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    Homemade Natural Calendula Infused Oil for DIY Skincare
    AUTUMN | BATH & BODY | DIY & CRAFT

    Homemade Natural Calendula Infused Oil for DIY Skincare

    If you’re not in love with Calendula yet, you’re about to fall head over heels. Growing calendula (calendula officinalis) in our gardens has been so much fun over the years. Calendula has to be one of my all-time favorite plants to grow. It’s a great flowering herb for beginner gardeners to cultivate. Dried calendula flowers…

    How to Make Goldenrod Infused Herbal Oil: A DIY Recipe
    AUTUMN | BATH & BODY | DIY & CRAFT

    How to Make Goldenrod Infused Herbal Oil: A DIY Recipe

    Autumn is the season of goldenrod (solidago), a final flowering herb of summer with bright yellow flowers and long, slender stalks. Their leaves hold a heavy herbal aroma cherished for their mood-uplifting qualities. Indigenous and nature-loving artists have long used goldenrod as a natural dye source. The bright flowers generate a shocking yellow color that…

    How to Make Cinnamon and Clove Autumn Shower Steamers| Essential Oil Recipe
    AUTUMN | BATH & BODY | DIY & CRAFT

    How to Make Cinnamon and Clove Autumn Shower Steamers| Essential Oil Recipe

    These cinnamon and clove DIY shower steamers are fun and fast to whip up. They are the perfect way to warm up on chilly mornings and add a touch of essential oil aromatherapy to your days. Plus, they are fantastic homemade gifts that give a spa-like experience to anyone this holiday season.  Spice up your…

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    I am so happy you’re here! Join me and my family as we embrace the beauty and simplicity of everyday life in our farmhouse: seasonal living, handmade home, and homegrown happiness.

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    I grew up surrounded by gardeners. My father, his mother, and my pop-pop were prolific earth tenders who solicited butterflies and prompted magic from herbs. I was one of the first generations to benefit from gardens in schools, where I learned to make lavender wands and potato stew.

    I also grew up surrounded by crafters. My mom, grandmother, best friends, and Girl Scout leaders instilled a deep love for the joy and satisfaction of making by hand. There is nothing that can compare to the human touch.