How to Make a Rustic Grapevine Basket Planter

This tutorial on making a rustic grapevine basket planter, is the perfect solution for utilizing wild grapevines growing in your backyard. I really can’t believe how many grapevines are growing wild in my gardens this season. They are out of control. It may be a result of the warm winter we had, or maybe because… [Read More]

Gardening Quiz

This gardening quiz is a fun way to see what kind of gardener you are based on a series of questions. Personality tests are always to much fun. Here’s one that may show just what type of gardener you are.  Enjoy the quiz. (use the bar on the right to scroll down and start)  … [Read More]

Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

This recipe for Lebanese stuffed cabbage casserole is a shortcut version of favorite family recipe. One of the dishes my Lebanese grand-mother would sometimes make was called Malfouf. It’s a stuffed cabbage dish with lots of garlic and lemon juice instead of the popular Eastern European tomato sauce based recipe. Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage Casserole Growing… [Read More]

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Fat Quarter Trivet

This tutorial on how to make a fat quarter trivet is simple to create and makes a great house warming gift. A fat quarter is a quilting term which typically describes a 1/4 yard of fabric cut in a 18 by 22 rectangle. This cut is often perfect for cutting pieces to quilt. It’s a… [Read More]

Test Tube Dried Flowers and Herbs Handmade Gifts

This tutorial for test tube dried flowers and herbs is the perfect small gift for any occasion. In this week’s Tuesdays in The Garden, we are celebrating Christmas in July. My fellow garden bloggers (listed below) are sharing ideas on how to make gifts from the garden. One super easy gift that you can make… [Read More]

Easy and Versatile Homemade Blueberry Sauce

This recipe for a homemade blueberry sauce, is super simple to make and can be used in many ways.  Once of the things I received in my CSA basket was a pint of huge blueberries. When I saw them I decided to purchase another, to make a yummy sauce that I could store and use… [Read More]

DIY Pressed Flower Suncatcher Tutorial

You can make a pressed flower suncatcher for next to nothing following this easy tutorial. Making crafts, gifts and pretty home decor items with flowers pressed from your own backyard is so rewarding, because they are almost guaranteed to come out beautiful. Today I’m sharing a simple tutorial on how to make a pressed flower… [Read More]