Imagine Childhood : $75 Giveaway!

I’m excited to introduce a new Magic Sponsor, Imagine Childhood. If you love The Magic Onions, you’ll love Imagine Childhood too.

What a treat for us to find such a delightful site!

To celebrate our collaboration, Imagine Childhood is offering one lucky Magic Onions reader a $75 gift certificate to purchase anything from their shop and a copy of their enchanting book! Details on how to enter the giveaway are at the end of the post.

 

Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated company specializing in earth-friendly goods, craft and activity tutorials and educational supplies that support and nurture the magic of childhood. Our carefully curated collection focuses on products that inspire children to create, imagine, and explore. With an emphasis on quality materials, our toys and tools are made for real kids and real adventures.

Browse our 2014-2015 Lookbook for over 170 pages of inspiring and thoughtful gifts, our largest collection yet! We’ve spent the last seven years combing the globe for unique heirloom quality toys, tools, games, and craft projects, many of which are $25 or less.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

In addition to our shop we also share free crafts, activities and recipes on our blog here and our recent book, IMAGINE CHILDHOOD: Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play- 25 Projects that spark curiosity and adventure, can be found here.

For today’s giveaway, we’re offering one lucky winner a $75 gift certificate to our shop and a copy of our book!

We’d also like to offer a discount of 10% on all orders through Friday, 5/29/15.  Discount code: “MagicOnions”

 

 

Who else has their eye on that charming fairy house?

This Giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere. This Giveaway closes Thursday 28th May and the winner will be announced shortly after.

Enter as many times as you wish.

 

Enter the giveaway HERE :

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Good Luck,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Portraits of Life in the Sunny House

A few mornings ago, I found Teddy sitting on the comfy couch in my room, playing “Kind Hearts in the Garden” on his recorder. The morning sun was streaming in through the window and kissing him. His shadow danced and played on the wall behind him. It looked and sounded so beautiful and touched my heart so deeply that I started to weep.

I have thought of that moment often in the last couple of days. The warmth of the sun on my boy. The remarkable sounds he was making. And the sense of overwhelming love that enveloped me. It was one of those moments that made time stand still. And it reminded me how amazingly lucky I am to be me.

 

Grade 1 Waldorf Child playing the flute recorder

 

Life has been so busy here at the Sunny House. So busy and full.

Kitty has been painting endlessly. Her skill continues to blossom and grow. I am happy to see her trying new things… being brave and bold.

Teddy is drawing too and is growing more confident in his own creativity. Music comes easily to him but art is a challenge. As with most things, he is learning that practice makes everything easier.

Mother’s Day was wonderful. A delicious pancake breakfast was cooked for me and my beautiful family made me feel so special. I am proud to be their mom.

I have been working hard in the studio and many new lines are on the horizon. I have a particular project that I am almost ready to unveil and am so excited to share its magic with the world… stay tuned.

Our garden has been bountiful this season… fruit and flowers galore. We have made jam and eaten berries until our tummies are full. The best news is that the passion fruit seems to have worked out its kinks and lots of little passion fruit are growing happily on the vine.

Even better news is that, at last, Teddy has fallen in love with a book. Of course it’s Harry Potter! We read at every possible moment. In the last photo of us reading, do you see the crocheted blanket we are sitting on? My Great Grandmother crocheted it when she was 101 years old! How precious is that?!

Here are some photos from our happy days in the Sunny House …

 

Starry Night PaintingPhoto of a Waldorf Boy drawingPancake Breakfast photoNeedle Felted Toadstool Pin Cushion photoPhoto of a star in a blueberryDusky Pink RosePhoto of mother and son reading on granny square blanket

 

I hope you are having a happy day,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Book Giveaway : The Sunchildren

I’m so happy to have Magic Sponsor, Ancient Amber, introduce her sweet Sunchildren books today and share a Giveaway with us.

There are three books in the set… stories for the whole family to enjoy.

The Sunchildren are creative, expressive, and festive little fairy children who anticipate the change of each new season in their own unique and non-traditional way. Instead of following traditions they create their own.

This story is a very simple way for children to think about the passing of time and changing of seasons as well as an emphasis on crafting personal traditions. Each book focuses on a specific season. At the back of each book of are special journal pages for children to fill I’m their own seasonal traditions including favorite activities, stories, games and songs.

I love how interactive the books are for parents and children. The author asks readers what they see in the pictures and it presents an opportunity to ask children questions about the story.

Lucky us. In celebration of Summer Solstice, Amber is generously giving away a set of the three books to one lucky Magic Onions reader.

This Giveaway has been won by Ashley… congrats… I know you and your little one will enjoy snuggling and reading these inspiring books together.

To enter, please leave a comment at the end of the post.

A lucky winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday, May 17.

You can find Ancient Amber here :  FACEBOOK  , INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST.

Good Luck and blessings and magic,

Donni

 

 

 

 

To my Mom.

photo of family horseback riding in the Grand Tetons

 

To my mom.

Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing person I know.

You are an inspiration, Mom. You make the most of everything you do. You have such an open heart to all life has to offer. It’ s a joy to be with you.

Thank you for making the long journey to be with us every year. And for staying for so long. I know I often complain that a month is not long enough, but that’s only because the year between aches with your absence. Every moment of our time together is so precious to me, and cherished. And to Teddy and Kitty and Matthew too. We think of you often, here in our Sunny House, and of the many memories we have made together. We talk about Granny and smile and laugh and realize how lucky we are to be your family.

Thank you for being the anchor. Thank you for giving us wings. Thank you for showing us that happiness lives inside your own heart and comes from the love you give to others.

I am so lucky you are my mom.

Look at us here, riding in the forests beneath the Grand Tetons. Didn’t we have fun!

I love you, Mom.

Big blessings and magic to you today,

Donni