Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Waldorf Holiday Fair

We attended a local Waldorf's school Holiday Fair. It was great. I think Violet will enjoy it even more next year when she can actually sit for some of the puppet shows. She did love the open play room of course! The school is so beautiful and inspiring. We are so fortunate to have one nearby that we can visit.

Friday, December 18, 2009

First Snow

We had our first snow a couple weeks ago. It was so beautiful. We have had a mild start to the Winter. I think we are finally going to have a short Winter this year. We are due for it. Although I am sure we will still have plenty of snow. We are looking to start a few Winter Solstice traditions. Any ideas, I'd love to hear how you all celebrate it!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wellness Tree and Giveaway

GARDENMAMA has become one of my must read daily blogs. Not only does she have great giveaways, ideas and inspiration. She has a gigantic heart and started the Wellness Tree for a fellow blogger. Click on the image below to read about it. And be sure to check out Gardenmama.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Handmade Swaps are Complete

I participated in 3...yes 3 Holiday Swaps this year. Sometimes I am a bit of an overachiever, but I simply couldn't pick. Two of them are for Violet. They are part of a Stocking Stuffer Swap. I really wanted her stocking to be filled with all sorts of creative handmade goodies. The other was an altered cabinet card that I made sent with a few goodies. Here are some pics. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Our Woodstove is finally installed. We have been talking about it for the past couple of years. It took time and patience and repair to our current chimney and a new liner. But it's done!!!! And we love it.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gardenmama giveaway

Another fabulous giveaway is happening over at GARDENMAMA and she just opened a super cute shop. Go check it out!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Where I've been

Been taking a little break from the blog to catch up on a few things. We just got our woodstove installed!!! Also I am participating in 3 Swaps for the holidays. And I am determined to have my holiday shopping done by BLACK FRIDAY. I'll be back soon!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall Fun

VV and I went to her favorite park the other day. We has so much fun. The shirt she is wearing is one of my favorites. It's made by Bluebird Baby on Etsy. I hope she puts some more items in her shop. She is very talented. I think my little tree hugger is just adorable!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Gardenmama giveaway!

Gardenmama is hosting another fabulous giveaway. Find it HERE. Will be back with an update later!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

What a gorgeous night in the Northeast. It was 73 degrees tonight. There was a balmy breeze with beautiful leaves blowing in the streets and a nearly full moon. You couldn't have asked for a better night. Violet got the hang of trick or treating very quickly. Luckily she has not asked for her candy yet.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Playing Store

Oh the treasures of childhood. Violet and I played our very first game of store the other night. She played it for two hours straight! I think we have a pretty good food selection. And everyone needs a little chocolate hence the chocolate covered cherries. I would love a set of pretend wooden eggs from Nova Naturals (hint hint) to add to the fun and maybe some play money although I am pretty sure we can take some from our Monopoly game. I am thrilled she loves her vintage cash register as much as I do. What a fun day!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Change of season and rearranging

   I love changing things around in our home. I have had this idea for awhile, but had not gotten around to it. The other night my husband and I completely rearranged our living space. I wanted to put the focus around where our Woodstove is going to be instead of around our TV. I am not a big TV person, but I like to watch the news when the little one has gone to sleep. And the weather channel. I have fond memories growing up of watching the news with my dad when he got home from work. It's just something I have always done and despite of what they are talking about I still find it soothing to me.  In the kitchen I pulled out a beautiful vintage tablecloth I found thrifting over the some. Add some freshly picked apples and some of the last flowers from the garden (which were a pleasant surpirse when they started growing, I have no idea where there came from) It's a perfect fall scene.  What fresh energy a little rearranging will do. What projects are you working on in your home?

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Getting Creepy Around Here!

My husband carved these foam pumpkins to add to his Halloween Collection. We live in an old fashioned neighborhood and get hundred of kids on Halloween night. It is the event of the year. And this year is going to be the best! My husband has been making halloween decor since last spring. Violet and I will be on the porch as the Highland Witches. My husband is going to make our front yard look like a cemetery and he is going to be a grave digger. I usually serve warm apple cider and have a basket full of toys/crayon/ some candy. I'm not sure what we are going to give out this year. I'd like to something creative. Any thoughts?

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I have had a real interest in the Waldorf philosophy since Violet was born. We recently found a place where we can attend class every Friday. Violet loves it. We play with the most beautiful toys for the first part, then the children sit for snack and the day ends with a magical puppet show. The Waldorf toys are simple and made from natural materials. The school is a great place for me to get ideas to bring to our home. Here are a few pics of Violet outside the school, I will ask permission next week, if I can take pics of her inside.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Fair

Over the long weekend, we met up with some great friends and headed to the Oldest Fair in the country. The Topsfield Fair. This is always a fall tradition of ours. I usually enter the photography competition, but I missed the deadline this year. Next year I am determined to enter it again and also try to enter something in the Agricultural dept. We had a great time!!!

Gardenmama giveaway

My regular computer has been having some issues, hence the lack of posting going on around here. I have much to update you on and I will soon. But for now...headover to GARDENMAMA to be entered in the fabulous giveaway she is hosting.

See you soon!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

DC Trip

I picked the right weekend to go away. The weather was absolutely perfect! The train ride there was quick and easy. I slept nearly the entire way and woke up refreshed and ready for a night with my best friend. I went to see him in his play. He was amazing. I was so glad I made the trip to see him in his show. That night we hit my favorite coffee/bar and relaxed with good company and conversation. The next day I hit the local farmers' market and flea market. It was great! I got some amazing things!! Some that I will be putting in my shop tomorrow. I got a Vintage Showcase Spot for tomorrow night, so I need to stock up. At the market I happen to come across the new Supreme Court Judge Sonya Saltamayor, so that was cool.

After the market, I got free admission to the Newseum. I highly recommend visiting that museum if you happen to be in the area. They had amazing exhibits, which included a Pulitizer Prize Photography exhibit, a 9/11 tribute and a really cool 4D movie. After the museum, I met up with my friend and we went to a Turkish fesitval, had a drink at the posh W hotel in their roof top bar overlooking the White House, then dinner and movie. It was two full days!!! DC is beautiful. The weather is mild and some of the neighborhoods, such as Capitol Hill are so darn cute. Hope to go back soon...maybe with the entire family next time.


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