New Digs!

After a year of Free Range Faerie-ing I’ve got a new place. An actual, physical home and studio. I’ve settled in Three Oaks, Michigan. How’s that for a faerie name?


Just wanted to share my news.

After a year of Free Range Faerie-ing I’ve got a new place.  An actual, physical home and studio.  I’ve settled in Three Oaks, Michigan.  How’s that for a faerie name?

It’s an artsy small town on the southwestern tip of Michigan filled with friendly folks and only 3 traffic-less miles to the nearest forest.

I even have a job at the cozy  Acorn Theater.  (Another faerie name.)  Where I am meeting great people and filling my life with music.

I’ve forgotten how much effort goes into running and setting up a home!  (So I haven’t been in the writing/perfuming/or social media-ing much.)

Truthfully, it’s been a bit stressful and exhausting with February behaving downright weirdly for me.  How’s your February?

But Missy’s been a great help…

Here’s an vintage chair we scored.

Missy awaits her fragrance consultation
Shoving it in the Mazda
The Shenanigans she puts up with!


And then the other night…
I am sleeping and curious noises, giggles and the tinkling of bells, drift from the studio. Flashes of color and the scent of rose and loam fill my dreams as I explore an old victorian mansion filled with creatives and jokesters. At dawn I wipe the sleep from my eyes to discover the perfume/writing studio all put together.

Like this…


Let’s see how long I can keep it tidy.

AND I’m excited to offer yoga classes again!  I’ve decided to keep the beautiful living room as a yoga room…  (My class schedule is right here on the Verdant Yoga Page).

View of the sun drenched yoga room
Missy checking out the Michigan Floor (that is what that style of wood laying is called)


Finally here is a glimpse of the view from the backyard.  What is seen from the studio window…

What grows in that field?

I’m thinking fire pit and sunset dinners…

Settling here completes a goal for the first quarter of 2017 and the second quarter goal of this year’s Celtic calendar.  It also satisfies a life-long curiosity of life in a small town.  So yay me!

Never too late to make a change…

Got any great moving stories?

As always, thanks for visiting, dear Reader.




Author: Doreen

Purveyor of beauty and the imaginal realm. I write, blend botanical perfume, spend countless hours in nature, travel, chase faeries, and enjoy artistic expression. An avid meditator and yogini seeking conscious liberation.

26 thoughts on “New Digs!”

  1. What a beautiful home it is! I see Missy is most comfortable there too. I would like to leave you both with this Blessing from my favourite Celtic mystic, John O’Donohue –

    May the light of your soul guide you.
    May the light of your soul bless the
    work you do with the secret love and
    warmth of your heart.
    may you see in what you do the beauty of your
    own soulo.
    May the sacredness of your work bring healing,
    light and renewal to those who work with you
    and to those who see and receive your work.
    May your work never wery you.
    May it release within your wellsprings of
    refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
    May you be present in what you do.
    May you never become lost in the bland
    May the day never burden.
    May dawn find you awake and alert,
    approaching your new day with dreams,
    possibilities and promises.
    May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
    May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and
    may your soul calm, console and renew you.

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    1. Oh My! Thank you so much for your kind wishes and this loving poem. I adore O’Donohue as you can imagine! I have read it and absorbed it’s essence with joy! All the best to you!

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  2. Doreen,

    What a great place! I’m so happy that you found a place with everything you need at the tips of your wings.

    I promise KP and I will visit !


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  3. Congratulations Verdant Faerie~ such a good move to a perfect and gorgeous place where you can share your talents and wisdom! I did a similar thing lately & moving is the least favorite part of my changes yet they’re a vital step in re-creating and rejuvenating ourselves with the planning, patience, and fortitude all intricately involved with settling and nesting into a new home. Enjoy your new digs and much success in al your endeavors ❤ Mary

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    1. Hi Mary, Thank you so much for your kind wishes! It is said moving is one of the most challenging things one can go through. You are so right about all the intricacies, little and big. I hope you are right and I can share much from here.
      I wish you the best also in your new home and all of your pursuits there.
      With love and gratitude, Doreen

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    1. Aww – thanks so much! Yes it’s coming together. I love it here a lot, but sometimes I am nostalgic for the days of shoving everything and Missy in a my little Mazda and driving off in the sunset… It’s a lot of effort to set up a home in a new state! But mostly I just feel super fortunate.

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