Handwritten Family Recipe Tea Towel Gift

My mother was trained as a pediatric nurse, but after she married my father and start having children, she become a stay at home mom. It’s been 20 years since she passed, at the early age of 64, and I still miss her. Recently I pulled out her recipe for Christmas cookies, handwritten on a… [Read More]

A Garden Lovers Gift Guide for 2016 Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of year again, and in honor of Cyber Monday, I’m helping out with some inspiration from the gardening realm. This garden lovers gift guide lists some new, and a few tried and true favorites, for your shopping pleasure.   Bonus: I’m linking up with a bunch of other blogger friends who have curated their… [Read More]

Mug Cake Mix – Gift in a Mason Jar

Do you have a sweet tooth? After dinner, do you crave just a little something sweet? I admit to being that person. Yet I try not to have too many temptations calling my name around the house. You know, because once I know they are there, I worry about them. Well, I think I found the… [Read More]

Homemade Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

My daughter recently came to visit, and brought a delicious chocolate chip banana bread. She told me that she was learning just how easy and fun quick breads were to make. This reminded me of a recipe for cranberry orange bread that I use to make, and since I found some fresh cranberries in the grocery… [Read More]

Homemade Citrus Mint Hand Sanitizer Spray

This homemade hand sanitizer spray is simple to create, and makes a great gift too. Recently I was talking with my friend about the cleaner I make to use on my granite countertops. I like the way it smells, and it’s great for disinfecting the kitchen. I wondered if I could bottle this same recipe,… [Read More]

Handmade Gifts – Bayberry Candles

When my sister and I owned the herbal gift shop, selling bayberry candles at Christmas time was a big hit. They smelled really great, and we offered a little “good luck” tag (shown below) to go along with the candle.  Bayberry Candles – For “Good Luck” in the New Year may contain some affiliate links for… [Read More]

Making Bath Salts with Herbs and Essential Oils

Making bath salts is a fun and easy craft, and makes a great gift for any time of year.  This project starts with Epsom salts and essential oils. Then you add layers of dried herbs for added beauty and health benefits. Best of all, it looks so pretty in the jar. Making Bath Salts with… [Read More]