Beauty And The Beast Inspired Enchanted Play Shoes!

My sweet niece just had her 7th birthday, and her party was Beauty and the Beast themed. We’re talking strawberries cut into the shape of roses, “Chip” mug painting, little girls in princess dresses and a screening of the new live action Beauty and the Beast. Little girls and princesses- tale as old as time,… Continue reading Beauty And The Beast Inspired Enchanted Play Shoes!

DIY Emeraldalicios Wand (children’s books, fun and summer play!)

Victoria Kann is the New York Times best selling author- artist of the children’s book series centered around Pinkalicious, a fun loving little girl who adores pink and is always hanging out with her brother, Peter. It’s pretty fun to say, isn’t it? Pinkalicious… Anyway, we have a well loved collection of her books including… Continue reading DIY Emeraldalicios Wand (children’s books, fun and summer play!)

DIY Blackout Window Covers (Summer Bedtime Hack)

This little summer bedtime hack is short, sweet and TOTALLY worth sharing. While I absolutely love these long days with the water play, flowers, sunshine and warm evenings in the backyard, I have also been struggling to get my girls to bed at a reasonable hour. Their bedroom windows face west, which makes for some… Continue reading DIY Blackout Window Covers (Summer Bedtime Hack)

Watching The Wind ~ A Meditative Meander Around A Lake

Come along with me on a meditative meander around a lake. A favorite spot of mine. A beautiful, leisurely walk. A beginning and an end. Lots to see. Fun for the girls. Lovely in all seasons. A practice in mindfulness. Today, I watched the wind- in the grasses, the trees, on the water and in… Continue reading Watching The Wind ~ A Meditative Meander Around A Lake

Apricot Craisin Mini Scones With Dreamy Lemon Icing

Sunday morning came early and bright today. While Gloria sat in her seat and ate cheerios, Daphne slept and the coffee dripped, I decided that it was a good day for scones. I was given a bowl of beautiful apricots by my mother in law (from her tree!) and had just about a cup of… Continue reading Apricot Craisin Mini Scones With Dreamy Lemon Icing

The Summer Of Fairies (Part 1)

This one is for all you pixie dust believers and magic dreamers… for this, my dears, is the summer of fairies! I am a starry-eyed gal, always existing in the mindset that there are, without question,  fairies, Bigfoot, mermaids, unicorns, ghosts, angels, you name it. It’s who I am and how I choose to see… Continue reading The Summer Of Fairies (Part 1)