New Year's Eve Goddess Bath Soak

Tuesday, December 31, 2019


Kindred and I created this 'Goddess Bath Soak' to use tonight in a calming New Year's Eve bath.
We will put on kirtan (yoga chanting music) with Krishna Das, light the room with candles, and soak away all our 2019 troubles to greet 2020 peaceful and hopeful.

To create the soak I used: 
a jar filled with magnesium flakes
dried organic rose petals
organic lavender flowers
drops of lavender and ylang ylang essential oils

I filled a jar almost full with magnesium flakes, then I dumped it out into a bowl, added the rose petals and lavender flowers until they were mixed throughout, and put about 5 drops each of lavender & ylang ylang essential oils. I mixed it well and added it back to the jar. I will sprinkle about a cup into the bath and be sure to use a strainer over the drain to prevent the petals from making a clog.

Happy New Year to all of you!

Rainbow Heart

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Christmas Day 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019




Blessings upon blessings, Merry Christmas all!!

Christmas Eve 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Ain't We Got Fun?

Monday, December 23, 2019

Blue skies, warm breezes, and smiles for days!!
It's the perfect day for a sleepover!


If I could have a thousand years of this whole day, it would still be over too soon. 
Love these precious girls so much!!

Happy Girl

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Oh watch me go
I'm a happy girl
Everybody knows
That the sweetest thing that you'll ever see
In the whole wide world
Is a happy girl

lyrics to Happy Girl by Martina McBride

Update From Disney

Friday, December 20, 2019
...this is everything

Naiya's Make-A-Wish Reveal/Send Off

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Naiya's Make-A-Wish is finally coming true, so Anna & Elsa came to the SOKY Ice Rink to tell her that, first thing in the morning, she is off to Disney World for Christmas!!


The girls were so excited to meet Anna & Elsa even though it was absolutely FREEZING outside!!


Naiya getting her Mouse Ears from Elsa,
and there was not a dry eye in the crowd. 


Silly pics with the princesses!


And then, the craziest thing happened! WBKO just happened to be there shooting a segment on the ice rink and when they heard about Naiya's Make-A-Wish, they put her on the evening news!! I got home just in time to see her on tv! Kindred was super impressed!

I hope my sister and Naiya have the best time at Disney. They have lived some dark nights, shut off from the world, high up in a hospital tower. This is their chance to go have some fun in the sun and make happy memories!! Love you both!! Safe travels!!

Rain, Rain, Go AWAY

Monday, December 16, 2019

We are just hanging out in our car until the rain stops, which should be...March.

UPDATE: It is now March and it is still raining.

Oh, Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 14, 2019

I think this is the fullest, prettiest Christmas tree we have ever had!! 
I'm so glad we decided to start over with a woodland theme last year.


Most of our retro-y, red & blue decorations look great in Kindred's room.
Although, we cannot seem to keep Skully out of the tree!! 
Ahh, the joys of having a kitten...

Christmas Program

Friday, December 13, 2019

Kindred was so precious singing 'Rudolph' with her classmates. 
Her little Nutcracker dress was adorable too!


I'm so thankful for the kindhearted adults who put in their time 
& love for all these tiny humans!!

Gratitude

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Grateful for dollhouses and mini-rocking chairs and holiday pajamas and this girl...