Ms. Eva, our friend and handwork teacher, taught us how to make these lovely Waldorf Star lanterns. I can't imagine how the girls felt about having made these...I felt pretty amazing. Our very own hands made something so beautiful. The experience of it was magical. Thank you, Ms. Eva.
You can find links how to make these all over youTube. If your local though, I'll show you how. I want to make more! All you need is watercolor paper, watercolor, some oil and a pair of scissors.
We put up the tree yesterday and added lights today. We are all in slow mode because I threw out my back shoveling snow last week. I can't seem to get relief. But these lanterns make me very happy.
I added some purple curtains to my dressing room. They used to be in Ella's room. Lately, I been feeling like a warrior-goddess fending off depression. I am pushing through, keeping busy and finding joy in our everyday life.
It is amazing how much these purple curtains lifted my spirit. I try to remember to do something just for myself, once a week, hence Goddess Wednesday. So, this week I spiffed up my space. What little changes do you do that help lift your spirit?
I went to the Waldorf Holiday Fair in Philadelphia last Friday night and treated myself to this beautiful apron hand-made by Phoebe Stout. You can find her blog here and her etsy shop here. I loved all of her beautiful items and she was so nice to talk with. I went to the fair by myself and enjoyed a delicious lasagna dinner, listened to live swedish music from a charming couple and bought some lovely christmas gifts for the girls. Phoebe has no idea I blog, and I paid for this apron. I just want to share the beautiful art work of another Goddess.
I love my new apron. What have you bought for yourself lately that you just love?
This tea warmed me from the inside out. A friend of mine got me started on it. Thank you Megan. It is sweet and spicy and oh so delicious. Click here for the recipe. You can make it however you want, it is just honey, turmeric, pepper and lemon.
I found that freshly grounded pepper really made the difference and a large squeeze of lemon juice. I use about two small teaspoons in small teacup. It was also best after the paste sat awhile for maybe a day or two. You also want to avoid using boiling water as that will harm the honey's nutritional properties.
I hurt my shoulder this weekend and I like to think drinking this tea helped me feel better. Of course, I did all the normal things and iced it, took epsom salt baths, used motrin, rested and eventually my shoulder popped back in its socket. Injuries really suck, especially when you get them without doing anything fun. One of my best injuries was jumping off the Lambertville bridge, back in 1987, for fun. All the cute boys were doing it…
Ahh, to be young and dumb again,…..up, wait, no way. I am much happier now and taking better care of myself and drinking yummy medicinal teas. No more bridges and bikinis, now it is time for me to start doing daily yoga, again.
I believe that was what my shoulder was telling me.