little messy missy

little messy missy

Friday, December 26, 2014

Ornament Hop

Annual Ornament Exchange
I look forward to Vals's Christmas Ornament exchange every glad I was able to join again this year.Look at some of these handmade ornaments nestled in my tree. I sent wooden Pysanka Eggs. (Forgot to take a pic.) 

I love them all. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Plunder, Kill and Conquer! Meow!

Monday, December 8, 2014


Someone new came to live at our house! My children got together and bought this little guy for my husband. He named him Ralphie from the Christmas Story. He is wearing one of my socks. He is a Chipin so he will remain small. Our golden retriever towers him. He is being good daddy. They snuggle all the time. The puppy likes to swing from his ears.
Here he is next to the chickens and my cat. He is a tiny thing.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Melted Snow & Winter Alters

 Winter alter is up. 
I love adding more winter nature themed items through out this season. I love the focal point and the intention of alters. A visual reminder of the season and its gifts.  
We had our first snow. It promptly melted. The snow will come.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Nutmeg & Ginger

Smells wonderful....

Nothing special or fancy this year... kind of struggling to even keep the basic traditions. First year without children in my home. No one to mark the advent calendars...

Looking forward to the Yule feast December 21!!!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Monster what a book!

Finished this book (work of art)... very difficult tale but very well written. If you dare pick up this book please read the back story of how it came to fruition. The illustrations are beyond beautiful in a scary sort of way but the pictures this story created in my mind will never leave me. I really did have nightmares the first night and I am not sure if it was the earache, Mexican food or this story that truly crept inside my head and keep my heart racing all night. I finished this book in three days flat with one book of tissues needed. Excellent, dark and meaningful. The road the 13 year old boy must travel on was captured so well by Patrick Ness. Hats off to you sir!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Great Read!

Great little book I finished last week. From the first scary chapter I was hooked. I could not put the book down. Great read. A little Jungle Book an little Harry Potter.... fun and fast. Check it it!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall Alter

My fall alter. I bring things in from outdoors. A bit of lavender, a pinch of sand, pine cone some beehive etc... reminders of the harvest and the beautiful earth we live upon. Reminders of the hours we spent laboring in the gardening and in the kitchen storing food for the winter. Reminders that now is the time for rest. Fall to me means books, warm drinks, long walks and deep sleeps. Happy fall.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Play Kitchen Makeover



A little paint

All done

Now all I need is small children again....

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Don't judge. I work in Special Education. He is very wiggly. He is also very good looking and has super human strength. Definitely a favorite student.
They promised to crop me.
They lied!!!!!

Yes he is holding a spider!

Friday, October 31, 2014


I am going as Frida Kahlo this Halloween night. I do love me some Frida!
Happy Samhain!
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Forest Wedding

Here are a few pics of the wedding. Thought I would share them.

My daughter and her husband....
Lara and Alex
 Table decor we made...simple...
 You can't tell from these pics but her dress had a little sparkle all over the top and waist ,
 Outside the little cabin in the woods where they were married and the reception was held...kind of reminded me of Snow White and the... velvet
 Me and my little family....
 Lara and I made about 3 dozen clay mushrooms for the wedding. 

Alex and his family. His mom has been my dear friend for over 18 years.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Here Comes The Sun...

Sunflowers from my sunflower teepee. 


I am fascinated by how different all the colors and centers of these beautiful flowers are.

Up close, you can see the dark shell of the sunflower seed. The yellow blossom reminds me of a pomegranate.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bookish and Upcomings...

My latest read was awesome. I have read of few of Carl Hiaasen's adult books but never any of his young adult books before this one. I loved it! It had me from the very first chapter. Funny and a mystery. I will definitely go looking for some more to gobble up.Check it out!

Next weekend is the wedding...

Glittered antlers- check
Moss- check
Green glass terrariums- check
Dozens of twinkling lights- check
Hanging lanterns- check
Burlap- check
Gold dust- check
Toadstools- check

We got this!!!!!!!


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