About

Me at LACMA.

Me at LACMA.

Irreverent. Self deprecating. A Taurus. Recently moved from Los Angeles to Seattle (Don’t laugh at me. I know about the rain). I’m a writer, reader, and drinker of tea. When I’m not apothecary-ing it up, you can find me quoting Shakespeare or cuddling kittens. Sometimes both at once. I write fairy tales and steampunk novels. I’ve also had lots of random jobs. Working for psychics, teaching the youth, the like. Right now, I am a private tutor editing a manuscript and making perfumes. I don’t do well with 9-5s. I need lots of projects.

7 thoughts on “About”

  1. Oh my heaven’s, I’ve pinned half of your blog to my Pinterest boards! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you too!

  2. Thank you so much Katie! I saw your column on HelloGiggles.com and I just love your blog. You’ve inspired me to get more involved in herbal / homemade remedies. I’m taking a class at a local community college this fall. You have a great blog and I love your column 🙂

  3. I’ve nominated your blog for an award! You can find the details on a post titled Liebster Award on my blog. 🙂

  4. After finding out about you on LaugingSquid this morining, I spent a long time browsing your Etsy store. Finally, I decided that I’d order the seven-sampler. But when I hit “submit order”, I found out that my internet was down; it only came up again about two hours ago.

    I’m very choosy about scents. I can’t stand commercial perfumes/colognes. They annoy me, about an hour after putting it on. I begin to hate the aroma/smell/whatever and start breathing through my mouth. Many years ago, I tried scented creams from Avon. Soon, my inner wrists were “shimmery” under bright light. And the smell reminded me of rancid oil. No more Avon for me! In fact, no more anything. Well,anything newer than about 1960. I don’t seem to be bothered my the old standbys: Tabu, Emeraude, Chanel No.9, and the very elusive Bakir (I used to have to do intensive research on Google to find it). And I’ve had good luck with having bath oils custom-blended. My favorite stand-alone oils are sandalwood, and myrrh.

    Anyway, I am excited about trying your products.

    (For some strange reason, I pictured you living in Seattle. I don’t think LS mentioned it. And I browsed your “about” on Etsy and don’t remember seeing your location mentioned there, either. It might just be that I’m so excited to be moving to Oregon this summer. After Michigan and Tennessee, Seattle is downright exotic…)

    Norma

    • Thanks Norma! I had a similar moment with perfumes I used to wear. I liked J’Adore by Dior and La Lune by Dolce and Gabbana, but when I tried a perfume oil for the first time I made the switch. They just smell so much better and don’t have that terrible alcohol scent. I made some Eau de Parfums for my shop and they were nice and all, but the oils are where it’s at. Customers seem to agree. I haven’t been to Oregon yet but I’m told I would really like Portland. I just moved to Seattle this year and it has totally exceeded my expectations. Smaller than LA but it’s a good pace, I like the people here, and it’s full of all the things I like to do so win! I really hope you enjoy your perfumes! Let me know how it goes 🙂

  5. Hello! I read your post (https://sweetteaapothecary.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/how-to-make-all-natural-floral-water-you-can-use-herbs-too/) on how to make flower water and I was wondering, do you think that it might work with loose leaf tea?

    • I haven’t tried with tea but it’s worth a shot! I would probably infuse it with some vanilla bean or something to that effect depending on what kind of tea you used. Don’t want to smell like Lipton lol.

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