• Forest Fairy Hiking Boots
    Fashion

    8 Autumn Essentials for Forest Fairies

    Hello, it’s me again! I know it’s been a while but I really hope you all had a beautiful summer filled with blooming flowers, singing birds and buzzing bees. My summer was one of the best I’ve had in many years and I will perhaps share that in the future. But a little part of me is jumping for joy that the magic of summer has slowly faded into our next season. AUTUMN! Yes! My favourite time of year. Our beautiful scarves, boots and warm sweaters have been patiently waiting in our closets for their chance to embrace the crisp autumn air. Finally it’s time for many evening strolls crunching over…

  • Swedish woven hearts
    Home & Gardens

    Christmas traditions I’ll carry on forever

    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…

  • The Forest Fairy Cottonwood Tree
    Nature

    Happy National Tree Day September 23, 2015 – Celebrating the Cottonwood

    Happy National Tree Day! Let’s take a moment to celebrate our native trees and the fact that without them we wouldn’t have our beautiful forests. Also happy first day of Autumn! Trees have been an inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. I’ve been trying to think back and figure out when I became so fascinated by trees and I always think of my beloved childhood tree an Eastern Cottonwood. That tree and I grew up together and it was the definition of a grand gentle giant. Towering over every tree in the forest with a massive trunk that split into several limbs perfect for climbing and…

  • Lessons from the Forest
    Books & Poetry

    Lessons from the Forest Book

    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.