The Gift of Early Mornings.

Traditions and daily rhythms have such a calming effect on our lives, not only for our children, but for ourselves too. My good man and I have a morning tradition that has made the early mornings my favorite time of the day.

Our littlest, Teddy, wakes up a 5.30 am. Pick yourself up from your faint! I agree… it is far too early… but, try as I may, I have not been able to get him to sleep longer. I have tried all the tricks in the book… ALL OF THEM. But to no avail. The only thing that has helped me, is to accept the fact that we wake up in the Sunny House at 5.30am!

Since accepting this wake-up time a few years ago, I can’t tell you enough what a gift the early morning has become. It is so beautiful to watch the sky change colors as the light enters the day, to hear the birds in their morning-song and breath in the cool dawn air.

I make coffee and call my Good Man downstairs. We take our steaming cups outside and enjoy our delicious coffee under the avocado tree in the garden. Sometimes we talk, make our plans, share our dreams. Sometimes we are silent as we watch the goings-on around us.

There are hummingbirds to see. And the bunnies are so funny as they go about their morning chores. At some point, the kids join us outside too and our day starts slowly.

Now, knowing what a gift the early morning is, I wouldn’t give up our our dawn risings for all the tea in China. They are my favorite moments in our days.

Here’s a snapshot of today’s early morning at the Sunny House…

 

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Thank you for being part of our enchanted journey.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Fairy Garden Treasures

I’ve been having so much fun stocking the new Fairy Garden shop. If you haven’t popped over for a look yet, please do… you are in for a treat! … www.FairyGardens.com

 

photo of Fairy Garden site

 

Little by little I’m adding the most delightful and whimsical treasures… have a look at these cute Fairy Garden goodies I’ve found for you… (there are many more in the Fairy Garden Shop).

 

Photo of a Mini Fairy Garden Filigree wire patio set of a table and chairsPhoto of a Mini Fairy Garden Filigree Wire Garden BenchPhoto of a Mini Fairy Garden Toadstool Pot AccessoryPhoto of a Mini Fairy Garden Rustic Wood ArmchairPhoto of a Mini Fairy Garden White Picket Fence AccessoryPhoto of a Mini Fairy Garden Accessories Fishing Pole

 

FairyGardens.com is also where you’ll be able to add your garden into this year’s Fairy Garden Contest. We’ve got off to a late start this year, so the contest will be extended through September… plenty of time to make your fairy garden and share your magic with us.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Introducing the BEST Fairy Garden Site!

Hi Magic friends,

I have such exciting news… I have been working on a HUGE surprise for you… a brand NEW fairy garden site : Fairy Gardens.com !!

This site will be where we share all our magical fairy gardens, fairy garden tutorials and contests.

Here’s a sneak peek….

 

photo of the best fairy garden site

 

photo of the best Fairy Garden Website

 

Today, I’m sharing how we made the cutest little felt and wire fairy garden table and chair patio set.

 

photo of a fairy garden patio furniture set made with wire and felt

 

Please pop on over for a look. And, sign up for the free newsletter so that you don’t miss a single post.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Indoor Succulent Terraruim Fairy Garden

The kids and I have been having fun in the garden. As is our summer tradition, we have been making Fairy Gardens!!

When we were at the garden center, choosing plants for our Fairy Gardens, I couldn’t quite get passed the succulents! This often happens… the succulent section of the nursery is my particular vice.

Kitty had the idea for me to make a succulent Fairy Garden… squeal… look how unbearably cute my garden is!!!

 

step by step photo tutorial on how to make an indoor succulent terrarium fairy garden

Luckily, I had already fount this wonderful fruit-punch bowl at a garage sale recently.

All Fairy Gardens, particularly succulent gardens, need great drainage. I started with a layer of large river pebbles in the bottom of my glass bowl to aid drainage.

 

step by step photo tutorial on how to make an indoor succulent terrarium fairy garden

I added organic garden soil.

 

And then came my gorgeous little friends, the succulents. I limited myself to three and chose plants that had different textures, shapes and colors.

 

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I added a layer of small, colorful pebbles to add to color and interest to my terrarium.

 

And then came a few little delights… a colorful feather butterfly on a twig ‘tree’.

A handmade felt succulent and wire fairy table and chairs (I’ll share my tutorial on how to make a set for your Fairy Garden soon).

 

step by step photo tutorial on how to make an indoor succulent terrarium fairy garden

step by step photo tutorial on how to make an indoor succulent terrarium fairy garden

My little succulent Fairy Garden is sitting on my coffee table in my living room and I am truly delighted each and ever time I catch a glimpse of it.

Are there any other succulent nuts out there??

Please visit my Fairy Garden Page for many other Fairy Garden ideas.

And, stay tuned to see the magical Fairy Gardens Teddy and Kitty made.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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