You know how rice krispies treats are wonderfully gooey and delightfully crispy? I do too. A while back I found this version of the classic recipe, made them and they were awesome! The trick to her perfect treat is to mix in unmelted marshmallows at the end so there are concentrated pockets of goo… brilliant! … Continue reading Epic Rice Krispies Treats
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”
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 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)
While camping this past weekend we were witness to a view- something worth appreciating… savoring. I couldn’t stop myself from documenting this glorious sunset. The Somewhere In-Between I couldn’t believe the colors, the gentleness of the air as it gradually got colder and colder. It did not become windy, allowing our campfire to thrive… Continue reading A Peaceful Sunset And A Morning Meander
A few days ago my one and only celebrated his latest trip around the sun! What better way to honor a grown man’s birthday than with some cupcakes- Cookie Monster cupcakes. Here’s how it went down. I have been feeling like crapola (one of my late grandmother’s favorite words) all week- sinus pressure, coughing, sneezing,… Continue reading Cookie Monster Cupcakes- Sigh… I Tried.
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”
Happy Sunday evening. Tonight I want to share a bit of peace that I found today. Come along with me on my meandering meditation through the mountains, rocks, trees and along the river. Quiet- no noise that distracts. Alive with the gentle sounds of the earth, the wind and the movement of water. I hope… Continue reading I Like These Rocks. I Think I Shall Live Among Them.
Is anyone else out there playing the Safeway Monopoly game? Holy crap- I tell you what – it can feel a little overwhelming. I got all serious about it for a minute (see?) and now I can’t really stop… can I? I literally have the game board taped to the kitchen wall now, and I… Continue reading Treasure Hunting and Safeway’s Monopoly Game