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This attractive ombre melt and pour soap is lightly scented with lavender and moisturizing with rich shea butter and it's easy to make at home.

Lovely Lavender Ombre Melt and Pour Soap

This attractive ombre soap is lightly scented with lavender and moisturizing with rich shea butter. While it looks like a high-end decorative soap from a fancy shop, it’s surprisingly easy to make at home.  Follow my instructions for making triple layer soap with a few tweaks to make it ombre. Materials 2 lbs shea butter soap base Lavender soap dye …

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These flaky and sweet cinnamon palmiers fill the house with a warm butter-and-spice aroma. They also are very easy to make when unexpected guests arrive.

Cinnamon Palmiers: Fancy French Pastries that are Surprisingly Easy-to-Make

Do you have a go-to baked treat that you can whip up in a flash for guests or gifts? I’m going to let you in on my little secret weapon for the holidays: palmiers. Palmiers are made from layers of pastry rolled into butterfly or heart shapes. They look elegant and sound fancy, but they couldn’t be easier to make. …

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How To Make A DIY Air Plant Wreath Without Glue

This Lush Living Air Plant Wreath Has a Secret

Air plants are so versatile. Without the need for soil, you can display them in so many different ways. I’ve seen air plant wreaths before, but it bothered me that the plants were glued on. How can that be healthy for the plants? It isn’t. So I have created this pretty living wreath with a smart solution to keep the …

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Flowering Quince From Pruning 101

Learn How to Prune like a Pro! Pruning 101

Pruning is a fun garden task but it can be daunting to get started with. For some people it is the gardening version of public speaking – terrifying! Fear the secateurs no more, my friends. We are breaking down pruning to the basics so that you have the skills to prune like a pro. This is the first in a series …

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What Does Flower Color Symbolize

What Does Your Bouquet Say? Flower Colour Meaning and Symbolism

Giving flowers is a thoughtful sentiment but are your certain you are sending the right message? Learn about flower colour meaning and symbolism to personalize your gift. Send an “I love you” with red gerbera daisies, an “I appreciate everything you do” with calla lilies or a “you’re a great friend” with yellow potted begonias. Or combine colors to share a truly …

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Perennials You Can Start From Seed

Save Money and Start these 14 Perennials from Seed

Have you tried starting perennials from seed? I often see the seeds for sale but I worry that it will take many years to grow a actual flower head or a decent sized plant. However, what I have learned is that there is a way to jump start perennials from seed so that they are large and established for the …

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