Welcome to forage|create|love

Welcome! I’m Ann, a home-educating mama who lives in the New Forest with my husband Kevin, our 5 year old daughter Phoenix, our two year old son Forrest and our cat Muad'Dib.

We are all about living a creative life closely connected to nature, following our hearts and minds in the moment and discovering all the beauty & joy that surrounds us... Read More

Grass Heart Wand

Grass Heart Wand

Yesterday on our walk to our little beach in search of caterpillars we found some long grasses and were finally able to make this little heart wand. It turned out so beautifully and took almost no time at all! I am really in love with it!

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It's all about the process! Spring process art.

It's all about the process! Spring process art.

We love spending the afternoon painting and just playing around with different techniques and supplies without worrying about the end result. Since it is Spring and flowers are blooming all around us I thought it would be fun to have a slightly Spring themed session and play with a bunch of different ways we can make flowers.

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Two Recipes: Dandelion & Pear Jam and Dandelion Crisps

Two Recipes: Dandelion & Pear Jam and Dandelion Crisps

This was completely Nixie's idea and what a great idea it was! Pears and dandelion make the perfect combination and with the leftover leaves we made some crisps!

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Super Quick Hand Print Parrot Craft!

Super Quick Hand Print Parrot Craft!

We've been reading and learning about the rainforest so Nixie wanted to make a parrot and I came across this incredibly easy and super quick little paper craft project. It took no more than 10 min, the only part that was time consuming was cutting out her hand prints.

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Vegan Cupcakes with Lilac Frosting

Vegan Cupcakes with Lilac Frosting

Lilac trees are one of my absolute favourites, the smell takes me back to my childhood in Sweden, I remember seeing them in bloom everywhere and I remember always finding some to bring home to put into a vase so I couldn't be more pleased to have some growing right next to us.

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Make A Super Pretty Pressed Flower Mobile!

Make A Super Pretty Pressed Flower Mobile!

I had been wanting to make this for a while and now that it is Spring and the flowers are blooming everywhere I turn I decided it was finally time to make it. This was really such a fun project for all of us, Forrest & Nixie loved picking them and pressing them when we got home. And what I love especially about this little creation is that it will always remind me of this time in our lives. 

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Make Your Own Pine Needle Lip Balm!

Make Your Own Pine Needle Lip Balm!

So we finally got around to using our infused pine needles (we had forgotten about them) to make some pine needle lip balm! They turned out really great, they make our lips feel so soft

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Make Your Own Bobble-Head Family!

Make Your Own Bobble-Head Family!

Cardboard I couldn't love our little bobble head family more, these were so fun to make! It happened to be me and Kevin's 16 year anniversary and what better way to celebrate than spending our day working on a family art project!

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