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Decorating with Lavender

A beautiful sunset washed the sky with the prettiest pastel colors as I was driving home from work the other night. A soft shade of lavender swirled around hues of pink and pale blue. Behind it all was the glow of the sun and it was mesmerizing. The artistry in the sky inspired me to write a post about decorating with lavender. Lavender Living Room Lavender isn't typically the first shade of paint chosen for a living room, but its effect can … [Read more...]

How to Make Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts

Summer means spending time outside in the fresh air and sometimes that can be exhausting. Working in the garden, bike rides and long walks, swimming in the pool or at the beach - plenty of physical activity! What better way to unwind and soothe sore muscles than with a luxurious and therapeutic soak in the bath tub?  Add fragrant, homemade lavender rosemary bath salts to your bath for increased health benefits. Bath salts are known to provide a … [Read more...]

DIY Lavender Lemon Spray

Have you ever noticed how certain fragrances transport you to another place and time?  Cross the threshold into any bakery where cinnamon rolls are fresh out of the oven and you're sure to flash back to a Saturday morning when mom was baking and you were impatiently waiting for sweet rolls while watching your favorite cartoons.  A new study suggests our noses can detect 1 trillion different scents! When spring rolls around, I prefer lighter … [Read more...]

13 DIY Lavender Projects You’ll Love!

Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances and there are so many wonderful things you can do with this flowering herb. Use lavender in beauty products; use it as a garnish in salads or as an herb when cooking. Bake them into cookies and breads to enhance the flavor of food. You're probably familiar with two types of lavender ... English Lavender and French Lavender. English lavender is the more widely used of the two, tolerating cold weather … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Seeking Lavender Lane

Yesterday Old Man Winter decided to dump his frosty self all over our neck of the woods to the tune of about 5 inches of snow. I'm not quite ready for it, but rather than wallow in my sorrow, how about a charming home tour instead? I think you'll love Deb's home. She blogs over at Seeking Lavender Lane. Pretty neutral tones set the stage for Deb's living room. A textured rug pulls the furniture together and details like the Blueberry sign above … [Read more...]

How to Can Honey Lavender Peaches

Have you ever canned fruits or vegetables? I didn't start canning until a few years ago. I was always afraid to do it, thinking it would take a ridiculous amount of hours. Well, I'm happy to say canning food is fairly easy and it doesn't always take all day. Case in point, this recipe for canned honey lavender peaches that are oh so good! (Recipe at end of post) I canned these peaches a few weeks ago. Last night I served them with vanilla … [Read more...]

How to Make Lavender Candles

One of my favorite scents in the world is calming lavender ... its sweet floral and herbal fragrance with balsamic undertones. One of the easiest ways to infuse its intoxicating scent throughout the home is with candles. I've found that dried lavender doesn't diffuse throughout a room as quickly and evenly as a burning candle. But good candles with quality fragrance can get expensive, so I decided to make my own lavender … [Read more...]

How to Make Lavender Potpourri

Lavender is a nostalgic fragrance and one my favorite scents to bring into the home. As part of the Homemade Beauty and Household Product showcase, I'm going to show you how to make lavender potpourri. If you want to see more DIY beauty and home products, be sure to visit the other blogs in the showcase listed at the end of this post. And now, let me show you just how easy it is to make lavender potpourri! I mixed my lavender potpourri with mini … [Read more...]

How to Make Lavender Dryer Sachets

Want an easy project you can make quickly that smells oh so good? I'm here to show you how to make lavender dryer sachets. Yes ... dryer sachets! In a matter of minutes you can have pretty, lavender dryer sachets that you toss into your dryer to make your laundry smell fresh and beautiful. The subtle scent of lavender is sure to boost your spirits during these gray winter days! French Lavender is one of my all-time favorite scents ... But you … [Read more...]

How to Make Lavender Linen Spray

The June/August issue of Country Living magazine arrived in my mailbox and there was a snippet about making lavender linen spray.  Since I had leftover dried lavender buds from making sachets, I thought I'd put my stock to good use. Lavender linen spray is very easy to make and is far cheaper than buying it in a store. Lavender oil is said to help induce sleep so I plan to use the lavender linen spray on our bed sheets.   You don't need a … [Read more...]

5 Easy Steps to Make French Lavender Sachets

French Lavender is one of my favorite scents and I've been wanting to make lavender sachets for the longest time. I finally found a source for inexpensive lavender buds and placed an order immediately. It's so easy to make these fragrant little sachets! Simply follow these 5 easy steps and you'll have pretty little sachets to tuck in your drawers or wherever you want to leave the sweet scent of lavender. You can decorate your sachets in a number … [Read more...]

Vintage Paper Mache Boxes: How to Guide

Decorated paper mache boxes make cute storage units for a variety of things, from jewelry to sewing supplies and more. The boxes are fairly cheap and it's easy to decorate them in vintage style. Read on to find out how! (This post contains affiliate links.)   Today I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity Spring DIY tour hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie and I've chosen one of my favorite projects to share with you. You'll find more … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Posts of 2018

At the beginning of each New Year I like to look back and see the top ten reader favorite blog posts here on Town and Country Living! 1. My Summer Colors Home Tour I chose an apple green color to brighten my rooms for the summer months.   2. My Christmas Home Tour My holiday home tours usually make the Top Ten list each year so this one comes as no surprise.   3. Simple Steps to Spring Decorating … [Read more...]

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