Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Beautiful Cherry Blossom Branch

Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors

Forcing is the term used for bringing plants indoors to bloom. The term may be a tad too strong for cut branches, though. Forcing, in regards to bulbs, can mean months of chilling, then planting, then watering, then growing. Bulbs really need some strong urging to grow and bloom indoors. Flowering branches, however, require more of a gentle encouragement than a strong arm. …

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Homemade Cooling Foot Lotion That Soothes And Moisurizes Dry Feet

Ultra Healing Foot Balm

Whether you spend your day in high heels, work boots, or flip flops, this foot balm is just the thing to perk up tired feet. As a gardener my feet take a beating. This peppermint foot balm is full of all-natural ingredients that heal, soften and soothe so I can spend my time digging rather than dealing with dry, cracked …

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A Seaside Garden Retreat

Seaside Garden Design

This beautiful seaside-inspired garden, called The Blue Greenhouse, was created by designers, Rose Blamey of Windrose Garden Design, and Kimberley Loewen of Flourish Garden Design. I shouldn’t have been surprised that this garden was my instant favourite at the BC Home + Garden Show, because I have been long-time fans of their impressive work. The centerpiece of the garden is a turquoise …

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Home Tweet Home Charity Birdhouse Challenge

Home Tweet Home Rustic Metalwork Birdhouse

A birdhouse is meant to last / to weather / to improve as it provides a nest outdoors for some lucky feathered friends. I decorated this wood birdhouse with those thoughts in mind as I participated in the Home Tweet Home charity challenge for the BC Home & Garden Show. (PS: This isn’t my first year decorating a silent auction …

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Miranda Tulips Yellow Orange

I’d Rather Have Flowers…

I love getting flowers. In months where the sky is grey and the ground is muddy or frozen, blooms bring some sunshine into the house. In days where the sun is shining long into the evening and the garden is a-buzz with bees, I fill up every vase in the vicinity with a handful of freshly cut stems. There really is …

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Easy To Make Lavender And Cocoa Butter Bath Melts

Lavender and Cocoa Butter Bath Melts

Add a little luxury to the bath with these moisturizing cocoa butter bath melts. They are made with ingredients so natural that you could eat them, and you might just want to! The cocoa, coconut, lavender aroma makes my mouth water for what is essentially a truffle. These truffles are best used in the bath, however, as the silky soft …

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