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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

JACKSON IS 1O !!




My dear little firstborn son is now a decade old. My oh my....
what an amazing journey 'motherhood' has been in these past ten years.
I"ve learned so much about myself, about this boy, about life, and mostly about LOVE.
Happy birthday son. Break a , I mean ... no!!!

(seriously, he is street surfing like a boss. i can't even stand up on this thing without making very loud crazy distress noises)







Saturday, March 14, 2015

★Things I love ★


  • Handspun
  • Vikings
  • Crooked garden rows
  • Small eager gardeners
  • Easter bunnies 
  • Beautiful fibre sticklebatts (last photo by Macrina @ Inglenook Fibers on Etsy)
  • Spring flowers - you might notice my Nikon being very stubborn :)













Thursday, January 29, 2015

{Musings}






Hello, its almost February. 
It's almost 4 weeks now just the four of us.
Almost spring? 
Sigh.
Sometimes, things feel hard. Sometimes, they feel easier. I think it's sometimes based on the weather, my feelings, their moods. 
Sometimes everyone feels like crying or screaming all day . Sometimes the sun shines and the spirits are lifted and everyone feels happy and hopeful and creative. Sometimes, its a sit by the fire and spin or knit day; while the kids go about things in their own free will. 

Free will is a good topic to write about, and to think about. An unstructured hour, day, or moment in time is important. For all of us, both young and old. So many times, its just refreshing to "do what you want". Without someone guiding you or setting rules for this and that and saying for how long or in what way or whatever.
To make your own mistakes and go from there. To not know exactly everything, or anything at all. To simply breathe and try and enjoy being alive. 

It's almost February. I think spring is coming soon. 
Winter's nice too. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sarah's Silks Giveaway

                    Hello everyone, I have a review {and  Giveaway!} today from a popular and well - loved company right here in the Good USA.

                                    ♦︎♦︎  Welcome SARAH'S SILKS !  ♦︎♦︎



Over the years I have slowly "built up" my playsilk stash for my three children. I can still remember the joy and happiness felt with the arrival of our first set of 5 small playsilks, many years ago. There is something magical about the softness and drape of silk. It is warming, cooling, soothing, comforting, ageless. Playsilks can be used in scene props (think puppet shows, magic performances, ocean and sand and grass scenes with animals). Playsilks can be used in dress-ups (think all kinds of costumes such as capes, dresses, turbans, skirts). Your children will not need to be "told" what to do with these. They will just know and their little beautiful imaginations will begin to unfold as they create their own magical playsilk playland.












On a very cold 20 degree day , we were delighted to take these bright colourful playsilks outside !!
Toss them up in the air, place them on the treehouse, make up a fun game. 
Aren't the colours beautiful ♥︎♥︎





My family and I were sent a silk scape and a silken baby ball as part of a review. I have purchased many other items from Sarah's beautiful shop over the years. Sarah often has giveaways ! Shown are a set of five large 35 inch playsilks in red, gold, blues, & green. Also shown is the large blue sea silk scape, the dragon costume, and the knight's foam sword. Sarah also has great deals on her second's grab bags - which are generously discounted sets with small dyeing or sewing flaws. I have purchased two seconds and was very pleased! 

Now for the giveaway ~ would you like to win a 50$ gift voucher to Sarah's shop?  There are many ways to enter. 
Leave a blog post below :: you can just say hello :)
My blog followers, both old and new can enter below a second time. Thanks for following ! 

Many ways to find Sarah's silks :: Sarah on Facebooktwitterpinterest, and you can subscribe to her site by email here (scroll to the bottom) and get a 10% off coupon.

Enter to win with the Rafflecopter below : Good luck!
Thank you Sarah's silks !
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Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year's Day 2015

Yes - It is a New Year Today 2015 !!!!!
Hard to believe but here we all are on this beautiful Earth.
A brand new fresh year ahead of us all.
What will it bring ?

Today we celebrated with very good friends and family.
Good food, happy playful children. Laughter and Love.
Blessings to you all !!








Lunch time (with my pretty ice candle aglow) .
Beautiful bunch of folks.


♥︎♥︎♥︎My beautiful and dearest friend ♥︎♥︎♥︎



















Happy New Years !!