Herbal uses for violets

Herbal uses for violets

When I was a little girl I used to love to pick flowers. I loved bring in bouquets, picking their petals and even pretend cooking make a flour ‘soup’ in my mom’s bird fountain. (I bet she loved that!) As an adult, I still love to have a vase full of blooms on my kitchen…

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20+ ways to use dandelions!

20+ ways to use dandelions!

Dandelions! It’s almost time for our lawns to be full of them. (I know some people aren’t as thrilled as me) To me, dandelions really represent spring. My kids get so excited to see them popping up in the yard and run around collecting them. Not only are they pretty, they are functional. They are…

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DIY herbal vitamin C syrup

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Winter has come in with a roar this week here in MI! We already have a foot of snow and my boys are ecstatic to go play in it. (They think the snow plow only comes to make hills for them, not for the purpose being able to get out of our yard!) I decided…

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How to make elderberry syrup gummies

how to make elderberry syrup gummies.

(This post contains affiliate links there no extra charge for you to purchase through the links. If you do make a purchase, we make a percentage of the sale. This helps keep the content of the blog free.) As a mom, I sometimes struggle with being overly paranoid about germs. It’s not that I think…

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Elderberries from harvest to preservation

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Elderberries are finally starting to ripen around here. The green berries start to darken and become heavy with beautiful berries. These scrubby looking bushes are a common site in damp ditches along our country roads. I’m so thankful to have found a good supply to be able to stock up on berries for the winter…

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