Monday, August 27, 2012

Welcome ! After a few years of kicking around the idea of a blog, I finally decided to jump in and see what it's all about.  After constantly being told, "you should open a restaurant" or "you should sell your handmade gifts" or, "you should write a book" (because my family is a wee bit colorful) I figured a blog was a good way for me to share my handmade creations!  Previously, I spent thirteen years working full time out of the house and since I have a small one at home, home is where I belong.  For all those that know me, I like to have my hand in a bit of everything and having this blog allows that luxury! Life is limitless, and the last thing one should do is limit one's creativity (at least this is what i tell myself!). If I had limited myself I would have missed out on some fabulous experiences in my life. So here I go!

Now let me explain a bit about myself.  I was born in New Jersey and my name is Donnalynne Travarelli.   However, my maternal grandfather Dominic, decided that I looked like a China doll and called me Ming Toy, hence the name "All Things Ming." This led to the name Mingy, which my mother loved and decided to use  as a first name. My grandfather was a ridiculously smart man and an amazing artist as was my father and many others in my family.

Grand pop's original charcoal drawing
My Dad's first watercolor... not too shabby for a first try.

Fast forward to forty years later, I am a wife, and the mother of five to a blended family ranging from five to twenty-one years old.  I was a Barber Stylist for fourteen years then became a Yoga instructor (I am a student of the amazing Parvathi Nanda Nath for the past ten years and currently teach yoga to preschoolers). I also have backgrounds in the food/catering business as well as working in a Yarn/Knitting boutique.  My blog will contain all aspects of these.

Sri Lalita OMMMM

What To Expect!

Ghee Baby
Ghee Baby towel featuring Aromabliss' Ommm Bliss Baby Oil

Ghee Baby stroller set

Not pictured yet are my wedding towel gift baskets! Which include, two monogrammed bath towels for the newlyweds, votive candles and a pair of wine glasses.  All you need to do is add the vino!

Speaking of vino, next is food! Finally! 
Another aspect of myself includes baking for a
 local farmers market on the weekends. So, if you're in the area 
and need baking for your small affairs, try All Things Ming!
Homemade vanilla Madelines with Acacia honey

Thanks for visiting! There are many more creations to come!  So, if you're tired of mass produced products and you're looking for a gift for yourself or others,  All Things Ming, is your place to find handmade creations infused with love and consciousness.


1 comment:

  1. Hooray for you!! As always, a wonderful job and visually delightful as well. Can't wait to buy some goodies from you .... especially those pretty little cookies! Good job friend.l