Garden Matter – Top 10 Posts of 2016

Happy New Year! As you can see this post is coming out on a Monday. For 2017, Garden Matter will be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays will be dedicated to garden-related posts. On Wednesdays you will find more projects, including DIYs, decorating, and crafts, including this month’s $100 room makeover event starting this… [Read More]

Using Word Clouds to Create Gift Tags and Cards

My Christmas stencil challenge inspired me to look into word clouds. These are the images composed of a group of words in different directions, colors and sizes. The stencil I used was a square but I’ve noticed they can be any shape, even a Christmas tree. Creating Gift Tags & Cards with Word Clouds this post contains affiliate links… [Read More]

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]