It's a Yin / Yang Thing

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Ah fall…and the beautiful colors that come with it! A season that as the temperatures get cooler, we begin to spend a little more time indoors.  We love pumpkins, football, and the holidays that are just around the corner.  As we gear up for more festivities, it’s a good time to look at our space and feel it through our energy system.  

Favorite Fall Events

Fall is an exciting, beautiful season in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Below is a roundup of some of the big events going on in the region. 

Vegetable Beef Soup at the 828 Market

By Carrie Griffin

We opened 828 Market 15 months ago.  We’ve really enjoyed making soups for the market.  We’ve just eased back in to making them since shutting down the kitchen due to Covid and it’s bringing back memories of which soups guests liked and the stories they’d tell me about soup recipes they grew up with.  Seems like soup and memories go hand in hand.

DIY Fall Scented Candles

Supplies

  • Small Mason jars or another type of glass/porcelain dish
  • Flaked soy wax (can purchase on Amazon)
  • Pencil
  • Glass bowl or lg. Pyrex measuring cup
  • Essential oils (clove, orange, cinnamon)
  • Smokeless candle wicks (can purchase on Amazon) 

Instructions (these steps make one candle)

  • Wrap the candle wick around a pencil and gently place into the Mason jar, set aside
  • Scoop 2.5 cups of wax flakes into glass bowl/Pyrex cup, heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between
  • Add 10 drops of each essential oil, stir (you can continue adding more drops of certain oils until you get the desired scent)
  • Pour the melted wax into the Mason jar or dish 
  • Let it sit until candle is completely hardened, remove the rod or pencil, and cut the wick
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