Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


I was able to hang out with my youngest today for our annual making party. These are some of our supplies.

We made soy candles using essential oils and dried herbs and flowers, and thrifted containers.


We also potted some more succulents, also using thrifted vessels.

I made some repairs to 30 year old decorations; the banner was hand sewn for me by my sister, and she also gave me the advent calendar. Funny thing about the calendar: I saw one just like it in my favorite consignment shop selling for $35, as it's vintage!


Add to all that a chance to make gifts with my girl while listening to Christmas music and eating freshly baked cookies and I'd say my Christmas is a perfect one. Here's hoping yours is too!



  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Please give Gracie a Christmas kiss from me. :-)

  2. A perfect day!
    Merry Christmas,

  3. Sounds perfect! What a fun crafting day.