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 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.