Tag Archives: herbs

My she-shed herbal workshop camper πŸŒΏ

About 5 years ago, my husband got me a vintage camper for my birthday! The kids helped me clean it up and it became a backyard play house! As the years have gone by, the kids stopped playing in it and I began to dream of the possibilities… 🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿 And this was the summer to …

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Vintage Spice rack turned tincture rack

I got the cutest vintage spice rack yesterday from the Salvation Army! The front glass panel was broken so Josh removed it for me. The adorable glass bottles, though, are in perfect condition! I washed each bottle and placed a chalk board label around their middles. So- now the spice rack was ready to become …

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Not just dreaming about my garden….

Yesterday I was dreaming and scheming about my herb garden 🌿 I was taking notes while my kids were at kid’s ministry at church. Today… I got to work weeding and improving my herb garden in the back yard! Last year I planted a ton of perennial plants and encircled them with rocks. So today, …

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Making elderberry syrup… burning my smudge sticks and going raw for a month

What a beautiful morning it was today! The weather was cloudy and cool so the windows were open and the kids were working on their school assignments (with the help of a bribe… hot chocolate! I enjoyed a tart glass of kombucha tea with infused blueberries! Elderberry Syrup This morning I decided to make someelderberry …

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Smudge sticks… incense from herbs 🌿 

Smudge stick (according to Wikipedia): A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs, often bound with string and usually rather small. The herbs are later burned as part of a ceremony or ritual.  (I plan on burning mine while meditating and praying, studying for my ASL classes and  cleaning the house. I would like …

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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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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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My medicine cabinet

We went to an estate sale on Saturday and picked up a beautiful buffet for only $35! I had originally wanted a buffet to store my vintage pyrex in… but then I realized I really needed a place to store my herbal salves and essential oils. I cleaned up my ever changing sunporch and we …

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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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DIY Flower Press 🌺 

I made a Nature Journal/ Recipe Book to keep track of all that I’m learning concerning herbs and weeds and natural remedies! Yes- I have a laminator and a book binder! I realize this makes me a nerd and a half πŸ€“ Anyway… I want to be able to place pressed flowers in the journal to …

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