English Lavender Linen Sachets

English Lavender Linen Sachets

After moving into our new home, I discovered we inherited a giant mature English lavender bush. Now that summer is in full swing here in Oregon, the lavender bush is overflowing our driveway. Instead of just pruning the whole bush back, I decided to do something fun with all the blossoms. I used to think… 

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DIY Seed Organizer

DIY Seed Organizer with Personalized Labels from Evermine {www.evermine.com}

I’m one of those gardeners who buys more seeds than I can find space for in my garden, particularly when a pack comes with ten thousand seeds inside! Even if I manage to plant all of the seeds, the leftover package contains a lot of useful information that I like to keep handy. Seed envelopes… 

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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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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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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

DIY Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Lavender purple is such a soft, romantic color that it works really well with a wide range of wedding and party themes and colors. That’s why we wanted to put together an idea for a favor that would not only feature this herb’s amazing color, but also its fragrant aroma and flavor. When we came… 

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