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Waldorf Everyday :: January 22

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Live in Each Moment.

An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. YouIf you want to read more…click here

Simply Happy :: Inspiration

“Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and theyIf you want to read more…click here

Miracles, Everyday.

Life bursts with miracles ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh     I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Here are some other things to inspire. Blessings and magic, Donni Don’t miss out on ANY new Magic Onion’s crafting fun… sign up for my FREE newsletter today —-> did you know that a lucky newsletter subscriberIf you want to read more…click here

Change is a Beautiful Thing.

Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing”, said the Butterfly. ~ Sabrina Newby   Happy Sunday. Here are some other things to inspire. Blessings and magic, Donni

You are be-YOU-tiful !

  Be you! Blessings and magic, Donni

Beautiful Dahlias & Favorite Blogs to Share.

I had a bunch of Dahlias in the Sunny House last week. Oh my… they kept getting more impossibly beautiful as the days went by.  Of course, I grabbed my camera and they became a muse as I played with my new lens… so pretty!   (And, I love my lens!) Look at the color ofIf you want to read more…click here

Summer Slowdown

Beautiful summer, filled with golden sunshine. Our day’s are warm and slow and we have given in to delicious lethargy… and surrendered to watermelon, cold from the fridge. Lazy afternoons are spent reading in the shade of the avocado tree and suppers are cool and fresh. Baths are tepid and we sleep with only theIf you want to read more…click here

Hello, August!

    I want to begin August by sharing some beautiful blogs I think you’ll love. A Soulful Life – dreamer, poet, Mama, artist, maker of happy messes, fan of unmade beds. Whole Family Rhythms – I’ve been hot and it’s wonderfully refreshing to see winter photos. I particularly love Meagan’s ‘in the kitchen’ posts.If you want to read more…click here

To Do List

Blessings and magic, Donni

Inspiration

Photo Dovie Moon Photography Every new day is a once in a lifetime event. How much more exciting would our lives be if we embraced this truth and lived accordingly?! Steve Maraboli   Blessings and magic, Donni  

Growing Is Forever.

Wait until you have a nice quiet 3 minutes all to yourself and then give your spirit the gift of watching this beautiful, breathtaking, poem. And remember… growing is forever! Blessings and magic,Donni

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“No matter what they tell you, you don’t have to stay within the lines”  ~ Anon Photo :: Flickr Blessings and magic,Donni

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Photo :: Dovie Moon Photography  May today be your day to dance lightly with life to sing wild songs of adventure,to invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,to soar your spirit and unfurl your joy. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie Blessings and magic,Donni

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This day will never happen again. Photo by Dovie Moon Photography Blessings and magic,  Donni

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 “Let the beauty we love be the beauty we do”                                                                           ~ RumiBlessings and magic,Donni

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What a powerful image! Thank you to all who have given the greatest sacrifice for the freedom and well-being of others. Blessings and magic,Donni

Earth Day

  Photo by Dovie Moon Photography Sometimes Sometimesthe world comes to me in shapes and colorsI do not understand,moving me in circles inside my heartuntil I am left feeling lost and separated from the gift of lovebathed in pure sadness.It is then I run into the forest to rest, shed my weariness, andlisten to theIf you want to read more…click here

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Photo by Dovie Moon ‘Delight in the little things.’                                           – Rudyard Kipling Blessings and magic,Donni

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Photo by Dovie Moon “Everything you can imagine is real.”                                                           – Pablo Picasso Blessings and magic,DonniThe title of your home page

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Pin It Photo by Dovie Moon ‘The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.’ – Helen Keller Blessings and magic,Donni

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Photo by Dovie Moon “Anytime we catch a glimpse of soul, beauty is there; anytime we catch our breath and feel ‘how beautiful!’ The soul is present.”  – Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. Blessings and magic,  Donni

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Photo by Dovie Moon “One night a father overheard his son pray : Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed : Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be” – Anon Blessings and magic,  Donni

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Photo by Dovie Moon  How much of the human life is lost in waiting” – Ralph Waldo EmersonBlessings and magic for a Sunday with no waiting, Donni

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Pin It Photo by Dovie Moon on Etsy “At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything else.” George Leonard Blessings and magic for a very happy Sunday, Donni

Words of Light for the New Year

From time to time, my dear friend, Marie, will bring us Words of Light and share her needle felting with us. Marie is a wife, a Mother and a full time needle felt artist with two online shops. She lives the peaceful life in New Zealand, surrounded by green organic gardens and beautiful trees. BeingIf you want to read more…click here

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Photo by DovieMoon on Etsy “A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it’s the most painful thing you’ll ever have to do andIf you want to read more…click here

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Photo by DovieMoon on Etsy “There is such a place as fairyland – but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realizeIf you want to read more…click here

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“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have”    Norman Vincent Peale Blessing and magic,Donni

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‘And through and over everything, a sense of glad awakening.’   Edna St. Vincent Millay Photo by DovieMoon on Etsy. Blessings and magic,  Donni

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Photograph by Dovie Moon on Etsy No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.                                                     Helen Keller Blessings and magic,Donni

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    Photo by DovieMoon on Etsy  “Growth demands a temporary surrender of security” (Gail Sheehy) Blessings and magic,  Donni

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Photograph by Dovie Moon on Etsy What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.                                                    Hal Boyle

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Photograph by Dovie Moon on Etsy There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.                                                     If you want to read more…click here

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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.“                    Anais Nin Photograph from Dove Moon on Etsy Blessings and magic,  Donni

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  Photo by Dovie Moon Photography on Etsy The world is so full of a number of things,I ’m sure we should all be as happy as kings. Robert Louis Stephenson

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As from the house your mother seesYou playing round the garden trees,So you may see, if you will lookThrough the windows of this book,Another child, far, far away,And in another garden, play.But do not think you can at all,By knocking on the window, callThat child to hear you. He intentIs all on his play-business bent.HeIf you want to read more…click here

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Just a drop.  Photograph by DovieMoon on Etsy Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. John MuirIf you want to read more…click here

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                        Photograph: DovieMoon Piano Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me; Taking me back down the vista of years, till i see A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings. In spite ofIf you want to read more…click here

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Photograph by DovieMoon on Etsy There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. Nelson Mandela  DovieMoon is hosting another giveaway on one of my favorite blogs, Frontier Dreams… pop on over for another chance to win two DovieMoon photographs. Blessings and magic, Donni 

Inspiration

                                         Photograph DovieMoon     Beginning   The moon drops one or two feathers into the fiels. The dark wheat listens. Be still. Now. There they are, the moon’s young, trying Their wings. Between trees, a slender woman lifts up the lovely shadow Of her face, and now she steps into the air, now sheIf you want to read more…click here

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Photo by Dovie Moon Photography It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. Anais Nin (1903-1977) Blessings and magic,  Donni

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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.                                                                            If you want to read more…click here

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                                 In A Dream         by DovieMoon Photography Seek and find the freedom of the spirit, for where there is true freedom, there is peace,and where there is peace, there is love, and it is love that unlocks all doors.                                                                                                                         Eileen Caddy 1917-2006 Blessings and magic, Donni 

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Forest Sky by DovieMoon Photography Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down on us to let us know they are happy.                                                                                                                           Eskimo Proverb  Do you have a favorite quote to share? Blessings and magic,  Donni

Finding Fairies

Fireflies in the Twilight by Dovie Moon Photography Finding Fairies by Marjorie Barrows When the winds of March are wakening The crocuses and crickets, Did you ever find a fairy near Some budding little thickets, A-straightening her golden wings and combing out her hair? She’s there! And when she sees you creeping up To getIf you want to read more…click here

A Mossy Stone

Photo: Dovie Moon Photography Lucy by William Wordsworth She dwelt among the untrodden waysBeside the springs of Dove,Maid whom there were none to praiseAnd very few to love: A violet by a mossy stoneHalf hidden from the eye!– Fair as a star, when only oneIs shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and few couldIf you want to read more…click here

An Autumn Poem.

Photos by Dovie MoonSeptember by Hellen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) THE golden-rod is yellow; The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. The gentian’s bluest fringes Are curling in the sun; In dusty pods the milkweed Its hidden silk has spun. The sedges flaunt their harvest, In every meadowIf you want to read more…click here

Pussy Willow.

Pussy Willow I have a little pussy, And her coat is silver-grey; She lives in a great wide meadow And she never runs away. She always is a pussy, She’ll never be a cat Because—she’s a pussy willow! Now what do you think of that? Author Unknown. K has been singing this song often. ItIf you want to read more…click here

A Poem – The Flight of the Fairies.

There’s a rustle in the woodlands And a sighing in the breeze For the Little Folk are busy In the bushes and the trees. They are packing up their treasures Every one with nimble hand Ready for the coming journey back To sunny Fairyland. They have gathered up the jewels From their beds of mossyIf you want to read more…click here

If I Had My Life To Live Over – Erma Bombeck.

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER – by Erma Bombeck (written after she found out she was dying from cancer). I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the Earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day. I would have burned theIf you want to read more…click here

The Silvery Trail.

The Slivery Trail. What is this trail, this pathway I see? It looks like magic has been here to me. It’s silvery white and it came from the night and it leads all around  though I heard not a sound. They are footprints, think I. From the gnomes passing bye as they rode on theirIf you want to read more…click here

Dancing Shadows.

I caught these shadows on my wall, Fairies, stars and crystals all. Dancing there without a care, Perhaps they thought I was not there. Just a little reminder that today is the last day to enter my blog giveaway. I will put all of your names into a jar and K can randomly pick aIf you want to read more…click here

Happy Mother’s Day

My Mother Kept A Garden  My Mother kept a garden,a garden of the heart,She planted all the good thingsthat gave my life it’s start. She turned me to the sunshineand encouraged me to dream,Fostering and nurturingthe seeds of self-esteem… And when the winds and rain came,she protected me enough-But not too much because she knewI’d need toIf you want to read more…click here

The Song of the Buttercup Fairy.

‘Tis I whom children love the best;  My wealth is all for them;  For them is set each glossy cup Upon each sturdy stem. O little playmates whom I love! The sky is summer-blue, And meadows full of buttercups Are spread abroad for you. Cicely Mary Barker 

The Easter Bunny

Happy Easter to One and All… may you use this day to reflect on all you have that is joyful and happy. K and T are waiting anxiously for tomorrow morning, when the Easter Bunny is sure to have come. They each have an empty grass nest at the foot of their beds that theyIf you want to read more…click here

Four Ducks On A Pond

Four ducks on a pond, A grass bank beyond, A blue sky of spring, White clouds on the wing;  What a little thing To remember for years –  To remember with tears! William Allingham

Night Blessing

Good night, Sleep tight, Wake up bright In the morning light To do what’s right With all your might. We say this blessing at night sometimes. My children are crazy early wakers… they are often awake at 5 am. A Good Man and I are NOT early wakers, or at least we WERN’T before ourIf you want to read more…click here

A Poem Day.

A KITE I often sit and wish that I Could be a kite up in the sky, And ride upon the breeze and go Which ever way I chanced to blow. Then I could look beyond the town,  And see the river winding down, And follow all the ships that sail Like me before theIf you want to read more…click here

Sticky Fingers.

RAIN  The rain is raining all  around, It falls on field and tree; It rains on the umbrellas here,  And on the ships at sea. Robert Louis Stevenson The beautiful rain has come to visit again and the trees and grass are enjoying a needed bath. Tomorrow they will be bright and glistening! We haveIf you want to read more…click here

The Sugarplum Tree

Our favourite poem at the moment; The Sugarplum Tree Have you ever heard of the Sugarplum Tree?  ‘Tis a marvel of great renown! It blooms on the shore of the Lollipop Sea In the garden of Shut-eye Town; The fruit that it bears is so wondrously sweet (As those who have tasted it say) ThatIf you want to read more…click here