Last weekend I took a lovely trip to Fargo with my Mom to go shopping. Our first stop was Stabo Scandinavian Imports to get our fill of all things Swedish. I couldn’t help but notice all of the Tomte decorations and gifts for sale and it made me want to learn more about these little guys.
When I go shopping or select an outfit from my wardrobe I always have a particular style and theme that I’m going for. My fashion choices are always inspired by the forest. The colours, textures and accessories all have qualities that resemble something natural. I’ve been dressing with this theme in mind for years and have been happy knowing I have my own personal style.
To complete my series on lessons I learned from the forest I compiled all of them in order with links to each page. These are all written about personal experiences and fond memories of spending time with my family through the seasons among the trees and nature. I have also included a song I wrote years ago that was the main inspiration for this series of stories. Join me on a walk through the forest and see how many lessons you can hear in my song “Take a Walk.” (I’m hoping to one day record this again so it’s not so rough. But you know when inspiration hits you just have…
It’s Fairy Day! I’ve been dancing a lot lately and have been away from the forest. I can’t wait to get back to nature this Canada Day long weekend and hopefully become inspired again by the trees and beauty of the wilderness!
When I first began my fairy garden in 2006 I knew right away that I would plant foxgloves in it. The purple and speckled bell shaped flower oozed magic to me. Without having done any research on types of flowers that attract fairies I believed that the foxglove had this ability.
We’ve arrived at the end of the 12 lessons I learned from the forest series. It’s been pretty fun reflecting on all of these special moments I shared with my family on our forest path. It’s really interesting how so many little things can have such an impact on our lives. When you’re young and experiencing everything you don’t really take time to understand that those little lessons will mean something later on. My Mom has been reading these blog posts and says they make her cry every time. That seems to be what I’m good at and people start to get a little emotional when they read my writing…
If you have plans to build a garden this spring why not make it a fairy garden? Here is a handy little infographic designed to help you build your very own fairy garden. My favorite part is decorating with garden Gnomes!
Take a magical journey over hill, over dale with Lindsey Stirling. Her music I can only describe as classically modern and will send you on an epic adventure. She has a pixie like personality that really grabs your attention especially with the dance moves she incorporates while she’s playing violin. She’s so fun to watch and I’ve been a fan since I stumbled across her first album. It’s just magical and so inspiring!