Such Great Heights

Such Great Heights

What a pleasure it was to collaborate with Such Great Heights. Our paths crossed and family friendships were formed by sharing a meal around a campfire and meeting for homemade ice-cream in upstate New York. Spending time with this family has been precious and we are honored that we were included as a part of their […]

Study Bees With Children

Study Bees With Children

Last year we studied bees by doing age appropriate anatomical drawings. I found reference material on-line by googling “anatomical drawings of bees” and then pressing google images. Maya then scrolled through until she found something she liked. The text we source on-line and from books borrowed from the local library. I find on-line research great […]

Bee & Flower Children's Books By Vanessa Gerbrandy

Bee & Flower Children’s Books By Vanessa Gerbrandy

  I can’t live without being surrounded by flowers. Who doesn’t love small little jam jars filled with posies of garden flowers? Their energy makes me happy and I once read, “Show your children what makes you happy and it will make them happy too – your happiness is contagious”. I’m lucky that we all […]

Flower Messengers With Lauren Luquin

Flower Messengers With Lauren Luquin

Like little signs on our path, flowers hold messages and meaning and if we look, listen and drink in the scent, flowers can inform us in our daily life. Ancient symbolism is held in flowers and by being aware of the symbolic language, you might find those walks in the garden or woods become a […]

ABJ Glassworks Favas Terrarium

ABJ Glassworks Favas Terrarium

For Maya’s 9th birthday I bought her the Favus Terrarium from ABJ Glassworks. It was the perfect gift for an adult or child that adds beauty to the home, and is something that can be kept and appreciated forever, and if you purchase a FAVUS TERRARIUM from ABJ Glassworks and 10% of the sales proceeds will […]

Stockmar Modeling Beeswax

Stockmar Modeling Beeswax

  Maya has been working with Stockmar Modeling Beeswax for a few years and I have seen how beneficial this is for her nature. Patiently she warms the wax with her fingers and with attention to detail she sculpts away. Made from all natural 100% beeswax it requires an understanding of how temperature alters the consistency. […]

How to Braid a Clover Crown

How to Braid a Clover Crown

This post was sponsored by Fabrik Store  – Clothing with a conscience! There is a humble simplicity to clover, the abundance is a lively welcoming burst, but one single flower on its own is ever so gentle and subtle. The scent is nostalgic, and for many it connects our souls to golden days of peaceful play. […]

Bee's Wrap Giveaway From MEUS Shop

Bee’s Wrap Giveaway From MEUS Shop

This post is sponsored by MEUS Shop.  With much gratitude to MEUS Shop we are hosting a giveaway of Bee’s Wrap. We were introduced to Bees Wrap by Kaity @fareilse last year when we were staying with her in Nantucket. It was exactly the product I had been dreaming of to wrap cheese in so that […]

Hexagon, The Honey Bee's Sacred Structure

Hexagon, The Honey Bee’s Sacred Structure

 Text By Shelley Giordano Illustration By Leiko Aguinaldo At the heart of our seasonal reverence, there is always light. In the dim light of midwinter we gather around a fire. My children tell me their own creation story of winter’s sleepy sun. It is her time to rest and the small brave fire remains beside us, a comfort […]

Willaby Clothier Women's Pieces

Willaby Clothier Women’s Pieces

I have been a fan of Willaby Clothier since the owner and designer Kim Woods reached out a few seasons ago offering to collaborate. I was unable to work with Kim at the time, as we had enough clothes, and despite being in love with her choice of fabrics and styles, with much praise of […]

Needle Felted Bees

Needle Felted Bees

Needle felting is a wonderful craft that can lead to a life long love of making things with wool. I started needle felting when I was introduced to it by a co-operative Waldorf playgroup we were part of in Brooklyn. I am so glad I started this craft when my children were little. Since buying […]

Mabo SS15

Mabo SS15

While the girls and I were down in West Virginia staying in Floyd so we could go and visit the Spikenard Bee Sanctuary, we were very lucky to pack a bag full of the  Mabo Kids Spring Summer 15 Collection. A simple elegant line this year that as always crosses well between special and everyday. Cool […]

Ramblin Rose Cafe Honey Toast

Ramblin Rose Cafe Honey Toast

Honey Toast Recipe By Ramblin Rose Cafe A nutritious way to start the day or as a light meal any time you feel like something sweet, our honey toast recipe is full of vitality and goodness. Local raw honey has been used through the ages for it’s healing properties and consuming honey from your local […]

Bee In Our Bonnet Video

Bee In Our Bonnet Video

We hope you enjoy this video and that it inspires everyone to think of the bees. Every little thing counts and if we keep the well being of the bee in mind, the world will be a better place. It really does not take much, just an awareness when making the small daily choices and […]

Honey

Honey

Text By Lily Panyacosit Shields Photograph By Skye McAlpine “I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,” said Pooh. “There there,” said Piglet. “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Honey, in it’s raw, unprocessed, unfiltered, unpasteurized and straight-from-the-hive form, is a beautifully complex food. It is naturally composed […]

Interview With Hannah Rosengren

Interview With Hannah Rosengren

With a surname that means Rose Branch, it is no surprise that Hannah Rosengren creates with intent to celebrate and protect the beauty in nature. I had the pleasure of connecting with Hannah recently, and asked her a few questions about her journey and purpose in being a professional illustrator. With an unbelievably kind and […]

Ace & Jig Kids SS15

Ace & Jig Kids SS15

We are excited to announce the release of the new Ace & Jig children’s collection, available exclusively online at Ace & Jig. You can count on Ace & Jig for a creative jive with fabrics and textures an extension of the beautiful souls behind the brand, Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson. The perfect combination of colorful comfort, in […]

Gardening Days

Gardening Days

Invest in heirloom quality tools that will last you a lifetime in the garden. Cultivate a rich ecosystem in your yard, and feel the benefits that hours in the garden bring, for you and other living things! This collection was inspired by our friend, gardener extraordinaire, Alana Cullen of Tafari Designs, who feeds her family […]

Save Seeds & Plant for Pollinators

Save Seeds & Plant for Pollinators

Add beauty to the garden, and help the pollinators by being a seed saver! Make and illustrate seed packets that hold collected dried seeds from the previous season and gift them to friends. A thoughtful craft, that encourages family and friends to be seed conscious and will lead to hours gardening together. Plant Milkweed for […]

Where There Are Flowers

Where There Are Flowers

Where there are flowers, there will be bees! Beautiful wildflower items from some of our favorite designers! We love this connection to nature, and how through meaningful objects we can appreciate the beauty flowers add to life! Such Great Heights Wildflowers Wonder Tent  Yume Hair Bows Mabo Kids Swim & Sunsuit Fabrik Store Sleeping Bag […]