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The Best Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe

Heavenly Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

This coconut oil sugar scrub is like a little slice of heaven for your skin. It smells like the Garden of Eden with a mix of essential oils such as lavender, rose, geranium, carrot seed, and ylang ylang. But the power is not only in the scent because each of these oils have a powerful healing effect on your skin. Lavender essential oil …

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Skin Brightening Floral Water Facial Recipe

Floral Water Skin Brightening Recipe

Learn how to make skin-soothing floral water straight from the garden and use it in a recipe for a lush, all-natural facial. Sue Goetz, author of the book The Herb Lover’s Spa Book: Create a Luxury Spa Experience at Home with Fragrant Herbs from Your Garden, joins us today to share her recipe for an uplifting summer treat, Floral Water Skin Brightener. …

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Garden Therapy Back Yard Play Garden Tour 25

Come Visit a Play Garden!

Welcome to my Play Garden! I believe that gardens should be for everyone, and this space is intended to be inviting and interesting, welcoming adults, children, and furry friends alike. Children love gardens just as much as adults do and a long-lasting appreciation for flora and fauna comes from sharing your garden space with them.  Today, I’m happy to show …

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Beat The Heat With A Garden Fresh Cocktail Triple Berry Fizz

Triple Berry Rum Fizz

Cool down with a refreshing cocktail bursting with summery flavors. This recipe is ideal for an evening hanging out on the porch or with a gathering of friends. Seasonal berries give the cocktail a bright, merry color and flavor; perfect ingredients for the perfect summer day! Triple Berry Treat I grow blackberries, blueberries and raspberries in the garden. Some I  freeze to enjoy …

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Sour Cherry Lemonade Concentrate From Preservation Society

Sour Cherry Lemonade Concentrate Recipe

There are some foods that you can only really enjoy in season, like sour cherries. This recipe for sour cherry lemonade concentrate can take that summertime flavor and preserve it for the year. After you make this recipe, you just need to duck into the pantry and grab a jar to make a refreshingly sweet and sour lemonade like no other!  …

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Roasted Summer Fruit For Baby Food Recipe

Roasted Summer Fruit

Authors Jordan Wagman and Jill Hillhouse, join us today to share this delicious roasted fruit recipe packed with unexpected flavor. This recipe works for virtually any fruit and can be served with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Although roasting fruit does demand a wee bit of work, the return is worth it. The caramelization of natural sugars created by roasting is tough …

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Hopscotch Stepping Stones

Hopscotch Stepping Stones for the Garden

These hopscotch 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 a space that is engaging for children while being aesthetically pleasing for grown-ups. I will be …

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How To Make Moss Art In A Rainbow Of Colors

Rainbow Moss Art

Reindeer moss is my new favorite art medium! It’s preserved, so you can display it in terrariums, wreaths, or wall art and it requires no maintenance. Even more exciting is that it comes dyed in a number of different colors so you can use is to create artwork with many different hues. Making moss wall art couldn’t be easier. You …

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How To Make A Lemongrass And Ginger Sugar Scrub That Will Wake Up Your Skin

Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe in Two Energizing Scents

As part of the Natural Skincare Series, here is an uber-moisturizing, exfoliating sugar scrub recipe that will wake up your skin and your mind with two energizing scent choices: lemongrass/ginger… …or rosemary/spearmint. Sugar scrubs are a gentle way to smooth out your skin while adding moisture. They are easy to make with ingredients you have around the house (white or …

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Glowing Terrarium Tutorial

Wait Until You See This Terrarium Nightlight!

Terrarium by day, mystical glowing orb by night, this terrarium nightlight has a special twist: it lights up the evening! For those of us who prefer to sleep with a little glow, this unique nightlight gives off just enough light so that you don’t stub your toe on the furniture during late-night washroom trips. The terrarium is simple to make and …

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Strawberry From Hanging Planter

Growing Strawberries in Hanging Containers / Grow Bags

Even if space is a problem, you can certainly find a corner of your world to hang a strawberry planter.  The sun-warmed, sweet berries are far superior to the store bought ones that ripen in plastic domes. Once established you have plenty more plants year after year. Growing strawberries in hanging containers is a simple way to grow a large number of plants, and you don’t even …

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Smudge Your Campfire With Sage To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Add Herbs to Your Campfire to Keep Away Bugs!

Whether you are camping or enjoying a little backyard entertaining around a firepit, you can easily keep mosquitoes at bay by tossing in a few herb branches. Mosquitoes hate herbs like lavender, mint, lemon balm, sage, and of course, citronella. Toss a few branches of herbs fresh or dry into the fire and what smells heavenly to you, will send …

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  1. Allison Taylor
    Allison TaylorMarch 16,16

    Great ideas. I totally love the carpet gardening. I’ve tried to create something similar in my small backyard garden, but didn’t have much of a success. You inspired me to try again, though, and will definitely do it.

    Regards, Allison from http://windowboxescompany.co.uk/

  2. Barry
    BarryApril 21,16

    I landed on your site as i was looking for inspiration to give our garden a makeover this summer. What an impressive site, Fantastic pictures along with even better content, ive subscribed! Thanks, B

  3. Taylor
    TaylorApril 22,16

    Great blog, great tips.

  4. Paul Grant
    Paul GrantOctober 11,16

    Such a great resource! I really love reading about composting. It is indeed an environmentally helpful way to improve the garden soil and reduce waste.

    These advises has a great impact to the readers who would like to know about garden projects. Two thumbs up!

  5. Good Guys Gardening
    Good Guys GardeningJuly 1,17

    Can you please turn off the adding link in the comment section? All are spamming your website by adding backlink.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJuly 1,17

      Hey! Thanks for the tip. Google doesn’t track comment links so it’s not going to give them any benefit. I use it to see blogs and websites and keep the conversation going. Thanks for the idea though!

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