How rad is this? Making delicious apple blossom honey and violet salt just in time for the warm and sunny spring morning breakfasts or brunches we’ll all be hosting. There are a number of rules involved in the eating of flowers so be sure to read them and follow them closely before mowing down your neighbor’s garden for a salad. See Design Sponge’s original post, list of edible flowers and a few recipes here.
Archive for March, 2012
Stickmop at Instrucktables shares a trick learned from a backpackers magazine that supposedly really works! Whether it does or not, this sounds like a fun trick to try to impress your coffee buddy.
“When you pour the coffee into your cup, watch the bubbles. If the bubbles move to the edge of the cup rather quickly, that’s a good sign. Expect clear skies for the next 12 hours. If the bubbles hang around in the center of the cup, get out your rain gear. You can expect rain in 12 hours. If the bubbles slowly move to the edge of the cup, you may get a bit of weather, but it should be clearing in a few hours. If you’ve managed to make a cup without bubbles, flop a spoonful of coffee back into your cup and make some more bubbles.”
Check out the original post here.
Ever since I watched my first Thread Banger how-to video on making a simple skirt, I have been inspired to one day begin making my own crochet tutorial videos. Since I don’t have a video camera or a much help I’ve been looking more at photo tutorials, but this blog post by A Nest for All Seasons has given me insight into the simplicity behind a simple video that I’m going to try out this weekend! See A Nest’s post and how-to here.
I love this braid! It’s so elegant I can already see little flowers or pearls added to this in embellishment.
This makes me so impatient for my hair to finish growing out!
Head on over to Modern Salon and get the how-to here.
Hey, hey, crafters! Crochet month at Bernat is almost over so hurry up and sign up for your free account, enter in your promo code and take advantage of the massive sale going on until 03/31. With your free membership you will have access to all of Bernat’s patterns as well as the opportunity to be notified of sales and events like this! Remember you must sign up to view the patterns and use the promo code! Click here to get to Bernat now.
I’m not sure if it’s the change in the weather, the onslaught of new pollens, or the effects of being exposed to the sun for longer periods of time during the day, but I’m exhausted more often than usual lately! I don’t know about you, but after my third cup I just don’t want any more coffee or black tea and those energy drinks are out of the question since they make me nauseous! So what to do when you’re fighting the abyss and trying desperately to stay focused? Try a little ginger either on a small cloth for smelling or in a tea or perhaps a little French Basil oil will get you going via your olfactory!
Revitalize Your Health has a nice long list of essential oils for giving you a little boost during the day that won’t leave you feeling sluggish an hour or so later. Visit Revitalize Your Health and see the full list of essential oils and the various ways to use them here.
Hey, you with all the new shoes, this is for you! Break those shoes in the painless way by reading The Beauty Department’s post on how to break in new heels. Walking around in your new heels in damp socks, who knew? Read the full post here and get to breaking in those hot new spring/summer heels (^_^).
Who will be making pitcher after pitcher of lemonades, sangria and lemon water this summer? I mean besides me. Well all those lemons are going to leave a lot of peels behind and what better use for them than to create some wonderful smelling cleansers?
One Good Thing has offered a list of her top 10 lemony scented cleanser recipes for us, hooray! Read the full post and find the recipes here.