25 (Simple) (and Meaningful) Gifts

You know I love lists.  Here’s a list of 25 free (or practically free) gifts you can bestow upon others this holiday season.  Really, they’re gifts for any time of year.  They’re simple and meaningful.  Happy gifting…in a simple and meaningful way.   Give a hug.  Then give another one.  Maybe a little longer.  Maybe [...]

:: Noticing the Moments ::

Taking some time to reflect upon my week...:: lighting (and enjoying) these candles :: cold, wind, blusteriness :: trying my hand at making beeswax candles...the 2-pound chunk of beeswax required patience and lots more time than I anticipated...a peppermint mocha helped:: good life conversations with my kids :: breakfast for dinner...twice this week...yes, please and [...]

magic indeed

there is much i love about the christmas season...fresh greens hanging about, lights sparkling up and down stairs and adorning porches and entryways, gifts lovingly wrapped and hiding secrets within...it is a bit of magic, i think.  and while this holiday business can be overdone, it can also be lovely and so very wonderful. on christmas [...]

{noticing the moments}

...taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  early mornings outside with the rising sun...filling bird feeders; collecting sticks and pinecones for a project; the kids in jammies and boots ::  baking cookies...smelling them while they're baking...eating them ::  printing out this workbook from susannah conway; i journalled with her 2011 workbook and have been waiting for this 2012 version ::  cuddling [...]