DIY Sunflower Garland Tutorial!

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 Of Fairies (Part Deux)

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)

DIY Emeraldalicios Wand (children’s books, fun and summer play!)

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!)

Watching The Wind ~ A Meditative Meander Around A Lake

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

Apricot Craisin Mini Scones With Dreamy Lemon Icing

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