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 […]

August Rustic Berry Brunch!!

“In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs.” –  Henry David Thoreau In August, the sun is sizzling and the berries are bursting! If your looking to celebrate […]

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?”

Share with your Loved Ones the Art of the Corn Husk Doll!

  August is the perfect time to celebrate the early harvest (grains and berries), and August Fairs are traditions throughout many cultures all over the world. The Native American craft  of creating corn husk dolls is a wonderful activity to allow you and your family to create together and to really focus on the gift […]

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 […]