Homemade Gifts: Simmering Potpourri

I really like to give out gifts at the holidays to just about everyone I know. My family and friends, co-workers, and all of those people who have helped us throughout the year. You know, the mailman, babysitters, teachers, hair stylists etc. Our list typically ends up being a minimum of 50 gifts, and though… [Read More]

Middle Eastern Bread Salad – Fattoush

This Middle Eastern Bread Salad recipe is easy to put together with a few key ingredients that make it unique, fresh and tasty. Also known as Fattoush Salad, a Lebanese salad with toasted or fried bits of pita bread. Middle Eastern Bread Salad contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy…. [Read More]

Easy Herbal Harvest Wreath Tutorial

Recently I hosted a live tutorial on how to make this Harvest Wreath, and many people were interested in creating one themselves.  Looking back on the original post, I see that more details would be helpful, so I made a short video to show you some of the detailed steps.  Making a Harvest Wreath   Making… [Read More]

10 Amazing Appetizer Recipes

Here are 10 appetizer recipes that you can make for your own party, or to bring to the next gathering. All are pretty easy to make and contain a variety of easy to find ingredients.   Don’t forget the Free Caldrea Kit offer is still available while supplies last. (ends July 24th @ 6pm)Affiliate links…. [Read More]

Make Your Own Hydrosol

What’s a hydrosol? A hydrosol is the floral water that remains through a steam distillation of plant material, and are often a by-product of the production of essential oils.  Since I was trimming up some of my herbs, I thought this would be a good time to make a hydrosol. Make Your Own Hydrosol contains some… [Read More]

Pressed Flower Mason Jar Candles

This is the year of the cicadas where I live, and I don’t know if it’s just me, but it sure seems a little extra buggy outside. I decided to make some pressed flower mason jar candles to deter these pesky insects. Especially after reading an article from the CDC ranking lemon eucalyptus essential oil right up… [Read More]

10 Easy Summer Gardening Tips

I’ve been gardening in one form or another, all of my life. It always  surprises me that things that seem second hand nature to me, are not as easy for everyone. At least they don’t think so, but let me assure you that is it is very possible to a have great looking garden, without… [Read More]