Monday, June 30, 2014

Flowers Flowers Everywhere

There has been a bounty of flowers around MoonMaid's Botanical Sanctuary this past week!!!  Lots and lots of color everywhere.  As we turn to the Summer season, I look forward to the long nights of weeding and exploring all the surprises that continue to amaze me.  We have had lots and lots of rain so I anticipate mushrooms arriving soon.  Chantreles being my favorite!!
Day Lily
                 Bee Balm

We are featuring MoonMaid's Signature Soap and BathBliss Bath Salts in July.  You can try one of these products by writing "soap" or "salt" in the "COMMENT" box @ checkout.  They contain our SignatureScent that is a mix of clary sage, lavender, rose geranium and more!!  We love it and think you will too!!  It is also available in our TubKit.  If you want to be informed about our monthly specials.  Sign up here.
Our podcasts continue on BlogTalk Radio on most Monday evenings @ 7PM ET.  The newest format is a 30 minute call in show where you can ask your questions about menopause and related topics.  I am looking forward to it!!  Click here for information on the next show.


                           Until next time - I send you bright Summer blessings from MoonMaid's Botanical Sanctuary.    Cynthia @ MoonMaid Botanicals

Friday, June 20, 2014

Endings and Beginnings

It has been a time of cousin Chris died suddenly.  A year younger then me.  It makes you think........
Chris and Jeri

And niece Lydia just graduated and is preparing to enter college @ Eckerd University.  She is a very talented artist.  She will be near her Aunts, Kim and Karen, my sisters, and her cousins.  I am sure this will include the start of new traditions in the events of family.  I look forward to that!!
Lydia Johnston
she had this to say about her years in school......

"I don't think I'll miss being a part of a system that is more concerned with how much information I can regurgitate on paper and how many hours I sit, idly or not, in a building under the guise of learning. I don't think I'll miss the Americanized, industrialized form of public education that has enveloped the last 13 years of my life and has nearly burnt out my motivation, my curiosity, my creativity, and my general desire to learn and explore. I'll miss caring educators like Paul Gantt and all of the other mentors, family members, and friends that have encouraged me to grow, though I don't think I'm alone in saying that graduation has been long overdue for some time."

I found her comments a bit sad and hope her new beginnings @ college inspire her quite a lot more.
We are beginning the start of the Summer season.  My season!!!  I love summer, it includes my birthday.  I will be entering the end of my 50's.  I have ended a long term relationship.  I am getting to know my self, by my self again.  It feels like I have spent a lot of my life alone, searching for "that perfect something."  The events of these last several weeks have enlightened is happening now!!!  Don't Wait!!  Go for it, start now, appreciate every moment.  It is the time of Day Lily's and Rhododendrons strong and resilient.  Bright.  I love that too!!

At MoonMaid we are going through changes as well.  We are discontinuing a couple of things and are making new items.   Our face serum is almost complete.  You love our soap, it is flying off the shelves, so we have created BathBliss Soaking Salts in the very same unique scent - our special combination of essential oils and flower essences.  If you have enjoyed Dianne's Homemade....get it now @ 50% off.  Write "50%" in the "COMMENT" box @ checkout.

Our podcasts on BlogTalk Radio continue monthly.  On July 7th my guest will be Gia Combs-Ramirez speaking on Crystalline Consciousness.  Get the show and call in details here.  On July 14 I will be hosting my first MenopauseChat.  For 30 minutes I will take your calls related to menopause, aging, nutrition and helpful herbs.  Details for this show are here.

We have a product giveaway each month AND we do a monthly drawing.  Sign up for this newsletter here. This month, every person who orders will be entered in our drawing for a BathBliss Tub Kit.  You'll love it.  Our giveaway in June is a sample of our SignatureSoap, an organic goat milk blend with our special essential oil blend and flower essences.  Like I said, flying off the shelf.

Check out our new website and all of our products @

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday @ MoonMaid Botanicals

It is Monday!!  And it is June!!!  Whew.....where is the year going.  As one of my nieces said - "It's June?  It was only Christmas last week."  And wait until this new graduate notes how much faster time will begin to fly as she enters college, her 20's and beyond.  It flies.  And, I had the "slap in the face" reminder that "you never know when your time will come."  One of my cousins passed away very suddenly this past Saturday.  A healthy guy, taking good care of himself, drops dead @ 58.
It is so never know. life to it's fullest each and every day!!!

The mountain laurels are blooming and the wild roses and honeysuckle fill the air with sweetness.

We are featuring our BathBliss Tub Kit this month and giving a free sample soap with every order. Put "soap" in the "COMMENT" box @ checkout.

I am also doing a BOGO special of Dianne's Homemade.  It is the perfect trail snack!!  I am sure you will love it as much as I do!!              

 I am doing my podcast - Women of A Certain Age and.....monthly.  Mondays show was about "Getting Outdoors" with my dear friend Vesna Plakanis of A Walk in the Woods.  Not only does she have this fabulous hiking and guide company, she is working with the crew that is filming the movie A Walk In The Woods in our area. A Robert Redford project!!  When in the Smoky Mountains, this is the company you want to make your trip and experience of the best kind!!!!
In two weeks, on Monday, I will be launching Menopause Chat on the same platform.  A 30 minute call in show where I will take your calls related to menopause.  Products, nutrition, and remedies will all be offered for you!!  Call in details here.  7 PM ET Mondays as the summer goes along.

As the days grow longer and longer approaching June 21st, the Summer Solstice, I trust you will feel the abundance all around us!!