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
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