Garden Looking Towards Porch
Cottage Garden: June 2021 Update
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/15/2021 | No Comments
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We bought the little cottage behind our house three years ago, and I’ve been working steadily on the garden ever since. Let me show you the progress I’ve made over the past year.

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How to Make Peppermint Simple Syrup
How to Make Peppermint Simple Syrup
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/13/2021 | No Comments
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Grab some fresh peppermint, and make this peppermint simple syrup. It’s an easy way to add natural mint flavor to drinks and desserts.

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How to Make Lavender Extract
How to Make Lavender Extract
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/02/2021 | No Comments
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Use dried lavender from your garden, or the store, to make a batch of lavender extract, so you can make lavender-flavored cakes, cookies, drinks, ice cream and more. This is a quick and easy recipe with definite gift potential. I’ve even included free, printable labels that you can use to package it. If alcohol isn’t your thing, be sure to check out my non-alcoholic version.

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How to Make Foaming Hand Soap
How to Make Foaming Hand Soap
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/06/2021 | No Comments
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Save money – and cut down on plastic waste – by making your own foaming hand soap refill. I’ve been using this recipe to refill my foaming hand soap dispensers for over a decade.

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Row of Privacy Plantings Next to the Road
Planting a Privacy Hedge
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/29/2021 | 9 Comments
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It’s been two years since we planted our junipers and three years since we planted our hollies. Here’s an update on how our privacy hedge is coming along.

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