California Dreaming

We had a glorious morning surfing.

We got to the beach early when our shadows were long and the gulls were warming their cold night feathers in the early morning glow from the sun.

The new sky was impossibly blue and the water was warm and inviting.

Kitty is a cautious surfer and prefers not to stand up unless the wave feels ‘totally right’. Teddy, on the other hand, thinks he’s in line for Wold Cup Surfer of the year. It’s like he was born to surf.

We all agreed… there’s nothing more invigorating than the beach in the early morning.

And we also realized how much we will miss this beautiful part of our lives if we do follow or plans to move away next year. How could we not miss this with all of our hearts?

California Dreaming

 

I’m thankful to have these beautiful photos to help me remember these breathtaking early morning surfing adventures with my precious family.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Monday Magic and Favorite Places to Share

Morning Beautiful!

I hope you had a most wonderful weekend.

We made magical clay toadstools for our fairy garden and I’ve shared our easy DIY tutorial on the Fairy Gardens blog.

You’ll have to pop on over there and make some for yourself.  I have shared a few nifty tricks on how to make these amazing toadstools look like the real things. They are the perfect additions to your fairy garden. They also look magical placed in your regular garden too… they sure do bring out your gardens ‘enchanted’ side. But they also look wonderful placed on a shelf or table in your home as indoor decoration. In fact, I have a feeling that, like us, you’ll be making quite a few for all over the place!

They are crazy-cute!

Magic Toadstools

photo of DIY magial clay toadstools in my fairy garden tutorial craft photo of DIY magial clay toadstools in my fairy garden tutorial craft

 

And, while you are there, have a look at all the enchanting fairy gardens in the Fairy Garden contest and the cute goodies in the Fairy Garden Shop.

 

I also have some more beautiful new bloggy finds to share today :

 

This is YUM… take it from us, this breakfast will be requested again (and again and again) !

 

photo of overnight peanut butter oats

 

And here is some for eye-candy for you… come and see life in Norway.

 

Norway

 

Enjoy these beautiful spaces and let them know that you have visited.

 

Here’s a quote for the week, from the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.

 

Understanding and Love are not two separate things, but just one. To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living beings with the eyes of compassion. When you understand, you cannot help but love. And when you love, you naturally act in a way that can relieve the suffering of people.

 

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Summer Days

Our last month of summer is going by so fast.  We’ve been letting the days languish, enjoying little chores around the house, getting to those things we’ve been meaning to get to.

Kitty spent a day ‘mending’ her horses. She has collected quite a few over the years. We call it her ‘garage sale luck’ as she seems to stumble upon beautiful horses at neighborhood sales. They all have beautiful names, like Madam Butterfly and Excalibur. They had become a little too scuffed and she spent some time painting them beautiful again. Some even received new coats as she spray painted them in the back yard.

Teddy has been enjoying making wishes… there are wishes all over our lawn!

And I have loved my apricot rose. Isn’t it pretty!

I employed Kitty to draw a knitting tutorial for me. It’s a step-by-step tutorial of the cat Teddy knitted. It was a $5 well spent. You can see the Tutorial of Teddy’s Knitted Cat – it’s a wonderful craft project for kids.

 

succulents

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I hope you are having a wonderful last month of summer too.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Kitty’s New Fairy Garden 2015

We have been making magic again. Last week, I shared photos of Teddy’s fairy garden on FairyGardens.com.

Now, here are photos of Kitty’s.

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She made her fairy garden in my old sewing basket. Isn’t it delightful?!

Please click here to see more photos and a step-by-step DIY tutorial on how she made it.

 

photo of a delightful fairy garden in a suitcaseFairy Garden in a suitcase : www.FairyGardens.com

 

Don’t miss out on all the fairy garden fun on FairyGardens.com.

Also, did you know that the 2015 Fairy Garden Contest is OPEN for entries over there?

 

photo of magical fairy garden contest

 

Have you seen Teddy’s new fairy garden?

So happy it’s Fairy Garden season again!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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