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pressed flower projecte

Easy Pressed Flower Gifts

Pressing flowers is a lovely old art form. In the Victorian era woman used pressed flowers from the garden to create wall hangings; pioneer woman used them to create samplers and note cards. Over the years the creative use of pressed flowers has taken on wonderful new shapes and forms, and for good reason!  It’s […]

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making aromatherapy wreaths

Creating Aromatherapy Grapevine Wreaths

I just love the smell of summer. To me it means the scent of chamomile in bloom, hints of lavender, wafts of sage, the sweet sourness of lemon balm.  Herbs amaze me in so many ways. Is it weird to say I’m a bit smitten with them? To capture this coveted summertime smell and surround […]

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lavender body butter

Easy Homemade Body Butter

I don’t know about you, but up here in Vermont we are in the midst of a real New England winter. For my family, that means dealing with very dry skin, of course our pellet stove doesn’t help the situation. My latest experiment has been to create the most luxurious, super-soothing, all natural body butter.  […]

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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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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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