Sprayers for rooms, linen and more

This is the time of the year when selection in the garden for projects can be limited but essential oils, thankfully, are available year round. For years it was a challenge to find a good quality spritz top but I am finding more and more options that give a good fine mist and don’t clog. […]

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Graham Cracker Decorated Houses (no gingerbread here)

If you are well and truly in the middle of the rush of the season, then things are probably beginning to drop by the wayside. As time gets squeezed, that four day plan to build an architectural marvel doesn’t bring the same happy thoughts. I am going to suggest that building memories is far more […]

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Lavender Wands

As the summer progresses, herbs ripen, flowers bloom and the question becomes what do I do with it all? For the most part,  I would say enjoy what Gaia offers; walk the earth, appreciate the colours, breath in the aromas and enjoy the season in gratitude. A portion of the bounty can however be collected […]

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Herbed Salts

As the wheel turns towards Lammas, the Earth comes into Her fullness and harvesting becomes the next natural step. How to hold the fresh tasty flavours of the garden for those times when the days are not so long and warm? There are a variety of ways to preserve herbs. They can be dried, crumbled […]

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You don’t need the five acres of Jean’s Garden

This post is by way of encouragement for those of you that have been reading and wondering what might be possible on a smaller scale than the almost five acres of Jean’s Garden. If home for you is a condominium or apartment, do not loose heart. There is always the option of container gardening. Jean […]

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Earth Day Part Two

Happy Earth Day Everyone! Here are three more suggestions for celebrating, today or any other day. As mentioned yesterday Earth Day is about a world view as much as it is about April 22. 4. Nature Crafts There are many ways to support the natural wildlife and the bees that keep our harvests healthy. A […]

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Earth Day Part One

I know that you know Earth Day is a world view not a day of the year but having a special time to remember to remember is good too so here are six things that you could do with family and friends to refocus the choices we make the rest of the year, three today […]

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Aromatic Candles

I promised we would get spicy and so we shall. Today the focus is on scented Valentine candles for the bedroom. Candles at dinner, from my perspective, are best left unscented so as not to clash with the aromas of the meal. Once you have moved on from dessert, then essential oils will help carry […]

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Part Seven: Lughansa Skills Test

Welcome Back! The story of Lughnasa’s origins are varied. The thing that they all agree on is that Lugh was skilled in many areas and known for his craftsmanship. The games themselves began and developed as part of the celebration to honour his foster mother, Tailtui. Many of the games played required a large field […]

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Part Five: Place Cards, Truth Telling & Invisible Ink

Welcome back! Today we are going to create our magical place cards. Cards that we will use with the candles made last time to go a little deeper into the meanings of the season. On a practical level as host/ess there is a responsibility for the emotional safety of your guests. If levels of trust […]

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