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Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or on the homestead of your dreams, we’ve got the best ideas and inspiration for gardening, sewing, and foraging.


Everything You Need to Know About Buying Seeds for Your Garden 
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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Seeds for Your Garden 

If you’ve bought seeds for your garden before, you may have just gotten whatever was available at your local garden center and called it a day. But buying quality seeds is a little more complicated than that. There are a lot of factors that go into high quality seeds, including how they were grown/sourced, treated,…

Hannah’s Story
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Hannah’s Story

The Matriarchs  “St. Francis of Assisi explains the creative process this way: the woman who works with her hands only is a laborer; the woman who works with her hands and her head is a craftswoman; the woman who works with her hands, her head, and her heart is an artist.”  ― Sarah Ban Breathnach,…

Things To Do In The Winter: How To Thrive, Not Just Survive
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Things To Do In The Winter: How To Thrive, Not Just Survive

“Plants and animals don’t fight the winter; they don’t pretend it’s not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extra-ordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through.”  Katherine May It’s winter time, and for many of us, especially those of…

10 Handmade Gifts to Make This Season 
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10 Handmade Gifts to Make This Season 

The Christmas season is here, and many of us are making lists of what we’re going to gift to our loved ones. Some difficulties many people run into, include budget and finding something special for that person who has everything. That’s where homemade gifts come in! They are cost effective and because they are handmade,…

How to Grow Carrots
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How to Grow Carrots

Carrots are a popular starch vegetable. Full of vitamin A and potassium, carrots can be enjoyed in their raw, crunchy form, or steamed, stir-fried, sautéed, or roasted! The crowd-pleasing veggie has an earthy, slightly sweet flavor. The great news for first-time gardeners is… carrots are super easy to grow! Plus, they are resistant to decreasing…

How to Make Bath Salts
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How to Make Bath Salts

Who doesn’t love a relaxing soak in the tub? Especially when you have luxurious, florally-fragrant bath bombs, cleansers, and salts on hand? I was determined to learn how to make bath salts. The results were even better than I imagined, and super affordable. My sister-in-law is a diehard fan of “bath bombs,” beauty “smoothies,” and a…