DIY: The Simplest Paper Flowers


A while back my friend Susan made a bunch of simple paper flowers that found a home on a shelf in my store. Every few weeks a kid would ask me about the flowers, and I would give them one and tell them to take it home and try to figure out how to make… 

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RECIPE: Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies #dessert #herbs #spring #treat

RECIPE: Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies

Last week I harvested some fresh thyme from my garden to make a seasoning salt. What I’ve been waiting until now to tell you is that I also made cookies! While researching different things I could make with the flavors of Lemon and Thyme I came across salad dressings, cakes, and even a bruschetta recipe…. 

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RECIPE: Lemon Thyme Salt

Earlier this week I shared a sweet recipe for infusing sugar. Today I’m going to share a savory recipe for one of my favorite seasonings, salt! My thyme plant has become a bit unruly in my garden so I decided to prune and harvest some to make a seasoning salt. Lemon has become one of… 

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DIY: Simple Flowers from Old T-Shirts + Free Templates

I’ve been in a major cleaning and organization mood, so most of my projects have been focused on “using up” materials I have around. One giant project used a bin full of old printed t-shirts (I’ll show you when I’m done!) and I ended up with so many colorful t-shirt scraps that I over-ran my… 

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RECIPE: Flower Infused Sugar

RECIPE: Flower Infused Sugar

While out and about last week, I slipped into a local bookstore to browse for a few minutes. With no intention of buying anything, I of course walked out with a new book, Herbal Goddess by Amy Jirsa. The book is filled with gorgeous photos of herbal remedies, recipes and potions. Amy discusses 12 of… 

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DIY: Free Mother’s Day Printable Card and Poster, Thanks for Teaching Me.

Showing appreciation isn’t always about buying something sparkly, or something chocolate. Sometimes it’s finding the right words to tell someone what they mean to you. When I think about my mom, I think about all the little things she taught me to do. She taught me to look at things in a different way, to… 

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RECIPE: Frida's Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers #recipe #fridakahlo

RECIPE: Frida’s Guacamole with Chipotle Peppers

If I could have dinner with anyone in history, it would be Frida Kahlo and I would want her to cook! A few years ago I treated myself to a copy of the book, Frida’s Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo by Guadalupe Rivera (Diego Rivera‘s daughter) and Marie-Pierre Colle (a Mexican-French… 

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May DIY Challenge: Flowers #craft #diycraftchallenge #make #spring

May DIY Challenge: Flowers

Sources left to right: Fabric Covered Flower Pots by Ashley Ann, Pom Pom Bouquet by Camille Styles, Pressed Flowers by Sweet Paul, Paper Ranunculi by Brit+Co, Seed Starts in Cupcake Tins by Tuinieren, Spring Paper Flower Garland by Lia Griffith, Edible Flower Cookies by Pretty Prudent, Felt Roses by Pretty Petals, Book Paper Flowers by… 

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April DIY Challenge Results #adventuresinmaking #diycraftchallenge

April DIY Challenge Results!

We had a lot of fun experimenting with watercolor this month. We shared basic supplies, beginner techniques, and experimented in new ways. Of course, our favorite part of the Monthly DIY Challenge is to see what YOU come up with. We were so impressed with everyone’s projects that we’ve decided to award all the submissions!… 

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DIY: Simple Handmade Paper Heart Cards with Flower Seeds Inside

The sun has made a couple of appearances, and when the sun comes out all I want to do is make paper. Why fight it? I decided to take the opportunity to make a bunch of plantable heart cards, using flower seeds and a simple pour-over paper making method (instead of my usual dip method… 

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DIY: Watercolor Mother's Day Card + Free Printable

DIY: Watercolor Mother’s Day Card + Free Printable

Mother’s Day is coming up and I’ve been itching for another watercolor project to play with so I decided to try making a fun little “MOM” painting that could double as framable art or a greeting card. I invite you to make your own version using the steps below as a guideline. I’m also offering… 

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