“Home is where the heart is.” ~ Pliny the Elder Baking and creating recipes to share is a huge part of what I love to do, but I also like to craft, and decorating for different seasons and holidays fills me with joy. Creating something beautiful is very fulfilling for me. The wonderful thing about creating is there are no rules. Do what you feel moved to do. Make what … [Read more...] about How to Make a Nature-Inspired Fall Wreath
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The weather has noticeably been getting warmer and all my students have been pointing out the signs of summer out on the playground: the presence of bees, sprouting plants, the need for getting not just wet but drenched in the sandbox. Such are the signs of the season. So what better way to delve deeper into these interests than to scour my own backyard for materials? I … [Read more...] about Summer Craft: Au Naturel Self-Portraits
If ever there was a fruit that I didn’t mind eating in it’s humiliated form, it would have to be grapes. Golden brown, sweet and chewy raisins are truly a unique thing. And being that this week is National Raisin Week... I think it’s only fair that we place the spotlight on these wonderful little gems! As we all know, raisins are the dried form of grapes, either green or … [Read more...] about National Raisin Week: Celebrating Nature’s Candy!
I’ll admit it, nature films tend to make me nervous. I’m a softie, I hate to see animals hurt (or dead-I’m still not over the death of Bambi’s mother.) I went into the Disneynature film Bears with cautious optimism. Disney makes fantastic films, but I was prepared to hide at any sad parts. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, Bears (2014) … [Read more...] about A Mother’s Love: Bears DisneyNature
We're always on the lookout for celebrity baby name trends, and one thing we noticed this year is the popularity of names inspired by nature - especially for girls. Here's our list of babies born this year who have something in common besides their famous parents; they all have very "earthy" names, from flora and fauna to weather and even geographic … [Read more...] about 5 Celebrity Baby Names Inspired by Nature