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Cinnamon Palmiers

A super simple recipe for such a fancy treat.

Cinnamon Palmiers

Just because something looks elegant and sounds fancy doesn't mean it has to be difficult to make. These flaky and sweet Cinnamon Palmiers are everything you want in a French pastry: sugar, butter, and more sugar. If you can find a good frozen all-butter puff pastry, then you just need two more ingredients to make them. Cinnamon Palmiers Ingredients • All-butter puff pastry • Sugar • Cinnamon Directions 1. Thaw frozen puff pastry in the fridge … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Tails

A cute DIY Easter gift or favor idea.

Easter Bunny Tails

Looking for a cute Easter treat that's a bit different than chocolate eggs? These favour bags make for a fun gift to give after the hunt, or perhaps they can be used for the hunt! Send marshmallow-loving families home from Easter brunch with a bag of bunny tails "collected from your garden." Use a white tin-tie bag with a window to show off the collection. Add an Easter themed tag with a poem or message to your guests: The Easter Bunny has been working hard, Delivering Eggs in … [Read more...]

DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit


My Mother-in-Law loves to sew. It's inspiring what she can make with a sewing machine and some creativity. Given that her four children have showed no interest in her passion, she warmly (and hopeful, maybe?) prepared a large sewing kit as a gift for me one birthday. There were so many mysterious items in the kit, ones that I had never seen before, and sadly that I have never had need to use. There were things, however, that I have found endlessly useful such as thread, scissors, needles, … [Read more...]

Lemon Pudding Cakes in a Jar

The perfect dessert for your next spring party!


I made these lemon pudding cakes a few months ago and was surprised at how utterly scrumptious they were. These lemony delights are similar to a molten lava cake, but they're made with lemon instead of chocolate. It's such a perfect combination of creamy pudding mixed with cake and a crunchy sugar topping. The only challenge now was how to bring this hot dish to a dinner party without needing to bake it there. I swapped out ramekins for wide-mouth canning jars and the solution was simple! … [Read more...]

Lucky Charm Treat Bags with a Shamrock Bow

The perfect gift idea for St. Patrick's Day!


As a kid I used to have Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Lucky Charms cereal for Saturday morning breakfast. I would wake up early in the morning, pad down to the kitchen in my footed pajamas, and grab the bowl full of kiddie catnip that was set in the fridge beside the milk. I was then all set to watch weekend morning cartoons while my parents had a well-deserved sleep in. Things have changed a little. I no longer have time to watch cartoons and I certainly don't want to get up early. … [Read more...]

Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub


Himalayan pink salt is as prized for its therapeutic properties on the skin as it is for its culinary health benefits. It is full of minerals and iron that work in synergy with the sodium so it's wonderful to add to your food. On your skin, those minerals work as a powerful detoxifier. Combined with moisturizing coconut and sweet almond oils, this salt scrub is perfect for winter skin. Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Ingredients: • 8 oz pink Himalayan sea salt • 2 oz coconut oil • 1 … [Read more...]

Healing Cuticle Balm


Whether you wash your hands all winter to stave off the flu or all spring because you have been getting mucky in the garden, your cuticles take a beating. You may not think of them much in general, but when they dry out and start to crack you will certainly take notice. Dry cuticles can tear and boy, does it hurt! To make an all-natural healing cuticle balm you need healing ingredients and a wee bit of time. It's a very simple recipe. Apply cuticle balm to your nail beds and rub in 3-4 … [Read more...]

DIY Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss


Just because it's a homemade cosmetic doesn't mean that it shouldn't sparkle! When making up a lip balm recipe I try all sorts of oils and wax combinations and test them for different properties like moisturizing quality, feel, and consistency. But this recipe turned out so shiny on my lips that it makes the perfect gloss! The citrusy scent seemed to be the perfect complement to the sparkly shine. It reminds me of summer and sunshine. To wear, first apply a lip balm or lip colour, and use … [Read more...]

DIY Home: All-Natural Baby Wipes


Last year I officially became a Mommy Blogger. When I got pregnant everyone asked me, "So you are going to write about kids stuff now, right?", to which I responded, "No!". It's not like I'm against kids' stuff, it's just that my focus is on garden-related projects, crafts, and recipes. Then everything changed. I had no idea of what you need for a baby until I had one. I was gobsmacked by the sky-high prices and toxic chemicals in baby products. I guess I should have expected it. It's not … [Read more...]

DIY Home: Baby Bum Balm


My little one had the most terrible diaper rash as a newborn. I think his digestive system was immature and sadly this resulted in a very sore, red bum. I tried everything to help fix the problem. I bought plenty of barrier creams, prescription creams, natural wipes and nothing worked. I was changing diapers so very often and even blow-drying his tush to make sure it was bone dry before the pants went back on. It wasn't until I realized that this munchkin very well may have my sensitive skin … [Read more...]

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