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Archives for May 2015

5 Steps for Controlling Potato Beetles

The potato beetle feeds on potato plant leaves and can quickly eat all of the leaves. This can either kiil the potato plant or reduce your potato yield. This beetle can also attack other vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. So if you see the striped potato beetle you need to act fast. One thing […]

Low Maintenance Garden Tips – Ideas And Plants For Easy Gardening

The larger your garden, the more work it takes to care for it and keep it up. For many, maintaining the garden becomes another job that has to be done. In this article, Karen suggests installing low maintenance landscaping. She discusses specific ways to reduce the time you spend on: Watering Weeding Pruning Deadheading Dividing […]

15 Earth Day Crafts (Tutorials)

I missed Earth Day but loved these crafts and decided to share anyway. Erin has collected 15 fantastic DIY recycled crafts that are easy to make. Some of these are really neat! If you see a craft you’d like to make, just click the link above the picture. You’ll find tutorials for: Earth Day Eco […]

How to Make Watermelon Mason Jars [Video]

I really liked the look of these watermelon mason jars. In this post you’ll find a video where Angie demonstrates how to make these decorative mason jars. It’s a super simple and can be done very quickly. In the same video, Carolina first explains what a frog is. It’s a metal grid insert that you […]

The Top 100 Popsicles Of All Time

This is like the Holy Grail of popsicle recipes!!  It’s Sue’s amazing collection of the 100 BEST popsicle recipes out there. Some are her creations. But the majority were developed by other talented foodies and bloggers.  There’s a link to every pospsicle recipe on her list. The great thing about making popsicles is that it’s […]

Homemade Lavender Hand Cream Recipe

This is Jan’s rich and nourishing lavender hand cream recipe. Lavender flowers have anti-inflammatory properties, so if you have arthritis in your hands, this lotion may provide relief. The recipe uses a particular butter that moisturizes dry skin and an oil that nourishes skin. Jan explains how to infuse the oil with lavender flowers. She […]

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

I’m a big fan of strawberry-rhubarb cobbler. It’s one of my personal comfort foods. You get the sweetness of the strawberries and the mild tartness of the rhubarb in the filling. Then there’s the light, flaky biscuit topping that crowns the filling. Finally, there is nothing as good as hot strawberry-rhubarb cobbler with a scoop […]

How to Make Violet Flower Glycerite

I think most people think of violets as pretty flowers. However, in this article Jan shares the many health benefits of violets. Among other benefits, violets are high in vitamins A and C. They are also ideal for skin conditions. Then Jan shares her simple recipe for violet flower glycerite including some helpful tips. Glycerite […]

DIY Planter Box for Backyard Gardening

This is a neat homemade planter that can be used for herbs, greens ad plants. The nice thing is that it can be easily moved. The planter is 36 inches long, 18 inches wide and 24 inches high. Katie includes a material list and complete tutorial. If you’re more of a visual learner, this project […]

DIY Herbal Deodorant for Women’s Health

Jan created this recipe for a DIY herbal deodorant. It’s specifically designed for women and contains herbs that encourage lymph flow and help with inflamed or cystic breast tissue. Jan explains how to infuse oil with a number of different herbs that are used to promote healthy breasts. The recipe also uses an oil with […]