The BEST Summer Ever!

Summer is rushing by. It’s going so fast I can hardly catch my breath. I have an overwhelming desire to slow it down, slow down the seconds so that I can consciously savor them all. I’m feeling like this because each day has been magical, filled with such cool summer moments.  We all agreed last […]

My Magical Macrame Workshop :: Squam

MACRAME, friends!!! It’s my new obsession and quite the most gorgeous yummyness to ever come back into fashion. Macrame is an ancient technique of creating beautiful geometric and organic shapes with nothing more than string and knots. If you think macrame is that awful brown acrylic owl wall-art your granny had hanging in her passage, think […]

On The Vintage Trail in Vermont

Every once-in-a-while, my friend Cathrine and I set off on an adventure. We go ‘antiquing’… peppered here and there with coffee stops and fine dining. It’s so much fun!! New England is teeming with antique shops… ranging from cute little curated vintage stores to barns full of ‘old junk’. We find treasures galore. So many […]

Berry Picking :: Summer Fun in New England

Kitty and I had the most magical day picking blueberries together. We picked A LOT! Two buckets full of the sweetest berries ever. And, they were HUGE! We are loving creating new family traditions as we navigate these New England seasons. This land is bountiful and so full of gifts. When we asked our friends […]

An Ode to Summer in New Hampshire

My heart is full to bursting This land This beauty that we have chosen This life that chose us.   Blooming, sparkling, lush Teaming with growth Wisdom fertile with freedom.   I sink my hands into the loamy soil Listen to the heavy raindrops The birds that sing The air that is thick with possibility. […]

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 the […]

Winner Announced :: 2016 Fairy Garden Contest!

With all the personal difficulties of the second half of last year, choosing a winner for the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest seemed almost impossible. How could I indulge in wonder when my heart was so heavy with worry and sadness? So, I set it aside for a time when felt I could welcome magic back […]

How To Make Immune Boosting Cashmere Heart Hand Warmers

How To Make Cashmere Heart Hand Warmers Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

Teddy and his friends play out in the snow for hours each day. When they come inside at last, when the sun is setting and the night is creeping in, they all have rosy cheeks and frozen hands that they need to warm up, pronto.  I have a little trick to help them. Together, we […]

Kitty’s Commision

Watercolor Commission by Kitty - www.theMagicOnions.com

I promised I’d share Kitty’s finished artwork for my upgraded Fairy Garden site. It’s delightful… so full of whimsy and magic. Look at the toadstools and the forget-me-nots, foxgloves and ivy. And the hedgehog, cardinal bluebird and butterflies. And the bee, of course. And the spider…     She’s amazing, my sweet 13! Imagine the […]

Whimsy and Spice

Watercolor Commission by Kitty - www.theMagicOnions.com

We’ve had fun in the snow again this week… starting with a very competitive snowball fight in the forest… boys against parents. It all started when the parents wanted to go for a walk in the forest after the snowfall. Boys weren’t keen for a walk… until a snowball fight was suggested. I can’t tell […]