Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

Words & Photograpy By Flora Jamieson It always feels like the winter months take forever to pass, but then one day in April the skies clear, the wind drops and the tide is low.  So we tentatively pack swimming clothes in our basket and head off to the beach. The cliffs, dotted with gorse and sea […]

Blue Hill, Maine

Blue Hill, Maine

Visiting Blue Hill, Maine Where we stayed: Down East Treasure to Enjoy – perfect for us, tastefully decorated and comfortable, with meaningful personal touches. We loved staying here. Things we did: Canoeing, built fires on the beach, beach-combed, picked wild blueberries, danced, hiked, swam, picked wildflowers, made art with natural found objects. Where we ate: […]

Water Themed Children's Books By Vanessa Gerbrandy

Water Themed Children’s Books By Vanessa Gerbrandy

 By Vanessa Gerbrandy Water is the world’s most precious resource of all. It’s life – it’s prosperity – it’s a commodity we must respect. We should share it’s beauty and all that flows from it with our children and work together to protect and manage this fragile resource. I’m thrilled to share with you […]

Water Collages By Amy Grantham

Water Collages By Amy Grantham

I have long admired the collages of artist Amy Grantham, who you will find on instagram under the happy and aptly choosen name woodstockings. Dappled between her collages are unique, era specific vintage photos, that tie ever so well with her art and confirm your thoughts that she is a flowerchild. Over and over I […]

The Foolish Fisherman In Motion

The Foolish Fisherman In Motion

The health of the ocean is on all of our minds! With an effervescences to create for a cause, we have collaborated with talented artists, Michelle Housel of Dancey Pants Disco and Angelica Tuck of Thunderclouds of Love to bring to life the ‘The Foolish Fisherman’. As Angelica poetically says, “We are tied to the sea…” […]

Our Homeschool Basics Video

Our Homeschool Basics Video

Hello Friends, I felt inspired today to do a video to share some basic information about our homeschooling process. I know it will not answer all of your questions, but I hope it helps you all along your path in some way. Next time I will aim to address the following questions that I am […]

Klean Kanteen Water Bottle Giveaway

Klean Kanteen Water Bottle Giveaway

In one chapter of Little Town on the Prairie, Laura, Carrie and Pa join in the community festivities celebrating Independence Day. One part of this chapter captured my attention for the most basic reason. All through these books we are given social reference of a time and place and the way people operated, but this chapter […]

Swimming as a Metaphor for Life By Lesley Irvine

Swimming as a Metaphor for Life By Lesley Irvine

Words by Lesley Irvine Images by Little Kite Photography My mother is Scottish and can probably count on one hand the number of times she has ventured past ankle-deep in the ocean. My Australian father on the other hand was a self-taught swimmer and has retold many fond memories of spending his childhood 1960’s vacations […]

Water Days By Nicole Bianchi

Water Days By Nicole Bianchi

Pack the perfect swim bag for your children, with this collection of classic and contemporary swimwear. Cool blues are always a good choice for beautiful days spent in water. Healthy sun protection options, and comfortable swimwear for hours of swimming and exploring that is good for us and the environment! Selected by Nicole Bianchi. Water color […]

Nurturing Water Treatment For Children With Meg Chittenden

Nurturing Water Treatment For Children With Meg Chittenden

In a small coastal town of Maine, the Chittenden family is living a life many of us aspire to. Their house and garden are quintessentially homesteader, handmade from the ground up: house, furniture, food and clothes all come from their own toil.  But the most precious thing I witnessed was their connection and dedication to […]

Make Mermaids

Make Mermaids

When you find yourself by magical waters it may lead you to daydreams of mermaids. It seems all of us are enchanted by the idea of being able to breath under water and explore that underwater world with such freedom. Mermaids make for beautiful make-believe play and a lovely way to include that collection of found shells […]

Rivers Of America Poster By The Far Woods

Rivers Of America Poster By The Far Woods

I am in love with the Rivers of America Poster “All Things Merge Into One” by The Far Woods. Artfully designed by Nina Montenegro, and screen-printed by this sister duo, it depicts the rivers in the Lower 48 states of America, without state lines, cities or country borders, just the rivers. With the focus completely on […]

A Thoughtful Bath By Dieny Itoe

A Thoughtful Bath By Dieny Itoe

Text and Photos By Dieny Itoe Here in Scotland, in the north-east corner of our front courtyard, is an almost-400-year-old water well. We are yet to send a bucket down but the day we do, I will be transported back to my early childhood that was spent a little north of the equator, in my […]

Tafari Designs

Tafari Designs

Informed by the where the land meets the sea, Tafari Design are coastal dwellers, most at home when beachcombing the shores of Nantucket. It is here that they find the treasures and inspiration that becomes the medium for the beautiful arts and crafts of their livelihood. A creative and intimate small goods business, Tafari Design is owned […]

Babaá By The Sea

Babaá By The Sea

It is no secret I adore Babaá knitwear, and the Spring and Summer cotton selection available now is ever so lovely. Substantial but airy, with a large knit, it is artfully textured but not too delicate. There is something about loose chunky cotton that feels free and easy and when you combine this with the quality […]

Fare Isle Homemade Water Kefir

Fare Isle Homemade Water Kefir

Homemade Water Kefir By Kaity Farrell of Fare Isle I started making water kefir for my family last February and we have since become hooked. This refreshing drink is made by the process of culturing sweetened water with water kefir grains, live bacteria and yeast that eat the sugar and in turn impart a slightly […]

Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary

Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary

With an auspicious name like Spikenard, I should have known visiting the Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary would be a beautiful experience. Spikenard in Hebrew means “light” and the word Spikenard in Greek means “genuine and pure.” Another source notes Spikenard as being a fragrant and valuable ointment of the ancients. When you consider all of these […]

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 […]