Genesis of my ponderings here, began several months ago on a cold & snowy Colorado day. After lunch and reading "Johnny Tremain" with my children, we bundled up and headed to the library.We have discovered the library to be pretty quiet after lunch and a great time to go. The small children have gone home for lunch and to take a nap. The Public School children are not out of school yet. A perfect time to slowly graze through the aisles with the children and choose our "friends" to borrow for a of couple weeks.
There is a large variety of interests and ages of my children and their topics of choice in library books. My little Olivia wants pretty books with babies and ballerinas while my Isaac requests we find books on the R.M.S. Titanic, Tornados or the Civil War. I pray for the Lord's discernment for myself and each of my children.
My two eldest daughters are again, a mix of interests. Horse training manuals, Chicken Coop building, American Girl stories, Anne of Green Gables and biographies on Queen Victoria.
After all has found a number of "friends" to take home, we discover a corner of the library to quietly read. I leave my teenage daughter in charge and steal away upstairs. I quickly pass the long isles to the books for myself to bring home for awhile...
Later, as we warm up again with a cup of hot chocolate or English Tea at home, silence falls over our home. We become engaged in our treasured library books.
I usually choose a variety of books; gardening, interior design, cookbooks, fiction and theological books from a classic patriarch or martyr of the Christian faith.
This time, several of my treasures from the library affect me deeply; Dietrich Bonehoffer, Shonda Parker's "Mommy Diagnostic's" and a large encyclopedia-type book on Essential Oils.
The more I read the later, the more intrigued I become and I found myself
reading labels on everything from my shampoo, toothpaste, lotion and cleaners and thus the genesis of this began...A way to make beauty, body & cleaning products for my family and myself that I knew was natural and/or organic. The way my family of long ago would have done in their homes with their families.
Vintage Homestead Emporium
This blog is a collage of ponderings of my heart and the Lord's guidance....of mind, body and spirit for families, homes, marriage & children. Also the products I make.
I pray you enjoy the journey with me...

Malinda B.

No comments:

Post a Comment