Feathers anyone? But of course, it’s part of the boho lifestyle…

When we started the creation of JadeCrate, I went back to the roots of my early days in New Mexico, when I was corporate and could not fully live boho. Boho’s everywhere in the area (including me), had a dream catcher, one in the car, one on the door, how can you have too many?  What I really wanted to know later is feathers are not only on dream catchers, they are symbolized in jewelry, apparel, the over all boho look.  I researched several sites to boil down the brass tacks of the root of the meaning of feathers in the Native American culture and found a great quick read summing it up.  My summary is feathers for a boho chic represents our space in time, our spirit, one with nature, at peace, and being alive.  We wear our feathers with pride because the meaning to us is really our boho spirited lifestyle.  Also, this is a spoiler alert for the October 2017 JadeCrate Box…only about 10 days until they ship out, we have a few left, so sign up today to be a part of the boho chic spirit.

Meaning of Feathers
The Meaning of Feathers plays an important role in the belief system of Native American Indians. Their beliefs are based on Animism which embodies the spiritual idea that all natural things within the universe, including birds, have souls or spirits.  Animists believe that souls or spirits exist, not only in humans but also in birds, their feathers and in animals, plants, rocks and natural phenomena. The doctrine of animism is that everything is alive, and possesses an inherent virtue, power, and wisdom.

The Meaning of Feathers
The generalized meaning of feathers signified honor & connected the owner with the Creator and the bird the feathers came from. Native Indian warriors were awarded a feather when they took coup or were particularly brave in battle. When a feather falls to earth, the Native Americans believe it carries all of the energy of its former attachment on a bird to a living being. Feathers are perceived as gifts from the sky, the sea, and the trees. Feathers arrive unexpectedly, but not without purpose. Source: https://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/native-american-culture/meaning-of-feathers.htm

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JadeCrate Book Find of the Month: The New Bohemians Handbook

At JadeCrate, we read, a lot.  Last year we ordered the 1st Edition of The New Bohemians Handbook by Justina Blakeney and fell in love with her room-by-room makeover to bring balance and positive vibes into your home.  If you are looking for an excellent read this summer, it is hardback, but worth it, we recommend it.

Ideally, if you are feeling like your space is bogging you down, it probably is.  Much of what is in the book are essentials for every bohemian you may know, but her approach to creating great spaces is fantastic.  Filled with DIY projects as well, again, the images in this book are fantastic.  You will want to start on your first project right away.  We call this our “happy place” book at home.  Recommend buying the actual book if you don’t have an iPad or another device to see the pictures.

Enjoy your journey!

Amanda


About Us:  JadeCrate is both a subscription and gift box business with our core principals and foundational beliefs centered in bohemian living both physically and mentally. Our boxes are filled each month with products catering to your inner flower child.  They include a mix of boho chic styled accessories, décor, natural skin care, artisan teas, fair-trade wares, and organic snacks. In addition to great goods, each box includes positive vibes with insider tips on bohemian living, recipes, and exercises to help you get through the month with a smile.  Find out more today at www.jadecrate.com. 

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Inspiring Boho Stories: Tiny Houses

I love glamping, but the next best thing would be something just a smidge bigger than a VW van. If we did not need all this space and I was not freakishly afraid of stairs; I would go for a tiny house.  You have seen them in the news, social media, everywhere.  This YouTube video is a great story about a single mom (been there done that) who has it together.  The home is adorable, and it’s a great video if you are considering downsizing and need inspiration.

About JadeCrate:  JadeCrate is both a subscription and gift box business with our core principals and foundational beliefs centered in bohemian living both physically and mentally. Our boxes are filled each month with products catering to your inner flower child.  They include a mix of boho chic styled accessories, décor, natural skin care, artisan teas, fair-trade wares, and organic snacks. In addition to great goods, each box includes positive vibes with insider tips on bohemian living, recipes, and exercises to help you get through the month with a smile.  Find out more today at www.jadecrate.com and enter BOHOCHIC15 at checkout for 15% off your first single box order with us.

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Inspiring Boho Stories: Tiny Houses

I love glamping, but the next best thing would be something just a smidge bigger than a VW van. If we did not need all this space and I was not freakishly afraid of stairs; I would go for a tiny house.  You have seen them in the news, social media, everywhere.  This YouTube video is a great story about a single mom (been there done that) who has it together.  The home is adorable, and it’s a great video if you are considering downsizing and need inspiration.

About JadeCrate:  JadeCrate is both a subscription and gift box business with our core principals and foundational beliefs centered in bohemian living both physically and mentally. Our boxes are filled each month with products catering to your inner flower child.  They include a mix of boho chic styled accessories, décor, natural skin care, artisan teas, fair-trade wares, and organic snacks. In addition to great goods, each box includes positive vibes with insider tips on bohemian living, recipes, and exercises to help you get through the month with a smile.  Find out more today at www.jadecrate.com and enter BOHOCHIC15 at checkout for 15% off your first single box order with us.

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Accepting Orders For the July JadeCrate Boho Box

The second box in our summer series. If you love summer, taking care of yourself, boho fashion accessories, and more, you will want to get your summer series box while supplies last.

About JadeCrate:  JadeCrate is both a subscription and gift box business with our core principals and foundational beliefs centered in bohemian living both physically and mentally. Our boxes are filled each month with products catering to your inner flower child.  They include a mix of boho chic styled accessories, décor, natural skin care, artisan teas, fair-trade wares, and organic snacks. In addition to great goods, each box includes positive vibes with insider tips on bohemian living, recipes, and exercises to help you get through the month with a smile.  Find out more today at www.jadecrate.com and enter BOHOCHIC15 at checkout for 15% off your first single box order with us.

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Accepting Orders For the July JadeCrate Boho Box

The second box in our summer series. If you love summer, taking care of yourself, boho fashion accessories, and more, you will want to get your summer series box while supplies last.

About JadeCrate:  JadeCrate is both a subscription and gift box business with our core principals and foundational beliefs centered in bohemian living both physically and mentally. Our boxes are filled each month with products catering to your inner flower child.  They include a mix of boho chic styled accessories, décor, natural skin care, artisan teas, fair-trade wares, and organic snacks. In addition to great goods, each box includes positive vibes with insider tips on bohemian living, recipes, and exercises to help you get through the month with a smile.  Find out more today at www.jadecrate.com and enter BOHOCHIC15 at checkout for 15% off your first single box order with us.

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