Does your outdoor table need an update? This quick makeover using waterproof oil cloth may be just the fix!
How wonderful that gardening supplies have entered the hip world of West Elm Market, Willams-Sonoma and Anthropologie (via their sister garden & home shop, Terrain). The range of tools and accessories surely inspires new gardeners to set up a little green in their outdoor spaces and gives more seasoned green-thumbs some new ideas.
I love my flip flops. Even though it’s still a bit chilly here the winter boots have been packed up and the flip flops are lined up and ready for wherever the day will take me. Often it’s out to the garden to muck around in the dirt and plant up for the summer. But flip flops + gardening = filthy feet. And not that dirt that just dusts off when you shake your feet at the door. The kind that digs into your skin and just won’t come off without a fight.
This is where a herbal foot soak is the perfect solution. Not only does it soak away the aches of the day, but you can use a little as a scrub as well. I can’t help but think that this would be a welcome gift for the gardener in your life (and yes, you qualify for gifts too!) but add some pretty labels and you have yourself a great gift for mother’s day.
Make this year a handmade holiday and whip up something for mom. Have a browse through the Handmade Gifts posts for more ideas on what to make this year.
I often think that the way a gift is wrapped can be as thoughtful as the gift itself. Combine this with my absolute love of canning jars and you have endless possibilities.
Please welcome guest blogger and author, Stacy Tornio, who will be sharing some chalkboard paint projects you can do outside with kids. Stacy is the co-author of the new book, The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things To Do In Nature Before You Grow Up. Enter to win a copy of her book as well as some CLIF Bars on her website: Destination Nature.
Anytime we can get kids outside is a good thing, right? We think so! Whether they’re gardening, playing games or exploring the backyard, we want kids to put down the electronics and spend more time in the great outdoors. One way to do this is by encouraging kids to take arts and crafts outside! And this is where chalkboard paint can be a lot of fun.
Stevie recently had a great project on making chalkboard flower pots. To add to that, we wanted to give you a few more ideas for using chalkboard paint outside with kids. Remember that the rain could wash the chalk off, but don’t worry. You can decorate your items again and again! Here are 5 ideas!
- Make chalkboard stepping stones. You can use the bottom (saucer) of flower pots for this. Just paint, sink it into the ground and write a message. (The sinking in the ground part is important so the saucer doesn’t break if you do step on it.) [Read more...]
Making bath bombs can be a really fun project and save a few bucks but like many things it is an art that develops over time. I have made my fair share of them. I have soaked my troubles away and enjoyed giving them as gifts.
Looking for a fun family project for Easter to get in a little Garden Therapy? You are in luck! Today we have a guest post from Beverly Turner one of the co-authors of Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden. The book covers just about anything you wanted to know about fairy gardening, a type of miniature gardening in containers or right in the ground. Little worlds created with tiny plants, furniture, and little creatures makes them whimsical and, without a doubt, a lot of fun. Today Beverly has shared the perfect fairy garden for the season as it’s contained in an Easter basket!