Our Second Winter In New Hampshire

  It’s mid-winter here in New Hampshire and I can still say that we love New England winters. Phew… what a relief! When we moved here from California, our biggest worry was that we wouldn’t survive the snow and the cold, that we would freeze and not know how to drive in the snow and […]

Make DIY Glittery Acorn Christmas Ornaments

DIY Glittery Acorn Christmas Ornament Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

We have been making the cutest ornaments for our Christmas tree :: glittery acorns! What could be cuter than adding a touch of woodland whimsy to make your tree sparkle and shine.       This is what we used to make our cute acorn ornaments…   Materials : glitter – in lots of cute […]

Velvet Material Pumpkins :: DIY Thanksgiving Crafting Tutorial

Velvet Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

We’ve been making velvet pumpkins to get us into the Thanksgiving spirit. We add a few drops of On Guard essential oil to the rice inside and now our home smells so so so yummy! They are really very quick and easy to make, just a few simple steps…     You can also follow […]

Silk Toadstool Christmas Ornament DIY Tutorial

Oh my… we’ve been making these most adorable silk toadstools for our Christmas tree. Each one takes a few minutes to make and, at this rate, our tree will be laden with toadstools! I found the silk fabric in wonderfully natural colors at Joannes Fabrics. It was on sale too! The foam balls are from […]

Velvet Pumpkins :: DIY Tutorial

Velvet Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

I’ve admired velvet pumpkins for years. There is something so awesomely luxurious about them. I love velvet. It makes me remember my grandmother… or rather, her formal sitting room… the one children were forbidden (unless on vary rare special occasions) to enter. It had plush velvet couches that a child could draw on simply by […]

Charming Fairy Houses

  I’m so proud of my whimsical Fairy Garden book, Magical Miniature Gardens and Homes. I can’t tell you how awesome it is to hold it in my hands and page through it, looking at the photos of the fairy gardens I made. It brings back such meaningful memories. So, being a fairy garden expert […]

Summer Road Trip :: From Portland to the Maine Mid Coast

  Kitty has entered that new phase in life where shopping is totally an awesome thing to do. Two years ago you couldn’t get her near a shop, especially one that had clothes in it, clothes that had seams and labels in them. Forget asking her to try anything on… never! Couldn’t be done. Now, […]

The Dragonfly Story

  I had an impulse to share this story today and, as I’m working on following my intuition, here it is. I know there is someone out there who is needing it today… ** Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living […]

Maine – The Way Life Should Be

  As we crossed over the state line into Maine, a great green sign greeted us… Welcome to Maine, The Way Life Should Be! Yea!!!! We all whooped and holla’ed in excitement. Our vacation road trip had begun! What a gorgeous state Maine is. Big sky, rocky coastline and greenblue sea. Clean and crisp and […]

Nothing Is Insignificant

I love this Mother Teresa quote :: If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. It resonates with me because I know how I important my job is. I feel the enormous responsibility I have as a mom to raise our children to be loving and compassionate beings who will, […]