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3/30/2011
Strongly influenced by wabi-sabi's principles, the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement railed against 'the swinish luxury of the rich,' ornamental excess and the poverty of people who lacked creativity.
12/26/2013
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
6/20/2011
This smoothie recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of spinach.   
8/4/2011
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
7/26/2011
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
2/17/2012
Transform old luggage into fun, functional furniture with these four suitcase crafts.
2/7/2014
Give homemade gifts for the ones you love with these herbal crafts for Valentine's Day, including tussie-mussies and potpourri.
11/27/2013
Find even more aromatherapy crafts for the holidays in this second post from the Lemon Verbena Lady.
11/27/2013
Relieve stress, boost spirits and get relaxed with these aromatherapy crafts for the holidays, including an herbal bath bag and a simmering citrus potpourri.
12/12/2011
Welcome guests to your home with a homemade wreath. For inspiration, check out these DIY Christmas wreath crafts, found on Pinterest.
12/8/2011
Fill your tree with homemade Christmas ornaments this year. Check out these Christmas ornament crafts, found on Pinterest!
12/24/2009
Natural Home and the Obamas are in sync on fun, waste-reducing holiday projects. Find out more about decoupage ornaments.
4/24/2014
Keep your little ones busy outdoors with these five fun and innovative outdoor crafts for kids found on Pinterest. From backyard teepees to homemade slime, we've got you covered.
10/8/2013
Get inspired by these simple holiday crafts that use herbs. The Lemon Verbena Lady features her favorite DIY potpourri and spice wreaths, pomander and potpourri.
11/23/2010
Make herbal salves and lip balms, condition leather, polish metal and create stunning works of art with beeswax.
10/9/2009
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
4/7/2009
Create a homemade sachet to add fresh fragrance in your home every time you vacuum.
10/28/2008
Follow a young greenie through the Hawaiian practice of malama ka `aina and create a craft that honors this way of life.
3/1/2011
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
6/26/2012
Upcycle old wine corks into fun yet functional items with these five wine cork crafts.
2/4/2011
Light up your Valentine's Day with all natural, herbal homemade candles.
12/9/2013
The Lemon Verbena Lady talks about some of her favorite sights in Pittsburgh during Christmas, as well as some of her favorite herbs, books and crafts for the holidays.
12/6/2012
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
12/7/2011
These homemade orange ornaments will add bright colors and a citrusy aroma to your tree this year.
12/9/2010
Learn how to press flowers and construct a plant press to preserve your favorite herbs for study, display, or crafts.
11/15/2011
This winter wreath welcomes visitors and wafts a wonderful scent
4/19/2012
Decorating with materials that would otherwise be considered junk can bring pops of life and color to your home’s style. Check out these bottle cap crafts for a fun way to decorate with junk!
12/21/2011
Wrap your holiday gifts with these gift-wrapping ideas that reuse materials from around the house.
1/10/2011
Look at your closet, and your shopping, in a whole new way. Repurpose items you already have, making a dress out of a shirt or a handbag out of men’s ties.
11/8/2010
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a creative project to display favorite old family recipes with pictures the people who made them. 
1/17/2012
Use nature’s own ingredients to add color and moisture to your lips with this homemade lip tint.
12/28/2009
Christmas may have passed, but the remnants of the holiday festivities remain—piles of wrapping paper, boxes, and ribbons tangled strands of lights trees losing needles all over the living room floor. Fortunately, cleaning up after another holiday season is easier—and more
12/7/2011
Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.
12/11/2011
Lemon Verbena Lady finishes her other holiday-inspired craft, mini spice wreaths. This DIY project is a perfect way to use up those extra holiday spices you may have in your pantry. This project is quick, easy and will fill your house with the aroma of holiday classics.


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