for the love of herbs, nature, cooking and creativity

Month: August 2016

5 things you can still start from seed in a fall garden

5 things you can still start from seed in a fall garden

This is the time of year when gardens are abundant with the results of your springtime effort.

Pillowcase sundress for toddlers – a tutorial

Pillowcase sundress for toddlers – a tutorial

Do you have pillowcases that you know you’ll never use? Or maybe you ended up with Gramma’s vintage pillowcases and you don’t know what to do with them? Or, if you’re like me, you go to estate sales and rummage sales looking for…..something. I must be drawn […]

Herbal Education – time to follow your path

Herbal Education – time to follow your path

Do you want  to learn more about herbalism and don’t know where to begin? 

How-to: Reuse dryer lint, egg cartons and old candles

How-to: Reuse dryer lint, egg cartons and old candles

Sounds like stuff for the trash and recycle bin! But don’t throw those things away…I’ll show you how to make the best fire-starters ever! So start collecting your ingredients now and be ready when it’s chilly!  

Recipe: Safe Non Toxic Cleansing Powder

Recipe: Safe Non Toxic Cleansing Powder

Get rid of that toxic cleanser! Years ago I decided I’d had enough of what what regular cleanser did to my skin and lungs, not to mention what it does to the environment after it goes on down the drain.  The chlorine alone can cause damage to […]

Nature Walk: Powell Butte, a gem in Portland

Nature Walk: Powell Butte, a gem in Portland

Powell Butte Nature Park & Trails The Pacific Northwest has some of the best places to explore, and some of them are right here in the city. I recently visited one of these places and have to share some of it with you, my nature loving […]