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.

Making Summer Fairies!

“The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve; lovers to bed; ’tis almost fairy time.” ~William Shakespeare What a wonderful way to celebrate summer!! Perhaps thanks to Shakespeare or maybe just because of the joy in our hearts brought about by the increase in sunlight, when thinking of decorations and embellishments to represent this most […]

Summer Party Crackers!

Holiday crackers are so fun and festive! In my family, they have become a highly anticipated tradition. I make these by hand with each season in mind. Here are my suggestions for a fabulous summer festival favor…

Summer Main Dining Table Décor

Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  ~Henry James The warm and whimsical energy of summer almost seems to be celebrating with or without our help, so why not join in!! The possibilities for creating a fanciful and fun table setting for […]

Summer Tablescape Bohemian Style!!

 “You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis Summer is sunshine!! Therefore creating a celebratory seasonal tablescape for this joyous time of year becomes about interpreting your concept of the beauty of the sun!!

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:

Spring Gift Ideas

Though celebrations should be about the season and togetherness rather than materialism, a wonderful way to help children enjoy holidays is through the exchange of small, meaningful gifts, especially ones that may help clarify the idea behind the festival for them. One such gift is a book to be read and enjoyed as a family. […]

Summer Blossoms: A Brief Photo Essay of the Season

Happy Summer!! Enjoy every moment!!

May Day Festival Sample Menu

Last month, I posted a delicious five course sample menu for Spring Equinox, and since May Day is also a spring festival, many of those recipes would work wonderfully well for this holiday too. I chose, however, to shift the focus to a more romantic theme.