Homemade Oregano Pesto

Homemade Oregano Pesto

Last year, I planted some spicy oregano in my garden. I didn’t touch it after planting last season, but this year it grew so huge it was taking over my garden box, so I decided to cut the whole thing down and make a big batch of pesto with the harvest. This recipe is delicious… 

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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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Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Flavored waters are super easy to make, and add a special touch to outdoor parties, wedding receptions, picnics and gatherings with their burst of color and subtle hint of fresh flavor. The best thing about them is that they are all-natural, and can be made by using fruits and herbs that are growing right outside… 

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Farm-to-Table Wedding Welcome Basket

Farm to Table Wedding Welcome Basket

These days, folks grow more and more concerned with where they are getting their food, so it’s no surprise that agritourism is increasing in popularity, and taking over a niche of destination weddings that are becoming more and more prevalent in the United States. These weddings come in the form of Farm-to-Table events, and are… 

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Wedding Inspiration: Poppy Red

Wedding Favor: Herbal Spray Misters

These herbal spray misters make the perfect wedding favor for any event scheduled during the warmest months of summer. All you need are some clear miniature spray bottles (enough for each guest), water, and small bundles of fresh herbs such as rosemary, lavender, sage… anything that might look nice in a spray bottle. Put together… 

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DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

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These sachet pillows are a simple sewing project and make perfect gifts for bridesmaids or wedding favors. The best part is that you can coordinate your fragrant herbs and fabric to match your theme, color palette and season. I chose to use lavender, chamomile and lemon balm for their relaxing effects and fresh spring scent…. 

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Garden Twine in a Can

DIY Twine in a Can

Vintage and rustic gardening supplies are popping up at modern stores previously known for something other than gardening. Some have even created new stores to cater to the gardening crowd, like West Elm Market and Anthropologies’ sister, Terrain. I love that these shops are embracing the handmade look, and often even showcase Etsy sellers or… 

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Gardening Gift Set

Gardening Gift Set

If you have ever moved into a friendly neighbourhood, you know how it feels to be welcomed with open arms. Amazing! Next time someone moves onto your street, why not greet them with a little package full of gardening goodies? A few hand tools, some supplies, and seeds tucked into a terracotta pot makes for… 

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DIY Painted Garden Rocks

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Now that it’s warmer outside and the days are longer, I’ve been itching to get started on my vegetable garden. Unfortunately, the weather here in the Portland area hasn’t been cooperating lately. We’ve had tons of rain and wind, so I’m getting creative with indoor-friendly gardening activities in order to feel like I’m actually accomplishing… 

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Chalk Painted Seed Starters

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To help stave off the gloom that befalls the winter months following the holidays, you can brighten your friends’ days by gifting little, chalk painted seed starting planters! I’ve wanted to make homemade chalkboard paint for a while, and this is the perfect occasion. These gifts are cute favors for many different reasons, for instance… 

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