About Dancing With Fireflies
Welcome to Dancing With Fireflies – where we explore farmhouse living, minimalist ideas, and eco-friendly living. Here you will find everything from recipes, home improvement tips, and wellness exercises, to DIY projects you can make and even a few things for pet lovers.
I hope you will find something to inspire you to create and to live your best life.
We want to help you create a home and life that brings you balance and direction. From mindfulness moments to tips for growing a healthy garden, we want to help our readers dance with fireflies after reaching a happy place in their lives.
Hey everyone! I am a freelance writer for several webmags in addition to my work here at DFW. I've been blogging for about ten years, evolving as I go along.
I find that as good as you think you are, you can always get better. While I started blogging about Food, Travel & living with Lyme Disease, it has evolved as we reach further to help readers live their best lives.
I want our readers to leave the blog and feel like they look at their homes and lives with new eyes and inspiration. I want to talk to them like we are old friends and hope they will think of me the same way.
I want to share meaningful moments along with tips and suggestions for everyone to find something for them.
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Michael and Crysta
Michael and I have been together for over 20 years and have had so many extraordinary adventures together. He's the one everyone turns to for all technical issues, and I'm the one that has a new playlist ready for all of our road trips.
We are finally empty nesters after raising a houseful of amazing people and seeing them all spread their wings! It's such a crazy feeling to have the house to ourselves and find more freedom in our lives to discover new passions.
These days you can find us hopping in the truck and hauling our camper around the country in search of music festivals, wineries, and even quiet beach retreats.
Our passion for good food and music means you can usually find us at an Animal Years or Red Wanting Blue show all along the East Coast. Or we are hopping aboard The Rock Boat! ( We can't wait for Rock Boat XXII! )
Our Farmhouse - Firefly Garden
We built our modern farmhouse in 2019 after years of dreaming about huge front porches for sweet tea and plenty of land for growing food in our garden. Michael worked with a building designer to custom craft every inch of our dream home. We researched eco-friendly building options incorporated the latest technology to make the most of our version of a modern farmhouse experience.
We love the minimalist living experience along with preserving the homesteading lifestyle. We tried to bring in elements of traditional farmhouses, like our cast-iron clawfoot bathtub and reclaimed wood shelves. But we also wanted to make this home a modern and comfortable space.
Our farmhouse includes a stage area for hosting house concerts, like our fundraiser for the Trevor Project. And a fire pit area, where friends gather to enjoy great music and stories by the fire.
What is Dancing With Fireflies?
Dancing with Fireflies is a state of mind. A connection with nature, what calms you and makes you feel like dancing, and the idea that you aren't alone in your life experiences.
Some days you live in the dark and feel alone and some days you find your spark and realize that you are part of the amazing sky full of other dancers like yourself who are also following their hearts and chasing their dreams. Then you are dancing with fireflies
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