Easy Peasy Cranberry Citrus Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp with Cranberries and OrangeThere’s almost nothing I like better than apple crisp.  It’s been a favorite since childhood, which I will happily eat any time of day or night, as a dessert, breakfast, or snack.  Plus – it’s so easy,  even the little chefs of the house can practically make it themselves!

Traditional apple crisp is OMmmazing, though I’m also  a big fan of tangy, so I try to work this flavor profile in wherever I can.

What better twist on an age-old classic than to toss in fresh cranberries, and even a little citrus?  Continue reading

A Week in the Life of a Tree

Tree One WeekAs we meet the first autumn in our new home, this beautiful tree greets me as I leave my house each morning, and watches as I return inside at night.  We come to know each other. This is not a big tree, though it is interesting, and I can see it is strong and vital.  I see life passing through this tree, as it passes through me.  As the leaves begin to turn, I realize that in even just one day, it changes… The fluctuations of states and circumstances, colors, and moods are profound, yet often subtle in passing.  This is one week in the life of a tree.

~ Photo collage originally posted via Instagram October 27, 2015 ~

Love and light,

Samadhi ✷

Quick & Easy Fall Wreath

Fall Wreath Final w OwlAs Fall has descended upon us these past few weeks, beautiful autumn wreaths are everywhere to spruce up homes for the season.  However, my taste is pretty simple, and even on the most basic of wreaths, I have not been admiring the price tags starting around $40 and up – and that’s even at my favorite discount stores.  So I began to wonder if I could create a cute Fall wreath with a few basic supplies and  the stash of craft goodies I have around the house. Continue reading