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
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
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
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?
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!
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!
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!
I was bopping around on pinterest during a middle of the night wide awake time (so frustrating!) the other day. If you’ve been reading my blog lately you know, there’s a lot of fairy play happening in our house, and yard, right now… summer of fairies parts 1 and 2 found here for your entertainment.… Continue reading DIY Fairies In Two Ways!
My sweet curly haired little daughter has worn her hair in a bob for the better part of 2 years. It’s beautiful, adorable, easy to brush, and she’s totally over it. She wants long hair. She wants “flat” hair, meaning straight, like mine. She doesn’t understand the incredible gift of curly locks that she’s been… Continue reading DIY Dress Up Rapunzel Hair Tutorial!
The summer has been warm, beautiful and full of magic- at least as far as our little yard is concerned. We’ve learned that sprinklers and thunderstorms destroy oatmeal box fairy houses (our project from The Summer of Fairies Part 1.) We also discovered that fairies adore notes from children- especially thank you notes when trinkets… Continue reading The Summer Of Fairies (Part Deux)