Spring is Beautiful

Spring is Beautiful

Above Maya wears: Nico Nico Savannah top in melon, Nico Nico Sadie skirt in fog. Elle wears: Soor Ploom Philomena dress in liberty floral Ava wears: Mabo Edith blouse in cream gauze (Top worn as a dress, in a larger size.) Below Maya wears: Soor Ploom peasant tunic in seafoam, Mabo James track shorts in […]

Block Printed Easter Eggs

Block Printed Easter Eggs

Block printing is a great seasonal celebration craft, as once you have made the blocks, you can use them year after year to make decorations, gift cards, or gift wrap. This year the girls were printing independently with their own ideas taking hold! They carved and printed with a self directed interest along side of […]

The Grass Gets Greener

The Grass Gets Greener

Maya wears: Mabo James track shorts in blue striped linen, Mabo organic cotton tee in natural. Elle wears: Mabo Edith blouse in grey gingham gauze, Boy + Girl linen harem pants. Props: vintage chest, masses of homegrown wheatgrass, Fanny & Alexander film camera. Gratitude the these amazing American designers that produce their clothes ethically in the […]

Lively Little Folk

Lively Little Folk

Above Tyler Wears: Nico Nico Santana poncho in weave, Nico Nico Bolt trouser shorts in weave. Maya wears: Mabo short sleeve tee in natural, Mabo vest in denim, Nico Nico Lewis pants in willow. Ava wears: Soor Ploom Maude playsuit in blue gingham. Elle wears: Mabo half moon slip dress in floral. Below Maya wears: […]

Wovenplay Spring 15

Wovenplay Spring 15

Wovenplay are bursting into spring with some fun new items added to their collection. With each piece holding a collector appeal, it is always exciting to see what Katherine will come up with next. The prefect combination of theatrical expression and playful comfort, Wovenplay clothes are those special items that feel like a celebration of […]

Easter at Acorn Toy Shop

Easter at Acorn Toy Shop

The girls and I stopped in at Acorn Toy Store this week. The store looks so lovely, welcoming spring, we adore their beautiful Easter display! So many delightful handmade and heartfelt gifts to give. 1.  Polka Dot Club Linen Cuddling Rabbit  2.  Woodstock London Blue Bunny Headband  3.  Yume Navy Jumpsuit Bunny 4.  Yume Bunny […]

Sunday News, March 15th

Sunday News, March 15th

Sunday came and went and all day I walked around with a small rock in my shoe. With each step in the day I felt a discomfort and I found myself muttering. “I am supposed to be writing Sunday News!” I had set myself this task to write more regularly, and suddenly Sunday was upon […]

Snowflake Easter Eggs

Snowflake Easter Eggs

A few years ago as I was taking down the winter paper snowflakes from our windows, it struck me that I should repurpose them into easter eggs. The patterns of the snowflakes rang a little bell, sparking a relationship to traditional Ukrainian decorated eggs. From that moment on, it has become our tradition to make […]

Suri's Flock

Suri’s Flock

When I wrote the post Chickens and the Egg, I started thinking about all the friends I admire who are raising chickens in a beautiful intentional way. One that shines ever so brightly is a little friend that we know from Australia named Suri. You may know Suri from following long with her family over […]

Chickens and the Egg

Chickens and the Egg

With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to talk about eggs, and a little about chickens. When I was a girl, my grandfather gave me a hen as a gift. It was a special hen that really liked to sit on eggs. This little hen, would spend all her days sitting on the eggs […]

Sunday News, March 1st

Sunday News, March 1st

We arrived home from California last night and I was feeling the uplifting effects from a change of scene. As we stood in the line at the airport to board the plane back to Jersey, Cam and I were chatting. “I feel so good from this trip, I feel renewed and inspired. I feel like […]

Blanca Monrós Gómez Jewelry

Blanca Monrós Gómez Jewelry

Blanca’s jewelry collection consists of simple and unique pieces that are easy to wear and love. Modest treasures are a part of your everyday and then become heirlooms that can be passed down through the generations. The line is committed to responsible and exquisite craftsmanship in every step of the production process. Working with environmentally responsible vendors […]

Cabbages & Kings SS15

Cabbages & Kings SS15

This season the Cabbages & Kings line is expanding with beautiful handmade cotton clothing. We adore Cabbage & Kings for the artisan winter accessories, particularly the amazing leg warmers the girls wear year after year! We are delighted owner Alex Gizela has evolved her line with this fresh and fun Spring and Summer collection. Drawing from Mexican […]

Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

Oh yes please, give me pizza, we love pizza! We seem to be making pizza a lot, when I say a lot, I mean about three times a month. So I am going to share our dough recipe with you. Pizza equals happy. The smell of the yeast, the feel of the dough, and of […]

Quinzhee Come Peace Stupa

Quinzhee Come Peace Stupa

When I made a quinzhee this week after blizzard Juno, it was my idea to make a finial shaped topper for it, but the first lot of snow to settle was not the right consistency for sculpture. When more snow arrived a few days later that was malleable I was able to add the topper as […]

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 one, […]

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 containers, or another medium recycled container. […]

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 […]