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Whipping out snowflakes! They are too much fun to stitch up, even if the metallic thread is a pain to work with. I think they'll look so lovely hung from trees. 
#emboidery #threadart #snowflakes #christmastime #christmas #hoopart #silver #christmasornaments #silcersnowflakes #mysmallbusiness
All the coffee this morning. There were a *lot* of kids here last night for Charlie's 5th birthday party. I was so tired I didn't even read before bed. That never happens. 
But today Miss Charlie is headed to her daddy's and the other kids are headed to grandma's. 
You guys. I'm going to embroider and crochet all. Day. Long. 
What are your Saturday plans? 
#coffee #butfirstcoffee #craftyplans #saturday #happysaturday #weekendvibes #enamelmug #familyroom #lifeisbetterwithcoffee #craftallday #makersgottamake
All the coffee this morning. There were a *lot* of kids here last night for Charlie's 5th birthday party. I was so tired I didn't even read before bed. That never happens. But today Miss Charlie is headed to her daddy's and the other kids are headed to grandma's. You guys. I'm going to embroider and crochet all. Day. Long. What are your Saturday plans? #coffee  #butfirstcoffee  #craftyplans  #saturday  #happysaturday  #weekendvibes  #enamelmug  #familyroom  #lifeisbetterwithcoffee  #craftallday  #makersgottamake 
[[oddly beautiful]]
This. This is real life in my house. 
It is a rare day when there are *not* extra people here. Adults, kids, both... We almost always have friends in our home. 
Coffee. All day. 
Half eaten food because we get distracted. 
Crafting. I wish I could say it's a lovely practice, all laid out with care but it's more like sparkly, chaotic fun. There's a four year old so there's spilled paint. And kittens. Who stepped in the paint and then went running through the house. 
Teenage boys who just want to game. 
There's laughter. Oh my goodness, so much laughter. And β™₯  to β™₯ talks about big, small, and medium stuff. There's solidarity. There's food and drink. 
My family revolves around drinks. It came from my momma. When you walk in my front door I am immediately offering you a drink. The ones who say no thank you don't make sense to me. How can we have a talk without a mug of coffee or a tall glass of iced tea? The ones who come back are the ones who dive right into my cupboards, eagerly picking out their drink of choice. The ones who start brewing more coffee because the pot ran out. The ones who bring along their own mug because they know I will fill it. 
I sometimes look at feeds here and think how pretty and lovely your spaces are. Mine will never measure up. But that's ok because I find beauty in the chaos. Our home is warm and safe, a haven for ourselves and for others. How lovely it is to make a home with the ones I love. 
#chaos #beautyinchaos #myhome #craftstuffeverywhere #christmas #makingmemories #friends #hotdrinks #love #mylife #lovewildnovember #lovewildtribe
[[oddly beautiful]] This. This is real life in my house. It is a rare day when there are *not* extra people here. Adults, kids, both... We almost always have friends in our home. Coffee. All day. Half eaten food because we get distracted. Crafting. I wish I could say it's a lovely practice, all laid out with care but it's more like sparkly, chaotic fun. There's a four year old so there's spilled paint. And kittens. Who stepped in the paint and then went running through the house. Teenage boys who just want to game. There's laughter. Oh my goodness, so much laughter. And β™₯ to β™₯ talks about big, small, and medium stuff. There's solidarity. There's food and drink. My family revolves around drinks. It came from my momma. When you walk in my front door I am immediately offering you a drink. The ones who say no thank you don't make sense to me. How can we have a talk without a mug of coffee or a tall glass of iced tea? The ones who come back are the ones who dive right into my cupboards, eagerly picking out their drink of choice. The ones who start brewing more coffee because the pot ran out. The ones who bring along their own mug because they know I will fill it. I sometimes look at feeds here and think how pretty and lovely your spaces are. Mine will never measure up. But that's ok because I find beauty in the chaos. Our home is warm and safe, a haven for ourselves and for others. How lovely it is to make a home with the ones I love. #chaos  #beautyinchaos  #myhome  #craftstuffeverywhere  #christmas  #makingmemories  #friends  #hotdrinks  #love  #mylife  #lovewildnovember  #lovewildtribe 
Oh man, I woke up with *motivation* this morning! Plus feelings of peace, joy and content. 
I got busy immediately, making black tea and spicing it with cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. It felt like a kitchen kind of morning so I braved the cold morning to gather some herbs from what's left in the Garden and got some herbal cough syrup simmering. While that bubbled softly, I mixed up some pumpkin cheesecake bread. 
Now the bread is cooling, the cough syrup is bottled and I'm clearing space for creating today with a friend. Such a nice start to the day. 
#pumpkinbread #baking #bakersofinstagram #autumnvibes #simplelife #fallbaking #morning #goodmorning #boholife #goodvibes #peace #happy
Oh man, I woke up with *motivation* this morning! Plus feelings of peace, joy and content. I got busy immediately, making black tea and spicing it with cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. It felt like a kitchen kind of morning so I braved the cold morning to gather some herbs from what's left in the Garden and got some herbal cough syrup simmering. While that bubbled softly, I mixed up some pumpkin cheesecake bread. Now the bread is cooling, the cough syrup is bottled and I'm clearing space for creating today with a friend. Such a nice start to the day. #pumpkinbread  #baking  #bakersofinstagram  #autumnvibes  #simplelife  #fallbaking  #morning  #goodmorning  #boholife  #goodvibes  #peace  #happy 
I missed yesterday's photo challenge, on my plate. Oops! I got very involved with making things and by the time dinner rolled around, all I wanted to do was EAT IT! 
But I heated up leftovers for my lunch today so I grabbed a pic then! 
I am not kidding when I tell you that I make the best mac and cheese *ever*. Ever. I use three kinds of cheese, roasted garlic, tomatoes, maple bacon, smoke flavor and it's topped with crumbled garlic butter ritz and melted butter. 
It. Is. So. Good. 
It was even better today. Perfect fall food after spending time outside in the cold. 
#lovewildnovember #lovewildtribe #macandcheese #foodporn #goodfood #realfood #onmyplate #whatsfordinner #yum #autumn
I missed yesterday's photo challenge, on my plate. Oops! I got very involved with making things and by the time dinner rolled around, all I wanted to do was EAT IT! But I heated up leftovers for my lunch today so I grabbed a pic then! I am not kidding when I tell you that I make the best mac and cheese *ever*. Ever. I use three kinds of cheese, roasted garlic, tomatoes, maple bacon, smoke flavor and it's topped with crumbled garlic butter ritz and melted butter. It. Is. So. Good. It was even better today. Perfect fall food after spending time outside in the cold. #lovewildnovember  #lovewildtribe  #macandcheese  #foodporn  #goodfood  #realfood  #onmyplate  #whatsfordinner  #yum  #autumn 
All through the grocery store today, my four year old stopped everyone we came across to tell them she was going to be a witch when she grows up. 
Later today she helped me put together this prosperity oil. 
1 tbls fresh basil, leaves gently torn
1 tbls fresh rosemary leaves
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 cup carrier oil (we use grapeseed) 
Mix them all together in a glass jar and then hold the jar in both hands, close your eyes and visualize yourself having everything you need. Place your oil in a cool, dark place for 3-5 days and then strain the herbs out. For use in spellwork, money attraction spells, or to dab on yourself before magic work. 
@lovewildtribe has a photo challenge. Today's is favorite oil blend. I prefer to do my herbal work myself, so this is mine. 
Notice in the background my hawthorne berry infusion is almost ready. I added cloves today. It will be ready to make shrubs next week! 
#lovewildnovember #lovewildtribe #oilsblends #spellwork #magic #witchcraft #basil #herbalism #plantmagic #earthmagic #prosperityoil #nutmeg #rosemary #Hawthorne
All through the grocery store today, my four year old stopped everyone we came across to tell them she was going to be a witch when she grows up. Later today she helped me put together this prosperity oil. 1 tbls fresh basil, leaves gently torn 1 tbls fresh rosemary leaves 1 tsp grated nutmeg 1/2 cup carrier oil (we use grapeseed) Mix them all together in a glass jar and then hold the jar in both hands, close your eyes and visualize yourself having everything you need. Place your oil in a cool, dark place for 3-5 days and then strain the herbs out. For use in spellwork, money attraction spells, or to dab on yourself before magic work. @lovewildtribe has a photo challenge. Today's is favorite oil blend. I prefer to do my herbal work myself, so this is mine. Notice in the background my hawthorne berry infusion is almost ready. I added cloves today. It will be ready to make shrubs next week! #lovewildnovember  #lovewildtribe  #oilsblends  #spellwork  #magic  #witchcraft  #basil  #herbalism  #plantmagic  #earthmagic  #prosperityoil  #nutmeg  #rosemary  #Hawthorne 
Red sky by morning... Could the winter storms be moving in here? I wouldn't mind a little snow! 47 days until Christmas everyone! 
#sunrise #redskybymorning #redsky #trees #nature #scenery #sky #skyscape #theforestfarmhouse #autumn #stormscoming #naturesbeauty
It is possible that my pasture lit up in the golden sunset light is one of my favorite sights ever. I hope our new property is just as lovely in the fading light. I think the only thing I will miss about this property is my weeping willow friends. I shall have to plant new ones. 
#sunset #golden #homestead #nature #sacredspace #everythingbeautiful
It is possible that my pasture lit up in the golden sunset light is one of my favorite sights ever. I hope our new property is just as lovely in the fading light. I think the only thing I will miss about this property is my weeping willow friends. I shall have to plant new ones. #sunset  #golden  #homestead  #nature  #sacredspace  #everythingbeautiful 
[[hello november]]
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This month is so full, I'm almost intimidated going into it. Our Christmas market starts in just three weeks and it's going to keep me hopping! Holidays with family and friends, hot coffee, bonfires, cozy quilts, boots and sweaters, thick soups and hearty homemade breads, crocheting warm winter wear, holiday crafts... What an amazing month this is going to be! 
Joining in on @lovewildtribe and their November photo challenge! @afg0072 want to join too?
#lovewildnovember #leaves #hellonovember #welcomenovember #boots #lovewildtribe #oakleaves #autumnvibes #boho #boholife #bohemian
[[hello november]] . This month is so full, I'm almost intimidated going into it. Our Christmas market starts in just three weeks and it's going to keep me hopping! Holidays with family and friends, hot coffee, bonfires, cozy quilts, boots and sweaters, thick soups and hearty homemade breads, crocheting warm winter wear, holiday crafts... What an amazing month this is going to be! Joining in on @lovewildtribe and their November photo challenge! @afg0072 want to join too? #lovewildnovember  #leaves  #hellonovember  #welcomenovember  #boots  #lovewildtribe  #oakleaves  #autumnvibes  #boho  #boholife  #bohemian 
All the hawthorne love. Every time my daughter goes outside, she brings back more berries. In addition to making shrubs for tonics (for ❀ health), we are crafting these into tiny heart ornaments. 
Hawthorne is good for your physical heart and also your emotional heart. It's a protection plant and I've been adding it to my smudges lately. Both the berries and leaves are edible. It's a power house. 
This death season hawthorne has taken center stage for me, becoming the herb I'm connecting with on an energetic level. I even used hawthorne for the art in my planner today. 
How do you use hawthorne? 
#hawthorne #hawthorneberries #plantmedicine #plantmagic #pagan #earthmagic #earthmind #sacredherbs #herbsthatheal #natural #nature #hearthealth #protection #autumn #earthwitch
All the hawthorne love. Every time my daughter goes outside, she brings back more berries. In addition to making shrubs for tonics (for ❀ health), we are crafting these into tiny heart ornaments. Hawthorne is good for your physical heart and also your emotional heart. It's a protection plant and I've been adding it to my smudges lately. Both the berries and leaves are edible. It's a power house. This death season hawthorne has taken center stage for me, becoming the herb I'm connecting with on an energetic level. I even used hawthorne for the art in my planner today. How do you use hawthorne? #hawthorne  #hawthorneberries  #plantmedicine  #plantmagic  #pagan  #earthmagic  #earthmind  #sacredherbs  #herbsthatheal  #natural  #nature  #hearthealth  #protection  #autumn  #earthwitch 
Sometimes it's good to just slow down, pause, breathe and be. 
So I let the goats out and brought a quilt outside and I'm just sitting here watching them graze. The weather turned chilly today, the air is heavy with the scent of coming rain. The next few days will be spent curled up inside stitching and crocheting. Probably thick soups and home baked breads. 
I'll enjoy this last bit of outside before those rains come though. My feet planted in damp soil, feeling the energy of the earth, I will sit and listen to what my ancient mother has to whisper in my ear today. 
#earthmagic #autumn #simpleliving #simplelife #farmlife #motherearth #goats #goatsofinstagram #autumnvibes #rain #fall #homestead #urbanhomestead #urbanfarm #lifeonthehomestead #lifeonthefarm #instalove #listen #simplemoments #justbreathe
Sometimes it's good to just slow down, pause, breathe and be. So I let the goats out and brought a quilt outside and I'm just sitting here watching them graze. The weather turned chilly today, the air is heavy with the scent of coming rain. The next few days will be spent curled up inside stitching and crocheting. Probably thick soups and home baked breads. I'll enjoy this last bit of outside before those rains come though. My feet planted in damp soil, feeling the energy of the earth, I will sit and listen to what my ancient mother has to whisper in my ear today. #earthmagic  #autumn  #simpleliving  #simplelife  #farmlife  #motherearth  #goats  #goatsofinstagram  #autumnvibes  #rain  #fall  #homestead  #urbanhomestead  #urbanfarm  #lifeonthehomestead  #lifeonthefarm  #instalove  #listen  #simplemoments  #justbreathe 
I'm having a party tonight but miraculously, there's not much to do to get ready. So, I've been sitting here stitching and drawing out little pieces for Christmas ornaments. Now I'm getting ready for a Halloween party and humming Christmas carols. :/ Only 57 days until Christmas! 
#christmas #ornaments #handstitching #handstitched #embroidery #embroider #handcraft #valdani #valdanithreads #linen #handmade #folkart #art #joy #christmastime #57daystogo
It has yet to get light outside as we move into the season of very short days here in the pnw. I'm sitting here sipping my coffee with cinnamon and honey for some warm energy on this chilly morning. And my precocious child is cuddled at my feet, hair wild, heart tender, loving on one of her kittens. She's grown up with baby animals, from chicks to rabbit kits, ducklings, and now kittens. I think that's why she's so gentle with them, even though her personality is rough and tumble and completely wild. What a woman she's going to be! To be so wild but also gentle. Curious but kind. Mischievous and caring. I'm so honored to have a hand in raising this spirit, but I often think, perhaps she's here to teach me just as much. 
#child #gentle #kitten #morningmusings #kittensofinstagram #lifewithcharlie #wildwomen #childhoodunplugged #wildandbrave #love #wildandbravelittles #letthemplay #letthembelittle #raisingthemright #lifewithgirls
It has yet to get light outside as we move into the season of very short days here in the pnw. I'm sitting here sipping my coffee with cinnamon and honey for some warm energy on this chilly morning. And my precocious child is cuddled at my feet, hair wild, heart tender, loving on one of her kittens. She's grown up with baby animals, from chicks to rabbit kits, ducklings, and now kittens. I think that's why she's so gentle with them, even though her personality is rough and tumble and completely wild. What a woman she's going to be! To be so wild but also gentle. Curious but kind. Mischievous and caring. I'm so honored to have a hand in raising this spirit, but I often think, perhaps she's here to teach me just as much. #child  #gentle  #kitten  #morningmusings  #kittensofinstagram  #lifewithcharlie  #wildwomen  #childhoodunplugged  #wildandbrave  #love  #wildandbravelittles  #letthemplay  #letthembelittle  #raisingthemright  #lifewithgirls 
I added a whole spectrum of fingerless gloves to my online shop. Only $15 a pair. Great for winter when you need fingers free on the go, or at home. I live in mine all winter long!
Check my profile for the link to my shop. I'll also have a bunch of these available at Christmas in the Garden all December long at the @oregongarden !
#crochet #crochetersofinstagram #handmade #cozy #yarn #fingerlessgloves #handcrafts #winter #winterwear #instalove #mysmallbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #shoplocal #citg #making #crafting #malersgottamake
I added a whole spectrum of fingerless gloves to my online shop. Only $15 a pair. Great for winter when you need fingers free on the go, or at home. I live in mine all winter long! Check my profile for the link to my shop. I'll also have a bunch of these available at Christmas in the Garden all December long at the @oregongarden ! #crochet  #crochetersofinstagram  #handmade  #cozy  #yarn  #fingerlessgloves  #handcrafts  #winter  #winterwear  #instalove  #mysmallbusiness  #supportsmallbusiness  #shopsmall  #shoplocal  #citg  #making  #crafting  #malersgottamake 
Oh autumn, you are glorious. 
Side note. I saw how beautiful it was so I ran outside. Walked all the way around the goat pasture to take photos. And as I stood there, shivering in my tee shirt, drinking in the sunlight streaming through the oak tree, admiring the mist rising up from the tall grass... Voices came from in that tall grass, startling me so badly I screamed.
My teenage twins were foraging grass for the rabbits. I thought they were upstairs in their room. They laughed at me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
#autumn #morning #pasture #sun #landscape #nature #trees #oaktree #sunbeams #homestead #homesteading #lifeonthehomestead #lifeonthefarm #farmlife #urbanfarm #urbanhomestead #justanothertuesday #myviewfromhere #lovewildoctober
Oh autumn, you are glorious. Side note. I saw how beautiful it was so I ran outside. Walked all the way around the goat pasture to take photos. And as I stood there, shivering in my tee shirt, drinking in the sunlight streaming through the oak tree, admiring the mist rising up from the tall grass... Voices came from in that tall grass, startling me so badly I screamed. My teenage twins were foraging grass for the rabbits. I thought they were upstairs in their room. They laughed at me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #autumn  #morning  #pasture  #sun  #landscape  #nature  #trees  #oaktree  #sunbeams  #homestead  #homesteading  #lifeonthehomestead  #lifeonthefarm  #farmlife  #urbanfarm  #urbanhomestead  #justanothertuesday  #myviewfromhere  #lovewildoctober