6 years ago, I started this blog to save my sanity. I was 35 with two kids under 4 years old. I was watching my girls during the day and working nights and weekends as a skin care therapist to help support our family as we struggled through the impact that the recession was having on the automotive industry and local economy here in Detroit. Our friends were losing their homes. They were moving across the country to find work. We were struggling just to put diapers on our kids. I was also still reeling with overwhelming grief over the loss of my brother, Vince, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2007.
Skincareforyoursoul.com was a space I could retreat and clear my head from all of the noise. It was a grounding force to keep me moving forward and a positive, creative outlet during a time when I felt defeated by life.
I never expected anyone to actually read this stuff. But they did. And this past six years has been amazing. I have met people I would have never met if it wasn't for this space - folks from across the globe. Beautiful, kind, wonderful people.
A lot of joy has been woven into this space. And a fair share of tears, too.
But, the time has come for me to slip on my wedge heels and continue on the journey.
My children are growing. We are recovering from the crashing economy. Some of our friends have even moved back to Detroit. My family is starting fresh on our new family farm.
This past 6 years has changed me forever, and while I will take brief glances in the rear view mirror from time-to-time for bearings, it is time to buckle in and look at the road ahead.
Autumn Moon Aesthetics was a baby I birthed back in 2003, offering botanical skin care therapy and custom-blended cosmetics. The beautiful union of plants, skin, color, scent and texture - the elements of my craft - are what started this journey for me. They are what fuel my passion and creativity. Much like paints for a painter - these are my vehicle for expressing myself in this life.
So, today, I'm celebrating them. And in the process, remembering that person that started Autumn Moon 12 years ago. And honoring her.
So with that, I am excited to share with you Autumn Moon's new home: PLANTGLAMOUR.COM
It's still me. In fact, it is more me than the me that has existed for these past years. And it is a title that expresses my vision - celebrating the magic, alchemy, beauty and allure that plants bring to our bodies, faces and spaces, both now, and in all of the ages past.
PLANT GLAMOUR will offer:
- An online boutique for Autumn Moon botanical skin care, handcrafted cosmetics, fragrance and more.
- Information on botanical skin care, aromatherapy, beauty trends and recipes for botanical skin care at home.
- Information on local and online workshops I will be offering, as well as interesting local plant and beauty happenings.
- Opportunities to work with me one-on-one to meet your skin care and gorgeousness goals, including custom, handcrafted skin care and cosmetics.
The SCFYS blogpot will stay for a time, as I move content over to the new site, but will no longer be active. If you would like to join me on this new journey, you can sign up at the new site to opt in and I look forward to seeing you there. If you decide not to journey with me, please know that just by being here for this time and in this place you have touched my life deeply, and I thank you for that.