Each year Christmas traditions are celebrated and new ones begin. I’m a huge fan of tradition and taking notice to the things my family has done year after year. I’ve learned that the decorations we display, food we make, gatherings we attend and even the music we play during the holidays is what makes our celebrations unique and memorable. Now that I have a home of my own I’ve started my own traditions and of course brought along the most special ones that will always make my Christmas special. Here are some I’d like to share with you. Picking out a real Christmas tree A real Christmas tree is the longest tradition I can…
It’s that time of year again when we celebrate a beautiful day dedicated to the fairies! Fairy day is a holiday celebrated all around the world from the imagination of artist Jessica Galbreth. I remember seeing her work back when I first became aware of the Fae and it really inspired me to look more into the world of fairies. Every year I’ve tried to acknowledge this day as a reminder that there’s always time to appreciate the magic in our lives. Celebrate today by looking closely at the magic around you. Those who don’t look for magic will never find it.
It’s spring and it’s time to start planting your Fairy Garden! I’ve compiled a list of the flowers that welcome the fairies and wee folk from my previous fairy garden. These flowers also attract other winged creatures like hummingbirds and butterflies. Pretty soon your garden with feel and smell magical!
Under the Ivy is a little faerie shop located in England. I discovered the shop online through Etsy and couldn't believe my eyes!
Irish dancing is very special to me and I’ve been dedicated to it since 2010 when I signed up for my first lessons. I’ve progressed further than I would have ever thought especially since I started so late in life. A background in ballet gave me a good foundation since a lot of the positions and steps are the same just named differently.
I love watching the birds. My dad built a nice big bird feeder for the family to enjoy bird watching from the kitchen window. It was big enough to hold all sizes from small chickadees to blue jays and even owls! It’s amazing all the wild life that would flock to the feeder. Even black bears!
During 2014 I posted a series of blog posts called “12 Things I Learned in the Forest.” These stories were so fun to write and really gave me a chance to reflect on my time growing up in a forest. Each story featured a lesson that helped me grow into the person I am today. At the time these little adventures didn’t seem like a lesson but more of just a fun day out in the woods with my family. Now that I’m older I’ve found a lot more meaning in those early evening walks or Sunday afternoon hikes down our forest trail.
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.