Category : craft

How to Make Paper Pots for Planting Seeds

  It’s easy to make paper pots for planting seeds. All you need is a can and some newspaper. Add soil and seeds, and you’re half way to a garden. There are many things I love about paper pots for…

0 Comments / 528 View / March 13, 2017

DIY Wine Box Herb Garden

  Ask any foodie the secret to making everyday meals come to life and 9 times out of 10 it will be fresh herbs. Like a cache of flavor and fragrance, fresh herbs are your ticket to a whole new…

0 Comments / 793 View / June 13, 2016

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

  You’ve probably heard it before: “If you’re going to grow one thing, grow herbs.” You’ll be rewarded with unparalleled freshness and flavor, changing meals into moments, and you can live guilt free, no more mystery bags of wilted, unused…

10 Comments / 10235 View / February 24, 2016

Grow What You Love: Free Printable Seed Packets

  Are your pockets full of seeds? Have random envelopes and jars stuffed with the beginnings of next season’s garden? Me too. That’s how I came up with the idea of creating seed packets made with plain old printer paper and…

8 Comments / 4682 View / September 14, 2015

Small Space Gardening Tips in Chicagoland

  What happens when you endure an unusually long, cold winter and finally the weather starts to turn the corner toward spring? Right! Pull out the short sleeves, seeds and plant — of course. I was fortunate enough to find…

0 Comments / 171 View / April 27, 2015

How to Grow Sprouts with DIY Sprouting Jars

  Antsy for spring? Move over winter blues, time for some green love without the wait. Growing your own sprouts is simple and a fabulous pick-me-up this time of year. You can get your hands on some seeds and watch…

2 Comments / 5590 View / February 1, 2015

Small Space Gardening | How to Make a Mint Tin Garden

  It’s easy to have a garden in the smallest of spaces when it’s grown in a tin. And why not a mint tin? If you’re like me, you thrive being out in the garden — surrounded in green, getting…

1 Comment / 1174 View / October 13, 2014

Jam Making 101 | Hard Earned Sweetness

  What could be better than picking and eating summer berries? Picking, eating and having enough left over to make homemade jam. Pie is amazing too, but jam is special — sweet goodness and foraging stories wrapped up in a…

2 Comments / 155 View / October 6, 2014

Forest Man | One Tree at a Time

This is a film worth watching and a life worth following. Forest Man tells the story of Jadav Payeng and the 1,360 acre forest he planted on Majuli Island in Northeast India. The island, the largest river island on Earth,…

2 Comments / 134 View / August 5, 2014

5 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

  School’s out. At least for a few more weeks. I say make the most of it. Time for summer fun only the way summer can afford. Exploration, imagination and creepy crawlies. Fishing, forts, spring peepers (baby toads) and eating…

2 Comments / 131 View / July 22, 2014