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Carla Blazek
Spokane, WA
Doggiemama, Candlemaker, Photographer, Gonzaga Women's Basketball Fan, Triathlete, Wannabe Mystic
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I've always been big into ceremony, ritual, celebrations, the marking of meaningful dates. I got married on June 21st—twice—to the same man. Once for the legality, once for the show. Today, six years after my divorce, somewhat suprisingly I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at zena musings
It was like this, but different. Sometimes at another age, in another time, you fall in love through a single picture and countless words, across continents and oceans, through languages and logic. Sometimes you sense the magic long before you... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at zena musings
It’s easier than you think. Whoever you are, whatever your desire, wherever your path — OWN it. Unapologetically. Be real. Be YOU. Playing it cool is dull. (Thank you, Danielle LaPorte, for nailing it.) Enthusiasm is hot. Awkward spontaneity smashes... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at zena musings
This TED talk by Amanda Palmer has kicked open a door I've been eyeballing with curiosity. It's a dialog I intend to wholeheartedly be part of. Because the old ways, and many of the current ways, do not resonate with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at zena musings
Smack dab in my busiest time of year. If I were a CPA, today would be April 12th. The work phone is ringing. Orders need packing + shipping. Candles need pouring. Repairmen need calling. Dobies need walking. My upstairs is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at zena musings
Happy Thanksgiving! 9:37 a.m. and already I've read these words several hundred times this morning. Big smile. My heart passes them on to you. No matter what your life circumstances, no matter how looming your sorrows or fears or losses... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at zena musings
Fifteen years ago I was laying on a rose-strewn massage table. It's my wedding day. I never expected to get married. Never wanted to. But I'd fallen in the kind of love that feels permanent. For the first time I'd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at zena musings
Swim in outdoor pools Play in lakes, rivers, kiddie pools, any available water Spend two weeks exploring abandoned places in Montana with camera, tent and Silas Make and drink much lavender lemonade Go barefoot as often as possible Read novels... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at zena musings
A few weeks ago I announced on Facebook that I was preparing to begin the process of selling zena moon. GULP! Still a little hard to say, but day by day I'm becoming increasingly ready to wholeheartedly venture down a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at zena musings
I'm scared. I'm scared that my abilities are gone. I'm scared that I'm going to fuck this up. And I'm scared of you. I don't want to start. But I will. This is an invocation for anyone who hasn't begun,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2012 at zena musings
Mother's Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to order candles for mom -- or YOU -- and save big before this weekend's price increase at zena moon. (My Mom not included with purchase. :)) Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at zena musings
Take hold of your own life. See that the whole existence is celebrating. These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious. The rivers and the oceans are wild, and everywhere there is fun, everywhere there is joy and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at zena musings
I'm single because I was born that way. — Mae West Nearly two weeks after Valentine's Day, these truths are bursting outta my heart this morning. My top priority is my relationship is with myself and my Higher Power. #1... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at zena musings
Created by artist Mary Campbell for Patti Digh. Feel free to download this high-res PDF version, print it, and share with others. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at zena musings
I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at zena musings
Happy December, everyone! Our gorgeous holiday candles are now available! From silent night to hanukkah to happy new year, they're sure to delight. Plus save a holly jolly 20% OFF with coupon code HOHOHO now through 12/31 at! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at zena musings
In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, we're offering 20% OFF with coupon code NANOWRIMO during the entire month of November! Fan your creative flames and keep yourself company with a candle for writing, calling the muses, just do it,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at zena musings
To those working for the rights and health of the underdog, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm so grateful there are people like you who can do this. I don't pretend to know what's best for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at zena musings
Jeanette, wow, I'm honored!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2011 on Go Now and Live by Jeanette LeBlanc at zena musings
Happy happy joy joy -- our new website is up and running! :D To celebrate, we're offering a 20% discount on all orders placed through the end of June using coupon code BLOSSOM. Visit today! Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at zena musings
We're in the process of launching a gorgeous new, and sometime over the next 72 hours it will be live (fingers crossed). Hopefully all will go without a hitch, but we're told there may be an interruption in site... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at zena musings
The other day I was ricocheting slowly off the blue walls of this room, moving as if underwater from typewriter to piano, from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor, when I found myself in the L section of... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at zena musings
(Max, Samantha, Silas the Dobie, Shelby, Abby & Nancy the One-Eyed Wonder Puppy) Happy Sunday from the zena moon workerbees and dogs! Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at zena musings
It's in our nature, the need to sweep out winter's dust and polish the windows. Boxes filled with linens, pillows, clothes and towels are stacked downstairs ready to be donated. The bottom of my garbage bin holds yard debris. On... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at zena musings