Sunday, November 25, 2012

Creative Doll Making......."wool and silk!"

Although I guess you might say that I am pretty crafty, I have to admit that following a pattern or structure is not my forte. But, I love using random material or ingredients to create something magical. I have so many stacks of books with how too's and step by step's that I envisioned myself using. Now they are just collecting dust while we re-purpose and stitch together old scraps, found objects, and bits of nature in any old way that will work. I can't say that they always last.  As my daughter says "It is so much more fun not knowing what it will look like ahead of time. I love surprises!" I guess I do too. 
 The kids got to sewing the other day. I snapped these pictures of them hard at work as I made my cup of tea.

It always amazing me what these little hands can do.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you all had a wonderful, relaxed, and joyful Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 02, 2012

This Moment: escape artist

This is a special moment from the past week that I want to stop, savor and enjoy.  If you are so inspired, please leave a comment for me with your own special moment and check out other moments this morning at soulemama. 

Thursday, November 01, 2012

a halloween trick to treat the soul

 Trick: Treats don't have to be sinful if you use nourishing ingredients in place of the questionable ones.

With all the treats on Halloween that are bound to make you feel more dead then alive, here is one that will excite any age child or adult and make Halloween all treat with none of the guilt. This recipe is as fun and easy to make as it is to eat. And you can feel good about eating them ALL!

 I made a double batch so we could share with friends and family. They were a hit!


(Recipe adapted from Oat Meal With A Fork)

2 T. organic cocoa butter

2 T. organic coconut oil*

2 T. raw organic honey

1/2 c. organic cocoa powder

5-10 drops of liquid stevia

pinch of salt

1 t. vanilla extract

1/4 t cinnamon

chopped crispy almonds

Melt all ingredients in a double boiler until combined. Pour into candy molds. Freeze for about 30 minutes. 

Thanks Aunt Pam for taking this family picture! 

Thanks Aunt Pam for capturing him getting his first treat.

Happy Halloween Everyone! 

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