Category Archives: Holidays

A mantra for the new year…

  Here we are… Last day of the year. I’m sitting quietly this morning while Little Man is taking his morning nap, Little Miss is at her grand-parents and my dear husband is putting in a few hours before the … Continue reading

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Mid-holidays hellos

Time seems to have slowed down to a crawling pace and we are reveling in it. Although my poor husband has to make an appearance at work for a few days, we still enjoyed several days with him and will … Continue reading

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Welcome to Winter and the Light returning…

Yesterday was our first Winter Solstice… at least it felt like our first. It was a quiet and soulful day. Little signs everywhere that this path we’ve chosen is the one for us : Perfect snowy day, mild temperatures… We … Continue reading

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A day filled with making – Preparing for Winter Solstice and Christmas

Yesterday was so busy… but a good king of busy. We had 2 modes : WITH the kids and WHEN the kids were sleeping. 🙂 With the kids we… … made popcorn garlands for our Solstice Tree … baked vegan … Continue reading

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Days getting shorter, time slowing down

As we get closer to the Winter Solstice, we’ve noticed something strange. Time seems to be slowing down. This will be our first year celebrating the shortest day, the first year we will mark this passage of the seasons, the … Continue reading

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Going to see a man about Christmas…

Yesterday, regardless of the chills, tired eyes and rosy cheeks well-known here when the first winter cold strikes, we bundled up and headed out into the cold sunny air… we had a date with a very special someone. We headed … Continue reading

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Slowing down, feeling good

So much fun! Here.  Best homemade clay recipe to date! My husband looked at me yesterday, as we were threading pony beads onto our latest homemade ornament project, and simply said : “It’s strange, but I feel so much more … Continue reading

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