Fall Crafts with Gourds

  Fall Crafts with Gourds I love gourds… warts and all! These colorful non-edibles are grown in my garden just for fall along with many other fall ornamentals. They look great stuffed into a basket, spilling out of a bucket, and even planted up! Check out these ideas and get your gourd on! ...

DIY Lavender Dryer Bags

  DIY Lavender Dryer Bags Another Lavender recipe? Yup! If you have been following my posts, then you know I love this herb… it’s a bit of an obsession for me. I use it desserts, tea’s, beauty products and house cleaners. Now I use it for my clothes by simply popping it into a little pouch and throwing it into the dryer! Here’s how to make your own reusable DIY Lavender dryer bags. ...

DIY Dyed Bushel Baskets

DIY Dyed Bushel Baskets   Fall is almost upon us and I’m already doing up my harvest themed projects! I was asked to speak this fall at Minter Garden Center’s Apple Fest event, so I needed to come up with some ideas that would fit into my demo. Apple bushel baskets are the perfect addition to any fall vignette. You can plant them up, stuff them with gourds and of course, have them spilling over with apples. Read on to see how I used fabric dye to color them up so that they still kept their rustic charm. ...

5 Easy Herbal Oil’s and Vinegar’s

    5 Easy Herbal Oil’s and Vinegar’s Making your own herbal oil’s and vinegar’s is super easy and well worth the effort. I’ve been bottling my delicious condiments all summer long and it’s time to share what’s in my pantry! ...

Recycled Jean Planter

  Recycled Jean Planter   I saw a fabric planter made to hang on a wall a while back and started to think that this would be easy enough to make out of a durable, breathable material like an old pair of jeans. Zip one of these together in a snap and you’ll have a great planter made out of recycled materials… here’s the quick and easy instructions. ...

Lavender Balsamic Lamb Marinade

  Lavender Balsamic Lamb Marinade Grilled lamb chops will never be the same after you try it with this marinade! My husband and I loved this recipe and you will too. Lavender is similar to rosemary in it’s woodsy flavor when used as a savory ingredient to marinade meats. You’ll be amazed by how this distinct flavor pairs so perfectly with lamb. ...

Edible Flower Planter

  Edible Flower Planter How adorable is this bucket? Well, I have to give thanks to Carrie over at The Passionate Home for this contribution. She painted up this bucket with chalk paint for my talk at the McBurney Summer Series Event on Edible Flower Planters. She has an amazing little store that you could get lost in for hours… Psst DIY’ers… she has a full line of chalk paint!     Once you have a planter you just adore, plant it up with edible flowers that you can serve up to your guests this summer or use in a ...

The Best Home and Garden App

The Best Home and Garden App Has this ever happened to you? You’re about 6 blocks from home and you realize that you don’t have your cell phone. EEK! Do you turn around even though you are already running behind? Nah, you can handle not having your phone for a couple of hours while you do your errands, right? You console yourself and kind of laugh at your ridiculous addiction to a silly little device and drive on. At the grocery store you realize that your shopping list… is on the phone. That Michaels coupon for 40% off one it ...

Cucumber Basil Mojito

  Two things every garden is full of right now… basil and cucumbers! Mojitos are a summer time favorite, but if you have a large group or party, trying to make individual cocktails can be a pain. Prepare this batch version recipe ahead of time so you can enjoy the party and mingle with your guests. Cucumber Basil Mojitos, a delicious twist on a standard summer cocktail. ...
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