Birds Nest Ornament

What belongs in a tree more than a bird’s nest? While I called this nest an ornament it’s really just a nest, it doesn’t hang or sparkle or light up it just sits close to the top of the tree on a branch like a nest would. It’s simple and blends in but it is also a pleasant little suprise […]

Ornaments for the seasons.

For our first set of these diy clear ornaments we used whatever foliage we could gather from outside, everything was either green or brown and while they look very pretty they do blend in to the tree a bit. For the second ones I wanted them to be brighter but still filled with natural elements. I love sunflowers they are […]

Nature Inspired Ornaments

One of the best parts of this holiday season to me is the focus on all the beautiful evergreens. With the rest of the world around us turning brown and grey the greens really stand out. We bring these into our homes as wreaths and of course the Christmas tree to brighten out homes. We live in a place however […]

Yule Goats

View fullsize I made some goats. I have been wanting to do this for years. Not only do I like making things myself in general, you also can’t find these where I live. Yule goats are a Scandinavian tradition linking back to the Norse god Thor and his goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr. Today they are used as Christmas ornaments, made […]

October 31st

It’s Halloween, we made it. Happy Halloween! Merry Samhain And to some Happy Birthday! Today, Halloween is a great day and we are lucky in these days to get to spend it with some family. Today was action packed! So much fun. Last night we finished up all the treats for today. Most of the scraps from the Jack-o-lantern cake […]

Halloween Birthday Cake

For the birthday cake we wanted something halloween theme obviously , but we also wanted something a little more individualized for the birthday boy. Luckily Minecraft and halloween are an easy combo. For the recipe I searched and searched the internet. There are thousands and so many of them are different, not only in ingredients but in methodology as well. […]

Halloween Season

Halloween is only days away, 2 sleeps we tell the kids. The costumes are ready, the decorations are hung and the pumpkins are carved. We have a little more prep to do around here because Halloween is also a birthday! We are busy setting up for the big day so in this post I am just going to talk about […]