Celebrate Life: Holiday Hike

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty every where. ~ Vincent Van Gogh Many people have special celebrations or meals to denote the start of a new year. Growing up, we typically ate sausage and sauerkraut on January 1. It's also the first Friday of 2021. How better to celebrate life and the…Read more Celebrate Life: Holiday Hike

Craftvent Day 7

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~ Yiddish proverb 2020 has been full of surprises. I think you would agree, these aren't the surprises most of us like to receive. Fortunately, craftvent and my self-care calendars have been a joy to open. I'm enjoying watching Northern Lights and Cinnamon Sugar…Read more Craftvent Day 7

Working From Home: Weeks 43 and 44

Bliss cannot be sold. These are the last two weeks of 2020. What a year it has been. You may recall the theme for 2020 was the Year of the Tart. It certainly has been a flamboyant year. With the holidays, we've tried to focus on small items that bring us joy. That involved new…Read more Working From Home: Weeks 43 and 44

Winter Solstice 2020: The Great Conjunction

“I celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It’s the winter solstice celebration, rebirth and new possibilities.” 2020 has been a year most of us will not soon forget. Why should the Winter Solstice be any different? Here in the PNW, it's been a dark afternoon with downpours and the threats of flooding along with landslides. (For…Read more Winter Solstice 2020: The Great Conjunction

Celebrate Life: Holiday Lights

Leave a sparkle where ever you go. It's Friday again. That means we're celebrating life. This week we're celebrating holiday lights. Many world religions and cultures have festivals that celebrate light. We can go back to pagan times to Winter Solstice celebrations that celebrate the return of sunlight from darkness. Numerous early religions and civilizations…Read more Celebrate Life: Holiday Lights