Here’s a fun (and very delicious) little activity to do with animal crackers! We love taking our animal crackers on a parade around the table during snack time. The other day we started talking about all the different things our animal crackers could walk through, like melted chocolate and sprinkles (because these things can sometimes… Continue reading The Super Fancy Animal Cracker Parade- a fun snack treat!
This door decoration is about so much more to me than some entryway, seasonal flair. This particular decoration came about after a long conversation with Daphne, then a list, then some illustrations of all the things we are thankful for. There is so much to be thankful for! This is something I need to keep… Continue reading Thankful Heart
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
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
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!
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)
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
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!)
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
Sunday morning came early and bright today. While Gloria sat in her seat and ate cheerios, Daphne slept and the coffee dripped, I decided that it was a good day for scones. I was given a bowl of beautiful apricots by my mother in law (from her tree!) and had just about a cup of… Continue reading Apricot Craisin Mini Scones With Dreamy Lemon Icing