Spring Equinox Blessings

Hello friends,

I wanted to write a quick note sharing my love and blessings with you for this beautiful Spring Equinox.

Many of us here in Florida have been having some crazy storming weather, and much of the south has been under tornado warnings. My prayers of love and protection go out to each of you. And at the same time many up north are having more snow dumped on them as I write this so I also send prayers of love and protection to each of them as they move through the snow.

However, I wanted to honor today by reminding each of you to take note of the seasons, no matter the weather, as it is a pattern of light and dark. Today that light and dark is in a place of balance.

To honor that in your everyday life I recommend you take a moment to see where the sunsets in the sky, and tomorrow notice where it comes up. Make this a daily ritual. It will bring you insight into the natural rhythms of this beautiful universe we live in and connect you to nature in a mindful way.

Kind thoughts,

Heather– xoxo



Blending Herbal Teas Class

As I’m preparing for tomorrow’s class, I found some pictures I took right before class began last time I taught this class.


This is one of the most fun classes I teach for two reasons.

First of all, we learn about a large number of herbs in this class. We go over the medicinal properties of 15 herbs categorizing by some general properties, such as general tonic herbs, herbs for immunity, and herbs for digestion.

Secondly, we taste all of these herbs and mix them together to get an idea of their flavor profiles. As a hands on learner, this is my favorite type of class.


So if you haven’t signed up there is still a bit of time! You can read more about the class and sign up here.

October Market Schedule and Events at The Manifest Nest!


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To check on the status of the Beaches Green Market and the Midweek Market check out Dig Local on Facebook here. And for more information about this great event at Omnisara Labyrinth and Gardens click here

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For more information about this event click here.

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For more information about this event click here.

September Hiatus at The Manifest Nest!


What a whirlwind Hurricane Irma has been. I hope that each and every one of you are healthy and well. I know that many of you either sustained some damage from the storm or know someone who has, my heart goes out to each and every one of you.

In the wake of Irma I am not going to have any events, classes or farmer’s markets until October! I apologize for any inconvenience that this may have for any of you, but please know that I am here at the Apothecary if anyone needs anything. 

I know that I have been feeling a bit emotionally taxed, stressed, and that my adrenals and immune system are both suffering because of it. I have a great supply of herbal needs at this time should you be feeling similar and need some herbal support.

I have my Restorative Tincture that is full of adaptogens to help the body deal with and overcome the side effects of stress. Both my husband and I have been taking this 2x a day and it has really helped.

I have both Fire Cider Tonic and Elderberry Syrup to help your body boost immunity and to fight off any cold or flu symptoms.

I have a few new products as well!

I have a Skin Bliss balm that is specific for rashes, eczema and psoriasis.

I also made a batch of Herbal Insect Repellent which is great for all the bugs that have been around after all this water and flooding. (And don’t forget my Anti-Itch Salve if the bugs have already gotten you.)

Again, I hope that all of you are recovering physically and emotionally from the storm, and if you can help your neighbors and friends as they recover, please do so.

Take time for yourself as well: get a massage, go to the chiropractor, watch a funny movie, get some ice cream that wasn’t lost in the power outage, and nourish your body with whole foods and herbs. Whatever soothes your soul do so.

Hurricane season is only half over, and even when it is not natural disasters at our door, the universe will send us challenges that help us to grow and expand. Sometimes, it is necessary to retreat inward in order to find the strength to grow and expand and that is ok too.

Again, please don’t hesitate to contact me should you need any herbal products or an herbal consultation. You can find more information here.

Kind thoughts,


This Saturday, Making Herbal Tinctures Class!

There’s still a bit of room in Saturday’s Making Herbal Tinctures Class!

If you’ve always wanted to take more control of your health and wellbeing and that of your family’s, then this class is for you.

For more information about the class, click here.

Join us at the Markets this week!

Today I am at the Mid Week Market at Bull Park in Atlantic Beach from 3-6pm.

I have a few garden items, such as the delicious chocolate cherry tomatoes and fresh tarragon. I also have lots of lovely herbal products, including Fire Cider Tonic, Elderberry Syrup, Arnica Balm and much more.

This market is excellent for bringing the kids or your dog. The park here is covered and there are so many laughing happy children for yours to play with. So get out today and enjoy this beautiful summer day!

I will also be at the Beaches Green Market this Saturday from 2-5 pm. So, if you can’t make it today please join us Saturday!



We have Baby Chicks!

The Manifest Nest is officially an Urban Homestead!

We have chicks!!


Meet the Flock!

Come by and see the lovely ladies while they are still sweet littles! Just give me a call or text and get your baby chick love! Bring the kids!


From front to back we have Tulip (Speckled Sussex), Rose (Barred Rock), and Buttercup (Buff Orpington)

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And to complete our flock of five, in the front, from left to right, Lavender (Silver Laced Wyandotte) and Marigold (Golden Laced Wyandotte)


Finally! The Manifest Nest is at the Markets this Week! —Next Week Fire Cider Tonic Class and New Moon Women’s Gathering! Reserve Your Spot Today!

After much too long of a delay, The Manifest Nest will be back at the Beaches Markets this week!

And Next week we have two events!

New Moon Women’s Gathering, Wednesday April 26th from 6-9p

Making Fire Cider Tonic Class, Saturday April 29th from 1-3pm

Follow the links for more information and to reserve your spot today!

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***Update! No Market Saturday! 


***Update! No market today, Saturday 3/25/17!

I am on the upswing, but I know deep down that I do not have the energy to go to market today. It takes a lot in this fast paced, goal oriented, business first world to listen to and to honor that voice that resides deep down inside of each of us telling us when to say no. I know that for me this has been a long struggle, and I am working diligently to get more in touch with this voice. Sometimes I hear it loudest when I am physically unwell…

So, as I humbly say no to the market, I also want to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to any of you in need of herbal remedies and love. I want you all to know that I always have products available at the Apothecary. Just call or text me at 808-782-5406, and we can coordinate your visit to get what you need.

I will be at market next in April: Wednesday 4/5/17 — Friday 4/7/17 — Saturday 4/8/17 which I will announce more thoroughly at the beginning of the month.

Thank you all for understanding, and may this validate your own need to listen deeply to that voice that knows what is best for us in every situation, and may you have the strength to follow that voice.


Hello everyone! Hope you are all enjoying these first few days of Spring!

I wanted to update y’all on this week’s markets. I will not be at Wednesday’s or Friday’s markets, as I have been feeling a bit under the weather. I am hoping that all my herbal allies will help me nip this feeling quickly in the bud, so that I can make it to the Saturday market! Keep your eye here on the blog or check our Facebook Page to see when we will be at Market this week.

If you have ever wondered what an herbalist takes when she is feeling under the weather, I can tell you that I have been taking my Cold and Flu Tincture which is immune supporting and antibacterial and antiviral with Echinacea and Goldenseal Root! I’ve also been taking Elderberry Syrup to support my immunity and give my throat a nice soothing coat. Finally, I drink LOTS of herbal tea. Mostly I’ve been drinking my Immuni-tea Blend with an added bit of Goldenseal Root Powder every pot or so. I get lots of rest, fresh air and tend to burn sage to kill germs that reside in the house.

I’d love to hear what some of you do when you are under the weather, so comment below!

Hope you all stay happy and healthy!

February Market Schedule!

Hello Friends! Believe it or not it is already February?!

I wanted to share with all of you the Farmer’s Market Schedule for The Manifest Nest! We are happy to announce that we will be doing three different markets here at the Beaches, with the addition of a Friday market on Mayport Rd. in Atlantic Beach from 3-6pm. See the calendar below for more information on dates and places!

Today, we will be at the Farmer’s Market at Bull Park in Atlantic Beach from 3-6pm. So come on by and get yourself some of our fresh sugar snap peas, herbs, and a brand new batch of Elderberry Syrup! We are even carrying 8oz bottles now for those of you, like my family, that go through so much at this time of year.

Here is a look ahead at the schedule for all of February!