Citrus is a group of scents that I just can not get enough of these days. I still make up this Mango Citrus Body Butter recipe and I have a whipped version that I will share with you one day soon. Until then, I was sent a group of cleansing products from Citrus Clear and have been using them for a few weeks now.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Lady Soma who offered to send me an all-natural, organic, hand and nail treatment for post-gardening skin care. This really got me thinking about my skin and nail care routine as a gardener. (P.S. Do you want to win a gift pack from Lady Soma? Check out how to enter at the end of this post).
People are surprised that despite being a messy gardener who’s not afraid to get covered in soil by the end of a productive day, that my nails are white and well groomed and my cuticles and hands are soft. There are a few key things that I use to keep my hands from looking grungy: [Read more...]
Last night I joined some of my fellow bloggers from the Canadian Design and Lifestyle Bloggers West at the media preview for the Coquitlam Bouclair Home store. Bouclair Home is a Canadian company that combines value and style with exclusive designs created by their own in-house designers. Known for their exceptional value I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable everything was.
If you are still busy working on the last Weekend Project, 20 Crafty Recycling Projects You Can Make With Your Christmas Tree, you will be happy to see this quick and easy project for this week, recycling Christmas cards into gift tags. It’s simple, reduces waste, and is a great way to save the thoughtful holiday cards you were lucky enough to receive.
The temperature is starting to dip down to where I think about nestling in front of the fireplace. The doors to the garden are no longer left wide open and our living space is just a wee bit smaller now. The perfect time to think about all those ways to conserve energy is when we need it the most.
Don’t you just hate it when you make a wreath with a crow in it but because its so feathery and black you can’t really see the crow?
Suffer no more embarrassment thanks to Halloween Crow Feather Wreath 2.0.
This simple wreath can turn a welcoming front door to downright spooky in just 30 minutes. And you can’t go wrong with a crow theme in these parts.
This fruit fly trap will clear out your kitchen in no time at all and it’s super easy.
Mason jars make everything more fun, right? Add them to ice cream cake and you are in a whole other world of happiness. Seriously, personal ice cream cake! Yup, that’s just about the best thing ever. Here is how to make it.
As effective and economical this project for homemade Citronella CANdles is, the end result could definitely use some prettying up.
The first stage was to use a household staple, jute twine, around each can. This looks pretty cool and has the added bonus of giving you a place to put your hand when the can is burning hot and needs to be moved.
Still, it needed a bit more burn protection, and colour. Enter Yarn Bombing, the trend for random acts of yarn. While a guerrilla knitter didn’t sneak in and wrap these in the night, they certainly do brighten up the place.
Of course burlap needed to make an appearance as well, being yet another gardener standby and oh-so popular right now. Good old burlap looks great on this can with a wee bit of rust on it. [Read more...]