Amber (Pixie) Shehan

is creating Articles about homebrew, herbalism and foraging wild plants

9

patrons

$36

per month
I've been blogging regularly since 2003. First, I wrote as "NoMoreWageSlave" on Blogspot. That site was all about quitting my miserable day job and trying to work from home. It didn't work as well as I had hoped (there's a lot of scams out there!), but I learned a lot.

It was then that I realized my herbalism hobby had become a full lifestyle, and I launched "Swamp Pixie Herbal" to share my herbal recipes; both my successes and my grand failures! A few years later, I made a small business out of herb-infused honeys under "Pixie's Pocket."
I quit that business a year or two later and since then, I have been consistently blogging as Pixie's Pocket. All of my old Swamp Pixie Herbal archives and all of my new content under that one name. This is it...my passion, my calling, and my love. I have found my voice and an audience who enjoys what I have to say! (Thank you! I can't thank you enough!)

Pixie's Pocket is a work of love. Knowing that you are out there listening to my rambles about my hands in the soil and my head in the clouds inspires me to keep it going! In turn, Pixie's Pocket and each of you keep ME going. I am honored and humbled each time I hear from readers who are using the experiences that I share to empower themselves, even if it is just to make their first gallon of mead, nibble dandelions, or blend a tea for their stuffy nose!

So far, I have used ads on Pixie's Pocket to help defray the costs of running a blog: hosting fees, domain cost, Wordpress themes, premium plugins, apps that help me post regularly and effectively, image editing software, camera purchases...a lot goes into a nice website! BUT I HATE ADS. Seriously. They make me grind my jaw and pull out my hair. You all are my friends, not just consumers that I market to. I am a writer, not just a shill for fancy brand names. 

I feel dirty with Google and Amazon ads all over my site. That's why I'm starting this Patreon page. I'm tired of hiding my shame of asking for help. I'm tired of making everyone endure flashing ads in my sidebar. I'm ready to branch out Pixie's Pocket into a community experience.

Do you like what I do? Even only $1 a month will help me head towards an ad-free site that I can continue to improve on. I want your input. I want your questions, your involvement, and I want to know what I can do for you in return! THANK YOU!
Tiers
Chickweed
$1 or more per month
  • My immense gratitude!
  • You're in the inner circle. You'll hear about new products and big announcements before they are available to the public.
Dandelion
$3 or more per month

Everything from the lower tier plus:

  • A quarterly exclusive coupon for a discount in the Pixie's Pocket shop.
  • A free copy of my book "Forage & Brew: A Sip for Every Season"
Goldenrod
$5 or more per month

Everything from the lower tiers plus:

  • A postcard or physical letter of thanks sent to you! No glitterbombs....I promise.
Willow
$10 or more per month

Everything from the lower tiers plus:

  • A 3-card tarot reading, OR;
  • If you aren't keen on divination, I'll send you some herbs, tea, or seeds instead!
Oak
$20 or more per month
Everything from the lower tiers plus:

  • An occasional gift from the Pixie's Pocket apothecary (honey, herbs, tea blend, or tincture)
Sycamore
$50 or more per month

Everything from the lower tiers plus:

  • Personal consultation about brewing, herbalism, or any other Pixie's Pocket themes. We'll chat, ok?
Goals
$36 of $50 per month
Facebook Community and Facebook Live Monthly

I'm building up my tech and time resources to be able to do a monthly Facebook Live session. My patrons get to help decide the topics!
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I've been blogging regularly since 2003. First, I wrote as "NoMoreWageSlave" on Blogspot. That site was all about quitting my miserable day job and trying to work from home. It didn't work as well as I had hoped (there's a lot of scams out there!), but I learned a lot.

It was then that I realized my herbalism hobby had become a full lifestyle, and I launched "Swamp Pixie Herbal" to share my herbal recipes; both my successes and my grand failures! A few years later, I made a small business out of herb-infused honeys under "Pixie's Pocket."
I quit that business a year or two later and since then, I have been consistently blogging as Pixie's Pocket. All of my old Swamp Pixie Herbal archives and all of my new content under that one name. This is it...my passion, my calling, and my love. I have found my voice and an audience who enjoys what I have to say! (Thank you! I can't thank you enough!)

Pixie's Pocket is a work of love. Knowing that you are out there listening to my rambles about my hands in the soil and my head in the clouds inspires me to keep it going! In turn, Pixie's Pocket and each of you keep ME going. I am honored and humbled each time I hear from readers who are using the experiences that I share to empower themselves, even if it is just to make their first gallon of mead, nibble dandelions, or blend a tea for their stuffy nose!

So far, I have used ads on Pixie's Pocket to help defray the costs of running a blog: hosting fees, domain cost, Wordpress themes, premium plugins, apps that help me post regularly and effectively, image editing software, camera purchases...a lot goes into a nice website! BUT I HATE ADS. Seriously. They make me grind my jaw and pull out my hair. You all are my friends, not just consumers that I market to. I am a writer, not just a shill for fancy brand names. 

I feel dirty with Google and Amazon ads all over my site. That's why I'm starting this Patreon page. I'm tired of hiding my shame of asking for help. I'm tired of making everyone endure flashing ads in my sidebar. I'm ready to branch out Pixie's Pocket into a community experience.

Do you like what I do? Even only $1 a month will help me head towards an ad-free site that I can continue to improve on. I want your input. I want your questions, your involvement, and I want to know what I can do for you in return! THANK YOU!

Recent posts by Amber (Pixie) Shehan

Tiers
Chickweed
$1 or more per month
  • My immense gratitude!
  • You're in the inner circle. You'll hear about new products and big announcements before they are available to the public.
Dandelion
$3 or more per month

Everything from the lower tier plus:

  • A quarterly exclusive coupon for a discount in the Pixie's Pocket shop.
  • A free copy of my book "Forage & Brew: A Sip for Every Season"
Goldenrod
$5 or more per month

Everything from the lower tiers plus:

  • A postcard or physical letter of thanks sent to you! No glitterbombs....I promise.
Willow
$10 or more per month

Everything from the lower tiers plus:

  • A 3-card tarot reading, OR;
  • If you aren't keen on divination, I'll send you some herbs, tea, or seeds instead!
Oak
$20 or more per month
Everything from the lower tiers plus:

  • An occasional gift from the Pixie's Pocket apothecary (honey, herbs, tea blend, or tincture)
Sycamore
$50 or more per month

Everything from the lower tiers plus:

  • Personal consultation about brewing, herbalism, or any other Pixie's Pocket themes. We'll chat, ok?