Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

The Ultimate In Salty And Sweet Olive And Fig Tapanade

Olive and Fig Tapanade

Do you like the combination of salty a sweet? The addictive combination is incredibly popular for a reason. There is research to show that there are certain sweet taste receptors on our tongues that are activated only when sodium is also present. Whatever the reason, sweet and salty are SO FREAKING GOOD TOGETHER! While I’m not adverse to salted caramel …

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18 Soothing Ways To Use Lavender At Home Plus How To Harvest It

18 Soothing Ways to Use Lavender at Home

Love lavender? Me too! Step 1: Harvest Lavender I have just a few backyard lavender plants and from that I get more craft materials than I know what to do with! I leave the flowers on the plant for as long as I can (for the bees) but then it’s harvest time! Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It Step …

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DIY Dog Cookies That Will Drive Dogs CRAZY Full Recipe

The Homemade Dog Cookies That Makes Dogs Go Squirrley

You know who deserves a treat? The garden protectors. Well, they may also be the garden destroyers at times digging holes–burying bones, trampling plants, and eating the snow peas–but they are pretty darn good at keeping critters from running amok.  So how do I thank them? First I bark, “hey you two, quit all that barking,” and then I (sheepishly) realize …

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Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss Recipe

Pucker Up With This Tropical Citrus Lip Gloss Recipe

This citrus lip gloss is anything but sour, but it will surely make you pucker up those kissable lips! This all-natural recipe is a result of my lip balm experimentation with different oils. While some balms are rich and buttery, this one turned out super shiny on my lips and I couldn’t love it more. I added bright citrus essential …

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July 2014 Free Printable Calendar From Garden Therapy

July’s Free Printable Calendar

I’m a few days late with the calendar this month. You see, I was out picking berries and having picnics and enjoying all that summer has to offer. If you haven’t yet gobbled down handfuls of fresh berries, what are you waiting for?! They just don’t get any better than they are right now. In celebration of berries everywhere, here …

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Circus Animal Topped Mason Jars

20+ Mason Jar Crafts and Gardening in Jars

I really love vintage mason jars. I’m not alone, I know. There is a universal appeal to the classic shapes and endless usefulness of these glass vessels. I prefer uniqueness in my collection, and as such I have a mishmash of shapes, styles, brands, and eras. I use them to store my dry goods, infused oils, homemade liquor, and (of …

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