Post by Lucy Miller Robinson. Drinking tea is a lost ritual, in the process of revival. In the U.S., the specialty tea market quadrupled from 1993 to 2008. Tea shops are popping up all over cities like San Francisco and Seattle. New brands like Republic of Tea, Zhena’s Gypsy Teas and Yogi Teas have swooped [...]
Post by Tara Patey. Let’s talk about shampoo. I haven’t used commercial shampoo in almost a year. Instead I wash my hair with shampoo soap. During this time, I have managed to convert my husband and mother to using a good bar of handmade soap in place of their traditional shampoo. Trust me, no meager [...]
Post by Pam Weppler. Turn a regular afternoon into a fun-filled exploration to find the perfect rocks and make some rock magnets with your kids. These unique magnets are useful and add some simple, natural style to your fridge or around the office! Things You Will Need: Rocks with one flat edge Round Magnets (I [...]
Post by Tara Patey. Hand made has always been an important part of my life. Some of my clearest childhood memories involve things made by hand. Like the hours I spent at my grandmother’s elbow, watching her knead bread and bake cookies. Or the hand knit woollen mittens and socks she would make me. Let’s [...]
You can make your very own impressive mini soft cover book. All you need is some paper, half an hour of your time, and opposable thumbs. This type of bookbinding requires no glue, no special tools, and no unusual skills. Honest.
These little books are great for carrying in your pocket or bag for jotting down addresses, phone numbers, or thoughts that you don’t want to escape. They make great little journals. And who wouldn’t want to receive a gift of a handmade book? Give it a try.
Post by Lucy Miller Robinson. You like to eat potatoes. You eat a potato, and your stomach is full. You don’t need to sprinkle potatoes with rosemary, unless you want your dinner to be extra satisfying or you’re trying to impress your partner. You probably aren’t even aware that rosemary is a brain booster and [...]