Archive | September 2016

Fall Crafts Idea – Fragrant Cinnamon Stick Bunches

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A pretty and fragrant Fall decor idea is to make cinnamon stick bunches tied with colored curly ribbons. You can add further fragrance to these cute little cinnamon stick bunches by placing them in decorative seasonal display dishes with strong smelling spices like whole allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.

In the photo above I placed my cinnamon stick bunch in a Fall leaf shaped dish filled with whole allspice, cloves, hawthorn berries, and dried orange peel.

I have a tutorial video on how to make these cute little cinnamon stick bunches and how to curl the ribbon:




Free Facebook Timeline Cover

I have a new free Fall pumpkin Facebook timeline cover. It is already sized to fit the Facebook timeline dimensions.

It appears slightly reduced here, click on it to see it full size. To save it, hover your mouse over it, right-click and choose ‘save as’ from the mini menu and save it to your hard drive. Once you have it saved, all you need to do is upload it to your Facebook timeline.

free Facebook timeline cover


Lavender Dessert Recipes

While we all know that lavender is fantastic in crafts like potpourri, soap, sachets, and bath products, it is also edible and is a great addition to many recipes. This wonderful aromatic herb has a distinct flavor and should be used lightly because it is quite strong. It’s flavoring goes particularly well with recipes using ingredients like cream, milk, and sugar, so it makes a great addition to baking recipes.

Explore your creative side and satisfy your sweet tooth with these great dessert recipes using lavender.


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Lavender Macarons – Plant Food Fabulous



healthy lavender cheesecake

Healthy Lavender Cheesecake – Pie’s Recipe



Lavender Ice Cream

Lavender Ice Cream – AllRecipes



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Lavender Shortbread Biscuits – Take Stock Magazine



Strawberry Lavender Buttermilk Cake

Strawberry & Lavender Buttermilk Cake – SweetaPolita



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Lavender & Peach Cake – Tatyana’s



Lavender Cupcakes

Lavender Cupcakes – Jessie Next Door


*When buying lavender to use in recipes, make sure it is culinary lavender. The lavender that is sold to be used in crafts like potpourri and sachets is sometimes chemically treated, so make sure you are using lavender that is safe to eat.