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The Best Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe

Sugar Scrub Recipes from Head to Toe

Sugar scrubs are moisturizing and exfoliating for skin and are easy to make. There are some ingredients, however, that should changed, added, or removed for sugar scrub recipes to be perfectly suiting to the differing skin on the various parts of your body. Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe Oil + Sugar + Essential Oils Sugar: Regular granulated sugar is just fine …

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Make These Hammered Flower Print Cards

Hammered Flower Print Cards

I love to send a little bit of my garden when sending a thank you note. It’s not always practical …

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Fall Bulbs Guide

Beyond Tulips: Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need to Grow!

Tulips are wonderful plants. Frilly parrot tulips, deep-dark-almost-black purple tulips, cheery giant tulips and more can be found in my garden …

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10 Drought Tolerant Perennials

Top 10 Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Replacing your garden plants with drought-tolerant perennials is the smart choice for a low-maintenance garden that conserves water. The climate …

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Xeriscaping Garden Design

Xeriscaping Principles: Gardening for Water Conservation

With extreme drought gripping most of western North America, it’s a good time to look at ways to conserve water …

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Gorgeous Color From Autumn Perennials

Grow These Fall Perennials for Brilliant Autumn Color!

I’m always amazed by the perennials in my garden that bloom so vigorously into the fall. These powerhouse plants have the …

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Make A Wreath For Any Season

How to Make a Fresh Wreath (+ Inspiration Gallery!)

Making wreaths from fresh garden greenery is an easy project that adds style and (often) fragrance to your front door. …

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  • Hopscotch Stepping Stones

    Hopscotch Garden Stepping Stones

    These hopscotch garden stepping stones aren’t the traditional children’s hopping game, nor are they typical for a garden pathway. I created these as part of the play garden design I have been developing since my son was born. The idea behind the play garden is to create …

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  • How To Build A Vertical Cactus Garden

    Living Wall Cactus Garden

    Please excuse me while I gush. I’m such a huge fan of the work that Shawna Coronado does as a writer, speaker, and eco-activist. She really IS making a difference every day. Some days it’s through front yard food gardens, others it’s by showing us …

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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 …

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  • Great Recipe For Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

    Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pizza Sauce

    I have a secret that allows me to make pizza sauce for the whole year, in just a few hours (and most of that time is spent drinking wine). It’s roasting! You just have to try this roasted tomato pizza sauce made with garden grown heirloom tomatoes. …

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  • Top 20 Non Canning Recipes Made Or Served In Mason Jars

    Mason Jar Recipes: Awesome Food in Jars

    Remember way back when I wrote that I was addicted to mason jars? I showed this round up of 20+ Mason Jar Crafts and Gardening in Jars. That was just the first installment of my mason jar posts. If you thought that one had a lot …

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  • Fresh Basil recipes

    15 Recipes to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil

    If you propagated your basil from cuttings like I did this year, no doubt you have a boatload of basil to contend with. Here are some recipes that go beyond the norm and help that basil last throughout the year. Pesto Usually the first thing people think …

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