Happy Spring/Autumn Equinox

🌞 Good afternoon sunbeams,

I want to send you all my warmest blessings for a ✨ shimmerific Spring/Autumn Equinox! ✨ (Spring, for those of us pixies living in the Northern Hemisphere, and Autumn, for you Southern Hemisphere sprites!) 

I have been away from my blog for a while. Yes, I am still here! I had a much needed vacation during the month of January. I went home to visit with family. It was very nice to see everyone. Over the break I got to take lots of photos. I got a new camera for Christmas and have been in love with it ever since. I think I have used it nearly every single day. So ~ you all know what that means, right? Of course you do ~ I’ll be sharing photos in this blog post! 

I am also in the last semester of my degree program, which means I graduate this May. I ordered my cap and gown about two weeks ago. After placing my order, the fact of graduation started to become real to me. 

I hope all of you are doing well. I miss you guys and I think of you all often. 

~ ~ ❤️ ~ ~

The photos I will be sharing in this blog post were taken in January, while I was visiting my home in the southwestern United States. Most of them are collages, for reasons of both beauty and convenience.  And the very last collage contains photos taken in both the Southwest and the Midwest.

1 ~ This is the moon behind Eucalyptus branches in an early stage of the total lunar eclipse.

lunar eclipse photo Jan 2018


2 ~ An Anna’s hummingbird reflecting iridescent pink sapphire feathers in the warm sunshine.

Anna's Bright Pink Collage



3 ~ Palm trees and pretty skies



4 ~ Eucalyptus & sunshine, hummingbird, and palm tree blowing in the breeze



5 ~ Anna’s hummingbird and bougainvillea blooms 



6 ~ Sunset over the mountain range, highway, and agricultural fields




7 ~ Closeup of a female Anna’s hummingbird




8 ~ Sunset through reeds




9 ~ Sun setting over agricultural fields



10 ~ This one you may recognize from my header image. I call it “A fairy’s perspective of the garden” 



11 ~ And here is a collage of some of my favorite bird photos.

birds collage

~ ~ ❤️ ~ ~

Now you’ve seen a bit of my home (at least of the local flora & fauna 😉). I hope you liked the photos. Let me know if you would like to see another blog posts with photos. 

Yours in Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust,

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Update + Reflection on our PBC

Update + Reflection on our PBC

Good evening pixies,

I’m writing just to let you know that I am on vacation, enjoying spending time with family. As a result I have been away from my blog for awhile, and I will likely be away for a bit longer as well. 

I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I pray that this year brings you each an abundance of peace, joy, and creativity. 

I do have a small reflection I’d like to share…


I’m sure you all have felt it, too, how there is not as much activity going on in our Pixie Blogging Community as in previous years. It’s heartbreaking to watch one pixie after another simply fly away, for good. However, I want to stay positive, and say THANK YOU!! to all of you who do continue blogging, and who put so much hardwork and love into your posts. You know who you are! To any inactive pixies that are reading this post, I miss you (we miss you) and we’d love to hear from you every now and then. I understand that time rolls along, our lives are busy, and our interests evolve, but I’m sure many of you still carry the spark of pixie magic in your hearts and it would be great to hear from you! I think our Community is evolving, in its own way. Us pixie bloggers do not always post about specifically Disney fairy/Pixie Hollow/ related things, rather, we draw our inspiration from the every-day details of our lives and our many passions. I think this is a healthy evolution for our blogging community, as we still share in common our bond as pixies, as lovers of Pixie Hollow and all things fairy, but we know too that we are diverse, complex, and well-rounded people. I think we are growing to know each other better and appreciate one another for who we really are. I think we can grow stronger as a Community if we remember our roots, so to speak, while anticipating and embracing a little healthy change. Not everything must stay exactly the same as it was in the past. And, change does not render the past no longer important; it does not mean that it must be left behind altogether. If any of you are out there reading this, who are currently inactive, I’m inviting you to come back to the PBC, and to bring yourself, your whole self, with all of your interests, passions, stories, creativity, etc., with you. 💜 💌



In my upcoming post I plan to share a few of my favorite recent photos. I got a camera for Christmas and I am in love with it. Hopefully the post will be soon coming. Until then, take care & Happy New Year! 

P.S. My featured photo is one of my very own from last summer. It is of fresh raindrops on a rose blossom.

Yours in Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust,

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Iridessa is one of my favorite of the Disney fairies… I love her in this gif


✨ 🧚🏿 🧡  ✨

Pixie-esque Wallpapers & Other Fun Images

Hello there ~

I have gathered quite a collection of beautiful pixie-inspired desktop wallpapers/backgrounds as well as smaller images that I would love to share with all of you. I thought you could use them for your own personal computers, if you like, or on your blogs, etc. They may also be a source of inspiration for poetry, creative writing, songwriting, painting, drawing, etc. Many of them remind me of Pixie Hollow. 

As I have quite a few of them, I’m going to organize them by style, as best as I can.  To access the full size version of any photo, simply click it & scroll down until you see “view full size.” For the pictures that are from desktopnexus.com, I’ve provided their weblink as desktopnexus will customize the size of the wallpaper to perfectly fit your computer.

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This second batch of photos contain much smaller images…they are not desktop wallpaper sized. But they would be great for using in a collage desktop wallpaper, or on your blogs, or other social media. 



And that’s all I have ~ * ~ 

What do you think? Do you like any of them? I’d like to hear your thoughts.

Yours in Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust,

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** BONUS**

I couldn’t help myself. I found more wallpapers that are just so pretty. I can’t keep them to myself, I have to share. I thought they might speak to some of you.

Updates & Nature Pictures

December 05, 2017

Hello pixies,

It’s good to be back writing on my blog, and catching up on posts I have missed from you guys. It’s been quite awhile since my last post…since the Autumn Equinox to be exact, which was all the way back in September. My goodness. My apologies for such a long absence. The truth of the matter is I have simply been busier than usual of late. I truly admire the way in which all of you seem to manage your time so well – between life, school, work, blogging, extracurricular actives, other personal hobbies, family, etc! Unfortunately my blogging has had to suffer the loss, and my creativity as a whole in general. Hopefully I will become better at setting aside time specifically for blogging and participating in the PBC. Because all of you matter very much to me! 

~ updates ~

I have made a few seasonal updates around my blog, as you have probably seen. I added a very pretty Winter scene from Snowcap Glade for my header image. The photo is from the 2012 Winter Wonderland Party. If you would like to see it and download it for yourself, you can find it here. I don’t know about you, but I feel both serenity and excitement when I look at this scene. It captures perfectly so much of what I love about Pixie Hollow…its ability to inspire in me a feeling of magic, merriment, and possibility. 

I also changed the gif that I have long displayed on the left-hand side of my blog under my fairy’s profile image. Previously I had a gif of Tinker Bell’s arrival, and now I have her on her first clandestine escapade into the Winter Woods experiencing for the first time both the chill & the softness of a freshly fallen snowflake. 

~ pictures ~

For the rest of my blog post I thought it would be nice to share with you all some pictures from the past few months. These are mostly nature-themed pictures. I enjoy taking walks outdoors, and have been very fortunate to still make time for outdoor adventures. I hope you enjoy them. You can click each image to view it bigger, and once you click it if you scroll down you should see a “view full size” option.

Thank you for reading and viewing. 

Forever Yours in Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust,

Faith Fancypuff

Pixie Hollow Lives on 🧚 ✨🍃 – Help us Celebrate!

Hello pixies!

It’s good to be back writing on my blog. I want to wish everyone in the northern hemisphere a

~*~ very happy 1st Day of Autumn & Autumn Equinox ~*~

🦉 🍁 🐿️ 🌒 🌞 🍁 🦉

and everyone in the southern hemisphere

~*~ a very happy 1st Day of Spring & Vernal Equinox! ~*~

                                                               🌷 🌸 🐰 🐣 🌱 🌸 🌷

(I know these dates probably occurred a day or two ago for you…I’m running a little late 😉).

Also, as several of our pixie friends have already acknowledged, this past week on September 19th was the 4th year anniversary of Pixie Hollow’s Closing. As I shared in a comment on Crystal’s blog, perhaps it should be called the closing of Pixie Hollow, the Game, as Pixie Hollow is never truly closed to the believing heart. ❤️ 🧚

To commemorate the event myself I have put together collages of some of my favorite photographs around the Hollow. I hope you enjoy them.

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Collage #1:



Collage #2:



Collage #3:



Collage #4:



Collage #5:



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To all pixies – Let’s celebrate our love for Pixie Hollow together by doing something special on this 4th anniversary. 

❤️ Faith Fancypuff


🌟 Pixie Poetry Challenge *Update* 🌟

🌟 Pixie Poetry Challenge *Update* 🌟

I am extending the deadline of my Pixie Poetry Challenge until Sunday, August 13th. I did not receive any entries by the July 27th date. Thank you to everyone who has promoted my Poetry Challenge on your personal blogs. I wish you all a lovely start to your weekend 🌷 🧚 🌷.

~ Yours in Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust ~
❤ Faith Fancypuff

Secrets of a Garden Pixie

Good afternoon pixies!

I’m back with my ~3rd Pixie Poetry Challenge~ 😀 

For this challenge you have the option to write a poem for 1 or 2 photographs. I hope you like the selections I made. All participants will earn a hand-made badge.

It’s time to set your creative spirit free & have fun!!! 

Here are the rules for the challenge:

🌿 Write a poem for one or both of the pictures below.

🌿 Email your poetry to me at: snowflakefancypuff@gmail.com.

🌿 Poetry must be submitted by July 27, 2017.

🌿 Anyone can participate

Photo 1:

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Best of luck to you all & happy writing

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DIY French Braiding 💞

DIY French Braiding 💞

Hello pixies,

As promised, I’m continuing my Introduction to DIY Braiding series.  As you may recall, I shared in my last DIY braiding post a tutorial on how to fishtail braid.  For this post I will be helping you learn how to french braid ❤

To begin, let’s go over some basics about french braiding. The french braid is considered the “basic” or “classic” braid because it is the braid on which many other braiding techniques build. What this means is that if you learn how to french braid you can easily progress to dutch braiding, waterfall braiding, and lace braiding from there, as well as to french and dutch fishtail braiding. It may all sound complicated or overwhelming now, but I promise, once you learn how make a french braid yourself all the other styles will come naturally.

I’ve selected two DIY tutorials on french braiding. From personal experience I know that it is easier to learn how to french braid if you first practice on the front of your head so that you can see what you’re doing. In this 1st tutorial you will learn every step of the french braid and will be able to look in the mirror as you do it.

~*~ (Melissa is one of my favorite hair bloggers. In this video she shows you the basic three strand, french, and dutch braids. Skip to 1:12 for the french braiding section.) How to Braid for Beginners ~*~

~*~ In this 2nd tutorial you will be guided step-by-step in creating the french braid down the back of your head. This style is a little trickier only because you can’t see what you’re doing. As you continue practicing, though, you will learn the feel of the braid & become confident [I promise!]. Honestly, in all of braiding, this is probably the most difficult challenge you will face. Once you can do this, you can do anything!! How to French Braid for Beginners ~*~

 ✨ Tips ✨

  • When practicing french braiding, it can be a tremendous help to you if you are able to practice on another person, rather than just yourself. You will gain a much better visual of what you are doing and for how to pick up and add in the sections of hair. Ask your mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, or friend if you can practice french-braiding their hair. It will probably feel very relaxing to them, as well!
  • Always brush your hair well before braiding.
  • The sections that you add into your braid can be as small or as big as you want. The bigger the section of hair you add in, the softer and more romantic the braid will look.
  • If you lose track of which strand is which and get stuck, that’s okay. It’s part of the learning process (or was for me at least! :P) You can try to keep going, or undo the braid and start over, or undo it and practice again later.
  • Be kind & patient with yourself. Your mind is learning something completely new and it just needs a little time to catch on. 
  • You can do it!! ❤ 

✨  Tips for once your braid is complete ✨ 

  • To enhance the look of your french braid, gently tug on the main portion of your braid (the part that runs down the middle, not the added-in strands) to fluff it up. This adds a bit of volume and creates a softer look.

 Please feel free to leave a comment or email me if you have any questions.

Happy braiding ❤