Thursday, September 12, 2013

Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt

When in the springtime of the year
When the trees are crowned with leaves
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Are dressed in ribbons fair.

When owls call the breathless moon
in the blue veil of the night
When shadows of the trees appear
amidst the lantern('s) light.

We've been rambling all the night
and sometime of this day
Now returning back again
we bring a garland gay.

Who will go down to those shady groves
and summon the shadows there
And tie a ribbon on those sheltering arms
in the springtime of the year.

The sounds of birds seem to fill the wood
and when the fiddler plays
All their voices can be heard
long past their woodland days.

We've been rambling all the night
and sometime of this day
Now returning back again
we bring a garland gay.

And so they linked their hands and danced
'round in circles and in rows
And so the journey of the night descends
when all the shades are gone.

A garland gay we bring you here
And at your door we stand
Here's a sprout, well budded out
The work of our Lord's hand.

We've been rambling all the night
and sometime of this day
Now returning back again
we bring a garland gay. 

Monday, August 19, 2013


getting ready!

I leave Wednesday for Italy...

I am so excited about relaxing in the countryside 
of Piedmont, Northern Italy,

drinking my favorite wines in the world!

this is our house....

we will be 20 minutes from Barolo and Barbaresco....
just outside of the town Castiglione Tinella.

ahh all of the eating and drinking!!

now what to pack?!

Monday, August 5, 2013


I am headed ince again to Italy...

We leave August 21st
and we fly into Milan.

There we will 
rent a car and drive to Verona. 

I have never seen an Opera but
plan on seeing Aida
in Verona, Italy
at the Arena!

oh what to wear?!

this looks so romantic
I just can't wait!

I am hoping i will find an amazing
shop in Milan....

if you have any Milan shopping secrets 
please share!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

a little about our fairies...

a little about our fairies...

her full name is Rain Silverglitter
she lights fire in the heart...
she lives in reed marshes
and deserted beaches
and can only be 
seen on midsummer's eve.
she wears pure white gossamer and her wings 
are translucent and opalescent...

her full name is Laila Moonwebb,
she is a messenger of the moongoddess.
she lives in clover fields
and can only be seen in the light of the full moon.
she wears olive green dresses
and has pale purple wings...

her full name is Willow Windglitter
she brings gentle breezes to change the weather
and she lives in fruit orchards and vineyards...
she can only be seen in the mist of the early morning
and wears red, purple and yellow,
and her wings are translucent and shimmer ...

her full name is Poopsy Reedflier.
she is a trouble maker, 
and lives where fireflies gather
and breed. she can only be seen in the enchanted moment
 between sleep and waking. 
she wears pale pink and here wings are 
translucent green...

her full name is Misty Goldenglow.
she likes to steal shiny coins and pretty trinkets...
she lives in spider webs and insect grottos,
 and her dresses are made of spider webs and gossamer
and her wings are bright pink...

Friday, August 2, 2013


a mythical being of folklore and romance usually having
diminutive human form and magical powers."

Wanting something beautiful to hang in my nieces room,
along with daydreaming about garden fairies,
i made this mobile.

i have had very little creative inspiration since lucy died,
but i have been wanting to be inspired
and i think these fairies

are the perfect way to get back.

this was my first fairy...
my niece and i have named her
and she can only be seen when bees
swarm and crickets chirrup...

this is Rain and her 4 fairy friends...
Laila, Willow, Poopsy, and Misty...

here they are getting their second coat of fairy dust...

 each strand is hand beaded with pretty pink glass beads...

 here they hang and watching over my niece,
and sometimes causing mischief!

Quinn kisses these ladies goodnight every night
that she is here. 

the reward of of all the hard work has paid off 100 times over!