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When given the possibility, why not bloom?

If ever there was a time to practice simple living, it’s now. If ever there was a time to treat each other and our planet with tenderness, it’s now. If ever there was a time to live the motto “Enough is as good as a feast”, it’s now.

My own quest to enjoy the simple things in life has led me down some interesting paths. One of those is the realization that creating something… anything… brings a sense of purpose to my soul, forcing me to slow down, focus, and listen to myself.

Genesis 1:27 says that God created man in His own image. Wow! If the Creator of all created us to be like Him, then the act of creating HAS to be hardwired in us! To go through life without taking raw materials and making something new of them is truly a denial of who we are meant to be!

Here, on our website, you’ll find the schedule for the ITST Studio. On our 10 acres just north of Spokane, the studio is a place for regular people to come together to create. I encourage you to come take a class, even if you don’t believe you’re creative. I know that you are!

If you haven’t tried our soap yet, I encourage you to treat yourself to a bar or two. Real soap, made with real ingredients, lathers like crazy and is full of moisturizing glycerin. Your skin will love it! You can buy soap at the studio, or schedule a class where you’ll make 36 bars yourself!

You’ll find other things for sale here, too, and my ramblings about the simple things and how we are striving to find peace and purpose with less in our lives. I’d love to hear how you’re doing the same!

Our ten acres is outside the small town of Colbert, Washington, which is just a bit north of Spokane. We are blessed with beautiful views from every window. We have three llamas, two sheep, a few dozen laying hens, four hives of honeybees, three cats and two dogs! Quite the menagerie!

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