Container Gardening for Beginners

Where to start, what to grow, how to grow it and more Ideas and tips for Container gardening in small spaces, on patios, and Windowsills for beginners.

Container gardening seems to look as if it is challenging,but in reality it is not that different from growing plants in the Yard, as long as you remember a few basics when it comes to Light/Shade, Containers and what type of soil to plant in . Continue reading “Container Gardening for Beginners”

Tips to Spring Cleaning your Home with Eco Friendly Cleaning Products


It is that time again when we all are ready to open the Windows, let the fresh Spring air in and are noticing that we need to take some steps to de-clutter, tidy up and deep clean.

Spring Clean Checklist

Every Year the question comes around as to where to start, what to do first and what products to use. Continue reading “Tips to Spring Cleaning your Home with Eco Friendly Cleaning Products”

Gardening Growing Tips how to Plant a Companion Garden

So you are ready to start your Garden.
By now, you surly have picked your Spot or Containers and the ground is nicely turned You want to be sure that there is no more frost in the Ground. Check your local gardening calender

It is important to not just pick the right spot for good soil, sun and nutrients to have a successful garden, but also to make sure you are planting the right plants to grow together or apart to assure you will have a healthy garden with great crop

We will look at some plants to plant next to each other and which ones to keep apart. This is called Companion gardening.

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What are Essential Oils and how to Use Essential Oils

 

Essential oils are made from parts of certain plants such as leaves, herbs, barks, and rinds. These concentrated plant extracts retain the natural smell also called ” essence” of their source. Makers use different methods such as distillation or presses to concentrate the plant parts into oils.

With their specific immune strengthening properties many essential oils will work directly to fortify the immune response and some can eradicate the bacteria and viruses that can make us sick. Continue reading “What are Essential Oils and how to Use Essential Oils”

Family Gift Ideas and more Environmentally Friendly Inspiration

It is the Season of Gift-giving , Family gatherings, Friends to celebrate, Neighbors to visit.

Unfortunately this all comes at a steep price for our Planet and the overall Environment.

So why not make this a greener and Eco friendly Season. I have gathered some of my favorite Tips and Inspirations and hope that you may find some of them worth duplicating. Continue reading “Family Gift Ideas and more Environmentally Friendly Inspiration”

DIY – Orange Pine Cones

Orange Pine Cones

What you will need:

  • several dried Pine Cones (from your back Yard or the ones you pick up while on a walk.)
    1 large zip – top bag ( or in my world a large bowl that has an air tight top)
  • 4 oz Witch Hazel
  • 4 oz glass spray bottle
  • 40 drops of Orange Oil ( or any other Oil you like for the Season)

How to :

  1. 1. Add Orange Essential Oil to the Witch Hazel.
  2. 2. Pour into the 4 oz spray bottle and shake well.
  3. 3. Spray pine cones liberally and place in a large zip-top bag ( or a large bowl with air tight lid )
  4. 4. Allow your blend to set for 24-48 hours.
  5. 5. Place in a decorative bowl for a festive fall look or place in a cone in a mesh bag and hang in your Closet or any other room you would like to enjoy the scent.

when seasons change- fall season 1

Whenever the seasons change, if from winter into spring and summer or from summer into fall I get inspired to initiate change in my life. I am ready.

Ready to change my diet, start a new exercise routine, I clean out the closets and move the over sized Sweaters to the front the Jeans and boots are getting dusted off and the hand knitted Scarves I have been waiting to wear since I finished knitting them are right next to them.

The fresh crisp cold air invites to a bonfire hot cocoa and warm Tea. It is the time to pick apples and review your Recipe book for those comfort foods, Stews and homemade breads.

The scents in my diffusers and candles change, the warm Blankets will find their home on the Couch, ready to warm up cold bones .

Fall season 1 – fall season change

 

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Ghandi

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how to – White vinegar cleaning solution recipe – Laundry room

  • Add one Cup of White Vinegar to one Cup of your vavorit detergent.

Yep that is it.

The Vinegar works as a natural deodorizer and can help with removing smells from pet accidents, stinky gym clothes or mildew smells from wet Towels. It is not only good for those smells but can also be used as a natural whitener instead of bleach.

When used to whiten you need to soak your Items overnight in the mixture of one-part vinegar and 10 parts water, then wash them the following day in the rinse cycle with a 1/2 cup of vinegar.

In case, you have a Stain, you can add the Vinegar right on to the stain and wash immediately.