A Peek Inside…


Who loves Instagram?

Me. Me. Me. Me!   I do!!


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I’m a big Instagram fan… it’s such an awesome community to be a part of. I love the beautiful photos and taking a peek into the everyday lives of so many sweet, like-minded families.

You guys inspire me so much!

And, it’s so easy to share the little moments that happen throughout the day that make everything so precious.

If I don’t follow you on Instagram yet, please pop on over and connect. I’m @theMagicOnions

or, here…



I hope to see you there soon.

Blessings and magic,



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An Easy Cake Recipe for Kids

Teddy is the baker in the family. He loves to cook and bake.

We have a cake recipe that he can just about make all on his own.

And, it’s delicious too!

And, do you know the amazing thing? The mess he makes is so worth a slice of delicious cake!


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Here is Teddy’s easy recipe :

3 eggs

pinch of salt

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

50 g butter (melted)


Beat eggs and salt with an egg beater.

Add sugar and beat until thick.

Sift flour and baking powder together and add to the egg mixture.

Fold in melted (cooled) butter.

Pour into a greased caketin.

Bake at 375 F (190 C) for 25 – 30 minutes.


Teddy frosts it with a butter frosting (butter, a touch of vanilla essence and icing sugar, mixed together with elbow grease and love)… and, of course, sprinkles go on top.


Here are two of Teddy’s other favorite recipes : A chocolate cake recipe for kids and Cupcakes for kids.

Happy baking,

Blessings and magic,


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Crystal Cove


Our favorite beach to visit in Southern California is called Crystal Cove (isn’t that a magical name!)

It’s just before Laguna Beach and one of the best things about it is that it is relatively deserted. It’s hard to find a place in Southern California that isn’t teaming with people… especially a beach. But, Crystal Cove is hardly ever crowded and, sometimes, if we go early enough, we are the only people there.

We have decided that the reason why it is not popular with the masses is because you have to park above the cliffs and walk down to the beach, which is about a 15 minute walk. We love this walk through the natural habitat but we suspect that many others think it’s not worth the magic below. And we must admit that the walk back up to our car, after a fun and energetic day on the beach, is quite an effort. We’ve all decided that if it’s the price we pay for a deserted magical place, we’ll gladly make the climb.

The sand is clean, the water is cool and there are wonderful treasures to be found on the shore. But the best thing about Crystal Cove are the rock pools. They are full of wonderful sea life… urchins and small fish and anemones  and a young girl and boy can spend hours playing in them.

And it’s beautiful too. A mom and dad can relax and unwind and realize how lucky they are to live in such a splendid world

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We leave Crystal Cove happy and tired and refreshed with nature.

Do you have a favorite beach?

Blessings and magic,


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Spring Fling!

Have you seen the delightful Spring treasures in The Magic Onions Shop?


needle felted items, felted pebbles, felted flowers, felted nest, flower fairy photo


So many cute and colorful goodies to help you celebrate this magical season :


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Head on over for a peek —> The Magic Onions Shop.

And, don’t forget to browse the DIY Needle Felting and Craft Kits… I’m sure you’ll find something there you’ll enjoy making yourself.


Happy Spring,

Blessings and magic,



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