I like candles as a centerpiece at the dinner table. This is as true for Tuesday nights as it for feasts or special occasions. I especially like those candles during the dark days of late fall and early winter. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy and because I tend to want to bring nature […]
Crafts & Creativity
Hot cocoa seems to be comfort and love in a cup. It’s sweet, delicious, and warming when the temperature and life get cold. Easy and frugal to make, homemade cocoa mix is a great way to spread cheer and comfort. The Basic Homemade Cocoa Mix Hot cocoa mix is essentially nothing more than milk, sugar, […]
One of the best parts of fall is the colors of the changing leaves. It’s a bright spot in the shortening hours of daylight. Thankfully, we can easily preserve them with some beeswax and make a fall leaf garland. That garland can then brighten our home even in the darkness of Autumn. This is a […]
The great thing about gardening to me, is that it about so much more than simply food. Though food is more than reason enough. The garden can, however; also provide nourishment in the form of healing and skin care. Take for example this handmade chamomile carrot soap recipe. This natural soap recipe comes to us […]
For the home food preservationist, single use canning lids can stack up around the house. I, personally, have a hard time recycling them or throwing them out as it seems like I find lots of uses for them eventually. For years, I’ve been re-using them as plant markers in the garden, they often get put […]
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