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Gypsy Forest
Massachusetts
mama . writer . foodie . crafter . lover of this one crazy life .
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Awww, thank you! xoxo~
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Aren't they sweet? I really had fun decorating them. I cut back on making this year too.... in fact the only thing I "made" were those stockings! Everything else was treats from the pantry from summer canning projects. And honey.... a few special people got tiny jars of honey. Such a treasure to share! LOVE your kid made gifts.... the CD sounds so awesome!! And popcorn salt?! What a great idea. I need to write these down and think of them late next summer before my busy season in the shop starts :)
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We did make it! My husband traced our nephew's hand. Then we fired it (we have a small kiln), I painted & glazed it & we fired it again. It came out so awesome! I can't wait for my new nephew to visit next summer so we can make one with his little hand or foot print :)
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It's been such a dreary warm December. Lots of rain and overcast days. Damp and dark. The weather does not slow the flurry of activity indoors though. When I downloaded the photos from the camera, I smiled at all the making before me. Some of it everyday-ish, most of it holiday-ish. Crafting, baking, wrapping. Trips to the post office. One... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Gypsy Forest
I loved this. And I'm glad you shared what you two talked about because I just finished reading Home Grown and I'm totally swooning over it in my heart still. We move every two to four years. That makes any sort of long term food plan really difficult at times. I often have to step back and tell myself something similar to your mantra (I can only do the best with what I have, now.) We do our best to eat local. We trade dried beans in the budget for meat so that we can afford to support a local CSA ten months out of the year. There are less berries and more greens. Huge grateful hearts to the backyard hens that lay us eggs (worth their weight in gold to us!) My mom just gifted me with South River Miso (SIX jars!!) for Christmas and annually my parents gift us with Salmon from my Alaskan home. These are the best gifts to us too!! I think I'm starting to ramble.... haha! But thank you for this post. It's nice to hear words so similar to the ones in my heart be on someone else's page. Sometimes I feel like I'm swimming upstream alone..... and it's nice to know there are many of us. xo~
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Am I doing all that I can? at beauty that moves
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Today I have a simple recipe for a homemade bath soak. Enjoy! My favorite way to soak in the tub is to use this relaxing bath salt recipe. Many natural health practitioners suggest epsom salt & baking soda are gentle aids in detoxifying the body. The added essential oils in this soak further the relaxation and cleansing properties. In this... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gypsy Forest
And we've been followers forever :) Sharing this on pinterest!
We were totally swooning over that steerable slalom sled this year!! It looks like so much fun!
Me too! The funny thing is that we did this to Sam YEARS ago. I have to did up that picture.......
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Haha! So good to know.... my littlest tells me he will always be my baby. So sweet! My biggest is nearly six foot and it still feels strange to give that big man cub a hug.... makes me giggle. when I am aware of how much bigger he is than me!
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I'm good at cropping out the unclean corners :)
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Really love her blog and the book is very good so far! If Santa doesn't bring it.... watch for it "used" on Amazon. I got mine that way and saved about half!
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xoxo~
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Oh yeah :) Happy to have inspired you..... I just set up my kitchen tree (a branch really) last night. I love having a tiny "tree" tucked into the corner of the kitchen during this time of year :)
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Welcome! The little fairy lights are the best..... they always make me smile ;)
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If only it were so easy to share, right!
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As I type this up I hear a rather serious conversation in the next room while the biggest kid (he's 18, can I still call him the big kid?) cleans up from dinner. The youngest two are discussing some very crucial details of Star Wars. That's the benefit of having someone trapped in a room with a job to do........ Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
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I think he regular busy feels even MORE busy this time of year with all the extra things to do and attend. For years I homeschooled all four of our kids and now we have two at home, one in high school, and one as a freshman in college. My goodness.... it is busy. Downright crazy some days! I smiled that you said the CSA does the thinking for you.... I told our farmer something similar this weekend. "I don't even cook with a recipe often anymore.... I just look at what needs eaten, start chopping, and go from there." Improv at its finest I suppose..... wishing you a few peaceful moments in the weeks ahead.....
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The kids keep grumbling about the lack of snow and I try to convince them paper snowflakes require no shoveling :) I don't think they're buying it though...... lol.
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xo :)
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Today I am very excited to introduce you to Gypsy Forest's newest sponsor, Pipsticks! As a family, we are always on the lookout for creative and less stuff sort of gifts. I was so excited to learn about a monthly sticker club - it's a perfect fit for us. When I showed Pipsticks to my younger kiddos I got a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Gypsy Forest
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It gets a little crazy this time of year between shop & home….. but mostly worth it ;)
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There is nothing like the warmth a fire puts off in the house…. I really love having a wood stove again. Well worth all the bits of bark and dust that comes with bringing logs inside :)
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Thank you for the sweet words :)
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