I was very fortunate to spend a blissful weekend alone at the Southeastern Women's Herbal Conference. It was my first time away since becoming a mama and I must say I enjoyed every minute of it. I soaked up a bit of sun, watched golden leaves twirl through the wind, listened to amazing spiritual and herbal classes, enjoyed the sweet melodies of Rising Appalachia, watched the moon glisten and dance on the lake, ate delicious meals, slept in a bunk bed with a cabin of lighthearted women, heard the constant sound of distant drumming and reconnected with a lot of friends. The highlight was helping my dear friend Kelcey at her amazing booth, Sweet Mess Art and Seed & Sky Jewelry. Her work is amazing and filled me with such joy to be surrounded by it all weekend and see it touch the lives of so many other women too. She has so much love, emotion and beauty in her art. I cannot wait to find a new home for my new prints to smile at every day (thank you Kelcey!). To top it all off it was my birthday. I came home to a delicious cooked meal by Slater, wine, chocolate cake, smiling little ones in my lap and the sweetest gifts. I got to spend the evening with my mom and family after a heart filled weekend. Many thanks to my mom and Slater for holding down the homestead for me!