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Lavender Candles

Beyond its appealing aroma, lavender has been shown to help relieve insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Martha Stewart Living crafts director Marcie McGoldrick was inspired to include it in the home-spa products on the pages of the magazine (and in the lip balm). Enjoy the relaxing scent with candles …

Alternative Medicine

6 Vegan Habits Everyone Should Adopt (Without Giving Up Meat)

<i>By Brianna Steinhilber</i><p>For meat-lovers, "vegan" may be a dirty five-letter-word -- but we all have to admit that those following a vegan diet tend to have a smart approach to eating, filling their carts with fresh produce and possessing a strong awareness of what they're putting on their plates. …

Healthy Eating

19 Foods You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen

A well-stocked kitchen allows you to throw together a fast, flavorful meal after a long day. And, when you wake up and have to dash out the door for …

Hey everyone! The Summer Block Party KAL starts today! Come on by the Bee from1:30 - 3:30 for a little kickoff with Steff and I. We will have the first block pattern up on the blog by 10:30 and of course hard copies at the shop. Trish :) You didn't think I was going to show you one of the patterns, did you?

10 stress busters - Stress, anxiety and depression

<b>If you're stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause.</b><p>The most unhelpful …

Daily Meditation: Let Your Light Shine

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features the famous spiritual, "This Little Light of Mine," sung by music legend …

Brazil

This is your brain on crafting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Her brother's sudden death in 2004 hit Sarah Huerta hard.<p>In the years that followed, Huerta couldn't leave the house without suffering a panic attack. She hated getting in cars since her brother's body was found in one. She couldn't seem to hold down a job. Every time she stepped outside …

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How to Make Spring Flower with Wire and Nail Polish

Create some magical looking flowers with some nail polish. Surely, every lady has a nice collection of nail polish at home, so this project will be …

Nails

5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

Shares 2K<p>Are you a beginning gardener? New to ideas like crop rotation and plant thinning? Don’t worry–vegetable gardening doesn’t have to be a chore!<p>…

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality

A breath of fresh air<p>In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in …

13 natural solutions for killing and deterring ants

Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Natural pest control methods can help you cope with and eliminate the problem.<p>Little tiny …

Insects

Homemade Flea Repellent

<b>Homemade Flea Repellent<br>By Jessica Wilson</b><p>Every summer I succumb to the wailing meows of our calico cat and let her roll around outside in the garden, and every summer the calico witch-baby becomes lousy with fleas. Making your own flea repellent will not kill those pesky fleas, but it does a dandy …

How-To: Simple Patchwork Potholder

Looking for a simple, useful intro to patchwork projects? Check out this cute and colorful patchwork potholder tutorial that Hilary from Young Texan Mama shared on Moda Bake Shop!<p>This project would also make a lovely housewarming or host/hostess gift!<p>Ready to start stitching? Head on over to Moda …

Quilting