My house needs a minimum of 2 hours a day of cleaning, dish washing, vacuuming, and laundry folding/ putting away to keep it feeling like a nice space to be in. If I let it go for even a day, it shows. In an attempt to make the maintenance easier, I have set out on… Continue reading The Great Home Organization Quest- Today’s Project- The Girls’ Room
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
Favorite graveyards? Yes, I have a couple. I think cemeteries are peaceful, beautiful places. This Halloween time has felt reflective for me. Perhaps because it has been a year now, since my grandmother passed. I wonder how she is and what new adventures she has had over the last many months. A walk… Continue reading Meditative Meander Through My Favorite Graveyards- Happy Halloween!
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
It is a joy to become a fairy. Recently we found a little poem with suggestions on how, exactly, to do just that- How To Be A Fairy! Thanks, pinterest and whomever wrote this sweet poem!! With this poem (writer unknown) in mind we set out to leave a little magic as a token of… Continue reading DIY Magical Mermaid and Fairy Lantern Tutorial!
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
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
Summer mornings in my mother’s garden. The oasis she’s created in her a little corner of New Mexico brings all sorts of life to the cool shade and fresh waters. I have seen birds, squirrels, lizards, spiders, bees, mice, hummingbirds, bunnies and toads among other creatures. We even found evidence of an owl. This morning… Continue reading Summer Mornings with Toads ~a way of being~
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