May Mood

Written by Kim Fredrickson, Edited by Sarah-Jane May

It is officially May! Happy New Month to You!

This is my birthday month, so I always feel like let's get the party started! And by party, I mean I think many festive thoughts, some deep, some superficial.

So, I am Grandma Kim now to a cutie pie granddaughter. So amazing. So grateful.

We are officially online only now and we are officially moved into our new office and warehouse space. I even bought an office chair! I realized that I am so used to moving around a space; this is an interesting and new experience. Any tips?

I enjoy spring. Yesterday it was 72' with sunny blue skies. As I am writing this it is cloudy, overcast, and 73'. It may get up to 81'. What's the weather like near you?

I had an epiphany yesterday. I really like the word "bliss". "Joy, pleasure, delight, happiness, gladness." My goal for this newsletter, Gentle Readers, is to share with you the things that bring bliss to an inside space and even to our outdoor spaces.

Inside Bliss:

So, candles bring bliss into a space with fragrance, light and a small time for pausing. Yes, pausing, reflecting, reading, listening to music and enjoying the perfume of the room. (why not call candles room perfume? I wanna make that happen)

Kiss Me in the Garden makes these lovely candles with quotes from inspiring women.

Funny Candle Co. creates candles with witty packaging and delightful scents.

Penn Chemists are in brightly colored votives that smell fabulous and have names like Nirvana.(smell way better than teen spirit...couldn't resist)

We also have fragrance free candles from Unemployed Philosophers Guild and PC Hester for the light, art, and moments of peace and tranquility. (which I wanna make happen too)

Make your space cozy, colorful, and even hear the tinkling of bells with Indika Imports selection of pillow covers, prosperity hens and bells.

Cuddle with the cutest plush pig by Compendium or the adorable Pink Poodlena.

Inspired Peru also offers the softest alpaca, teddy, and penguin cuties.

Ivy & Sage has the "Home Sweet Home" and the pink "Peony" pillow cover too for the cozy space.


Drinking my coffee out of a different mug each day brings me bliss. So, we have mugs from:

Citizen Ruth Brand