homemade gifts

DIY suet feeders

DIY suet feeders

We have bird feeders all over our yard during the cold winter months. We have birds feasting on the front porch feeders and you’re sure to find birds feasting on the feeders placed in the trees outside my kitchen window, so I can watch them while doing the dishes. We have found black oil sunflower brings the most songbirds […]

luna dream pillow

luna dream pillow

Merry Solstice blessings friends! I made herbal luna dream pillows for Winter Solstice gifts this year. The little ladies loved them. “That’s all,” Lisa

applesauce cinnamon spice pomanders and acorns- diy

applesauce cinnamon spice pomanders and acorns- diy

I LOVE cinnamon applesauce dough and use it for both Winter and Summer Solstice. This year, we made a spicier dough to make acorns and pomanders.  You need: 1 cup cinnamon 1 tablespoon cloves 1 tablespoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon allspice 1 cup applesauce 2 tablespoons white glue acorn caps whole cloves thin paintbrush large bowl […]

nature's tiny ornaments- DIY

nature’s tiny ornaments- DIY

 This is the perfect time of year to go foraging for little tidings to create that special Yule-tide magic. Needed: Little tidbits and whatnots from the great outdoors, glue gun or tacky glue, small wood beads, herbs, acorns, acorn caps, rosehips, and leaves. Add the beads to the cones, then the caps, then get creative, break […]

Rosemary wellness simmer- DIY for upper respiratory

Rosemary wellness simmer- DIY for upper respiratory

Mmmmmmm, the scent of rosemary and citrus put me in an uplifting can do anything mood! Not only is rosemary a lovely way to scent your home but it is antibacterial, which helps clear phlegm from the head and chest. It’s great to simmer on the stove when there are upper-respiratory ailments or headaches going through your house. Rosemary citrus […]

Marimo Moss Ball Water Terrarium- DIY

Marimo Moss Ball Water Terrarium- DIY

Last Winter my little ladies and I were wandering through the pet store looking at the fish and we came across a floating ball of green. We learned that it was called a Marimo ball (Cladophora aegagropila), or a Japanese moss ball. The Marimo ball is considered a National Treasure in Japan, can bring good luck, and make all your […]