It’s Autumn Time Again- A Meditative Meander Through The Trees

The change of season always brings new adventures. There is something wonderful about watching the shift from summer to autumn. The leaves are completing their cycle- what started as fresh, new green is turning into brilliant yellows and oranges. A drive through the colors with my older brother and our children allowed for some beautiful… Continue reading It’s Autumn Time Again- A Meditative Meander Through The Trees

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 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!

DIY Fairies In Two Ways!

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!

DIY Dress Up Rapunzel Hair Tutorial! 

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!