Tuesday, September 30, 2014


"A cloudless sky; a world of heather,
Purple of foxglove; yellow of broom
We two among it, wading together
Shaking out honey, treading perfume.
Crowds of bees are giddy with clover,
Crowds of grasshoppers skip at our feet,
Crowds of larks at their matins hang over,
Thanking the Lord for a life so sweet."
Jean Ingelow


Friday, September 26, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part VI - Forest Reverie

Forest Reverie

                           "Nestled at his root 
Is beauty, such as blooms not in the glare 
Of the broad sun. That delicate forest flower 
With scented breath, and look so like a smile,
Seems, as it issues from the shapeless mould, 
An emanation of the indwelling Life, 
A visible token of the upholding Love, 
That are the soul of this wide universe."

Excerpt from A Forest Hymn
by William Cullen Bryant 

I hope you've enjoyed my Summer Scrapbook! 
There shall be more to come for Autumn! See you around!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part IV - Camouflage


Of all the things I did on my camping trip, putting this outfit together was the most fun!
The only thing I started with was hemp cord.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part III - S'mores

Bonfire + S'mores

Toast, smush, enjoy.


ps This photo shoot took me, 2 of my sisters and my Mom all working for several minutes to get the fire going. Who knew mini fires were so hard to get going! Ah.. good memories. =]

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hobbit Day!

Hullo my Happy Hobbits!

I hope you are having a marvelous day! I would love to hear what you do today! Please do tell!

Do you plan to stay at home? 

Or shall you go on an adventure? 

I don't know what I shall do yet... I suppose it depends on who may knock on my door today...
For now, I shall leave you with a quote from one of my all time favorite books....

The Hobbit
There and Back Again

With that he put on Bilbo a small coat of mail, wrought for some young elf-prince long ago. It was of silver-steel, which the elves call mithril, and with it went a belt of pearls and crystals. A light helm of figured leather, strengthened beneath with hoops of steel, and studded about the brim with white gems, was set upon the hobbit's head.
"I feel Magnificent," he thought; "but I expect I look rather absurd. How they would laugh on the Hill at home! Still I wish there was a looking-glass handy!"

I laughed so hard when I got to this part. I love Bilbo's thoughts.

"Good-bye and good luck, wherever you fare! If ever you are passing my way, don't wait to knock! Tea is at four; but any of you are welcome at any time!"


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part II - Swimming

Swimming in the River + Basking in the Sun

It is the last weekend of Summer.... 
I shall be sad to let it go, but oh so happy to welcome Beautiful Autumn!

I am so looking forward to all the tastiness of Fall in all it's golden glory!
(Here's a preview of  the next Summer Scrapbook post!)


p.s. Remember, tomorrow (September 22) is Hobbit Day!
A good reason to go barefoot, climb a tree, eat a whole pie, pick apples, have a Birthday party, or whatever you feel like doing to celebrate life! Be happy!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part I - Forage

Hello Summer Beauties!
Would you like to see my Summer Scrapbook?
I shall have a post a day for the next few days! Please drop by and see me. ♥

- Foraging -

I would love to see what you've been up to this Summer! Perhaps you could make a little blog scrapbook too! Please put a link in the comments so we can all come see!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Best in Show

I love Summer and everything about it. These cheery tomatoes are from my garden... yes... they are real. 
I wish you could taste them. Nothing tastes better than homegrown tomatoes.... well, almost nothing. :)
Hope your Summer is wonderful!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014


Let's 'ave a nice cuppa tea.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hop, skip and a jump...

Hello Friends! Happy Spring! I hope you are all enjoying the turning of the world as much as I am! I forget how much I miss the smell of flowers during the Winter that when Spring finally comes it feels better than ever it did!

Today, I filled my entire house with flowers.
And did some Spring cleaning. 
I took this the day after Christmas so you could see the chaotic destruction my house was in! The only thing omitted from this scene was a gigantic Christmas cactus that needed quite a hair cut and had no place to sit except right in the middle of the floor!

Everything looks and smells clean and fresh!

Do you approve of my newly established dining parlour?
I got a rolling pin for Christmas! Something I've been dreaming to have!

I hope this has been enjoyable for you as it certainly has for me.
I would LOVE to know what you've been occupying yourself with of late.
Please tell!

All my Love,

ps So sorry about the coloring on the photos. I have just looked into it and I think it will be fixed after this. Yay!