activities

Why do leaves change color in the fall?

It’s a question we have all been asking since we were little- why do leaves go from green to red, to orange, or to yellow in the fall? Well, there are 3 factors that influence this spectacular change: 1. pigments in the leaf, 2. the decreasing length of the day and sunshine, and 3. weather. As our […]

Marimo moss ball plush DIY

Marimo moss ball plush DIY

So, our Marimo moss ball obsession has crossed over to plush! These little guys are so easy to make and shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes, even if you’re a beginner. Supplies needed: The sleeve of an old wool sweater (or wool blend, at least 80% wool), safety eyes, green and pink floss, poly-fil, scissors […]

baby bath and shower tea

baby bath and shower tea

A nice, soothing, and relaxing bath tea can nourish the skin, calm the nerves, and help put babies, kids, mamas, and dads into a sweet slumber. For this tea bag I used calendula and comfrey for its benefits to the skin, lavender and rose petals for the calming aromatherapy, and catnip for relaxing qualities for […]

DIY suet feeders

DIY suet feeders

We have bird feeders all over our yard during the cold winter months. We have birds feasting on the front porch feeders and you’re sure to find birds feasting on the feeders placed in the trees outside my kitchen window, so I can watch them while doing the dishes. We have found black oil sunflower brings the most songbirds […]

Evergreen tea party, make spruce, pine, and fir tea

Evergreen tea party, make spruce, pine, and fir tea

We went foraging in our yard today for various evergreens to have an evergreen tea tasting party, we are lucky to have many organic evergreen trees in our yard so we know they are safe to use in teas. An evergreen tea party is such a fun way to celebrate Winter Solstice! We collected red pine, […]

applesauce cinnamon spice pomanders and acorns- diy

applesauce cinnamon spice pomanders and acorns- diy

I LOVE cinnamon applesauce dough and use it for both Winter and Summer Solstice. This year, we made a spicier dough to make acorns and pomanders.  You need: 1 cup cinnamon 1 tablespoon cloves 1 tablespoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon allspice 1 cup applesauce 2 tablespoons white glue acorn caps whole cloves thin paintbrush large bowl […]