Crockpot Apple Butter

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As the fall wedding season approaches, I’ve found myself thinking about my favorite homemade treats. Here at the Evermine garden, we have two fairly young apple trees that produce a lot of fruit, and in autumn I like to gather all the apples that have fallen to the ground. These tart green apples are great… 

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Bridal Shower Favors: Peppermint-Tea Tree Soap

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An all-natural grocery store recently opened in my neighborhood. In what I’m sure was an advertising campaign to get folks to come in and shop, they mailed everyone a very nice coupon: a free 32 oz. bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castle liquid soap. It was a deal I couldn’t pass up! I also just… 

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Bridal Shower Favor: Herbal Epsom Salts

Lavender and Chamomile Epsom Salt Bridal Shower Favors | The Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

I was asked to put together favors for a friend’s bridal shower, and decided to whip up a large batch of my favorite bath salts. I’ve been experimenting with Epsom salts lately because I’ve been suffering from sore muscles. You may not know this but Epsom salt isn’t really salt. It’s actually a naturally occurring… 

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Homemade Chamomile Salve

Homemade Chamomile Salve

I recently decided to try my hand at making DIY bath and body recipes. I’ve never made anything of this nature before, so I admit I was a little nervous about it, but I quickly discovered that it’s a lot like cooking. Once you understand the science of the bases, the benefits of your ingredients,… 

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Smarties Diploma Graduation Favors

DIY Smartie Diplomas

I am proud to announce that my step-son, Joshua, will be graduating middle school this year. You know what that means? He will be a high schooler soon! Where has the time gone? I thought up this cute idea for Smarties Diploma Graduation Favors while I was out and about shopping for a girlfriend’s graduation… 

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3 Simple DIY Graduation Gift Ideas

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A girlfriend of mine is graduating from Oregon State University in June. She’s having a little backyard party after the ceremony, so I decided to throw together some gifts, including these three simple DIY graduation gift ideas, for her and her fellow graduates. I was able to find everything I needed at the Dollar Tree:… 

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