Category Archive for: ‘Month August Week 5’

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A Fabulous Fall Bleached Pinecone Wreath

This gorgeous bleached pinecone wreath has rustic charm with a contemporary twist. With just a few easy steps, you can create your own bleached pinecone wreath to enjoy throughout the colder seasons. Bleached pinecones are all the rage! While pinecones have always been a staple of autumn and winter décor,  bleaching them gives them a softer, brighter, more modern look …

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Shovels and spades: what is the difference?

The Home Gardener’s Guide to Shovels and Spades

Do you know what you’re digging with? Many people don’t know that shovels and spades are actually two different tools with different uses. There are so many garden tools out there that it can be overwhelming and hard to know which tools to use for which jobs, but if you know how to choose the right tools, your garden and …

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Five Fall Bulbs to Plant For Long Lasting Spring Color

I often find myself wandering around my garden in spring, immensely enjoying the brightly colored blooms popping up everywhere, many times, even through snow covered frosty ground. It’s during those times that I reap the benefit of taking the time the previous year to plant my fall bulbs. Bulbs are identified by the season they are planted, not that in …

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Fairy Garden Solar Light made from hanging bsaket

Fairy Light Project: DIY Solar Light Chandelier

This DIY solar light chandelier is an easy project that took me all of fifteen minutes to put together, and it has become one of my most-loved decorative objects in the garden. It adds a whimsical touch hanging from the tree above the rustic table and chair set that is part of my backyard play garden. Make this project in …

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Delicously Warm Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves

Warm Up to Fall with this Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves Recipe

This peach brandy preserves recipe has to be my all-time favorite jam.  When I first tried it I was blown away at the complexity of the flavor and how different peaches could become when species and liqueur are added. It takes a predominately summer-flavored fruit like peaches and adds the warmth of cozy fall spices. This peach brandy preserves recipe is …

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Natural After Bite Recipe That Works

Insect Bite Roll-On Remedy

This insect bite roll on is great to have on hand when you least expect that you’ll get attacked by mosquitoes, flies, or other annoying pests. If you’ve ever been caught outside at dusk without bug spray you may also know the frustration of trying to enjoy time with friends while getting eaten alive by mosquitoes or swarmed by flies. This …

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