Happy Kawaii Dryer Balls

Ever heard of dryer balls? I hadn’t until recently mostly because I try to air dry my laundry as much as possible. Sometimes though, the large items such as bedding need to go in the dryer in the winter. Using dryer balls helps fluff and aerate tumbling laundry. As usual, when I found out they […]

Happy Hour: Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Tomiko and I tried a cup of lavender lemonade when we were travelling through Prince Edward County last summer. It was delicious! To make it more obvious that you’re drinking or serving the lavender lemonade, try adding a drop of red and two drops of blue food colouring to the whole batch to lightly tint […]

Gardening: Planting a Bloomin’ Flower Box

Planting Flower Boxes

Ryan and I have a small balcony off the back of our third-floor apartment. Since the view of the garage isn’t that great, I decided to beautify the balcony with flower boxes. Naturally, I want to plant blossoms that attract bees and butterflies, but which will also last all summer. Native plants too, if I can swing it. And I’ll […]

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is a buttery cookie from the UK. It’s often sweet, so I’m not 100% sure why it’s called ‘shortbread’ and not ‘shortcake’ (which is obviously a different dessert). From what I have read, the word ‘short’ comes from the crumbly texture of both shortbread and shortcake, not that they were made with shortening, which […]

Last Minute Home Spa Gift Ideas

DIY: Refreshing Minty Sugar Scrub

If you are looking for last minute, budget-friendly gift ideas for your loved ones, consider one of the following. These are all homemade and most ingredients can be found in your own kitchens. Make up a big batch, divide them into mason jars, label and decorate with a pretty bow, and you’re done! The Refreshing […]

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