Welcome to my Virtual Hearth! I’m thrilled you’ve come by! I’m your hostess, Dawna Kreis.

I’ve been blogging (on and off) for over a decade now, and one of the things I have yet to figure out how to do “the right way” is niche.

See, my life and interests just don’t fit neatly into any one box. It’s for that reason you will find posts in several categories that encompass my spiritual life, family life, AND adventurous life.

It is my hope that you will find little nuggets of wisdom (no matter how small) that will assist you in creating an enchanted life of your own!

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Hearth & Home

It was a chilly and damp day here yesterday. I don't know about you, but days like that cause us to want to hole up and seek comfort here at home. Granted, I did go out to do a few errands, but by the time I got back? I was definitely ready to hibernate. How did DW...

New Find: HOWA

DW is my research "guru". I don't have as much spare time on my hands these days, so he researches all the questions he has about what we're (happily) getting ourselves into as well as any questions I have (or might have).Recently, he had what both consider to be a...

Our Mascot: Meet Dave!

Hello, Friend! Dave the Gnome, here. We've not met yet. I'm the Official Mascot (*straightens sunglasses with a sense of importance*) of the Mystic Maunderer. I just wanted to pop in to introduce myself AND to share that the excitement is building here. Dawna and DW...

Nomads: Seeking Words of Wisdom

DW and I are still at the beginning of our RVing journey, which means we're doing a lot of planning and prep work (ie dreaming). We're narrowing down our list of RV front-runners and making a list of places to visit (see map). Then, once it cools down, we'll actually...

Question Time: Where Would You Go?

"Pop" asked me last night, "where do you want to go for our first big trip?" To be honest, I hadn't gotten that far. I LOVE the idea of going anywhere in the country (ultimately, the continent) we want to go, when we want. But I haven't yet mentally worked out the...

The Lead Up

Until we actually get the Maunderer, the blog will focus on the lead-up to getting her: the processes we go through (ie downsizing) and the discoveries we make in preparation as well as tidbits about Myrtle Beach as a "travel destination". Travel info (places to...

Allowing for new dreams

This past week, as part of my interview process for the new job, one of the questions I was asked was "if you could have any job in the world, what would it be?" To be honest, at the time, I couldn't provide an adequate answer. As I thought on it more, though, the...

Awakening: The Longest Journey of a Lifetime

It is said that the longest journey one can take is from the head to the heart. This clearly illustrates the journey one takes a spirit. It can be a long and, in many cases, a lonely journey. Maybe you can relate? Click to read more.

Embody Your Power & Change the World

When we look outside of us, there is a lot more going on than meets the eye. There is SO much more to life than we can see or even remember. Click to read more.

Pretending NOT to be MAGICAL, MAGNIFICENT, & SUCCESSFUL

This week, I learned from Meghan Gilroy that she’s been pretending, and I have too! Many of us are pretending to be smaller and more fearful than we innately are. How about you?

MOST RECENT POSTS BY CATEGORY

Awakening: The Longest Journey of a Lifetime

It is said that the longest journey one can take is from the head to the heart. This clearly illustrates the journey one takes a spirit. It can be a long and, in many cases, a lonely journey. Maybe you can relate? Click to read more.

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Hearth & Home

It was a chilly and damp day here yesterday. I don't know about you, but days like that cause us to want to hole up and seek comfort here at home. Granted, I did go out to do a few errands, but by the time I got back? I was definitely ready to hibernate. How did DW...

read more

Making the Best of It

This morning, I popped into the Everyday Magic Check-In post from Friday to share my own favorite image. For me, the "magic" I experienced was not from the image itself, rather the story behind the image. (After all, isn't that where much of the magic in our lives...

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Authentically ME!

For the year 2019, my “word for the year” was EXPANSION, which was all about stepping beyond my fears and limiting beliefs. This year, I’m feeling as though my word is AUTHENTIC.

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New Find: HOWA

DW is my research "guru". I don't have as much spare time on my hands these days, so he researches all the questions he has about what we're (happily) getting ourselves into as well as any questions I have (or might have).Recently, he had what both consider to be a...

read more

Our Mascot: Meet Dave!

Hello, Friend! Dave the Gnome, here. We've not met yet. I'm the Official Mascot (*straightens sunglasses with a sense of importance*) of the Mystic Maunderer. I just wanted to pop in to introduce myself AND to share that the excitement is building here. Dawna and DW...

read more

Nomads: Seeking Words of Wisdom

DW and I are still at the beginning of our RVing journey, which means we're doing a lot of planning and prep work (ie dreaming). We're narrowing down our list of RV front-runners and making a list of places to visit (see map). Then, once it cools down, we'll actually...

read more

Question Time: Where Would You Go?

"Pop" asked me last night, "where do you want to go for our first big trip?" To be honest, I hadn't gotten that far. I LOVE the idea of going anywhere in the country (ultimately, the continent) we want to go, when we want. But I haven't yet mentally worked out the...

read more

The Lead Up

Until we actually get the Maunderer, the blog will focus on the lead-up to getting her: the processes we go through (ie downsizing) and the discoveries we make in preparation as well as tidbits about Myrtle Beach as a "travel destination". Travel info (places to...

read more

Allowing for new dreams

This past week, as part of my interview process for the new job, one of the questions I was asked was "if you could have any job in the world, what would it be?" To be honest, at the time, I couldn't provide an adequate answer. As I thought on it more, though, the...

read more