• Archive for June 2011

    God's Gracious Arrangements

    Thursday, June 30, 2011

    ~ With the freshness of morning still hanging in the trees ~

    ~ Arms hung with baskets ~

    ~ The little ladies and I meandered through fields of wild flowers ~

    ~ Absorbing natures delicate touches ~

    ~ Gathering God’s gracious arrangements ~

    ~ My love language spoken in beauty scattered full and wild in my home and field ~

    Bottled Relief

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    ~ A cup of fresh well water ~

    ~ dashed with drops of essential oils ~

    ~ A bottle of bug relief ~

    (Natural disclaimer ~ If you are used to the expensive hardy chemical coverage this spray will leave you itchy…
    This cheap natural alternative only works if you spray liberal and apply often. )

    Pegged Gifts

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    One year ago last month ~ the week of the lilac bloom ~ I hung white sheets in a forest grove. One year and one month later I draped sheets in the trees and let the perfumed blooms fragrance my dreams.


    During my jetlagged week I mumbled some ideas to my Dad, something sturdy and lengthy enough to fit a days washing, I think Martha Stewart might have been mention. I then went for a nap and woke to a strung wonder.


    Simple delights ~ humbly cherished after years away from natures crystal breath and budding joy, and a father’s handcrafted gift speak straight to this country girls heart!


    Friday, June 24, 2011

    One of natures richest gifts for health and wellness.

    Abundant over my land.

    And have gratefully been harvested into a powder to nurture my family through the winter and a warm oily infusion to massage aches and pains.

    Thrifty Make-Over

    Thursday, June 23, 2011

    One-dollar garage sale buy, coupled with a three-dollar can of white spray paint.

    All the girls tights and flailing legging chaos can avoid tight cramped dresser space.

    Chaos can breathe a bit prettier.

    A Gabled School Room

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    A room where dreams are made ~ true.

    A long lasting hope for a teaching room built into eves with views of treetops.

    Large and bright.

    Touched with salvaged treasures.

    Back drops for nature’s gifts.

    Vintage reds ~ yellows ~ swirls of blue and green.

    Art ~ Books ~ Books ~ Art.

    Room for creativity and display.

    I am blessed ~ happy to be the teacher of this charming little home-school.

    (I broke my own rules in this room ~ by buying the display cabinets and red chair (brand-new ~ Ikea even!) I was dutifully back on track with my garage sale treasures of table and chairs, baskets and wooden crates, jars and trays, stools and quilts. The wonder of thrifting! I am waiting for my things being sent from afar to fill the vacant spaces on the walls and shelves. But thus far I am thrilled. This room is what my dreams have been made of…)


    Tuesday, June 21, 2011

    We walked.

    Enjoyed the sights.

    Played at parks.

    Each one trying to ignore the shadows of good-bye looming ahead.

    Good-bye to Europe and our overseas adventures ~ Good-bye to each other for another season of living in different homes on different continents.


    Friday, June 17, 2011



    Golden Sun…

    Blue Skies…

    Impressive Architecture…


    Wonders… Scottish wonders that is…