✵ never miss an opportunity to sleep on a screened porch ✵

Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year's eve!

as i await the midnight hour, thoughts of

intention + love + harmony + union + focus + concentration + imagination

fill my head. this year i am closing doors and putting to rest old habits of negativity, fear, and doubt. i fully embrace this coming new year with my mind set that this is the one ::: the magical year of transmutation! love. light. peace. calm. courage....may these things be a part of your mindset for creating the life you want in 2010!

breathe in the power of the universe.
breathe out the power of the universe.

breathe in the love of the divine.
breathe out the love of the divine.

breathe in the light of the Absolute.
breathe out the light of the Absolute.

as you inspire the power, love, and light of the universe, you exhale sharing love and light with all living beings. as you breathe, experience yourself expanding into the eternal light of all life. you are not a seperate entity, you are one with all that is.

~ sandra ingerman, medicine for earth

Thursday, December 24, 2009

love LOVE love & more loVe

my perfect someone to share my whole life, heart & soul
happy first anniversary to the best husband & best friend in the WORLD
i love you

Saturday, December 19, 2009


december 21
how exciting to end the last day of the year with a big ol' blue moon!
{sooOOOOo much to think about in preparation}
I am just finishing up 'Inner Beauty', by Reenita Malhotra Hora

ayur - life ::: veda - knowledge

considered to be the 'science of life'

ojas ~ the life force that is the source of inner beauty.
prakruti ~ mind/body constitution.

I am Vada.
free spirited. in motion. creative. spiritual.
air & space.

ubtan body scrub ~ after {massage}
.all doshas.
1 cup gram flour ~ chana besan
1/2 tsp. turmeric * 2 tbsp. ground mustard * 2 tbsp. crushed fresh coriander leaves*
3 tbsp. rose water
leave on for 10-15 minutes. rinse. follow with abhyanga oil.
vata ~ combine with 1/2 - 2/3 cup ghee.
pita ~ combine with 1/2 cuporange juice & 1/2 cup water.

{embrace love & light}
{set your intentions}

~ 2010 ~
dream into being the world you want to live in.
don't say anything to another person unless it will create beauty in their life.
growth. healing. light. magic.

"abracadabra" ~ Aramaic: 'abraq-ad-habra'. "I will create as I speak."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

deck the halls, walls, ceiling & floor...

I'm not so much on the fur skin rug, but besides that I love the colors, the clutter, the layers, the fullness. Collections like these are inspirations of a true bohemian~gypsy inner/outward presence. I have such an appreciation for {such} wonderful 'things', many that I find on the curb.

I've been meaning to repaint an old chest...I think I'll go with this green shade. Oh, and how I love the built in bunny den!!! I know three little rascals that could use a piece like this!

I love the idea of using a spare room for your dressing room....I mean LOOK at that! It's incredible! And don't you just want to crawl into that bed and curl away with a stack of books! {all of these wonderful images are from livingetc.com}


:My new stack of books:

Spiritual Nutrition.Gabriel Cousens, MD.
The Medicine Wheel Garden. E.Barrie Kavasch
Spirits of the Earth. Bobby Lake-Thom


~Merry Yule Body Butter~

1/4 cup grated cocoa butter
2 tablespoons light sesame oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 tablespoon grated beeswax

melt the oils & butter in a water bath


Monday, December 7, 2009

paper. once, twice, 3,4,5 times maybe.

{reading material}

{newspaper yarn}

{tiny paper buildings ~ sweet story}

upcycled..recycled..what the heck is the difference???

{I asked word spy, and this what she told me.}

upcycled ~ a process that takes used or *already* recycled materials and creates a new product with a higher quality or value than the original materials.

recycled ~ current recycling is actually what we call downcycling—reducing the quality of a material over several lifecycles until it is no longer useful.

♲ ...notice how after you look at either word long enough they really look funny and incorrect.
after making the catalog trees, i was inspired to continue my paper 'cycling' activities. i quickly found these beautiful examples!

each photo is linked to the original site ~ just click!

{paper city}

:::what else:::

a few books.
Vastu in 10 Simple Lessons. Bilkis Whelan
Life Magic. Susan Bowes
Daily OM. Madisyn Taylor

pandora station.
Boozoo Bajou

embark upon the journey.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

foolin' around

ⓛⓘⓕⓔ is sooOOO wonderful....

home fries II

the sweetest little bunny in the world!

upcycled catalog trees....this particular tree was made from a paper bulb catalog.
i thought the colors were cool!


3 of the 4 i made last night.

the last few days have been completely filled with good food, old friends and fun crafts!

this one was really thick!

my first "green" smoothie ~ it was soooOOO yummy! blueberries, raspberries, mango, pineapple, spinach and water.

i love to bust out my needle-felting while we hang out in bed and catch up on our shows. i made this one for my hubby because he is so sweet and tolerates a house full of bunnies!

*i am sO inspired right now!*

{once upon a time...i blogged randomly:::like this}

* Edward Lorenz had a theory that every flap of a bird or butterfly's wing could alter wind patterns around the globe.
* ecology teaches us that everything is connected, every single thing we do has a ripple.
green elements~sun & moon, sky & earth, flowers & herbs.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

my day in the sun ~☼~





what a glorious day! i've waited a long time for this moment.....

dear {great spirit} {mother earth},
you are inside of me, within my very breath,
within each little bird and each mighty mountain.
your sweet touch reaches everything
and i am well protected.

thank you {great spirit} {mother earth}
for this beautiful day before me.
may joy, love, peace and compassion be part of my life
and all those around me on this day.
i am healing and i am healed.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

11 days old ❤

one little eye peeked today! {top left} and they are eating hay!

Ava Petals {momma} is just a joy!
She just hangs out on her own, joining us in the kitchen sometimes.

Bella Lu is doing her best with the babies! She frets over them more than Ava!!!

❀ life is so good ❀

beauty in life ~•☼•~

what a beautiful video from an amazing blogger ::: tea time traveller

Backyard Beekeeper Nao Sims from Jaime Kowal on Vimeo.

Monday, November 9, 2009

california dreamin'

it's gray and cooling outside, sniffles inside...but OH...oh...OH.....
the memories of Venice Beach!!!
summer 2009

these last few days have really felt like Cali kind of weather. It's almost Thanksgiving and it's been in the upper 70's {even hot a day or two}.

speaking of thanksgiving.......

Grandfather Great Spirit

All over the world the faces
of living ones are alike.

With tenderness they have
come up out of the ground.

Look upon your children
that they may face the winds
And walk the good road to the Day of Quiet.

Grandfather Great Spirit
Fill us with the Light.
Give us the strength to understand,
And the eyes to see.

Teach us to walk the soft Earth
as relatives to all that live.



Saturday, November 7, 2009

sudsy...sudsy ☮

enchanted empowerment soap
thyme, rosemary, lavender {all organic & from our garden} ~ rose petals {from my favorite garden} & cedar {from our backyard} ~ a splash of olive oil for good measures...

a whole Irish oatmeal bottom on each bar

very much a craft I will be doing again! so many more ideas : tomato leaves, moss, bramble berries, honey .... once you get the hang of it~the possibilities are endless!

❀ devouring the solar food dyer ~ by eden fodor
✼ rooting rose cuttings ☺ hopefully order tomato and pepper seeds!!!!!!
❃ maybe hang our Spanish balconies

{ all while making a full recovery from this dreaded cold }

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I made this one for my sweet hubby..... 'sunday morning @ home'

Wander Girl

i LOVE love love making photo collages !!!
{sooooo many more}

.....off to go try my hand at making homemade soap! fingers crossed!!!

peace & love

Monday, November 2, 2009

I just blinked.....

morning reflection ~ MY BABY IS 18 TODAY!!! holy cow!
such a fun day around the city!

Happy Birthday Baby Boy!!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

☽ halloween babies ☾

momma ava out for some "me time"

they each have perfect little cow-licks on top of their head...like little mohawks!

they are about 3 inches long right now....

what a sweet little gift on my favorite of all holidays!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

grand~pappy was a coal-miner (pt.2)


ran across this article on 'one' of the coal companies my grandfather worked in...


In 1920, K U Megurie and Karl Jungbluth of Louisville leased coal rights from Fred Beshear and C B Hall and formed the Dawson Daylight Coal Company. They hired W J Borries, mining engineer, to come to Hopkins County and survey the area in 1921.

The company began stripping operations in 1923.5 This stripping was conducted in the Kentucky number 4 coalbed, incorrectly correlated as the Kentucky number 6. This author has a copy of the map prepared by W J Borries before mining began and a copy of a map prepared by Mr Borries in 1934, which shows the stripping areas were in the number 4 coalbed.


Author’s photo, Bucyrus 225-B being erected

Information on equipment was not available but an examination of photographs indicates that a Bucyrus 225-B steam shovel may have been used to remove the overburden. This machine had an 80-foot boom with a 6 cubic-yard bucket and could handle up to 40 feet of overburden.


Author’s photo, Pit scene showing Bucyrus 225-B at work

The company also had several small underground mines that started producing coal in 1925 so it was impossible to separate the tonnage mined. However, in 1924 the Daylight Mine produced 66,682 tons of coal with 51 miners working 96 days.


Author’s photo, Daylight’s first tipple (wood-1920s)

The Daylight Mine was located on Lick Creek just north of Charleston and east of KY 109. The stripping operation closed in 1928.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Junk GYpsies

Oh...I am sooooo making this this winter!!!
photo from junk gypsy

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

what's in your kitchen?

the kitchen is the hub, really it is.

we just got these recycled glasses from pottery barn...lOve them!

this is a sketch of our Bella Lu done by a friend....out of mascara! i know!

:: Bella Lu::
#1 fan of the kitchen

our heirloom tomatoes. the yellow ones are fab-u-lous!

just a peek...

love this stuff!

and there you go....almost the whole sha-bang!

can you tell we might be vegetarians? *)

our lady wander graces us with her presence from time to time!

so there's a quick look at our kitchen...wanna see more? me too! what's in your kitchen?