Cranberry Fairies

249 Cranberry Lane- Meet Alice's new Janitor!

I dont know if any other Fairy's have aquired themselves a janitor but ALICE sure has! Everyday this sweet girl checks on the inside to make sure its all clean and that everything is in place and then sweeps the stairs! She even makes sure the fire pit is in its place and makes adjustments to the benches. I think I might ask her to come into my house and help me out a little! Lucky Alice!

57 Cranberry Lane: Names and Letters

We've been patiently waiting, trying to figure out our fairy's name, and now we finally know! Her name is Magnolia, but she said that we can call her Maggie for short. Maggie's received a few notes and gifts from children in our neighborhood since she moved in last month. Some of the notes even include fun requests like: "fairies can you put a spell on Charlotte so she has green hair."

The best part of the week was watching the kids' excitement when they found and read their letters.


Charlotte, who is almost 9, pulled me aside after she read her note to let me know that she's positive that fairies are real. The awe and excitement in her voice completely made my week, and I silently begged her to stay this age forever. We can't wait to see what Maggie has in store for us this week!

57 Cranberry Lane: Welcome, Fairies!

Two weeks ago we woke to an amazing surprise in our yard--some fairies decided to make our flower bed their home! There were many questions from neighbors, and we told them all we knew--we went to bed one night and woke up with a fairy house the next. We're not sure why the fairies have chosen us, but we hope that they will stay around!

Over the last two weeks, kids have been doing little things to welcome the fairies to our neighborhood. The fairies have received a few notes--including one asking if the fairies had a friend who could move into his yard. My daughter, Charlotte, painted a rock garden to help decorate their yard, and Gibson, a little boy down the street, left a snack for the fairies. He was so surprised when he came the next day to find his snack eaten.

Our family has been dealing with some stressful times over the last two weeks. A dear family member has been hospitalized in the ICU. Even though it's something so small, seeing the fairy house each day has brought smiles to our faces. A moment to forget all that is happening and remember that our world is full of beautiful, magical creations.