It's that time of year again... #medicinetea time 🌿 I guess my "intro to herbalism" started when I was 4 yrs old and my mom made this same tea recipe in this picture throughout growing up every year. She didn't know what #herbalism was and neither did I. And honestly, when I was four, I hated drinking this tea. I thought it was yucky and have distinct memories sitting at a table not allowed to leave until I finished my "honey tea"...years later, I have other memories as a teenager of a giant pot with one tea in it sitting on the stove from September to May (the wintry season of Rhode Island). My mom would simply add to it, but rarely strain it out. Every time we even had the slightest of sniffles, we would drink copious amounts of this tea and feel better the very next day. Always. I even remember my friends and I sitting around my mom's kitchen table drinking this tea because we all had a cold and knew it would leave after drinking "my mom's medicine tea." It feels good to keep this herbal tradition going, knowing that #plantswork and being able to help my own little family keep healthy during #coldandfluseason 😊🌿 #herbalmedicine#herbalist#folkmedicine#localherbalist#kitsap#kitsapcounty#kitsappeninsula#kingstonwa
Last week I was sick 😷 then once I was feeling healthy, I promptly fell down the stairs while trying to check my email 🤦♀️⠀
Needless to say, it’s SO GOOD to be back & healthy enough to hit the weights — even if after four years I’m still using 5# weights on some of the same moves I’ve been “practicing” for years 🤷♀️💪⠀
I was thinking this morning on WHY I work out and stay consistent (not perfect). ⠀
👉 it has a lot to do with ALSO having been the girl who WASNT consistent. ⠀
That girl, I honestly didn’t enjoy being her. I didn’t enjoy living in HER skin. ⠀
So most days I wake up at 5:15am & get a 30-40 min sweat sesh in before work. ⠀
It’s about my confidence & seeing that girl in the mirror and knowing I showed up for her. Maybe not in every single thing today, but in the things I COULD control 💕
🎬🎦 Video I did for Xhosa. I learned some new masking tricks for this one. Pretty proud of the cloning I did. What y'all think? Feel free to comment below ( IG uploaded this kinda funky so the syncing is kinda off, don't worry though, it ain't like that in the actual video)
Mixed by @realchrisdean
Keep your friends close and your family friends closer: because they may end up rescuing you from the side of an interstate highway in Kitsap County during a multinational cycling tour. Taken from the stunning waterfront Lang Residence in Washington State (September 2018) #latergram#BainbridgeIsland#KitsapCounty#WashingtonState
Every life has a rhythm and cycles...the creative life being no exception. A song being born requires me to listen to what is aching to be sung; it requires patience, sometimes years...often tears. And a deep respect that the song will reveal itself when I have emptied my attachment to outcome, while holding my heart.
“Crow’s Nest” is born 🙏
Two days ago night, in a very special home where memories have been made for years, a baby boy named Ryan was born... 12/6/2018 at 7:17pm
20 1/2 inches long
Supported and cared for by Salt and Cedar Midwifery
Congrats Nathan & Lindsey!!!!!
ATTENTION EVERYONE! Do you want to win a tattoo session with me for a good cause? Here’s your chance. From today until Christmas i will be running a fundraiser to support @kitsaphumanesociety. 100% of the proceeds will go to them! On the 26th I will draw 1 winner and they will get $400 towards a tattoo with me. Read below for all the info! 🌟
• all donations will be submitted to Venmo (link in my bio) • my Venmo name is JenMartinezTattoo
• 1 entry is $10 • 4 entries for $30
• you can do more if you’d like and you will get 1 additional entry for every $10 past $30 • winner will be drawn at random on the 26th on LIVE • tattoo must be completed in 2019
• please make sure you want my style before entering. • feel free to share this! The more people who enter the more money the animals get 🖤 (note: if you’d like to donate but don’t want to be entered in the drawing, feel free and just make a note when you make the donation)
Mmmmmmmmm....Market Day! Just out of the oven yummy for the tummy glutenfree Applesauce-Gloden Raisin Muffins, Molasses-Raisin Rye Loaves, Fruit 'n' Nut Loaves, Cracked Pepper Parmesan Loaves and more! Join Us at the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market today, 9:00-1:00.