Garden Love | Gardening Between the Pages

If any flower that here is grown, Or any herb, may ease your pain, Take and accompt it as your own, But recompense the like again; For some and some is honest play, And so my wife taught me to say ~ George Gascoigne Surely, it can come as no surprise that gardens inspire. They…

Garden Love | Gardens in Film & Television

The last few years life have thrown disruptions and life changes at us right around the season when cultivating our garden should have been happening. The first year, I mourned it. The second year, I released it and felt that it was only wise to take the pressure off of us. Last spring I wanted…

Advent | Making Room

And so in the waiting, let us not get so wrapped up in the doing that we miss the joy of the presence and the peace that comes with simply making room for Him. Advent is one of my favourite church seasons. I wished my Sunday school children a “Happy New Year” in class on…

Autumn’s Glow

Subtle waves of colour have begun to roll across the landscape and the glow of autumn is warming our spirits as the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler. I never tire of this season and of this glow. And of the ways that daily, in seemingly imperceptible ways, the colours of the season…

Coffee Break

I’ve never been a “but first coffee” girl. I enjoy coffee but I don’t *need* it in the mornings to jumpstart my days. That being said, I love the art of coffee. I love a beautiful French press, a nice Chemix, I enjoy the preparation and the serving and the savoring. But as a busy…

Winter Care | Elderberry Syrup

It’s that time of year again! Time to replenish our stock of Elderberry syrup. Seasonal threats are looming and aside from our regular essential oil protocols, we soothe sore throats, coughs, and boost our immune systems with this luscious, silky, maroon elixir! Every year I recommend it to friends, sometimes to strangers even, and every…

Nurturing Rituals

Relishing and indulging in some cozy moments, and delving into one of my fall reads; these moments are not only an integral part of my self care, but of continual growth and brain food. Before I was a mom, and a homeschooling mom at that, I was a comparative literature major. And even now as…

Dancing with Daffodils

With all the blooming happening out of doors, it seems the polite and neighbourly thing to do to invite Spring indoors as well! Some glimpses of the daffodils and spring decor currently brightening things up inside our home! And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. William Wordsworth The afternoon light…

Weekend Spring Brunch

Well hello there, March!! Goodness we are glad to see you! Here in our neck of the woods, visions of spring are bursting everywhere these days! And we are hopeful that our “monsoon” season has passed! With such beauty and warmth calling our names, and beckoning us to come out and soak it all in,…