Ice lanterns

Ice lanterns

When the weather is freezing cold, then you celebrate by making things that are frozen! Ice lanterns are both novel and beautiful, and take so little to make. You can get the gist from the drawing below… Or read thorough instruction at the bottom of the photos. Materials Yogurt container, or other recycled container. Smaller […]

Quinzhee

Quinzhee

  Each winter I make a little wish that we will have at least one snow fall with enough snow to make a quinzhee. You are excused if you call this an igloo, as I did too until I learnt the technical different between the two. An igloo is built with snow blocks, one by […]

Molasses Bread

Molasses Bread

This is one of the yummiest breads ever. I love the rich texture and dark color. Made with nutritious black strap molasses and whole wheat or bran, it is a hearty bread, that keeps well and is soft enough to eat days after… if there is any left! Makes great sandwiches and toast, and so […]

Blue Lily Video

Blue Lily Video

Some time ago when Elle liked to wear her kitty cat dress everyday and Maya was missing her two front teeth, Blue Lily Photography came to spend the afternoon at our house. Through the beautiful nature of the how the world works, we connected, and when opportunity to make a video together presented itself, I […]

Dreams With Faith Evans Sills

Dreams With Faith Evans Sills

Seeing the dreams of other’s come true is a wonderful affirmation of life’s possibilities. I connected recently with friend and Artist Faith Evans Sills, whom I met years ago through a wonderful Waldorf Playgroup in Brooklyn. As part of this special playgroup, but more so for our similarities we bonded. We became a bit like family […]

Sarah's Silks

Sarah’s Silks

Who would have thought that choosing dress up clothes for children could be a doorway to meaningful learning and in turn a beautiful existence. As can be the case with these small everyday things we choose as a mother, they can actually be life defining, I struggled and fought to eradicate less than thoughtful mass-produced dress […]

Acorn Christmas Wish List

Acorn Christmas Wish List

To help make Christmas wish lists even lovelier, the girls and I were invited to play with some gorgeous items from Acorn Toy Shop. We hope these gifts inspire a simple and beautiful Christmas in your homes too. My ideas have changed over the years about what makes a good christmas and from the bottom […]

Babaá

Babaá

With the arrival of very cold weather, Maya and I have been living in Babaá sweaters. I am in love with these wholesome woolen knits that wear beautifully and keep you and your littles super cozy. Upon handling Babaá for the first time, it was an instant yes, yes, yes. The right weight to stay […]

Paper Snowflakes

Paper Snowflakes

This is one of my favorite winter crafts, cutting the snowflakes is art, and opening each one is like opening a surprise gift, and just like real snowflakes, no two are alike. The key to these snowflakes is that I cut out patterns with an x-acto knife. I also use the scissors, but to achieve […]

Dreams With Ace & Jig

Dreams With Ace & Jig

There is a cultured creativity and earthiness to Ace & Jig that you will sense beneath the beautiful clothes Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson design. Beyond the perfect color palette, natural fibers and comfortable shapes they decide on each season, you know that at the roots of it all, their clothes are an expression of their […]

When Dreams Aren't Going To Come True.

When Dreams Aren’t Going To Come True.

As a Mama, you are a bit like the family dream keeper. You have to have your eye out for dreams that rise up in your children and know which are important to support and shape life around, and equally imperative is that you keep your dreams alive and talk about them and pursue them […]

Acorn Toy Shop

Acorn Toy Shop

{ THE ACORN was the ancient Nordic symbol of life, an old folk belief holds that carrying an acorn ensures a long life } Acorn is a very special toy shop and if you seek it out, it will become a memorable family destination. It is an iconic fixture of Atlantic Avenue, in the beautiful neighborhood […]

Park Woodshop

Park Woodshop

I have started gathering gifts to give the girls at Christmas and one of my favorite things I am giving them are handmade spoons from Park Woodshop. I adore these child sized wooden spoons that are an heirloom quality gift that can be a keepsake through life. Starting at $16 each, which is ever so […]

Goat Milk

Goat Milk

The Girls and I were in the East Village last week and we stopped by the Goat Milk store. It was our first time dropping by and we are so glad we did as the girls really enjoyed looking through the collection in person. It was lovely to see Tania and the gorgeous retail space […]

Saturday In : American Folk

Saturday In : American Folk

A collection of images featuring American Designers. A Saturday in, with friends. Maya wears – Nico Nico Naomi Dress, Misha & Puff Popcorn Vest, Harfang Custom Belt, Country Kids Organic Tights, Frye Dakota Boots Elle wears – Mabo Wool and Cotton Sherpa Cape, Wovenplay Laia Tutu, Mabo Organic Tee, Country Kids Organic Tights, Minnetonka Moccasins Back Zip Boot, Sarah’s Silk Playsilk […]

Sleeping Dream Stella Mask

Sleeping Dream Stella Mask

Oh sleeping dreams, a place where the mind can be free, where the subconscious can put any little thing into place and give us visions to inspire us on our path, affirm our deepest desires, release fears, or simply teach us a lesson. I had a sleeping dream recently that did all of that. From […]

Respectful Mushroom Harvesting

Respectful Mushroom Harvesting

  During our time in Nantucket we had the pleasure of walking through Squam Swamp with our friend Zak Mackay, who is studying to be a mycologist. While on this walk we were treated to a great variety of mushrooms to explore and it further heightened our appreciation of fungi. I have always found mushrooms […]

Mushroom Love

Mushroom Love

Of all mushroom the amanita is the most widely celebrated. The iconic red and white fly agaric has made it’s way into literature, art, and into our homes. It is said to be a symbol of luck. As I looked around our home, I was struck by just how many mushrooms items we have, and […]

Mabo AW14

Mabo AW14

Feeling very inspired by the Autumn Winter 14 collection of Mabo, the girls and I ventured to the woods to gather images for the Mabo lookbook. I adore working with Emily, besides her clothes seemingly made for us, Emily has become a best friend and there is a comfort that can only described as close […]

Fresh Flower Pajaki

Fresh Flower Pajaki

Polish Pajaki have caught my attention over the years, and I have periodically thought of making one. What is traditionally a paper flower and straw chandelier, that translates to mean “spiders of straw” I have appropriated with my love of fresh seasonal flora. For those of you curious to know more, Pajaki are a Polish […]