Archive | January, 2015

home made lip balm

Easy-to-make berry lip balm

Looking for a to make an always-appreciated “gift from the garden”, or a rainy day project, particularly on that’s a garden inspired indoor activity?  A soothing lip balm is great for dry winter lips.   To make this lip balm even more healing (and pretty!), we added dried calendula flower petals, which have been used […]

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Making Garden Projects Happen

If you have a daunting Big Garden Project, this is how to make it happen. Like anything that seems overwhelming – study assignment, special project at work, a garage clean-out – the trick is to break it down. It then looks very ordinary and do-able, and before you know it, a few weekend have passed […]

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Hardy landscape plants

Tough Plants are the Best

With a fresh year full of gardening ahead of us, I thought I’d leap in with a piece of gardening advice that pretty much sorts all problems. And here it is up front (so you don’t have to read any further). Fill your garden with plants that can look after themselves. Yes, it’s that simple. […]

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Easy Bird Feeding Projects for Kids

Kids will love making these simple nature-inspired bird feeding projects! Now that the holiday season is wrapping up (yes, pun intended), it is a good time to reconnect with yourself and the important things in your life. For me, this means connecting with nature and my family. As a way to celebrate all that nature […]

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