DIY

The Best Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

It’s strawberry season and I cannot get enough of those deep red, flavorful beauties. Whether your garden is overflowing with them or you just picked some up from your local store or farmer’s market, now is the time to indulge. It’s also the perfect time to make some homemade strawberry jam. When I am craving something sweet, I love to load up a piece of gluten free bread with homemade strawberry jam. My husband always reminds me when I’m making his toast that he doesn’t want a “Lauren style” spread of jam…what can I say I …

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DIY Candle Holder (Outdoor)

This easy DIY Candle Holder will add some sparkle to any outdoor setting! Perfect for summer parties, weddings or just for relaxing in your garden. Feel free to customize the candle holder, get creative! (This post originally went live in 2015.) As summer begins to wind down, I’m soaking up every last bit of time with Aaron while he is on hiatus and Miss Parker, of course.  We are revamping our editorial calendar with some really exciting things coming up this fall and in the meantime taking a stroll down memory lane with some of our …

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How-To Freeze or Dry Fresh Herbs like Basil, Thyme, Parsley and More

A couple of months ago I picked up a handful of small herb plants for the backyard. Little did I know how useful they would prove to be! As they continue to grow and produce, I was reminded of this post from Lauren Daniel and thought it was time to revisit! Keep reading for the full tutorial on how to freeze or dry your fresh herbs… This spring my husband made all my herb garden dreams come true and helped me build a “salad table”, which is basically an herb and lettuce raised bed garden that is table height. (If you don’t …

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Easy Outdoor DIY: Painted Succulent Pots Tutorial

These DIY Succulent Planters are really simple and leave your outdoor pots with a really cool, unglazed finish look. Turn your unused collection of pots into beautiful homemade pots! We have been spending a lot of time out side lately. Any time the kids start to go haywire or homeschool jumps the shark, we fling open the door and do what we can to get some fresh air. Yesterday it was gardening and I was reminded of this tutorial we did with my friend Lindsay so many years ago! It’s a really nice way to create some cohesion in your …

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