An herbal Valentine's Day
Here are a series of herbal gifts you can make. I say, use these any time of year. You can't possibly make them all for one day (or one person!). Share the love with anyone who needs cheering! And a link to a discussion that has a wonderful raspberry torte recipe from one of our talented members!
Special purchases or gifts
I am very pleased with my new acquisitions over the past month. With some funds that came my way at this time (some gifted & some from other places) and after some very careful thought, I was able to buy some things I normally would not have been able to. I usually also buy things for others over myself (my family usually)…
Chai Honey Mix
I made this blend this morning as a Christmas gift. Its really tasty! And that's coming from someone who doesn't drink chai. The recipe says to add it to hot water but I think it would be good in black tea, too. Great gift idea for the tea drinker on your list. In a fancy jar, maybe with a new mug and a honey dipper.
Stuff & happiness, how much do you really need?
Here is some incentive to pare down as well as some "experience" gift ideas. Experiences are my preference, if possible. We don't need so much stuff. I am working on cutting down on stuff & keeping things in order and it is making me feel better...more free and giving me a sense that I can control something during this…
Cottonwood Salve Makes a Great Gift
I often make cottonwood salve and package it in small tins for gifts. You can use any species of cottonwood bud, and winter is the best time to collect the sticky buds from fallen limbs. Winter storms often bring down more than enough for my projects! I learned to make it straight from John Gallagher, of Learning Herbs and…
What ideas do you have for making fast, frugal (not "cheap"), useful and welcome gifts? Maybe your income is minimal, you have many extras (teachers, coaches, etc.) to get something for, or you want to just be thoughtful, generous, and encouraging to others in this crazy time, but want to be mindful of your spending. These…
The Kid Should See This
Here is a list of unique things to make, do and experience. Their gift guide is interesting too.
Christmas presents for the garden or gardener
I have been gifted , as already mentioned somewhere, seeds for next year's garden. The picture shows the seeds for early spring sowing. All seeds are from Bingenheimer in Germany. They are not necessary heirloom as there are some new breeds but they are all true to type. I have more seeds for late spring, summer and the…