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15 Nature Inspired Autumn Crafts

Mother Autumn gives us so many gifts to craft with in the Fall. Colorful leaves, acorns, pine cones… her generosity is boundless. Here are some of our favorite nature-inspired Fall crafts.       1. Indian Corn Necklace 2. Leaf and beeswax Suncatcher 3. Watercolor Leaf Rubbing 4. Autumn Gnomes 5. Beeswax and Leaf BowlIf you want to read more…click here

Sunrise over Maine.

We stayed with family in South Portland. Their home looked directly onto the city of Portland, across the harbor bay. This was our morning view as the sun rose. It was misty at first and then the golden light spread her tendrils through the thick air and burst into crisp daylight.   Grateful to beIf you want to read more…click here

Mud Kitchen Fun

  I’m sharing a post from a few years ago. It made me smile when I found it again. It’s about mud… and Teddy and how I overcame my ‘adult’ dislike of mud and allowed Teddy to have his day in the mud. “At first I fought this mud… it got into my house, onIf you want to read more…click here

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 myIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Circle Time : Discovering Waldorf

Waldorf preschool teacher, AnnMarie, has written a lovely article to help us understand circle time in a Waldorf preschool classroom. “The circle is the heart of the Waldorf early childhood curriculum.  If I needed to sum up our day in a few words they would be: eat, play, circle.  The theme of the circle correspondsIf you want to read more…click here

Last Minute Easter Egg Craft

  Are you looking for a quick (and fun) last minute Easter craft to keep the kids entertained while you prepare things for the Easter weekend? Here is a fun project that is sure to keep them enthralled for ages. You probably already have everything you need on hand… eggshells (or boiled eggs) and permanentIf you want to read more…click here

Easter Candles The Kids Will LOVE!

These little Easter egg candles are such fun to make.     All you need is a little beeswax, candle wick and a few eggshells (you can buy beeswax in The Magic Onion Shop). The full tutorial is here :   How To Make Beeswax Easter Egg Candles   Happy Easter, Blessings and magic, DonniIf you want to read more…click here

Hello March

I hope wonderful things happen in March.     Blessings and magic, Donni

New Year, New Toys !

  I’ve just joined Instagram.com and I’m having so much fun connecting with everyone through the gorgeous photos you share.   Why, oh-why, has it taken me so long?!! It’s THE BEST!   Here’s me : http://instagram.com/themagiconions/   Leave your Instagram link in the comments – I’d love to find you there.     Aslo,If you want to read more…click here

Family Goals for 2015!

Happy New Year!!   Thank you to 2014 and all the special memories we made together.   Here’s a snapshot of our year…     Yay for 2015! May it be full of love, blessings and happy times.   Here are a few family goals we created for the year ahead – we’ll tell youIf you want to read more…click here

Winter Camping

One of the great perks of living in Southern California is that winter doesn’t prevent us from going camping. The evenings and early mornings are cold… cold enough to need gloves and hats… but soon the sun comes out and warms up the day and by 9.30am we are in T-shirts and shorts again. There’sIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Spider Web With Wire and Sticks

Here’s one of our favorite spider crafts from the archives… a wire and stick spider web for Halloween…     Here is the full tutorial : how to make this stick and wire spider web.   Happy Halloween crafting, Blessings and magic, Donni    

Portraits of Us : WEEK 21 : Teddy Surfing

Teddy’s been surfing every day. When I look back on this summer, I’ll remember it like the sound of the waves, the smell of sunscreen and sand in my hair. Here’s a little video that Teddy is SO proud of… Summer in Southern California is the bomb. Blessings and magic, Donni

Waldorf Expo Giveaway

We’re in luck! We have an awesome giveaway for the Waldorf Homeschool Expo. The 5th Annual Global Waldorf Expo  is a totally online homeschool event, created just for Waldorf Homeschoolers. Tips, Training & Inspiration… all from experts, teacher and homeschool moms just like you! This is a weekend of free training from 15 of yourIf you want to read more…click here

Treat Creativity With The Same Status As Literacy.

Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status – Ken Robinson Millions have watch Ken Robinson’s thought provoking and highly entertaining Ted talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity?  Have you? If you agree, let’s all do ONE thing this year to help change things. Blessings andIf you want to read more…click here

Merry Christmas!

Blessings and magic, Donni

Winter Magic Craft Boxes Avaliable Now!

Excitement abounds!!!!  Hundreds of Winter Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. The fairies and I have been preparing the Craft Boxes for weeks… adding special touches here and there, until they are just perfect! They truly capture the magic of fairyland with moss and lichen, butterflies, glitteringIf you want to read more…click here

Sponsor Love – Sesame Seed Designs

I have made a pledge to support small, mom and pop, businesses whenever I can this Holiday Season. I truly find more value in something handmade or handpicked by someone I trust and respect. I hold strong values and beliefs on consumerism and know that the greatest power I have to enact change is throughIf you want to read more…click here

Precious Moments

I know this is true. These days, these moments right now, are the most precious I’ll ever have. Here are some sweet things I am grateful for and want to share ( and remember) : … An overheard conversation between Kitty and Teddy in the bath : Teddy : When Dad’s dad died, did Dad’sIf you want to read more…click here

Rodeo!!!

Can there be anything more ‘Wild West’ than a rodeo? Oh, What a thrill it was! We sat spellbound … and cheered and ‘whooooo’ed’ as the bulls and bucking broncos went careering around the area. ‘Crazy cowboys!’ we thought. But, oh, it was fun. Brad, our cowboy host, explained all the finer details of howIf you want to read more…click here

Zen Fairy Garden :: Fairy Gardens :: 2013

The beautiful Sas, from Daily Colours, is back to share a Zen Fairy Garden she made especially for us! It is the epitome of fairy sweetness! So wonderfully peaceful … I’m sure it’s where fairies go to relax and reconnect with their inner calm. Sas : This dreamy tabletop fairy garden is a mini versionIf you want to read more…click here

Teddy Bear :: A Letter on your 6th Birthday

To my Beautiful Teddy Bear, my May Day boy. Today you are 6! How time with you has flown by. I remember, like it was yesterday, holding your warm little body in my arms on that first day I met you. I watched your face become beautiful, your little nose, your sweet blue eyes, imprintedIf you want to read more…click here

Magic Sponsors :: March 2013

Please support our March Magic Sponsors: NEST  is such beautiful toy shop filled with stunning natural and Waldorf inspired toys. Modeled after the toy shoppes of Germany, at Nest one can find eco-friendly sustainably sourced heirloom wooden toys & beautiful and practical things for the home. They believe that living sustainably need not be aIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Heart Mobile for Valentine

We made a pretty mobile for Valentine’s Day using a lovely watercolor painting we had previously painted, a heart punch and my moose cookie cutter. Teddy used my heart punch to cut a bunch of hearts from his pretty watercolor painting. Then, we punched small holes in each heart and used a needle and someIf you want to read more…click here

Inspiration

Blessings and magic, Donni

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

The Joy of Learning to Read

During the summer of last year, I received a letter from Anna Branford. She said that she loved reading The Magic Onions and had been following our story for quite a few years. She said she felt a strong connection to our family and thanked me for sharing our lives with her. She explained thatIf you want to read more…click here

Natural Flu Remedies

Alas, this horrid flue has descended upon the Sunny House. I knew something was up when Teddy asked to sit quietly with me on the sofa on Thursday morning. He cuddled into me and sat, motionless for what seemed like ages, just gazing into the distance. Hmmmm, I thought, this is unlike my active 5If you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share here each week. Everyone is welcome to share what they have been up to in nature, with nature, for nature and even, with nature in mind Kitty, Teddy and I go through your links each week andIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf :: Charitable Giving

As this is the time of year for Charitable Giving, I wanted to share the idea of giving to your local Waldorf School this year. Most Waldorf schools are non-profit organizations and the work they do in growing beauty, truth and goodness in our children is truly remarkable. Here is information on our local WaldorfIf you want to read more…click here

Inspiration

“Don’t be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world. Light your little candle and step forward.”   We are all indescribably sad. We send a prayer to those families who are going through this tragedy even more than we are. But we will give them the respect of letting the depth ofIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving. We did… friends, family, feast and reverence for all we are grateful for. Before we head off to Friday’s Nature Table, I want to share two Black Friday links with you. 1. Fairyfolk is having a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale.. CLICK HERE for more info.If you want to read more…click here

$40 Giveaway from Armadillo Dreams

This generous Giveaway has been won by Cynthia (Deep In The Woods). Cynthia said “Interestingly we were talking about Armadillo dreams in Sprouts, our parent/child waldorf class. One of the other mamas was telling us about the beautiful fairies she had bought. I have been showing people all week the shop, most of us areIf you want to read more…click here

Giveaway :: Magic Craft Box – $60 Value.

Magic friends, here’s the big news… in the spirit of sharing the light, I’m giving away a Winter Magic Craft Box to one lucky family. I thank you all for getting the word out there that this is a magical crafting experience just waiting to be enjoyed! What a lovely Christmas gift for a creativeIf you want to read more…click here

A Story for Halloween

As you know, it’s all about Halloween here in the Sunny House. Halloween crafting and lots of Halloween stories. We found a little gem on the Sparkle Stories website today… a free Audio Story for Halloween!  It’s a delightful tale about a seed, and the magic that grew from it. Kitty has enjoyed an enchantingIf you want to read more…click here

Please and Thank You.

Hi Magic Friends, some blog admin for us today… One of the up sides of having my very own site is that I can see much more detailed stats on how you guys are arriving here. It seems that most of you are still coming through my old blogspot address. As I am wanting toIf you want to read more…click here

Magic Sponsor Giveaway :: Sparkle Stories

Yay… some Magic Sponsor love and a Giveaway for you all today! Here is Lisabeth to tell us all about Sparkle Stories. Sparkle Stories  Who we are: Sparkle is a story resource for families.  Each week, we produce original audio stories for children and parents around the world.  We have eight original Story Series, andIf you want to read more…click here

Welcome to the new Magic Onions!

Welcome to my new space! Isn’t it beautiful, beautiful, beautiful? Just look at it! Sit back and relax as you cast your eye over my new header. I’m in love with my growing, ‘The Magic Onions’, sign. Seriously, if I could, I’d hug it… could it be more perfect? And, of course, I had toIf you want to read more…click here

New Places.

Our surprise is going to take a little longer than anticipated… I’m so sorry for the long wait. The exciting news is that we are working on a new site for The Magic Onions, a beautiful new site that will let us do all kinds of fun and interesting things. I can’t wait to shareIf you want to read more…click here

A Surprise.

Hi Friends, I’m sure you’ve noticed that this page is looking a little different… don’t worry, it’s all under construction! The Magic Onions will return to full capacity on Monday even more beautiful than it’s ever been before. And, on Monday, I’ll have a wonderful SURPRISE for you all :-) Stay tuned!! Blessings and magic,Donni

Winner Spotlight :: Fairy Garden Contest 2012

Fairy Garden Contest 2012 winner spotlight :: Tsuruhaus. Isn’t this a beautiful photo… Can you see the glow of pure magic radiating from this sweet little beings’ imagination? This photo captures what making a Fairy Garden is all about. The fun of making an enchanting place with our children flows into the ongoing wonder ofIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

You are most welcome to share this great resource on your own blogs… (save the above Friday’s Nature Table button to your desktop and then add it to your blog as a picture gadget linking to this code… http://themagiconions.com/search?q=Friday%27s+Nature+Table) Welcome, Friends. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share hereIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf :: Meditations On The Nature Table

We have been planning where to place our Nature Table in The Sunny House and this has made us think and discuss the reasons for having a Nature Table and the kind of Nature Table we would like ours to be. A previous article from the Discovering Waldorf Archives, by Amber Greene, has excellent ideasIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

You are most welcome to share this great resource on your own blogs… (save the above Friday’s Nature Table button to your desktop and then add it to your blog as a picture gadget linking to this code… http://themagiconions.com/search?q=Friday%27s+Nature+Table) Welcome, Friends. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share hereIf you want to read more…click here

The Sunny House

Two years ago, my Good Man came home from a run and announced (in a ‘runners high’ kind of way) that he had found us a house. We all bundled into the car and, with much excitement, he took us to a little run-down ranch house and said “this is the one”! Although it wasn’tIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

You are most welcome to share this great resource on your own blogs… (save the above Friday’s Nature Table button to your desktop and then add it to your blog as a picture gadget linking to this code… http://themagiconions.com/search?q=Friday%27s+Nature+Table) Welcome, Friends. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share hereIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

You are most welcome to share this great resource on your own blogs… (save the above Friday’s Nature Table button to your desktop and then add it to your blog as a picture gadget linking to this code… http://themagiconions.com/search?q=Friday%27s+Nature+Table) Welcome, Friends. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share hereIf you want to read more…click here

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!! Photo by Dovie Moon Photography  Blessings and magic,  Donni

Friday’s Nature Table

You are most welcome to share this great resource on your own blogs… (save the above Friday’s Nature Table button to your desktop and then add it to your blog as a picture gadget linking to this code… http://themagiconions.com/search?q=Friday%27s+Nature+Table) Welcome, Friends. I want to thank you all for the wonderfully inspiring links you share hereIf you want to read more…click here

All Of Our Past Easter Crafts

You’ve been asking for a link to our past Easter crafts. Well, I’m happy to say I put together our favorites to share here… enjoy! Make Beeswax Easter Candles Decorate Easter Eggs with Pressed Flowers Decorate Easter Eggs with Pretty Transfers How to Blow Out Eggs Make a Pine Cone Easter Bunny Dye Easter EggsIf you want to read more…click here

The Rise Of Homeschooling

I was so excited to read this lovley article on the Etsy blog about one families homeschooling experiences and wanted to share it here… The Rise Of Homeschooling. Blessings and magic,Donni

Thirtysomething.

Today’s my birthday :-)I’m 39. And I am very happy with this new age of mine. I feel like this is a special one to be… who would have thought? This cool feeling has snuck (yes, this is a word… I’ve just checked) up on me unsuspectingly. I have always known 40 is a bigIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

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A Flea Market Junkie

I am a Flea Market junkie! I am in ecstasy when meandering through the rows upon rows of what my darling husband calls ‘somebody elses junk’. To me, it’s not junk at all, it’s pure treasure! Poor Mr Magic Onions gets utterly bored after about 6 minutes! The only hope I have of dragging himIf you want to read more…click here

Pretty Waldorf Lunch Containers

Finding pretty school lunch containers and drinking bottles for a Waldorf school is always such a struggle. Most Waldorf schools ask that the kids not bring any items that have ‘characters’ on them… no disney, no Dora, no Star Wars.  To narrow our choices even further, I am one who has bought into the ‘plastic-is-dangerous’If you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf ::: Celebrating Autumn

I wanted today’s Discovering Waldorf article to be a celebration of Autumn but realized that I couldn’t say it any better than this post from the archives… Discovering Waldorf ::: Celebrating Autumn. Besides, I’m sure you are missing the wonderful Twig and Toadstool as much as I am and will delight in reading Maureen’s wordsIf you want to read more…click here

How to make an Autum Leaf Mobile

It’s so exciting! Autumn is here… the days are cooling down, the acorns are falling from the oak trees and all of the leaves are starting to change into their brilliant yellow, orange and red gowns. The colors of Autumn are so rich and warm, it’s hard to believe that they lead us into theIf you want to read more…click here

Delicious Apple Crumble

 Autumn is apple season. We so enjoy passing the apple trees in the yards and seeing them drooping with crisp, juicy apples. Sometimes, if the tree is particularly laden and within reach, we ‘borrow’ an apple or two. There is something magical about eating fruit that you have just picked. The apple can be tartIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table

 Fairyfolk Needle Felting Kits – www.fairyfolk.etsy.com I am so excited to share another tutorial on needle felting. One of the things I love most about needle felting is that you can finish a project in one sitting. You can sit down with a basket of wool and a needle be holding a few beautiful  feltedIf you want to read more…click here

Summer Camping

On utter impulse, on New Year’s Day 2010, Matthew and I bought an RV. Until the moment of seeing it advertised on the side of the road that day, neither of us have even entertained the thought of owning one. We saw the ‘For Sale’ sign on it, called the number listed and bought it,If you want to read more…click here

In Deep Sympathy.

Our hearts go out to all who are sad and scared today. In Childhood by Kimiko Hahn things don’t die or remain damagedbut return: stumps grow back hands,a head reconnects to a neck,a whole corpse rises blushing and newly elastic.Later this vision is not True:the grandmother remains deadnot hibernating in a wolf’s belly.Or the blueIf you want to read more…click here

Recycled Mag Hearts.

Oh, my dear friends… how I have missed you all. I’m so terribly sorry for my sudden and abrupt departure from this space. My dearest darling computer crashed last Monday and has spent the entire week in the computer ICU undergoing, what is comparable, to open-heart surgery. Poor darling, had to be completely restored. Alas,If you want to read more…click here

Darling Little Birdseed Cakes.

I have been wanting to make these sweet little birdseed cakes for ages. YAY, I finally remembered to buy gelatine at the supermarket… it has been on my shopping list for months but, alas, it was one of those things I just could NOT remember. At last, as I was looking through the spice isleIf you want to read more…click here

My First Pony.

My Dearest T and K, Hello my Darlings. Today I am going to tell you about my first pony. His name was Pipparus and he was a tiny little white pony. He had a very naughty streak and my mother said it was good to learn how to ride on a naughty pony as heIf you want to read more…click here

Winner of the Natural Kids Giveaway.

And, the lucky winner of our Natural Kids Earth Day Giveaway is… RunninL8, who’s sweet comment was… “Oh my gosh! I could spend HOURS!!!! But one of the first things to pop out at me was this WONDERFUL Tree hugger hoodie from HANDFULL I will be posting about this giveaway on both my blog andIf you want to read more…click here

A Fairy Garden.

Childhood magic is a precious gift. I believe that it is more important than ever, in today’s fast-paced, success-driven world to protect and nurture the magic in our children’s lives. The excitement my daughter feels when she thinks that the fairies have left her a silvery message, the delight in the discovery of a pearlyIf you want to read more…click here

And the winner is….

Congrats to Peacemama for winning our Easter Giveaway. Thanks Gretchen from TLC Blankets and Things for offering such a wonderful prize. Blessings and magic!

How to Blow Eggs for Easter Crafts.

As we are going to be doing a few different Easter crafts using blown out, clean, eggshells, I thought I’d do a ‘how-to’ post on blowing eggs. It is a technique in which you blow out the contents of the egg shell, leaving the shell in tact and ready for all sorts of fun crafts.If you want to read more…click here

Make Beeswax Hearts for Valentines Day.

I love working with beeswax… it’s golden glow, it’s honey aroma. Especially on a snowy or rainy day, when we are stuck inside… it’s a wonderfully warming craft. Beeswax is a natural material so rich in sensory gifts. When K sees me getting it out, she rushes to smell it. She breathes in it’s honeyIf you want to read more…click here

Introducing Timone, our Squirrel.

My whole life, I have wanted to live in a place beautiful enough to have a squirrel want to live there too. Don’t get me wrong… I have lived in beautiful places; Northwell, South Africa, where I grew up, was very beautiful, in a windswept, rugged kind of way. And Northland, in New Zealand, wasIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Magical Snow Globe Soap Gift.

Shhhhhh… don’t tell T and K… I made them each a Christmas present today. “OH MY GOSH’, am I in love with how they turned out!! I made little Snow Globe Soaps. A handmade Christmas gift so magical and easy to make… I think I’m going to make one for EVERYBODY! My friend, Shannon (whoIf you want to read more…click here

Make Hanging Christmas Stars.

Our house is starting to look a lot like Christmas! It’s SUCH fun! I just LOVE the holidays!!! To add to the holiday ambiance in our home, we made these gorgeous hanging stars… they bring such magic! They look so pretty hanging all around! They also look complicated to make, don’t they? The amazing thingIf you want to read more…click here

Wax Pine Cone Christmas Decorations.

Can you believe that there are only 32 days until Christmas? I can’t! This year has flown by so fast I feel I have hardly had time to catch my breath… let alone get ready for the next! We are very excited to start preparing for our handmade christmas and will be posting many ChristmasIf you want to read more…click here

Silent Sunday.

White

Friday’s Nature Table.

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, a forum for us to share the nature inspired things we have done with our children… our nature ideas, crafts, activities, inspirations and photos. Nature is all around… her magic is everywhere! I encourage everyone to participate, the more wonderful ideas we can share about how to enjoy our beautifulIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Miniature Zen Garden.

Yesterday we thought about the wisdom of ancient Tibet when we painted a lovely rainbow with our colorful sand. Today, we talked about Buddhism as we made a miniature Zen Garden. We learnt that a Zen Garden is a place of meditation and we experienced how calming it is to work with sand… to rakeIf you want to read more…click here

Silent Saturday.

Mr T has a new love. Blessings and magic.

Friday’s Nature Table.

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, a forum for us to share the nature inspired things we have done with our children… our nature ideas, crafts, activities, inspirations and photos. Nature is all around us… her magic is everywhere! I encourage everyone to participate, the more wonderful ideas we can share about how to enjoy ourIf you want to read more…click here

Friday’s Nature Table.

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table, a forum for us to share the nature inspired things we have done with our children, our nature ideas, activities, inspirations and photos. There is so much magic in nature for us to show our children. I encourage everyone to participate, the more wonderful ideas we can share about howIf you want to read more…click here

Gnomes Galore on Etsy!

Etsy, our handmade wonderland, has an application whereby members can put together a list of items they love. This list posts to Etsy’s Treasury page. Now, it’s very difficult to secure a spot in the Treasury as so many members participate. One can only secure a post when the lists drop to below 333. AsIf you want to read more…click here

Savory Bread Pies.

A quick and easy lunch recipe that my kids LOVE (even if I add a few green things to them!) To make 12 Bread Pies… 12 slices of bread butter 4 eggs 1 cup cheese diced ‘whatever-you-feel-like-adding’… for us it was ham and onion. Muffing tray 1. Cut the crusts off the bread and butterIf you want to read more…click here

Worm Garden.

Today, we made a worm garden. This is how we did it… We used our big glass jar (a small one will do too). We put a large, clean yogurt container in the middle, upside down so that the worms will have to work close to the glass letting us, hopefully, see them when ourIf you want to read more…click here

Spring cleaning… a little late.

Early morning tea, a lazy start that turned into a frenzied spring cleaning. K’s room has been moved around, decluttered and freshened up! A task that has been well overdue. Little treasures have been put back into their OWN spaces, toys have been sorted and too-small clothes have been put away for a friend. TheIf you want to read more…click here

Lisa from 5 Orange Potatoes.

I can hardly believe that the first time I read a blog was only 6 months ago. Before then, I had been oblivious to this wondrous world. I can’t imagine what I did without so many truly inspirational people in my life? So, to all of you who inspire, amuse and touch me daily, I thankIf you want to read more…click here

Treasures

Both my children love treasures. 

Playing with Stones.

We played with stones today. I got a bag of Pea Pebbles from the store to be used for making terrariums at our May Faire on Saturday. They were very dusty and dirty. We decided it would be so much better for the terrariums if the stones were clean and shiny so we set aboutIf you want to read more…click here

Unexpected Joys

Today, K’s Waldorf class made and delivered May Cones to the neighbors. It was a beautifully warm Spring day and the children looked so sweet, all dressed in their flowery dresses and spring bests.The cones were made by wrapping pretty paper squares into a cone and securing with double sided tape. We then punched holesIf you want to read more…click here

A Conversation with K

We are all feeling fine, at last! To celebrate we went for a special treat last night… Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt. It is my favorite. I love Just Chocolate with Hot Fudge. No one else in my family is quite as decadent… A Good Man has Just Chocolate and slivered almonds, K, Strawberry and GummyIf you want to read more…click here

Gifts from the Earth.

In honor of Earth Day yesterday, please enjoy some beautiful photos posted by my friend on her blog, Fly on the Wall. They are so beautiful they took my breath away. The Earth showers us with such precious gifts. All we have to do to receive them, is notice them and they will bring aIf you want to read more…click here

Happy Birthday, Mother Earth!

Here is my Mother Earth. She was my first needle felted sculpture. She came forth from the wool in my hands as if I had made her a hundred times. It is still amazing to me that I made her. I would expect she would come from some spiritual, all-knowing person, not me. Perhaps, throughIf you want to read more…click here

Splendid Outing

In honor of the first day of Spring, we visited our splendid Arboretum yesterday. It is a magnificent place, full of magical wonders and natures treasures. Periwinkles remind me of my gran. She had such a beautifully old fashioned garden in Cape Town. Her house was called Lismore. As children we delighted in depetalling theseIf you want to read more…click here

Always Finish

If a task is once begun, Never leave it till it’s done. Be the labour great or small, Do it well or not at all. Anon