DIY

Soap Dreams

 What is elegance? Soap and water!~ Cecil Beaton Especially if you add lavender. Need convincing? Purple is the colour of royalty and speaks of refinement and luxury. We can all be Queens. Lavender flowers represent: purity, silence, devotion and grace. Consider an affair with soap. COVID19 has heightened our collective awareness. It’s necessary to break […]

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DIY, light

Bring Light

“Better to light a candle than to curse the dark.” ~ Chinese Proverb Bring Light. It’s a form of meditation, to strike a match and watch a flame. Soy candles are simple creations. Collect suitable containers from Thrift: silver sugar bowls, Mason jars, and vintage glass are beautiful choices. Choose your favourite natural, scented oils. […]

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blogger, DIY, dream lyrics, simple, whimsey

Beneath a peach moon, they set sail. Dream Catchers are simple to craft. Find an embroidery hoop and a doily. Attach the prettiest ribbons you can find. Sweet dreams my Littlest Star Catchers.

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DIY, garden, succulents, whimsey

Starter Plants

At last. Spring has arrived to the west coast.  Over at the alice and molly castle, I plant. Some mornings call for mindless pursuits, such as placing a succulent into a tiny planter, in between sips of black coffee, all the while, catching sun beams. Succulents, or, “starter plants,” are the perfect choice for a mindless […]

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beautiful words, creativity, DIY, quotes, whimsey

Words and Wisdom

Certain words or phrases collect and layer. Inspirational bits of wisdom for those less than confident moments when I forget to fly and instead, trip and  fall. Which is literally what happened. Rushing up the stairs, I caught my foot on the edge of a safety gate and flew. For a brief second in time. Walls shook. The […]

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creativity, DIY, industrial, rustic

Re do

Everyone has a cannon box, correct? Thought so. This DIY was created by a lovely kinfolk who occasionally putters in a garage. When she does~ wow. The salvaged ammo box cost twenty dollars and the metal legs, more. Perhaps “pin” legs would be less expensive? I’m really loving this idea and am on the hunt […]

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creativity, DIY, heart, memoir, positivity, vintage, whimsey, writing

An Elegant Mess

I’ve spent the better part of a hell hot summer, wander lusting from vintage re dos to pennant banners. These creative pursuits steal time away from serious wordsmithing. Perhaps this is a wise decision; a necessary rest from deep thought and aching introspection. The “story” writings remain tucked away until autumn returns. Her first kiss, […]

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