Category Archive for: ‘Gifts’

Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe

Candy Cane Lip Balm

Now here is a case of a moment on the lips means NOTHING on the hips! A completely calorie-free indulgence that’s lip-smacking good, and, hey, it smell great too: candy cane lip balm. This is one holiday treat that you’ll be pulling out all year round. Now this would make a great stocking stuffer wouldn’t it? Here is the recipe: …

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Herb Infused Vinegar Recipes Small

Herb Infused Vinegar

It’s around this time, when the vegetable garden is asleep for the year, that I depend on herbs for fresh flavors. I grow such abundance that no matter how much I freeze and dry, I am always left with a whole bunch to give away. This year I thought of sharing herbs in a new way: flavored herb-infused vinegar. Now …

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How To Make A Burlap Ribbon Wreath

Burlap Ribbon Wreath – It’s a #WreathHop!

There is always a wreath on my front door. Something seasonal and festive, never too themed or traditional. Making a different wreath each season, or sometimes a few different wreaths, is one of the ways I get my garden therapy. I’m not usually at a loss for ideas. The inspiration is all around me and there is just so much …

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Soaps Lotions Potions Recipes From The Garden

Soaps, Lotions, and Potions from the Garden

I grow herbs in my garden for cooking and for their beauty, but also so I can bring the garden inside and wear it on the outside (on my skin, I mean). Years ago in my efforts to detoxify and live healthier I started making my own skin care products and many of the recipes are here in the Natural …

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Pink Grapefruit And Lavender Handmade Cold Process Soap Recipe

Pink Grapefruit Soap Recipe

I make all of my own soap because it is fun to do, makes thoughtful gifts, and is really great for my skin. One of my very favourite blends is this pink grapefruit and lavender soap that I made using this process.   I love to get new recipes and today we are graced with the expertise of a wonderful …

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How To Make Painted Vegetable Plant Markers Out Of Stones

Painted Stone Garden Markers for the Vegetable Garden

These adorable vegetable garden markers were made by my friend, Kristin aka Delta Gardener. Kristin is a volunteer Master Gardener and works tirelessly with the Ladner Community Garden to coordinate the children’s garden. That plus maintaining her large home garden and writing about it all on her blog, That Bloomin’ Garden, I do not know where she finds the time. Thankfully …

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