Opening a new SHOP!!!!

That’s right! On etsy! It’ll be for dried herbs and spices, homemade teas, seasonings. All with no preservatives, no chemicals!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/gardenwitchskitchen

 

I’ll be launching this fall, I have herbs drying now. By late August early September the shop should be fully stocked! And I have the greenhouse so I’ll be able to continue to grow all winter long 🙂

I am currently drying Basil, Lavender,  and Sage.

 

I also have Lemon Thyme, Rosemary and Chives growing.

 

I am gladly taking requests for herbs to grow please leave a comment here or message me on etsy with your request!!

 

 

New Headbands!

I made a handful of new headbands before the craft show a few weeks back and finally got around to listing the ones that didn’t sell at the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these and more and now listed in the shop for $5.50 a piece, great for both kids and adults.

 

 

As always wordpress readers get free shipping! Just use coupon code WORDPRESS

http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttonsandyarnohmy

 

xxoo

Fruits of my Labor

So we seem to have run out of groceries this week, and my truck isn’t registered yet so I haven’t been able to go grocery shopping. Basically we’ve been living off pasta, chicken salad, and mac n cheese. Not very healthy and our garden is just now starting to produce more food. Since we’ve basically gone though all of our non perishables this is a great opportunity to start fresh. We’ve always been on again off again clean diets. We try to avoid anything with preservatives but unfortunately healthy food is much more expensive, not to mention more time consuming then fresh clean food. We’ll stick to the “clean diet” for about a week or more but then we fall off the wagon so to speak, but not this time. With the help of the garden i’m hoping it will actually be less expensive to eat clean. It’ll be a complete lifestyle change but one we’re willing to make. Since we’re an hour away from a grocery store we’ll also have to do a lot of planning ahead.

 

So being completely out of food I went to scavenge in the garden and happily found cucumbers, peas and a tomato!

Raw, Clean, and yummy!! Not exactly a balanced meal but it’ll be fine for a day.

 

I can’t wait to try some of these cool recipes I found that are completely clean! Like, Strawberry Cupcakes, Lettus Wraps, Homemade Granola, Homemade Vitamin Water. The biggest challenge I think will be packing healthy lunches for James. Thanks to pinterest I have a never ending supply of ideas 🙂

 

 

xxoo

Peasant Skirts and the Boho Chic look

A dear friend of mine and fellow artist (Huggie, from http://www.huggieshodgepodge.com/) has completely made my summer by letting me borrow her sewing machine. I’ve been holding out forever to buy one simply because i’m terrified i’ll use it for a week then never touch it again. But I’d really like to expand my shop to more than just knit items (like backing some winter cowls with fleece), I’ve already listed some of my new paintings that i’d been holding off on forever but I brought them to the craft show and got a ton of positive feedback so I listed some of the smaller paintings. I’m terrified to ship the larger prints, i’ve gotten some pretty mangled parcels from USPS  in the past and I’d be really upset if that’s how one of my paintings arrived to a customer.

So the sewing machine. I want to make my own clothes, simple stuff, wrap skirts and dresses, peasant tops and tank tops, nothing flashy or fancy just the basics. and I just can’t find that stuff online that’s reasonably priced. I also want a cape, more specifically a travelers cloak. I’ve got my dream closet on pinterest that I’ve been pulling inspiration from. http://pinterest.com/ireth/fashion-inspiration/ . I love fashion and style and beauty and I think i’m finally finding my own unique style. I’ve graduated from graphic tshirts and jeans! Yay! Etsy has been a wonderful place to find some of these pieces and fingers crossed some might just be making their way into my closet soon!

Some of my favorites from Etsy for this boho chic look:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JoozieCotton

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103578474/ladies-purple-poncho-top-long

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sophiaclothing

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mcostlow

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RunWithTheTribe

I’ve got a ton more too, you can view all of  my etsy favorites at:
https://www.etsy.com/people/ButtonsandYarnOhMy/favorites

xxoo

Sneak peak at nail polish for this week: