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  • Mar 2014
  • 3 of 12

    Poppy You've started to take it upon yourself to pick out your clo ...

  • Feb 2014
  • little bird turns five + two of twelve

          This weekend we celebrated Poppy's 5th birthday. Exc ...

  • earth's best sundays

    The kids love visiting the farm. While Grampa and Nana did chores Poppy ...

  • Jan 2014
  • project 12

    Last year, I attempted project 52, but failed miserably when the nausea hit.  This ...

  • soul fever

    To be honest, I don't know where to begin. Life is good. That seems as good ...

  • Nov 2013
  • fawned friday

    01)  three dancing rabbits. 02)  the dental hygienist in me adores this little pill ...

  • Oct 2013
  • hello + welcome little one

    So far, my attempts at getting a nice shot of all thr ...

  • Sep 2013
  • hereness & thereness by Amberlea Williams

    First of all, a huge thank you to Erin for featuring me ...

  • fawned friday

    01)  the words mike has been searching for to describe me in all our years together. ...

  • the first day of homeschool

    I would have to say that our first official day ...

  • celebrating our boy

    On Sunday we celebrated the day, three years ago, that this wickedly handsome, crazy ...

  • Aug 2013
  • the making of a pie

    Making pies, or more precisely, making pie pastry was something I figured I would neve ...

  • foraging

    Perhaps it is because we miss having a garden (some may even call it guilt for n ...

  • Jul 2013
  • the first days of school - guest blogging at so fawned

    It is hard for me to believe, but after four and a half  years of talking about it, the ...

  • earth's best sundays

    We had a lovely weekend. The heat broke with a downpour on Friday and it was a glorio ...

  • fawned friday

    . 01)  heat wave induced dreams of fall are dancing in my head. 02)  i love this men's c ...

  • 52 portrait slacker

    I love watching these two interact. They both have incredibly strong personalities, but ...

  • hold me steady, beloved anchor of mine

    27 weeks 5 days. The third trimester always seems to bring with it a special kind o ...

  • fawned friday

    01)  i love everything about this image. 02)  one, two, three, four, five...want. 03) ...

  • today, I am grateful for...

    ::source:: ::source:: ::source:: rhubarb all the tiny green apples on the appl ...

  • earth's best sundays - canada day edition

    This weekend was a good one.  It was, after all, Canada's birthday.  U ...

  • Jun 2013
  • letting go feels good + some other stuff

    On June 14th Mike and I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary.  We took the ...

  • fawned friday

      01)  This.  This photo.  This beautifully told story... This is the reason I ...

  • anger + motherhood

    This moment didn't actually make me angry. I just laughed at what they were able to ...

  • earth's best sundays

    we delivered the 2013 chicks to Dad and Janet's Farm (gold laced wyandot ...

  • May 2013
  • fawned friday

    01) We are getting two guinea pigs this weekend.  I say it is for the kids, but I am p ...

  • fawned friday on a thursday

      01)  LOVE this creative birth announcement idea. 02) Unfortunately the "P ...

  • counting my blessings

    Today we had planned to take the kids out to the free admission Peterborough Zoo and f ...

  • playing catch up

    Firstly, I apologize for my absence and secondly, I thank you warmly for ...

  • Feb 2013
  • away i go

    The usual journey inward has begun.  My pattern is always the same, I pull away from e ...

  • bullets

    We had our first appointment with the new midwives .  I will be having a third c-se ...

  • thirty three . thirty four + earth's best sundays

    morning "suckness" grocery shopping mood swings a day saved by a fun song Skype with ...

  • Oh, and this happened...

    Yes, yes, you read that test right.  We are in fact pregnant with baby number three!  It i ...

  • what january taught me + thirty one

    So far, I have really been enjoying the 365 photo project.  It has pushed me to blog words ...

  • Jan 2013
  • a portrait a week

    I am quite certain I will fail miserably at keeping up with this portrait a week project ...

  • twenty nine + sixty

      Today my dad turns 60. He is a wonderful father and grandfather. H ...

  • twenty eight

    We woke to fresh snow and warmer temperatures. The house was warmer by 6:30 am than it wa ...

  • twenty five . twenty six . twenty seven + earth's best su ...

    Another home weekend nursing the nasty cold/flu On Friday, as I began getting sup ...

  • fawned friday

    01) Wolves are wonderful as is this. 02) I need this sign. 03) I love the simpli ...

  • twenty four + the beauty products, recipes + methods i love

    Since moving to the country I go out into the world a lot less.  Since there isn't even th ...

  • twenty three

    -33 We woke from the slumber party in our room to ice on the windows despite the fu ...

  • twenty two

    today felt like an age Both kids had a restless night and were both awake at 5:30 We h ...

  • twenty one + more homeschool musings

    This week I plan on spending some time with the many homeschooling books and resources ...

  • twenty + earth's best sundays

    Our Sunday began in the darkness as it always does these days.  We wake to a cold ho ...

  • nineteen

    Toy purge - We are experimenting with the less is more toy theory. Wood Dump run Spille ...

  • eighteen

    The kind of cold that slunk right into the house Home days are even better when they are ...

  • fawned friday

    01)  So perfectly feminine. 02)  This.   Oh my, so much beauty here. 03)  You ca ...

  • seventeen

    operation chair repair with colourful thread homeschool meetup/potluck/party good food ...

  • sixteen

    Painted the bathroom in "sea pottery" (aka facial from Home Hardware) On a bit of a w ...

  • fifteen

    My daily photos have been a bit dark and moody of late so today I thought I would ...

  • fourteen

    I love this picture.  It was the only item I requested from my Gramma's house when she pas ...

  • thirteen

    Hot chocolate in my coffee work for mike a trip to the hardware store a pretty ...

  • twelve

    More budget talks over coffee Tidying More laundry than I have ever seen in my life ...

  • fawned friday

    01) I am quite taken with Ernest these days. 02) I would like to add more of these ...

  • eleven

    freezing rain wood tidying old jazz jamaican patties more of poppy's pastry hearts ...

  • ten

    I finally began reading The Paris Wife.  I also received The Moveable Feast for Christmas. ...

  • a tiny winter romp

    After a lunch of soup and banana muffins we made our way outside.  Our chickens, a ...

  • nine

    Waking in the early morning singing "ding dong, the witch is dead" to myself. The retur ...

  • eight

    Getting my priorities in order. Hoping for our first egg with each visit to the coop. So ...

  • a true feather post

    Do you ever wake up feeling tired of playing nice?  I don't mean with your family and fr ...

  • day seven of 365

    photo editing craftily hiding vegetables into the kid's favourite foods a romp outside ...

  • earth's best sundays + day six of 365

      fresh snow lots of treats for the chickens a good day spent with ...

  • day five of 365

    While I contemplated selling a tantruming Silas to the gypsies, Poppy woke up slowly and q ...

  • fawned friday

    01) Goats are bad to the bone, but I still think they would be marvelous for a laugh o ...

  • day four of 365

    dusting off the bread maker honey wheat bread just in time to eat with leftover spagh ...

  • day three of 365

    Serious meal planning and budget plans The Wizard of Oz Poppy practicing writing her ...

  • day two of 365

    Mike back to work. Business as usual for the pets in front of the fire. Curried veg an ...

  • day one of 365

    Time again for another 5 year plan.  It makes me happy to think of our lives and future ...

  • Dec 2012
  • fawned friday

    01) Oh my bee bum, how I love wee bees. 02) Dreaming of open shelves and pretty lab ...

  • with a heavy + grateful heart

    This task has been hanging over us for some time now.  We knew when we bought ...

  • an hour in the day in the life of

      Just in case you forgot, I don't have all my ...

  • some days are better

    Yesterday was restless and rough.  Paint smeared across furniture, Huck stealing homemad ...

  • wood warms you thrice

    There is a saying that wood warms a person three times; once when you cut it; once whe ...

  • Nov 2012
  • christmas cabin

    I am quite certain I will never tire of Christmases in this beloved little ...

  • the hoff

    I know I shouldn't let it happen, but this guy has found his way into my heart. He ...

  • homeschooling tuesdays

    In September, our homeschooling connections got organized and began we ...

  • new rhythm + feeling festive

    Since daycare officially ended a few weeks ago, I find our days have a new rhyth ...

  • a frosty morn

    No matter how many times I waken to see hoar frost decorating the landscape, ...

  • a great day for a family session

    Yesterday was a great day for a photo session with sweet family. P.S.  I ...

  • a birthday

    35 never looked so good. Just imagine all the good things yet to come We love you. Pl ...

  • a visit to the knitty gritty homestead

    On a bit bit of a whim, I decided to ask one of my favourite blog sisters (who h ...

  • figuring it out

    Since my last post, I have spent a bit of time listening to and reading Danielle LaPorte ...

  • Oct 2012
  • eat, sleep, breathe

    I have been spending all my spare time thinking about this photography business; c ...

  • fawned friday

    01) love this delightfully dirty photo. 02) Feast on your life. 03) Absolutley g ...

  • feather + anchor photography

    So, the secret is out, I have decided to start a wee photo ...

  • earth's best sundays steeped in saturday

     a new pup a bucket full of potatoes family perfect fall colours fire ...

  • Sep 2012
  • meet huckleberry

    Long story short, we decided that our natural state is to be surrounded by l ...

  • fawned friday

      01) Everyone should have two dogs. 02) It is time to get rid of the tatte ...

  • there it is

    I have come up against my wall.  The place where I start to balk and resist even thoug ...

  • we're getting kind of good at this

    After an entire weekend devoted to work on our entertainment cabinet, it is finally ...

  • fawned friday

    01) There is just so much bliss in this photo, I can hardly handle it. 02) Our Poli ...

  • watercolour portraits

    I love Pinterest. I love becoming inspired and creating the tutorials and ideas I fin ...

  • painting rocks + thoughts on unschooling

    I had all sorts of grand plans for Dancing Rabbit Daycare.  With Poppy being the oldest ...

  • our tiny dancer

    Last night was Poppy's first ballet class.  Oh my sweetness, how am I alread ...

  • a working vacation

    T'was a busy staycation of 2012.  Mike's mom arrived from Newfoundland ...

  • Aug 2012
  • a slow revolution

    I had planned for this summer to be about the great harvest and canning ...

  • fawned friday {the anniversary edition}

    01) Happy 9 {dating} Years to my beloved. 02) Some great ways to have fun toget ...

  • making peace with mornings

    Summer is beginning to give way to autumn.  I feel it in the early mornings as the t ...

  • fawned friday

        01) Country living porn.  Keeping it equal. 02) I am surely dri ...

  • perhaps

    Maybe it is the fresh coat of warm white paint. Perhaps it is the whimsical art { ...

  • a wee harvest

    Today is an early morning workout as the sun grazes the tops of the pinesturquo ...

  • Jul 2012
  • in print!

    A few days ago, I received my advance copy of Artful Blogging.  You see, the Feather + ...

  • Jun 2012
  • a summer morning

    Our computer died weeks {or is it months now} ago and our internet has been drop ...

  • thirty two

    On Friday I turned 32. To celebrate, I painted my nails bright pink Ate cupcakes f ...

  • fawned friday

    01) There is just something I love about this photo...perhaps it is that it captured t ...

  • five years ago today

    {photos by my dear friend Diane Harrington} T'was a Thursday We gathered under the t ...

  • just a smattering

    Excuse my absence from this space. Our computer died a few weeks ago ...

  • oh snap, we made a table

    . I have been talking about this project for what seems like forever.  I loved ou ...

  • May 2012
  • fawned fridays

    01) I can't help but think of my wee, fierce girl when I read these words and watch her ...

  • dancing rabbit daycare

      {I found and purchased the dancing rabbit image via etsy} Many of ...

  • earth's best sundays

    garden work cashed in my mother's day chips for a {gripe-free} trip to Ikea ...

  • have a merry mother's day weekend

    go gently + be wonderful e. ...

  • diy headboard art + crooked art

    Making my own headboard has been on my to do list for years, but I never could get ...

  • living

    listening to Us + Our Daughters on repeat because it is heartbreaking and beaut ...

  • jordan bower - lovewallah

    I would like to introduce you to a friend.  I worked with Jordan's father when we lived in ...

  • Apr 2012
  • finding JOY

    After bathing the kids, I began picking out their alphabet and numbers from the luke ...

  • book reviews

    The Organic Family Cookbook by Annie Daulter.   This is a beautiful cookbook full of ...

  • words

    Yesterday was a true feather + anchor day in which I fluttered about madly and Mike stay ...

  • earth's best sundays

    taking advantage of these cool, bug free days wood pile stacked and drying breakin ...

  • the wise fox

    {source} {source} The other night, I dreamed of a fox who told me to "drop into being". ...

  • good news

    Today is the day the Sacred Pregnancy website goes live!  It is the companion website to ...

  • keep her in the light

    This Saturday my mom went to spend the weekend with her sister at the family farm.  Th ...

  • Mar 2012
  • sponsor giveaway - chicks in hats

    I am Julie Persons, the woman behind the camera in the Chicks in Hats series. My 8 year ...

  • painted toes + an aching heart

    Yesterday, as Silas napped, Poppy and I painted our toenails.  She was so excite ...

  • making way for prettyful

    This week we experienced unseasonably high temperatures in these parts; ideal summer wea ...

  • earth's best sundays

    a walk in the the woods running errands and other shopping in a town we once ...

  • sponsor giveaway - long white cloud...baby

    Long White Cloud...baby, is a stylish collection of handmade, eco-friendly and Organic, ...

  • fawned friday

    01) this makes my heart happy and swelly. 02) this is pure genius.  making. 03) ...

  • by any other name

    I have decided that self sufficiency is the wrong term entirely. I have watched as ...

  • earth's best sundays a little late

    summer friendly warmth burning brush walks in the woods good city friends ...

  • sponsor giveaway - luxfish handspun yarns

    I started knitting when I was 18. I was visiting a friend, who's grandmother w ...

  • small living

      Even as the winter loosens her hold on us I am left thinking more and more a ...

  • spring touches down

    We've been enjoying more time outside these days.  It is nice to have some dayligh ...

  • a walk in the woods

    We've lost a lot of our snow in the past week so the kids and I ventured into the wo ...

  • keeping warm

    This winter may have been a mild one, but it still had a steep learning curve as far a ...

  • earth's best sundays

    For the first time in 8 1/2 years, Mike slept on the couch... So he could k ...

  • sponsor giveaway - gypsy forest

    Hello there :)I am Stephinie, the creator and sewist of Gypsy Forest. A mama to ...

  • fawned friday

        ::source:: 01) Thinking about bee keeping + honey eating. 02) I ...

  • gathering

    As an only child, I find it interesting that some of my most memorable and life ch ...

  • you need to watch this

      You need to watch this. Yes, it's 30 minutes and it is the furthest thing ...

  • a new day + some questions

    We woke this morning with warm sun on our windowsill.  It is nearly 15 degrees with a fr ...

  • Guest Post - Finding Wisdom From a Picture Book

    Today I am pleased to share a guest post from KC at Little Homestead in the Desert.  We ...

  • saved

    Winter and cabin fever is hardening my heart. I am trying not to let it, but it is ...

  • earth's best sundays - unedited

    crepes + jam coffee 6 eggs next winter's wood endless snuggles with clingy ...

  • sponsor giveaway - missy's portraits

    My name is Melissa (a.k.a. Missy) and I am a wife to my darling hubby Jason and a new ...

  • fawned friday

      01) This looks like a murky photograph.  I love it. 02) This is a great p ...

  • meet the new sponsors

           I am so excited to introduce this month's group of sponsors to you.  It is an e ...

  • Feb 2012
  • the tale of three rings

    I think we would have been engaged sooner had Mike believed me the first time I said I d ...

  • kicking the habit + re-engaging

        It never fails; February and March always seem so endlessly medioc ...

  • earth's best sundays

    a much needed date day pudding painting and other good Nana time for the ki ...

  • sponsor giveaway - little prints diaper co.

     LittlePrints is a small Ontario based company that specializes in handcrafted cloth ...

  • fawned fridays

    01)  So sweet. 02) I have a pretty sizable crush on this show right now. 03) I would l ...

  • mad mama liberation front

    I have had a post tumbling around in my head for a little while now and just the other n ...

  • little bird turns three

    Yes, it's true.  We are the proud and bewildered parents of a bright and wild litt ...

  • earth's best sundays

    eggs + salsa coffee {always coffee on the weekends} more splits cleaved and pi ...

  • fawned friday

    . 01) I could look at this picture all day.  A beard + a dress.  Sweet sweet love 02) I ...

  • still learning to breathe

    Last night was a rough one.  I sat rumpled in the dimly lit front room after the kids ...

  • for my anchor

    . To my anchor, with love; T'was 8 1/2 years ago that I met a sweet boy in the w ...

  • earth's best sundays

    . organic eggs + sausage coffee classic country a warm egg movies cleaving ...

  • sponsor giveaway - adirondack patterns + windfall dolls

    Adirondack Patterns is a collaboration between twin sisters Laura and Julia wh ...

  • fawned friday

    01) I am beginning to notice a bedroom decor theme 02) I think this is brilliant + ...

  • a mystery solved + family history

    It has always been a mystery as to who Silas looks like.   Aside from Mike's b ...

  • we be sprout'n

    Winter is long, but today the sun was friendly.  Even the less than brave  ladies ...

  • crochet convert - slippers for my girl

    . Knitting has never come easily to me.  I know my basics, but just enough to be frustr ...

  • earth's best sundays

    go gently +be wonderful e. ...

  • fawned friday

    01) In love with this image.  Cute little shop too. 02) I am so excited to try this ...

  • the kindness of strangers

    Yesterday was one of those days. I felt overwhelmed and close to tears for so many ...

  • Jan 2012
  • letting go + living well

    When we began our journey into more mindful, homemade eating, there was a moment when ...

  • bits + bobs

    I was awakened in the dark hours this morning with a mysteriously sour stomach.  I w ...

  • earth's best sundays dipped in saturday

    go gently + be wonderful e. ...

  • sponsor giveaway - tinahdee beautiful jewelry

    A few words from Tina I’m very much a sensory-driven artist. By that, I mean th ...

  • fawned fridays

    01) This photo (from this beautiful site) makes my ovaries ache for just one more babe ...

  • our first egg

    Oh, how my heart swells with joy. We brought our 6 laying hens home from my dad a ...

  • what lies beneath

    So, the orange carpet I have been complaining about since, well, since before we even move ...

  • the meat we eat

    This is a post I have been mulling over for months now.  As we try to define our homeste ...

  • earth's best sundays

    go gently + be wonderful e. ...

  • sponsor giveaway - water droplet designs

        As a child, I loved colour, but the creation of visual art had always eluded ...

  • fawned friday

    01) Yes, that is exactly what I have been trying to say all this time 02) I adore these ...

  • kid friendly snack ideas + homemade graham cackers

    I thought I would share a few of our kids' favourite snacks because, lets face it, kids ...

  • our simple cloth diapering system

    I admit, cloth diapering never came easy for me.  Before we had children we knew it was ...

  • bean soup + kale chips

    As promised I will share these two simply delicious recipes with you, but first a wee up ...

  • meet my sponsors

             I want to take a moment now to introduce you to my lovely sponsors!  I am s ...

  • earth's best sundays steeped in saturday

    go gently + be wonderful e. ...

  • fawned fridays

    01.) Finally, some bathroom inspiration.  What do you know, more bead board. 02.) I hav ...

  • call for sponsors

    Some of you may have noticed the new sponsor information tab and button I have added.  Y ...

  • marshmallow days + mary oliver

    Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. - mary ol ...

  • how i became a stay at home mama

    I think is time to share our story.  The story of how I became a stay at home mama.  The ...

  • slow food

    2 1/4 tsp of traditional yeast 1/2 cup warm water 3 cups organic unbleached flour {wil ...

  • earth's best sundays

    go gently + be wonderful e. ...

  • fawned fridays

    01. This is magic.  Be still my heart.  Peterborough students saving their school. 02. ...

  • so...these are delicious

    These are delicious.  Plain and simple.  I used this recipe.  Didn't change a thing. ...

  • following a feeling + cabin life

    We have almost come full circle. It was one year ago this week that I called our real ...

  • adventures in toy making

    As I mentioned in a previous post, Mike and I took some of our Christmas money and pur ...

  • Dec 2011
  • earth's best sundays - the new years edition

    Happy New Year to you and yours! go gently + be wonderful e. ...

  • evolve

    I can't help myself.  As we edge closer to the new year we find ourselves talking ab ...

  • a pared down Christmas

    Here we sit, on the other side of Christmas; in the soft lull between the old an ...

  • earth's most merry sundays

    sweet family good food christmas movies snow globes kuch ...

  • solstice-ing

    slow food coffee + beer good conversation fire + marshmallows a bubble bath s ...

  • happy solstice

    {source} go gently + be wonderful e. ...

  • our daily bread

    Recently we decided to try a wheat free diet in hopes that it would solve a multitude of ...

  • homemade lip balm

    Today I will share the recipe for a lovely homemade lip balm.  It was roughly based off ...

  • all that remains

    It had been a long week.  One of the longest; in which I laboured under the false pret ...

  • earth's best sundays

    ...

  • fawned friday

    01) This bed makes me oh so happy. 02) This article makes you re-think things you t ...

  • Festive Giveaway Winners

    Sorry for the delay in announcing the Festive Giveaway winners, but I have been a bit bu ...

  • homemade sugar scrub

    As I mentioned before, I am slowly working my way through our bathroom and cleaning cabi ...

  • Guest Blogger - Andrew von Zuben

    It is true that each of us considers the meaning of life. For some, it is simple introsp ...

  • spending strike update

    Many of you have requested an update on our December spending strike.  We have stuck to ...

  • a girl and her fascinator

    I am blessed to be included in what has turned into a traveling caravan of bakers, lette ...

  • Earth's Best Sundays

    I line my windowsill with earth's best sundays Wind chimes and clotheslines ...

  • fawned fridays

    01.) This photo is just too magical for words. 02.) Linking up with Miss Fawn for a ...

  • homemade deodorant

    We have all heard the health concerns of applying chemicals to our largest organ; the ...

  • festive giveaway

    To start things off on the right foot, I will be offering a festive giveaway to you.  Th ...

  • Welcome

    Hello and welcome to my new space. This has been a most marvelous Christmas gift from ...

  • feeling brand new

    I wanted to thank you all for the kind emails and comments with regards to the rec ...

  • Nov 2011
  • calling it

    After careful thought, lots of number crunching, and long discussions I have decided to ca ...

  • basic laundry soap recipe

    Homemade Laundry Detergent 2 cups soap flakes 1 cup washing soda 1 cup baking soda 1 ...

  • jars of money

    Since my last post about living the frugal dream I have decided to organize our ...

  • I declare a spending strike

    A beautiful film about Santa's humble beginnings; one of the most wonderful Christmas movi ...

  • It begins ...

    It was a wonderful weekend.  Friday night found us at the Settler's Village Festival ...

  • Blerg Blogger!

    Listening to the Amelie Soundtrack feeling weepy and nostalgic.  Caught in a hollow p ...

  • ketchup.

    I get lost when I let my writing lapse.I miss having the record of our days. I forget how ...

  • Oct 2011
  • the shop

    The shop is open and I am slowly stocking shelves.  I have grand plans ...

  • Still Trying...

    Where do I start?Still trying to figure it out.Still trying to make some extra money.Still ...

  • Sep 2011
  • Silas' Birthday Picnic

    Lots of rain and even more last minute cancellations, but Silas' first birthday was a succ ...

  • Aug 2011
  • thoughts of autumn

    ::my gloriously sexy husband preparing the apples for apple butter:: I love autumn. &nbs ...

  • story girl earrings

    *tiny romantic tales hanging delicately from your lobes*::blue lace:: She wore slender bl ...

  • this moment...

    {this moment}A Friday ritual {always} inspired by Soule Mama. A single photo - no wor ...

  • Apples of our own

    One of the many things we were excited about with this new home is the abundance of wild a ...

  • The Simple Life Series

     Sometimes we need beautiful reminders to gently set us back on our path.I have ...

  • this moment...

    {this moment}A Friday ritual {always} inspired by Soule Mama. A single photo - no words - ...

  • Homeschooling

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful ...

  • Homemade Haircuts

    I have had many bad haircuts; traumatic even.  Because of that I often cut my own hai ...

  • a weekend of kindred spirits

    It was a delightful weekend.I don't have many pictures to prove it, but these few make me ...

  • a weekend of kindred spirits

    It was a delightful weekend.I don't have many pictures to prove it, but these few make me ...

  • Smitten the kitten + a blue bedroom

    Much to the chagrin of my husband, I have been sneaking away in the evenings and weekends ...

  • childhood haunts

    Thinking back, I had a lot of good places to run when I was a child.  This weekend I ...

  • Jul 2011
  • new friends

    I did something funny.A few weeks after moving to our teeny tiny town I made a little post ...

  • sleep update

    I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your kind comments and emails full of advi ...

  • screen printed shirts

    red antler women's teesize 2T kid's teesSlowly, between diaper changes, snacks, kitchen da ...

  • peaches + rain

    The morning air is scented with peaches and rain with an undertone of coniferous.  I ...

  • New Photo Packaging

    I am really happy with the way these little wallet sized photos pop in there new paper fra ...

  • wash away my sins

    Heat Wave.Cranky kids + Mama.Cabin Fever.Boredom.Messes upon messes.Frustration.All of it ...

  • An Old Fashioned Picnic

    For Silas' 1st birthday party we have decided to take advantage of the warm weather and bi ...

  • Another Sunday at Ellenberger Organic Farm

    We always come away feeling restored and inspired after spending time on Ellenberger Organ ...

  • make pretty things or bust

    This year, instead of my usual hand drawn signs I thought I would go for a more polished l ...

  • Fridge Organization 101

    I love Pinterest and I just adore the idea of Pinning Real Life.  There are just ...

  • pretty face contest

    Hello all.I recently purchased this sweet conductor's hate for Silas from Bula Jean's Bout ...

  • Sleepless in Gooderham

    I feel as though I am beating this subject to a pulp lately, but I must ask your advice an ...

  • Jun 2011
  • poppy's first haircut

    Last night, I decided it was time to give Poppy her first haircut.  Her ringlets are ...

  • a room of my own

    I recently registered to be a vendor at the Annual Peterborough Folk Festival.  I hav ...

  • this moment

    {this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from th ...

  • bleach pen t-shirt

    I recently pinned this idea on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try it.  One of the thi ...

  • thirty one things you may or may not know about me...

    I turned thirty one today.I have a diastema {gap between my two front teeth}.I wish I hadn ...

  • thirty one things you may or may not know about me...

    I turned thirty one today.I have a diastema {gap between my two front teeth}.I wish I hadn ...

  • a mess of berries

    It was a good weekend.unfettered thriftinga new to me Filter Queen vacuuma fenced garden&n ...

  • she has come undone

    I love the suspense and promise of the peony.How perfectly elegant + frivolous they are.Li ...

  • the joys of making it yourself

    Now that getting a chocolate bar involves a significant and wasteful car ride I have becom ...

  • beauty in the details

    Today I am.::Wishing:: my handsome husband a Happy Fourth Wedding Anniversary and nearly e ...

  • The rain came

    {source}I ran out to the clothesline to rescue the dry clothes from the fast moving storm. ...

  • anger and what lies beneath it

    I am a quick tempered woman.  I grew up in a house with a lot of anger and sometimes ...

  • tilling the land

     After pounding a metal stake into our rocky, uneven ground for what felt like foreve ...

  • we're in.

    Things still feel foggy as I try to find our rhythm once again, but we love the new home a ...

  • May 2011
  • See you on the other side...

    Hello all.I have been the world's worst blogger of late.We sold our house!  We bought ...

  • Apr 2011
  • good things

    Playing with lens flare is my new favourite thing. ...

  • And so I ran

    ::source::I chose this image because I want to run with the same wonder and joy as a child ...

  • Guest Blogger Melissa Bothwell-Inglis of Needle + Nest Desig ...

    I have said it before and I will say it again, I have so many new and wonderfully talented ...

  • it's time.

    {source::pinterest}And so it is time.Time to stand up.Open the door.Inflate my lungs.Tear ...

  • Mar 2011
  • itchy fingers...and toes

    These sunny days are making me itchy for all things creative + beauty-filled.go gently + b ...

  • now is the time...

    This winter has been long and lonely It has left me listlessA bit numb+A tad emptyIn ...

  • well i'll be darned...

    Would you look at that! I completed my first seamless hand knit garment. I began in the mo ...

  • It started with a song...

    ::source::“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refi ...

  • spring anthem

    Every year, in the twilight of winter a song finds me.A song thatstrikes a chordmoves me g ...

  • Feb 2011
  • cabin fever...quite literally

    We have been dreaming of our house in the country for some time now and it would seem that ...

  • thrifty joy

    ::  large vintage quilt  $2.00:::: wooden bowls $1.49 each ::I am a simple woman ...

  • my bearded valentine

    Sometimes, between the bathing and reading and playing and soothing we forget to make eye ...

  • what i hope to remember...

    Arr Captainbe still my heart.looks like someone is telling a tall-talePoppy reading aloud ...

  • a room of my own

    ::photo source::::photo source::::photo source::::photo source::::photo source::All this c ...

  • little boys + bow ties

    More adventures in simple sewing brought me to this retro bow tie pattern for little boys. ...

  • gretta grundle

    I would like you to meet Gretta Grundle.  Over the recent holidays I became a little ...

  • a marshmallow day

    The house groans and yawns under the weight of thick snow and I am happy to have my little ...

  • she carried them in her basket...

      Many years ago I was in a little store with my aunt when I came upon a little ...

  • Jan 2011
  • breaking open

    go gently + be wonderfule. ...

  • suck it up buttercup

    I am so grateful for the kind and strong words I received both in comments and in emails.& ...

  • trying to be still

    I miss writing.I need to write.Whether my words are quickly typed onto a flashing screen, ...

  • Nov 2010
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    ...

  • structure gives way to freedom

     Who doesn't want a comfy reading basket? Since Silas only likes to sleep when on me and ...

  • Oct 2010
  • still seeking balance

    Just yesterday a friend shared these words from a poem entitled "What Brings You to the Ne ...

  • finding balance

    wearing gramma's shoesWearing blue and grey to match this liquid, navy day.  I a ...

  •  still standing and breathing finding our daily rhythm one more timelearning to take grat ...

  • Sep 2010
  • Protector of the Forest

    Silas Michael Gnome Ellenberger -MarchWednesday, September 1st, 20102:21 pm8 pounds 11 oun ...

  • Aug 2010
  • thirty nine weeks

    Tomorrow is the day.go gently & be wonderfule. ...

  • thirty seven weeks + three days

    go gently & be wonderfule. ...

  • Rather than bore with the details of these final days of pregnancy, I will share a pretty ...

  • This summer is proving to be relentless with thick humidity and singing cicadas.The d ...

  • The heat mixed with the final weeks of pregnancy are taking their toll on this m ...

  • Jul 2010
  • the bird & fawn shop

    I have slowly been teaching myself how to do some basic metal stamping.These are some of m ...

  • {this moment}

    {As so many times before, this is inspired by Soule Mama}But oh, to just be able to pick o ...

  • thirty three weeks

    Yesterday we had our appointment with the surgeon who performed my emergency c-section whi ...

  • Spreading peanut butter on toast this morning, I listened to the quiet of the early mornin ...

  • You may have noticed I have become quiet again.I have been attempting to find balance in s ...

  • Jun 2010
  • It has become apparent to me that one can make an entire wardrobe for a baby or toddl ...

  • a new decade

    my thirties begin with a rainy day and a congested teething babyshe sleeps late becau ...

  • feelingused upstretched outtiredgiganticunlovablewishingI could ignore the messMike { ...

  • good rain + thirsty earthcheering our young garden seedlings to lifefeeling a deep ne ...

  • May 2010
  • simple dreams

    {all photos in this post were found with Google images}I often dream of a little ...

  • a bit of a brave leap & some words on housework

    {note}I was recently asked by a new blogger {who happens to be a mom of three&nb ...

  • be gentle with yourself

    Maybe it was the heat.  Maybe it was the neighbour's terrible loud music that played ...

  • objects of my affection

    Time to share more goodness I have stumbled upon while searching out supplies and projects ...

  • yard sales, a new nephew & market preparpation

    It has been a busy and surprisingly productive weekend.The three of us awoke early on an o ...

  • fresh paint & ice cream

    I painted the living room blue.It makes my heart glad.See more pics here.Tonight we finall ...

  • Apr 2010
  • New Blog

      After writing and deleting many a posts over the past few months, I finally feel ...

  • Feb 2010
  • The End.

    I am certain that I will be closing the doors to the Apples for Poppy Anne blog sh ...

  • thirty eight

    Annette:  Freezing cold outside, warm Unitarian Universalist church and fireplace ...

  • Jan 2010
  • thirty seven and a thank you

      Annette:  My super-talented husband and his friend were among the art ...

  • I can't sugar-coat it all...

    My heart aches for warmer days and an old house with far away neighbours.  W ...

  • thirty six

    annette::erin   Annette:  Sunday plans were thwarted by nasty weather yesterd ...

  • Just keeping it real...

    {photo taken in summer of 2007} It has been many months, if not years, since  ...

  • thirty five

    annette::erin annette:  An homage to the photo I was going to take on Sunday, but ...

  • We're Pregnant!

    We're pregnant.  Yup, we waste no time here in the house Ellenberger-M ...

  • thirty four

     annette::erin Annette:  Quiet and a smoldering friend-grown and drie ...

  • Dec 2009
  • thirty three

    annette::erin  Annette:  Dear friends invited my husband and I over for Sund ...

  • Merry Christmas

    May your days be trimmed in ribbon, wrapped in warmth filled to the brim with cider and ...

  • thirty two

    annette::erin Annette:  About a foot of snow that looks like tiny diamonds. Or bub ...

  • the jerk of the felt berry world

      {Note:  Please read here before judging our nickname or question ...

  • thirty one

     annette::erin  Annette:  I woke up to rain and cold this Sunday and was ...

  • A Perfectly Blustery Day

    It is a perfectly blustery day on this, the first snow storm of the winter.  I per ...

  • Mike and I were so excited to make these little wooden blocks for Poppy this Christmas ...

  • thirty

    annette::erin   Annette: This picture is of my feet, at home, under the tr ...

  • sweet finds & link love

    {above items available in my shop}  I have decided to compile a list of lovelies th ...

  • Nov 2009
  • twenty nine

      annette::erin  Annette:  I was up this morning before 7am, and could n ...

  • We have a winner

    Congratulations to Andrea Kiddsweet who said: "Love the Space to Breathe pho ...

  • Apples for Poppy Anne Festive Giveaway!

      I will be giving away the bird on a branch glass pendant  pictured ab ...

  • Solstice Thoughts

     We have been busy crafting and decorating in festive ways around these parts. We ma ...

  • Our 2009 Christmas Card

    See more photos here. peace.  ...

  • wishing it was time...

           I haven't been able to stop thinking about this house ...

  • twenty eight

      annette::erin Annette:  I admit I cheated and listened to my first Christmas ...

  • Christmas Kickoff

    From Country Living Via Brown Turtleneck Sweater Yesterday was spent listening to Christm ...

  • Found: Words to Live By

    Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distance ...

  • A Rainy Day & Thoughts of Christmas

    Oh how my heart swoons for Christmas.  I get through Halloween by the skin of m ...

  • twenty seven

    annette::erin  Annette:  An amazing weekend of ecstatic dance, c ...

  • Better late than never...

    I have a confession to make. We have only just begun using cloth diapers.  When I ...

  • twenty six

    annette::erin annette: I  was finally alone in the apartment, for the first time i ...

  • What I know for sure...

      In less than two weeks, Poppy will be nine months old.  Nearly enough time h ...

  • twenty five

    annette::erin ...

  • Letting Go & Paper Lanterns

     I am a bit of a hoarder...Ok, alright,  I am a lot of a hoarder.  Wh ...

  • Oct 2009
  •  {Above items available at Sycamore Street Press & Satsuma Lynn}  &# ...

  • The Vaccination Debate

    Mike and I have struggled with the frustrating topic of vaccinations for Poppy.� ...

  • Lemon Meringue Pie & A Workout

    I awoke this morning with a new feeling; a feeling I haven't had in a really&# ...

  • I have decided to do a facebook detox.  Although I love the reconnecting and ne ...

  • So I did it. I went completely outside of my comfort zone and did a complementary and ...

  • Annette: Today I stayed home. Earlier in the week I was marveling at the fact that I ha ...

  • A Dose of Good  "We must raise ourselves to the levels of energy where we are t ...

  • This week's earth's best sunday installment with less rules and new en ...

  • I just returned from a lovely morning spent with friends.  We met up at a church ...

  • I am moved by layers of denim, soft grey, and oatmeal.  Cinnamon sticks bubble w ...

  • twenty two  annette::erin twenty two two annette::erin Despite the beautiful colou ...

  • twenty one  annette::erin  ...

  •       I am flirting with the idea of trying my hand at phot ...

  • This hat.  This hat packaged with love and wrapped in brown paper sent all the wa ...

  • Sep 2009
  •   {crinkle comfort blankets available in my shop sometime today} Here I sit at ou ...

  • nineteen annette::erin     twenty annette::erin   *two weeks of the ...

  •   Triple Squash Soup 7 cups Roasted Squash (I used butternut, pepper, and buttercu ...

  • Bonjour We have returned from a most lovely Quebec City.  We had a wonderfu ...

  • Poppy-Love We're off to Quebec City! See you next weekend!   {e.m.p. ...

  • I am pleased to announce great snail mail success to you this morning!  After a li ...

  • For all that has been, thank you.For all that will be, yes. It is in the earliest hours ...

  • eighteen annette::erin ...

  • Mr. Chip MunkThe Laundry Room, My HouseLindsay, OntarioK9V 1R2 Dear Mr. Munk; First and ...

  • The first part of this project is a personal one, but one that I am very excited a ...

  • This week's photo challenge is to capture the final fleeting moments of summer Here ...

  • seventeen   annette::erin  ...

  • I am obsessed with all things mail; the envelopes, the parcels,and the packages.&# ...

  • This week's photo challenge is to photograph a beloved nook or cranny of ...

  • Ahhhhhh! I just won this super duper beach cruiser from the Lovely List! Be ...

  • Aug 2009
  • As most of you already know, the Folk Festival was this weekend. After a busy week of la ...

  •   annette::erin  ...

  • Soaring Studios Pottery Come Let Your Creativity Take Flight Lessons and WorkshopsNewma ...

  • This week's challenge is a bit different again, but I hope you enjoy it as muc ...

  •   annette::erin A day or two late, but what can I say...life happens. ...

  • How about an overdue garden update!? When I first planted our beloved little plot, I had ...

  • As you may have noticed, I have been rather quiet and contemplative of late.  I ha ...

  • This week's photo challenge seems fitting for my state of mind as of late.  I ...

  • I have begun reading Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair and am loving the intuitiv ...

  •   annette::erin  ...

  •   I forget how exactly I came up with this idea. I hate garbage and waste and thoug ...

  •   The sale on Gramma's house closes tomorrow.  The one constant home of ...

  • My apologies, for I am a day behind.  Where that day went, I have no idea. Overwhe ...

  •   annette::erin ...

  • I am buried in craft. Will return shortly with updates. e. ...

  • it begins with a colour...

    I spy with my little eye... something that is red.   The above photos taken at the ...

  • Sorry for the late "earth's best sunday" photos folks!   annette::erin ...

  • I pleased to announce that I have been featured on The Lovely List today with a chance t ...

  • Jul 2009
  • My book arrived and I must say that I am most impressed with Blurb.  Really great ...

  • *Artist Interview Number Three* Sara Johnstonwww.warmsoupbelly.blogspot.com What is your ...

  • Still impatiently waiting for my journals, photos, and Blurb book to arrive.  Arg! ...

  • This week's challenge is simple.  Find a mess and then find the beauty in it.& ...

  •   We painted our room blue. It is a soft calming blue that, when paired with the whi ...

  •   annette::erin ...

  • Artist interview Number Two Amanda Sharpe of Django MangoLindsay, OntarioIf you would li ...

  • This week's photo/creative challenge is to capture  happiness spilling o ...

  •   annette::erin   p.s. ordered my book! {see next post} ...

  •   Sorry once again for the blog absence.  I have had my nose stuck in a book. ...

  • {FYI, this is NOT a kissy face, but a "OoOooOOo!  I am so impressed with my c ...

  • As you can see in the above photo, we have decided to give "solid" food a go w ...

  • Dear Erin; Yesterday I watched a small bird, flying very fast, disappear into the canop ...

  •   annette::erin ...

  • The above picture was taken AFTER his bath.  The caption was originally going to b ...

  • Last night, I made some much needed progress with on the Folk Festival front!  I h ...

  • The circle, without beginning or end, symbolizes life energy and reminds us of how to re ...

  •   {many more pictures to be posted once I get the go-ahead from the honeymoo ...

  •   annette::erin ...

  • So I thought if I were quiet enough about it, everyone would forget that I was, only a f ...

  • ...and a lot of frustration...and it's still not done! Before I could finish it with ...

  • Jun 2009
  • I like purple.  Do you like purple? Purple is said to be the ideal colour because ...

  • It was this moment that I fell in love all over again.  I watched him slyly check ...

  • annette::erin ...

  • Mike bought the above painting for my 29th birthday this past Monday.  I have love ...

  • This week I urge you to look up.  Trust that your feet will plod, skip, or dance ...

  •   annette::erin   p.s. Happy Papa's Day My Love.  Always.  x ...

  • Poppy Mama Love   e&p ...

  •      I hope you enjoy the first artist interview feature that I m ...

  • I love colour and all things eclectic. This week the weather is beautiful and our feet a ...

  •     annette::erin ...

  • To My Dearest and Oldest of Souls Poppy Anne; One year ago today we found out we were ex ...

  • Poppy’s middle name is Anne.  She was named after my Dad’s mother Anna and Anne of ...

  • Today I thought about contrast.  I thought about how nothing in nature rush ...

  •   annette::erin     p.s. this is getting weird. ...

  • I am pleased to announce the completion {or shall I say the beginning} of our vegetable ...

  • After reading through Waldorf Mama's blog last night, I discovered a link and follow ...

  • As you may have already guessed, this week’s photo challenge is that of numbers.  ...

  • May 2009
  • {annette}::{erin}   ...

  • moving through and beyond the self doubtall of you kind mamas and readers who gave  ...

  • In the last week or so, I have been struggling with a feeling of time running out; clock ...

  • Now that everyone has had a chance to get warmed up with our little ph ...

  • earth's best sundays    erin::annette ...

  • It has been a bit of an eclectic,and scattered weekend.  Friday afternoon I spent ...

  • poppy fluffsoulemama's kind wordsfamily rock cookie recipea truck load of dirttiny b ...

  •   {tiny book art by rae vyn} ::just one little bird:: ::singing:: ::in the dark:: ...

  • As I sat on the deck in the late morning sun, tea in one hand and a quiet cuddly b ...

  • This week we are on the hunt for yellow. As spring creeps towards summer and buds turn i ...

  •   annette::erin   I line my windowsill with earth's best sundays ...

  •      In this moment I am right with the world Breathing ve ...

  • As some of you already know {because I hide my excitement oh so well} Soule Mama has add ...

  •      flowers from my husbandhomemade lasagnaturquoise gnomes and red e ...

  • The fierce dandelion; dreaded and despised by so many. I have yet to meet another ...

  •        I have been trying to think of ways to inspire those who ne ...

  •     {e} ...

  • I apologize for my absence.  I have been marinating in a wonderful recipe of colou ...

  • An important part of my year long {and lifelong} journey is defining and exploring my sp ...

  • raspberrieskawartha dairy ice creamclean laundryturquoise wallsMikey my musefabric scra ...

  • Thanks to the magic of Reynold's Freezer Paper,and  Tangled and True's Blo ...

  • Though it has only been two short weeks of writing in this space, it is proving to be a ...

  •   I folded my thoughts like worn scraps of parchment tucked them safely into old w ...

  • I have a rather intense addiction to all things rusty and random.  Peeling paint, ...

  • Apr 2009
  •     Enter into the mouth of the woods Sit quietly amongst the trees Draw from& ...

  •   Sometimes we need to let go in order to grow.  Whether it be old habits, st ...

  • Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies 4 ounces chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (I use ...

  • Poppy and I awoke early this morning to find a beautiful sun-shiny day sprawled out befo ...

  • After a busy weekend of dinner with friends, watching Poppy grow, the green living s ...

  • Today we made the first trek out into Toronto since baby Poppy was born for the Gr ...

  • Let me first tell you how inspired I am by a woman named Amanda Blake Soule.  She ...

  • So here I sit on the cusp of something big.    Feeling inspired and surprisin ...

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