Make Time!

Lovely thoughts flutter through your mind to hand craft  all of your gifts this year. Just imagine it, Christmas music playing in the background, an area set aside for all your crafting gear (and not having to clear the dining room table for a meal!) ...yes, it is nice to dream. Then there is the calendar flipping its…

Garden Resolutions

I don't make New Year's resolutions. I really tend to think about how I can better something... in manageable chunks. Not a one liner that sets me up for discouragement.   For all gardeners, hope springs eternal and thinking about what we want to do in the garden feeds that hope that continually filters through the seasons to come. As we begin the new…

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Herbal Scented Sugars

For the sweet tooth on your list, create a mini selection of herb-infused sugars. Wrap up in a gift box and include a recipe book or cards sharing how to use them! Use peppermint or spearmint leaves, rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium),  lavender buds,  rose petals, lemon verbena leaves, vanilla beans or ginger. All the following recipes…

Last minute gift Idea: Wrap up Tea Time

Wrap up Tea Time Purchase pre-packaged or make your own blends if you have dried herbs harvested from the summer garden. Create a unique card to hold tea bags. Try this easy one sheet (scrapbook paper 12 x 12) folded accordion card, how-to’s are here: http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/3dembellishments/ss/onesheetminibook.htm Gift Package with a tea cup, shortbread cookies, a jar of…