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Wildflower Seed Favors

The perfect favor idea for springtime gatherings.

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What better way to head into spring than by hosting a flower arranging class! There is something so soothing, nurturing and creative about experimenting with the many colors of blossoms, petals, stems, and foliage. To me, it is like a blank canvas, awaiting the rich and vibrant hues and textures, ultimately making a masterpiece. In connection to this flower arranging workshop, I will utilize this opportunity to share thoughts about “Nurturing From Within” and “Blossoming from the … [Read more...]

Baby Spider Plant Housewarming Gifts

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If you have a healthy, well-fertilized spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) growing in your home, you are already likely aware of its tendency to send out long stems with developing baby spider plants in the summer when the days are bright and sunny. Fortunately, those baby spider plants are easy to propagate with just a little water, a few planting pots, and some good garden soil. For an excellent guide on propagating spider plants, read this detailed guide by Amy from Get Busy … [Read more...]

Simple Gift: Popcorn In A Jar

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Happy January everyone! Since this is National Thank You Month, I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite favor ideas for saying thank you to your friends, family, and co-workers. I first came across this idea over on Jac O’ Lyn Murphy, and thought it would make a perfect gift for January meetings, parties, and weddings because it’s simple to throw together, and lets your guests know how much you appreciate them. If you want take it a step further, just pop the popcorn and … [Read more...]

Simple Gift: Epsom Salt Foot Soak

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What better way to end the day than with a homemade foot soak. I must admit that I never used to make the time for this but I have recently read about the benefits of soaking in epsom salts. It is a great way to absorb magnesium and it also seriously helps you sleep well. Having adrenal fatigue has made me become more aware of how to unwind at the end of the day and how to treat myself to a good healthy night sleep. These mini 'bulk bins' are the cutest container to fill with epsom salts … [Read more...]

Simple Gift: Split Pea Soup Mix

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This is about the easiest gift of any you could possibly make. And it is simple for the recipient too; there is nothing on earth easier to make than split pea soup! Plus it comes with such a satisfying reward: it is so delicious and warming on a winter day. All you really need to make great split pea soup is split peas, salt and water. You can add all kinds of things if you have the energy and time - celery, onions, garlic, chives, tiny diced carrot bits, parsley, ham bacon; but it’s the peas … [Read more...]

Quick Gift Idea: Twizzlers In A Jar

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If you’re looking for a super quick gift idea for the holiday season this year, this pretty jar of Twizzlers, courtesy of Catered Crop, is perfect. Not only does it double as decoration, but it serves multiple people, so it would make a fantastic gift for your co-workers while adding a festive touch to the office. You could also bring it as a welcome addition to any Christmas party. To create the look, you’ll need: • A large package of Twizzlers • Quart sized jars with … [Read more...]

Quick Gift Idea: Drawstring Gift Bags

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Giving gifts is always fun for me. I feel that it's the thought and details that go into that special moment, that truly make that gift extra meaningful. Here is a very easy way to give a gift! I used these soft cotton bags with a drawstring closure and the cutest personalized pinback button and gift tag to take gift giving to the next level. I love that the bag and pin can be used again, making great memories last even longer. The drawstring gift bag fits all kinds of treats and … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Wedding Favors

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Fresh, simple, and live favors are everywhere, waiting for your inspiration to discover. We used pomegranates for a fall wedding favor idea, with the bold colors of fall - red and gold and the deep blue sky of evening. You can use any fruit in the world! Bananas, oranges, kiwis, mangos, grapes, the adorable tiny pineapples that are so sweet, a basket of berries or cherries; apples, peaches, apricots.... all of these fruits would make beautiful, simple and easy favors. What a way to … [Read more...]

DIY Rustic Candle Holders

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Once I made these candleholders, I couldn’t narrow down how I wanted to present them—and I still haven’t, really! They look great as individual place-setting markers, table centerpieces, wedding favors, and handmade Holiday gifts. So. Many. Options. I definitely plan to use the motif in my own wedding (currently planning) and give them away as favors. This particular batch is meant for gifts at our holiday party. When I saw the idea on Diary of a Mad Crafter, the blogger used twigs to … [Read more...]

Pickling Spice Blend

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(Used in this project: Rectangle Labels in Dottie style with Medium Cellophane Bags.) Every year, just before the first garden vegetables are ready to harvest, I prepare a pickling spice blend for all my small-batch pickling. I only make a few jars of pickles per vegetable (I eat or freeze the rest), so my spices generally last through the whole summer, or until I’m ready to start making dill pickles. I use this spice blend with pickled carrots, onions, green tomatoes, etc., and I always … [Read more...]