Do-It-Yourself

8 Tips for Starting Your Own Organic Garden

Each year, I long for the warmest of spring days to arrive so that I may enjoy being outdoors and begin planting organic herbs, vegetables, and flowers.  There is just something about being outside in nature that makes me feel alive.  Most importantly, is how sweet it is, to savor the taste of fresh picked lettuces, kale, parsley, mint, and...
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12 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

The Power of Lavender Essential Oil Do you feel overwhelmed from life and work?  Are you dealing with change of season triggers that make you want to hide your runny nose & watering eyes while crawling under the covers to sleep all day?  Do you suffer from annoying and sometimes accidental skin upsets?  Are you able to stay calm under...
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Love Bugs Craft for Kids

Do you love to create with your kids!?  As a Visual Arts Teacher, I love designing art lessons that challenge my students to grow creatively.  I expose my students to a wide variety of art materials, artist exemplars, and techniques. Experimentation and playing joyfully through creativity is so much fun for kids, and believe it or not, it’s fun for...
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Make-a-Date Sticks

Are you looking for a creative way to remind yourself that it’s ok to schedule time for fun? Most of us are overwhelmed with responsibility and our daily routines. We may easily lose sight of what it means to live in joy, happily ever after – for real!  Consider giving this jar of “Make-a-Date sticks” to your hubby, boyfriend, girlfriend,...
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Mini Quotation Cards for Valentine’s Day

It’s fun to design these mini quotation cards with a variety of card-stock and unique papers. As an artist educator, I save scraps of just about everything, because whether I’m in my home art studio or classroom art studio, I put everything to good use and up-cycle as much as possible. If you love to create using the collage technique,...
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