January: Endeavor



In 2015 I’m endeavoring to drink more water* and be more creative!


I think we should just rename January to Endeavor. It’s the month we reset our calendars and our priorities. Out with the cookies, in with the protein shakes. It’s all about being new, starting fresh. And who doesn’t like a do-over–even if it requires a little endeavoring? 

It’s taken a full week of this new year for me to get to “endeavoring”. But here I am, finally. And the first thing up is a fresh start for Mireio’s Instagram account. I realized upon reviewing my activity over the past few months that I really use Instagram as a way to document my personal life and that I rarely, if ever, post about Mireio.  That needs to change! But rather than inundating those people who have followed me for those personal posts, I have renamed the account and made it private. If you want to follow my private account you can reach me at: @wendemireille.

My NEW insta for Mireio is @mireiodesigns — and I hope you’ll choose to follow me there as well. My new tagline is “Living and creating in Astoria” and I’ll be sharing my creative endeavors (both Mireio and around this old farm house) as well as bits of this sweet town. 

So, to review — or in case you didn’t want to read all of that up there – 

To follow my personal insta: @wendemireille

To follow Mireio’s insta: @mireiodesigns

Whew! I’m tired.  What are you endeavoring to do for your creative life this year? 

*The bottle was a late Christmas gift to myself. I finally bought a BKR bottle and I have to tell you, it’s worth the investment. I love, love the size — especially the opening size as it feel a lot like drinking from a plastic water bottle, except without the chemicals and waste.  And BONUS: it’s really pretty! 

The watercolors were a gift from my son. I’m super excited to learn — part of being more creative this year.

Trying things that scare you is a GREAT way to GROW. 

Create Your Own Spa Gift Set

reate Your Own Spa Gift Set


Pair a Buckwheat Hull Pillow with a Flax Seed Eye Pillow and Lavender Sachets for a gift that just says, “AHHHH.”

Create your own Mireio Gift Set by pairing a favorite buckwheat pillow with lavender sachets or a flax seed eye pillow.  Lavender is so soothing and relaxing — and each of these gifts will provide hours of calm.  

Mix and match your own set —  or choose my favorite pairing of the season, each featuring a very Pretty Paisley print: 

Buckwheat Hull PillosMireio’s signature buckwheat and lavender insert is ensconced in the prettiest boho paisley — creating the perfect pillow for the holiday season.  Find it here: Pretty Paisley Buckwheat Hull Pillow. 

flax seed and lavender eye pillow yoga pillowThis amazing flax seed and lavender eye pillow is one of a kind–featuring vintage linen embroidery. Softly scented and so relaxing to use, Mireio’s dream pillows are perfect for yoga, meditation, or a spa day at home. 

lavender sachets


Finally, add these lovely lavender sachets. Use in your linen drawers to softly perfume your lingerie or wool sweaters. Generously filled with luxurious lavender from Provence in a beautiful boho paisley print.

Create your own Lavender Gift Set with Mireio and give the gift of Ahhh this holiday season. 


Sneak Peek: Lavender Sachet Sets

lavender sachet sets


Sneak Peek: Lavender Sachets Sets — tied up with vintage lace ribbon. 

I’ll be listing lavender sachet sets all week  – along with coordinating buckwheat hull pillows and a few very special flax seed and linen eye pillows. 


Lavender Sachets: Small Holiday Gifts

lavender sachets

 A vintage mother of pearl accents this charming lavender sachet set. 


Lavender Sachets make great gifts! 

This week I’ve been working on adding lavender sachets to Mireio. Lavender sachets make lovely gifts — and I want to make sure there are plenty to choose from for the holidays. Right now, I’m adding these amazing “mini” sachets — at “mini” prices to boot. This lavender sachet set features a stunning vintage Mother of Pearl Button and a tiny embroidered pagoda. Made with fragrant lavender — these sachets are backed in vintage Brunschwig and Fils cotton. 




Or you can choose this charming set of vintage feedback sachets. Five tiny, but powerful, sachets created from vintage textiles in a gorgeous indigo palette.  Mireio sachets are always filled with the most fragrant lavender from Provence. 

I’ll be adding tiny sachets all week –so check back for even more new items.

Mark your calendar: Later next week there will be new standard sized sachets, just in time for the holidays. 


Organic Laundry: Lavender Dryer Sachets

lavender dryer sachets


Organic Laundry: Lavender Dryer Sachets

I’m so excited to be shipping off these amazing lavender dryer sachets to a new customer today. Made from vintage sheets and fragrant lavender from Provence, each of these sachets will gently scent your laundry for at least 20 loads. Just give your lavender sachet a gentle squeeze between each load and experience the luxury of softly scented laundry. 

You can find these amazing lavender dryer sachets at Mireio. 



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