DIY Bee Projects, Crafts & Snacks: National Honey Bee Awareness Day

DIY Bee Projects, Crafts, & Snacks:  National Honey Bee Awareness Day The third Saturday in August (tomorrow) is National Honey Bee Awareness Day. Who knew bees have their own day!  I didn’t.  I Googled something and stumbled upon that fact. Now, some supposed national days are pretty stupid in my opinion.  For instance, today is “I love my feet day.”  Now, I do love my feet.  But I don’t think it requires a national day.  Do you?

Secret Garden Patio Reveal

Secret Garden Patio Reveal This is a long overdue post about my secret garden patio.  I had a ton of photos to go through but limited them to less than a dozen.  I hope you enjoy it! When I last showed you my plans for a secret garden patio, it looked like this.

DIY Gazebo Succulent Hanging Planter

DIY Gazebo Succulent Hanging Planter On Thursday it was a beautiful day until a storm started brewing bringing 50-mile-per-hour winds.  It was the middle of the afternoon, but it was so dark it looked like evening.  The sky looked kind of creepy but beautiful as well.  I was hunkered down out in my workroom (which was formerly my guest house) working on a couple of projects.  The wind was howling outside, but I continued working away knowing it would soon {Read More}

Hiding an Air Conditioner With a Clematis Garden Arbor

Hiding an Air Conditioner with a Clematis Garden Arbor Do you have any ugly eyesore outside of your house?  What do you do about it? For us, it’s a window unit air conditioner that hangs outside the guest house. It’s dented on the outside and sticks out like a sore thumb.  It can be seen from the entrance of our house and looks so ugly! We don’t have a small window inside the guest house so my husband had to {Read More}

Patio Farmhouse Sink Potting Bench

Farmhouse Sink Potting Bench The patio area is nearly complete now and I just have a few more photos to take and edit, but I wanted to show you what my farmhouse sink potting bench looks like now. Several years ago, my husband and I turned a farmhouse sink that had been in our house when we moved in into a potting bench.  It looked like this (see more  about it HERE). It’s been sitting in front of our barn ever since and {Read More}

7 DIY Lavender Projects for Gift-Giving

7 DIY Lavender Projects for Gift-Giving I’ve got gardening on the brain, and since I’m attempting to grow lavender for the third time, I thought I would share some DIY lavender projects that are perfect for gift-giving. All of them are beautiful and some of them are utilitarian and useful as well. I’ve rounded up several of my past projects and included a few projects from other bloggers as well. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Repurposed Plastic Bucket to Garden Supplies Caddy

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #FreeandCleanLiving #CollectiveBias This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Repurposed Plastic Bucket to Garden Supplies Caddy Turn a cat litter bucket into the prettiest garden supplies caddy with just a few supplies.  It’s so easy to do and it keeps plastic buckets out of the landfills and turns them into a {Read More}

Vintage Style Peonies Mailbox Wall Decor

Peonies Mailbox Wall Decor Make this easy Peonies Mailbox Wall Decor for your front door or as vintage style wall decor. We have a large flower bed in our front yard along our gravel road, mostly filled with irises and peonies.  I rarely show it on the blog because it always needs weeding and looks messy.  Ain’t nobody got time for weeding! But I’m going to show it to you today because my peonies are in full bloom and they are {Read More}

Front Yard Junk Garden Update

Front Yard Junk Garden Update This is just a quick post to share what my front yard Junk Garden looks like this year.  I’ve had so much fun working on this Junk Garden as well as the one by my guest house.  I’ll be sharing the full reveal of My Secret Garden Patio probably later this week.  You can check out my plans for it here.

Fresh Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap

Pick some some fresh rosemary from your garden and make this Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap.  It smells so fresh and brings the garden indoors! Fresh Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap Rosemary Eucalyptus Soap is scented with 100% pure rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. Supplies: (Makes 4 bars) 1 lb. Goat’s milk soap base Sprig of fresh rosemary Sprig of fresh eucalyptus 6 Drops rosemary essential oil 6 Drops eucalyptus essential oil Soap coloring (optional) Soap mold Spritz bottle filled with rubbing alcohol Fresh {Read More}