Sunday, December 31, 2017

It Was a Merry Little Christmas


Dear Friends,

I hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Christmas, and that a blessed and happy New Year will be yours!

As you can see, we re-enacted the Nativity on Christmas Eve, and opened a few simple gifts on Christmas morning.


Games and Legos were the "big thing" this year!



A "secret Santa" left a ham and holiday fruits and veggies on our door step on Christmas Eve, so we enjoyed them for our Christmas meal (Thank you, whoever you are!).


My favorite photo is this one of Hyrum, fallen asleep next to the tree with his neck warmer and Jesus doll that I made. Sweet little dreamer!




Until next time,

Love,
Marqueta

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Doll's Christmas Faire

Dear Friends,

Christmas is quickly approaching! My children thought it would be fun to have a Christmas Faire featuring booths about how different countries celebrate Christmas, since we weren't able to do our Labor Day fair this year.


There were booths from America, Africa, Peru and Chile, Mexico, Scandanavia, and several others. They took turns telling about how Christmas is celebrated in each place, then there were crafts and games. They even made "food" out of clay!


 Gandalf presided over the festivities as Father Christmas.


I hope you enjoyed sharing a little of the creativity that goes on at our busy house!

Love,

Marqueta

Thursday, December 7, 2017

An Autumn Wild Plant Video

Dear Friends,

I finally have gotten around to putting up a video on Youtube for the first time since moving. In it I explore the plants and trees growing along our small backyard fence.

Enjoy!

Love,

Marqueta


Sunday, November 26, 2017

At Home With Venetia~ An Inspiring Program From Japan

Dear Friends,

When I am frazzled and need a little encouraging, I crave slow-paced, peaceful programs to calm my nerves. A few years ago I stumbled across this one from Japan, and it is my absolute favorite (and really the only) television program that I watch.

Venetia Stanley-Smith was born in England, but now resides in  Kyoto, Japan. She loves using herbs and natural fibers in her everyday life, and each episode features either a specific herb or local artisan.

I hope you will enjoy watching "Venetia," too!

Love,
Marqueta








Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Most Happy Thanksgiving to You


Dear Friends,

It looks like this pilgrim isn't having a very enjoyable day, but I hope the same won't be said of you and yours! The image is from a Farmer's Wife magazine I purchased from eBay several years ago. I love reading old magazines and domestic manuals, to learn about the lives of women. It makes me feel like I've traveled back in time for a visit!

Love,

Marqueta