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Snapshots from Winter in New Hampshire

  I’ve taken some videos from our winter here in New Hampshire and thought you might like to get a glimpse into how magical it’s been for us. I haven’t really shared video here before and cringe a little at my voice and tone of excitement… I just can’t seem to be calm when theIf you want to read more…click here

Snow, Glorious Snow

Gosh, it’s beautiful when it snows here in New Hampshire. All around, it grows super quiet and peaceful. And then gentle snowflakes fall like confetti, covering everything in a blanket of white magic. The snow tickles our noses and lands on our eyelashes. And then it sparkles in the sunshine. It squeaks under our feetIf you want to read more…click here

Happy New Year from Snowy New Hampshire !

  Happy 2017!  May you have a wonderful year ahead, filled with love and laughter and lots of meaningful memories. May you find your happy place, may you be courageous in the choices you make and may you encourage your own personal growth so that you can leave 2017 a better, kinder and braver beingIf you want to read more…click here

Lovely Lichen and Fabulous Fungi

I love the rain. I love the way the rain cleans the air and the trees and bushes so that everything looks bright and colorful. This how things should look. And, I love that rain brings mushrooms. This gift might be what I secretly love most about the rain. We don’t get rain very oftenIf you want to read more…click here

Leaves

Gorgeous leaves. A pallet of nature. Brown’s of every shade. Wet earth. This is winter in Southern California.     I’m so grateful for our mild winter where our days are crisp and clear and we wear jeans and a sweater and the occasional scarf. Tomorrow, though, we are going to spend the day inIf you want to read more…click here

Beauty After The Rain

At last. It has rained. Beautiful, soaking, cleaning rain. Thirst quenching rain, moss-making, lichen-loving rain. Everything is SO BEAUTIFUL after the rain. So, of course, we set out to see our favorite nature spot in her colorful glory :   Treasures EVERYWHERE! Blessings and magic, Donni

Winter Magic Craft Box : Available Now!

Such exciting news… the Winter Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. THEY ARE ENCHANTING! This is a reminder to all of you whose children will be receiving a Magic Craft Box… please let your child open the package herself. Opening the box will be an experience allIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial for Warm Knitted Fingerless Gloves

Everyone needs new gloves for winter (or Spring or Autumn… gosh darn… I’d even wear these gloves in summer!) Lori, from Beneath the Rowan Tree  is here with her tutorial on how to make them. The tutorial is written for kids and she says that they can be knitted in an evening … perhaps they’dIf you want to read more…click here

Winter Inspiration.

January January opens The box of the year And brings out days That are bright and clear. And brings out days That are cold and gray, And shouts, “Come see What I brought today!” – Leland B. Jacobs I am finding the whites and creams and pale colors of winter so calming and am feelingIf you want to read more…click here

8 Handmade Christmas Ornaments From Nature

Over the years, we’ve made many beautiful Natural Christmas Ornaments. Crafting with my children is a lovely holiday tradition and seeing their excitement at having their own handmade ornaments on our tree is magical for me. Here’s a list of our favorites … 1. Beeswax dipped mini pine cone ornaments. 2. Pine cone gnome ornaments.If you want to read more…click here

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

Make a Woodland Luminary

It’s fun to eat dinner in the dark. In the summer time, Teddy and Kitty have to go to sleep when it’s still light outside. But, in the winter time, it gets dark at around 5 and we can enjoy a lighted candle or luminary on the dinner table. We had fun today, making aIf you want to read more…click here

First Magic Craft Boxes on their Way!

Such exciting news… the first batch of Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. THEY ARE ENCHANTING! This is a reminder to all of you whose children will be receiving a Magic Craft Box… please let your child open the package herself. Opening the box will be anIf you want to read more…click here

How to Make a Pine Cone Garland

We had a cold front come to visit from Alaska this weekend. She shed her white cloak of snow all over our mountains and her frozen breath still sits heavy in our Southern Californian air. It’s so cold we’ve had to turn on our central heating in our home which is a drastic step forIf you want to read more…click here

The Nature of Winter

We are especially lucky today! Sarah from The Forest Room is our guest and she shares such a wonderful photo journal of a recent walk that she and her kids enjoyed. Welcome, Sarah, and thank you for sharing your magic with us. * * * The Nature of Winter It’s too cold. I want toIf you want to read more…click here