Once upon a time there was a sweet young girl named Daphne who, while visiting her grandma Nunna’s house, discovered a treasure. It was an old mismatched tea set, one her mother had used as a child, one that had been hidden away within the walls of the house- in a basket, under a tea… Continue reading A Morning Tea Party
We’ve had a lot going on around here. Family visiting, day camps, play dates, community events etc. etc. etc. It’s all great! Truly, it’s a joyous time around here, but for my 4 year old, it can be a little overwhelming. Yesterday, in the midst of an overwhelmed display of 4 year-oldness, I pulled Daphne… Continue reading DIY 4th of July Fireworks Doornament “Wreath”
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!
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!)
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)
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
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)
There are many lessons I wish to teach my daughters. Of course they will live their lives, and the their own lessons will challenge and change them in ways that I can not fathom… so while they are small I will do my best to show them some of the things I have learned and… Continue reading A Space Of Her Own
Have you ever ironed crayons between 2 pieces of wax paper to make a stained glass looking art project? I remember doing this with my mom when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it. I saw a box of crayons for $0.44 the other day and picked them up with the intention of… Continue reading Wax Paper Crayon “Stained Glass”
Between my home in Colorado and my mom’s home in New Mexico there is roughly 5 hours of driving, eating, radio listening, audio book listening and sight seeing. I enjoy the drive, it’s pretty (like, mesmerizingly beautiful and full of history) and relatively easy! Traveling with two small children however, requires quite a bit of… Continue reading Shidoni – An Inspiring Experience!