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A Story About Loving Bees

A Story About Loving Bees

I grew up in southern California, San Fernando Valley, to be exact…

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 […]

Herbal Infused Honey…simple to make and a heavenly delight

Herbal Infused Honey…simple to make and a heavenly delight

 Making your own herbal infused honey Do you want to get acquainted with the world of herbs? Does making goodies and potions sound like fun? If so, herbal honey is a good place to start. Herbal infused honey is a simple and delicious ways to use herbs. […]

Should I throw out these cherries?

Should I throw out these cherries?

This is the first of a regular post I’m going to do that will give ideas on what to do with those last or somewhat forgotten food items that, lets’ face it, might be easier to toss.

Cooking carrots – good for you!

Cooking carrots – good for you!

This Honey-Dijon-Garlic Carrot recipe may get you eating more healthy carrots!

A bunch of reasons to grow lettuce in a pot

A bunch of reasons to grow lettuce in a pot

This is not a new idea, but I finally tried it and now I’m hooked for lots of reasons that I’m going to share with you, because you probably want to try it too.

Reusing Tip

Reusing Tip

One more use for those green scrub pads when they get too thin.

More than a fifth of the world’s plant populations are at risk.

More than a fifth of the world’s plant populations are at risk.

More than a fifth of the world’s plant populations are at risk. United Plant Savers is working to preserve our medicinal plants.