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Erica Strauss - Hands On Home - LivingHomegrown.com

Erica Strauss - Hands On Home - LivingHomegrown.com

This week’s post is a summary of my podcast interview with my good friend Erica Strauss.

Erica is a blogger over at NW Edible Life where she has fun, punchy perspective on garden-to-table eating and living a DIY lifestyle.

And…She just wrote her first book:

The Hands on Home:* A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving and Natural Homekeeping.

It’s about keeping a more productive home, kitchen and lifestyle through DIY projects. You save money, time and end up feeling good about what you do.

Good stuff!

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Gardener Spa Treatments

A few people asked me to post photos of the gardener spa treatments I made for holiday gifts this year. I made lavender goat’s milk soap, lavender bath bombs,...

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A VERY Last Minute Gardener Gift

Okay, you are down to the wire now. Do you still have a gardener on your gift list? Give them bulbs! It's simple, it can be put together in...

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Gifts From The Garden Series #2 – Moth Chaser Sachets

Here is the second post featuring ideas on how you can give a bit of your garden to others for the holidays. (First post is here.)  All the ideas...

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A Garage Sale Garden

My friend Michelle Yeaton planted some vintage stone urns with holiday colors and placed them on her front porch. They looked fabulous. I asked her if I could photograph...

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Gifts From The Garden Series #1

Happy Turkey Day Everyone! Okay – The holiday season is officially on us and everyone is scrambling to get their gift lists together. Why not make a few gifts...

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Fireplace Herbs

 As you cut back any herbs in your garden in preparation for winter, save the cuttings and branches from the most fragrant plants such as bay, mint, lavender, lemon...

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Adding Fragrance to the Home

I do a lot of “talking” here about gardening, plants and all the ways we can enjoy those plants (through food, flower arrangements, spa treatments, etc.). But there is...

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Chamomile Hand Oil

Now that the weather is changing, we should all take some time to pamper our skin. Every fall, I make myself a batch of this Chamomile Hand Oil. A...

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