Category Archives: garden

Reusing essential oil bottles for a natural first aid kit

I was sitting by the pool when a wasp flew over to me and stung me on the arm!  Ouch!! I quickly left my friends in charge of my children so I could drive home to get an oil for the sting! I applied my comfrey oil that I had infused, and got immediate pain …

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Using my pressed flowers

I used the flowers I dried in the flower press I made! I’m creating another book- similar to the Wild Family Book of Potions and Brews. This new book is called Mind Body Spirit and it will hold information about how we benefit from plants! The Daisy and Four-Leafed Clover turned out so nice!  You can …

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Elderberry flower cordialΒ 

We went on a lovely bike ride today! As were biking along a beautiful path, we were all overcome with the sweet sweet aroma of the elderberry flower! I foraged a bundle of flowers and enjoyed their scent the rest of the bike ride! As soon as we got home, I headed straight to the …

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Four leaf clover πŸ€Β 

I was sitting in the garden with two wonderful Fathers!  My dad and Josh ❀️️❀️️ I was admiring my parent’s garden… When I found a four leaf clover! πŸ€ I admit… I am one lucky woman! β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈπŸ€β€οΈοΈ

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Savory Sourdough Pancakes with fresh picked herbs

Oh my – this dinner was so delicious, simple, cheap, and it fed an army of kids! My sisters (3) and children (8) were visiting yesterday – when my sister Sonja suggested we make savory pancakes with the herbs from the garden! What a wonderful idea! πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒΈπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒΈπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒΈ Sonja not only had the brilliant idea, but …

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Window screen turned herb dryer 🌿 

I’ve basically given up on a traditional garden. This year I gave the kids some garden boxes and plants- and they have been successful! I, on the other hand, am working on establishing an herb garden! I’m so excited to grow plants that have such health benefits! Also, herbs are easy to grow and most come back …

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Making peppermint infused coconut oil for oil pulling and why I’m wearing the same dress for a month!

Wow! Now that’s a title! LOL πŸ˜‚ I’ve been AWOL again so I figured I better interest ya’ll real fast! So, what should I talk about first? The oil pulling or the dress? The Dress… I’ve been wearing the same beautiful white dress for 13 straight days now… I mostly wear an apron over it …

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Missouri Botanical Gardens πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ³πŸƒ

We went to the Missouri Bitanical Gardens today with my parents and some cousins – and had a fabulous time 😊 We were there for 4 hours and walked a total of 5 miles!  We obviously saw many beautiful flowers… From water lilies to Crown of thorns, and Venus fly traps! We saw one adorable …

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When the kids don’t like dinner… Have them make a Wild Salad!

I made dinner today… Some liked it some didn’t! The ones that didn’t like it (*cough Simone and Andre*) decided to forage a wild saladΒ since they were still hungry! Andre collected sour flower (with the help of a friend). Β  He washed it and cut it… Β  Simone collected wild strawberries. Andre found a wild …

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Shaw Garden TourΒ 

We went on our weekly park tour today! Kentucky has their horse derby πŸ‡and we have the leaf race πŸƒ… … Read on to find out who won…. πŸ˜‰ We began the tour of Shaw Park at the playground. It’s quite a fun park that tries to draw upon the aesthetics of nature! Angela always …

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