What Can We Do at an August Fair Besides Eat?

  We just had our wildly fun and successful August Family Fair! Two of the aspects of this and others of our celebrations that I am most asked about are: “What can we actually do?”, and “How can I introduce the concept of activities to friends and family without it feeling awkward or uncomfortable?”

Random Acts of Kindness: May Baskets!

The tradition of spreading cheer to others by making and gifting May Baskets is a lovely way to celebrate this month!

Craft Ideas For Spring: DIY Party Hats!

 “Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party!” ~ Robin Williams Looking for craft ideas for spring? Look no further! And what says a party like party hats?  Their coordinated whimsy invites children of all ages to celebrate! When I decided that hats were a must for this year’s spring fling, I set out to buy […]

Winter Holiday Table Setting: Playful & Peppermint!

  With so many religions and cultures celebrating meaningful moments at this very special time of year, December Solstice is a magical time for a family festivity!

It’s apple season! A brief photo essay ❦

“I brought home the traces: the breeze on my cheeks, the sun on my skin. But the longing lingers. I am home now, yet my heart snuck a few extra moments in the orchard.” ~Lisa Novelline Harvest Magic! It’s all around!! In my neck of the woods that means apple season! What a wonderful day my […]

Family Bonding in May

  Spring is truly in the air! Flowers bursting with color and fragrance abound, and understandably attuning to their energy is a celebration of growth, fertility,  life, and love. This natural excitement is contagious and provides us an amazing opportunity to share the jubilance of the season with loved ones.

An extension of love: More May Day Family Bonding

  May Day frequently conjures images of romantic love. Nonetheless, the special love between family members, though a different kind of bond, is also amazing, and spring is the perfect time to celebrate it! 

The 5-Minute Spring Challenge:

Spring Magic Is Everywhere!   It is springtime, and though everyone is crazy busy, even a quick stroll around your home can be an enchanting experience! I grabbed my camera and stepped outside for five minutes – just five!! … and this is what I saw:

Craft Ideas For Spring: Egg Candle Decorating!

Looking for craft ideas for spring? Surprisingly, at our family’s last Spring Festival, this activity proved to be the hands-down favorite attracting participants who routinely pass on crafts. Simple and lovely, egg-shaped candles sitting in holders designed to keep them steady are decorated with super thin sheets of beeswax cut or molded into shapes of […]

Late Harvest Festival Mini Journals

October, November, and even into December… Autumn is descending upon us with all of its mighty force. At first, the season seems breezy and colorful, but as it further permeates into our very essences, its more pervasive predisposition begins to reveal itself. Autumn begins the cycle of reflection and renewal.