Monday, July 11, 2016
Life is Full
Wow! It is not often, my friends, that you will hear me say I am busy, but this past week I was busy. Summer camp started on Tuesday, and runs Tuesday's and Thursday's for the month of July. Each day I have a small group of kiddos here, we walk in the woods, record nature findings in our nature journals, craft, play, read, and play some more. It has been so much fun this week, and I am excited for the weeks left to come.
On Saturday, I hosted my fourth swap party, a small one this time, with a few close friends. Beautiful gifts were made and exchanged, a delicious lunch enjoyed, and wonderful conversations and stories shared. It was a delightful afternoon, one that reminded me of just how blessed I am to have the most incredible tribe of women around me.
Sunday morning found me in the kitchen, with a group of ladies, for my Putting Food By workshop. We made jam, canned dilly beans and dehydrated kale. As we worked we chatted, drank tea, shared stories and laughed. There is something pretty incredible about coming together with other women in the kitchen to put the harvest by. It connects us to each other, but also connects us to the past, to the tribes of women before us, and that feels absolutely amazing.
Life is full right now, and it is busy, but in a good way, a way that makes my heart happy, fills me up, and reminds of just how much I have to be grateful for.
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What a truly wonderful kind of busy. The best kind. It sounds like your life is in a great place at the moment and long may it continue into the future.ReplyDelete
It is wonderful, and so soul filling. It is in a good place, there is some darkness, but I won't let that hide the light. Thank you my friend. xoDelete
Summer seems to lead to busy! We just got back from Canada and I'm playing the catch up game. I have my son for one more week then my life will slow down a wee bit for some time.ReplyDelete
It does, but it always feels like a good kind of busy to me :)Delete
Your week looks so wonderful, Kim. A perfect mix of work and play. I love to stay busy, it's very important to my moods. Your workshops always sound so interesting. I would especially enjoy taking Putting Food By, it's a fascinating topic for me. I hope you're having a good week so far!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer, things are good, and busy. It feels right for the moment and I am enjoying it :)Delete
💕 I love this. Wish I had a tribe of women like that around me, but I probably do. I'd love to hear more about how you organized the swap and wish I could attend your workshops! I have just bought a few things to make DIY fermenting jars, so I can't wait until they get here and I can start making my own kimchi and sourkrout.ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks Elisa. I am so lucky to have some pretty amazing ladies in my corner. They have been there for me through the toughest months of my life, and I will be forever grateful that I have them in my life.Delete
The swap...I have done each one a little differently. This one only five ladies could make it, so we each made four gifts and went home with four gifts. I made lunch for us, and we sat around chatting, eating and then shared our gifts with each other. I love these swaps and enjoy hosting them so much. If you have any other questions just let me know.
beautiful moments of life dear friend ! It's so pleasant to live and read this abundance of rich and simple joys. Wishing you still enjoy all these beautiful things. xoReplyDelete
Thank you so much Chantall, I feel so very blessed with the fullness in my life right now.Delete
All of this sounds so heavenly! What a wonderful way to spend your days and all very good reasons to be busy! xoReplyDelete
Thanks Shel! xoDelete
that sounds lovely...all of it. I want to make those little pinecone bird food things (for lack of a better word) sometime soon. And a swap party? I wanna come!ReplyDelete
I would love to have you at my swap party Alyssa, we would have so much fun! And yes, make those pine cone bird feeders, the birds love them :) Have fun!Delete
That sounds so amazing, I love that you have such a kindred tribe of women around you, the gifts look so beautiful. I hope all things are going so well. I'm planning to send you a card this week, hopefully to arrive soon. xoReplyDelete
Thanks my friend, I feel very lucky to be surrounded by so many beautiful, inspiring and supportive women. I truly am blessed.Delete
Looking forward to your snail mail. xo
wow! You seem really busy, but the busiest days are usually the best! Your photos are magical and that lunch looks amazing.ReplyDelete
Busy, yes, and feeling full of joy about it all :) Thank you, we had a wonderful time at the swap.Delete
Good on you Kim. Sounds busy, but fun. xxooReplyDelete
Thanks Julie! xoDelete
Oh I love it, all that lovely stuff you're doing! So inspiring!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks Sian. It is a good season of life right now.Delete
When it is full with such good things, I'm sure you'll be soaking up the busyness as much as you'll soak up the slower pace you'll probably manage to seamlessly switch back to over the next few weeks as you feel the need! Enjoy both to the full, I know you will XReplyDelete
I soaked it all up my friend, and enjoyed every busy moment. I am happy to say things have now slowed down, and Reece and I will be enjoying a very quiet, slow and simple August.Delete
You so inspired me...I'm not sure that I've thoroughly thanked you. I've been holding Homeschool horse camps and monthly "barn playdays" over here in my neck of the woods. What a joy it has been. And wildly successfully. Planning fall camps now. A true testament to following one's passion, pull and vision. Thank you for your inspiration and beauty!ReplyDelete
Oh, you are too sweet. You are most welcome, it makes me smile to hear all you are doing and to know that a little bit of it was inspired by what I do. Thank you. Hope it all continues to go well. xoDelete