The Face In The Tree On A Path Through The Woods

A meditative meander in the late summer woods A ways from home The path littered with natural distractions- berries, pine cones, mushrooms and flowers… I love to look around as I wander, as I wonder Who is observing me? What, or who is aware of my energy? As I move through the space, gently bending… Continue reading The Face In The Tree On A Path Through The Woods

Pulling Thistle, A Life Lesson

Sometimes in the lush, late summer lawn of life, you find yourself with a huge swath of thistles. Maybe it’s because your neighbor has let his thistle plants go to seed and the wind carries the seeds right through the chain link and onto your lawn. Or maybe the thistle has been there all along,… Continue reading Pulling Thistle, A Life Lesson

Eclipsed Leaf Shadows

I had no idea that this could even happen… but looking up (with lots of protective eye gear) wasn’t the only amazing sight experienced during today’s eclipse. I think we only experienced 87% eclipse here in southern Colorado-  but we stood out by the garage and observed. While waiting my turn to use the goggles,… Continue reading Eclipsed Leaf Shadows

Fairy and Hero Names! What’s yours?

My name us Hope, but I just learned that My Fairy name is Tansy Berry of Thorn- how do I know? Pinterest. Ha! While pinning around I came across some really fun name generators- two “fairy” name generators and one “hero” name generator. Find them here and here and here, or check out the pics below!  I had been looking for a… Continue reading Fairy and Hero Names! What’s yours?

DIY Postcards Using Kid Art!

I was checking out ArtyMommy‘s blog the other day and she did this GREAT project using kid’s art to make coasters! I want to give it a try sometime but didn’t have supplies on hand… so, I thought for a minute- how do I use kid’s art? I know- postcards! In fact it’s time to mail… Continue reading DIY Postcards Using Kid Art!

DIY Sunflower Garland Tutorial!

Are you ready for a new door decoration? I am- I’ve been looking at my 4th of July doornament for, uh… a lot longer than intended. The sunflowers have started blooming here!  A drive through the valley got me thinking- I want something bright and happy and full if late summer beauty.  While out getting… Continue reading DIY Sunflower Garland Tutorial!

DIY Mandarin Orange Candle!

I saw a picture of one of these,  mentally flipped out and went on a quest see for myself if it actually works- it does! Get yourself some mandarin oranges. I got these “easy peelers” because they are,  as the label suggests, easy to peel. Use a knife to cut around the orange’s middle, like… Continue reading DIY Mandarin Orange Candle!