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 […]

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 […]