Joys of Gingerbread: Gingerbread cookies!

“And I had but one penny in the world. Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.”~William Shakespeare What a wonderful way to share holiday joy! Gingerbread cookies are warm, aromatic, and delicious traditions guaranteed to add color, playfulness, and joy to your seasonal celebration. This year, I chose to focus on minis, and even found […]

Yuletide Dining Table Décor: Gingerbread & Angels!

This stylish table setting is based on the traditional seasonal color palette of red and green. Though this year I got the urge to shake it up a bit… I decided to add multi-colored mini gingerbread houses to each place setting, and also, and perhaps more daringly, a bit of black in the napkins, the […]

Late Harvest Festival Dining Table Décor

The end of October, the last of the pumpkins… the late harvest is upon us. What an amazing time of year this is. A time of endings and a time of beginnings…

Harvest Tablescape Featuring the Apple in Luxurious Grandeur!

 Though we enjoy our gardens all summer long and perhaps, in some cases, all the way into October, September is the ideal time to celebrate and give thanks for the harvest, for it is the month most bursting with the fruits of the vines. The following tablescape is inspired by the magic of the harvest, […]

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 […]

Giving Thanks & Sharing Love ❤❦♪♫

Though I adore sharing holiday meals with friends and family, I frequently yearn for additional ways to celebrate and bond. And harvest get-togethers with their focus on thankfulness are wonderful opportunities to do just that! The following activity offers a simple yet delightful and touching chance to appreciate and share on this special day your […]

Everyday Ways to Celebrate Autumn ❤❦♪♫

Seasonal celebrations are wonderful, and I am preparing for a fantastic one even as I type this. Nonetheless, taking the time to enjoy a beautiful day or a magical month even amidst a busy Thursday is so very rewarding that I decided to brainstorm some simple ways to stay connected to luscious Autumn even during […]

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: