Easter Weekend, Bundjalung Aunty. No More Book Talk

Easter Weekend, Bundjalung Aunty. No More Book Talk

Friday, 25th of March, 2016 Cam and I went to see Jose Gonzalez last night. I closed my eyes and just listened and at one point my head almost exploded with joy, and then at another point I almost fell asleep. I think that says a lot. There was a New York ensemble accompanying him, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naturally Dyed Eggs

Naturally Dyed Eggs

There is a beauty and depth to naturally dyed eggs that gives you a connection to easter and the time of year it falls. The colours that are achievable and easily available through natural dyes are the same colours evident in the flora occurring (for us) in the natural environment. The colours and tones echo […]

Wheatgrass Easter Baskets

Wheatgrass Easter Baskets

Our annual tradition of growing wheatgrass Easter baskets is in full swing. I generally start this project 10 days before Easter. It is not a difficult thing to do, but it does require a specific method. I found this great wheatgrass tutorial a few years ago and refer to it each year. This is our […]

Snowflake Easter Eggs

Snowflake Easter Eggs

  On Spring equinox we remove the Winter snowflakes and make them into Easter eggs. This was one of those projects that happened naturally by putting  1 + 1 together and by being inspired to work with what we’ve got. I love the recycled aspect of this craft as the paper snowflakes we made in […]

Easter Morning

Easter Morning

We had a lovely Easter morning. The girls came in separately to my bedroom with Easter baskets in hand at 3 and 3:15am. Elle was the first to come in and I suspect she woke up Maya. I heard her little feet patter in and with four year old exuberance said “My basket is full […]

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

They went to sleep with out a peep tonight! Easter eve is so very exciting. Sweet little voices called out, “Goodnight Mama, I love you”. To which I always reply “I love you”.  None of the prolonged cuddles, or untucked sheets, or empty water bootles, tonight it was heads on pillows with sleep as soon as […]

Easter Wheatgrass

Easter Wheatgrass

When our girls grow up and remember their childhood Easters, they will likely think of wheatgrass. Similarly, when our girls grow up and drink wheatgrass, they will likely think of Easter. We are a little wheatgrass crazy this time of year, can’t get enough of the gorgeous green stuff. I started growing wheatgrass for Easter […]

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

My goodness, Easter is upon us and here I am doing my first Easter post. I apologize for not getting to this sooner, but you still have time my friends to make natural dye and colour eggs before Easter Sunday! This was our first time making our own dye and colouring eggs naturally. I have […]

Easter Party

Easter Party

This time last week we were celebrating Spring with an Easter party. I invited the families in our street with small children and some of our friends. We could not have asked for a nicer day, the sun shone brightly, and our Easter party was lovely in so many ways. I decorated the dogwood tree […]

Wheatgrass Baskets

Wheatgrass Baskets

I am popping in to wish you a happy Easter and spread a little more Easter cheer before Easter morn arrives. We have been counting down the sleeps and now with both girls tucked away in bed, we are down to one, one more sleep until the bunny arrives to fill our baskets with sweet […]

Easter Cards and Invitations

Easter Cards and Invitations

The week before last we were busy printing and I showed you the Easter basket tags we made for Maya’s class, but that was only part of our printing production. We also made Easter cards for friends and family and Easter invitations for the street Easter Egg Hunt we are hosting on Easter Saturday. Our […]

Vernal Equinox

Vernal Equinox

To celebrate vernal equinox I organized a spring planting project for Maya’s class. I was inspired by the wheat grass baskets the teachers from Maya’s Waldorf Playgroup had done in the past and decided I wanted to carry on this tradition with Maya’s Montessori Kindergarten class. It is a lovely project to do with young […]

Snowflake Easter Eggs

Snowflake Easter Eggs

When Spring approaches and the last snow for the season seems to have passed, we take down our paper snowflakes and turn them into Easter eggs. It is always sad to see our pretty wintry snowflakes go, but the positive thoughts of spring quickly come to mind and we know Spring brings so much beauty […]

Easter Day

Easter Day

What a day…just when I was feeling glum, the sun came out and shone, warming the day to a perfect 26˚C (78˚F) The oven was on to bake hot cross buns and our kitchen heated up enough to open all the doors and windows  – something we have not done for months! White blossoms are […]

Easter Egg Dyeing

Easter Egg Dyeing

Easter time – egg dyeing time. Yesterday Maya literally begged me to dye Easter eggs as she remembered doing it last year.  I had not planned on doing it with them this year, as it is a thing the Easter Bunny (Cam and I) like to do on Easter eve, but who can resist dyeing […]

Easter Basket

Easter Basket

Here is a sneak peak at the Girls Easter baskets. This year the Easter Bunny is bringing them a cute outfit for their American Girl Dolls, a hand blown glass toadstool to put in the garden, an artisan chocolate Bunny, candy coated sunflower seeds, and some caramel robins eggs. As I have done annually since […]

Easter Cookies

Easter Cookies

What is that delicious smell? Why it is our Easter cookies baking! We have been enjoying Spring break with some Easter activities. Shopping at the Chelsea Markets, re-working our Fairy Garden, and baking and decorating Easter cookies! Maya had two little friends over- Carys and another Maya, on Wednesday and so between building sheet cubby houses […]

Snowflake Easter Eggs

Snowflake Easter Eggs

The last day of Winter means it is time to remove the paper snowflakes from our windows…this always comes with mixed feelings, sad to be saying goodbye to Winter, but oh so happy for Spring to be here! As has become our tradition, we up-cycle the snowflakes into paper Easter egg decorations. I first had […]