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How to Make Bee House DIY

Learn how to make a bee house to give bees a shelter and safe space for breeding.  This is an easy and inexpensive bamboo bee house that can hang in your yard.  This is a great DIY idea for kids and makes a wonderful addition to a homeschool curriculum or use to supplement learning. When we moved to the farm eight years ago, one thing we wanted to do was get bee hives.  I use honey in my DIY beauty recipes and in cooking, and we thought it would be fun to have bees and get our own honey. But between picking up fallen trees after each gust of wind, gardening, taking care of animals, and general life, the bee hives just haven't happened.  Yet. Thankfully, I get get local raw honey fairly cheap, so I have a good supply of that.  However, our bees do need space to live and bee houses.   Learn how to make a bee hotel to give bees a safe place to breed.  Mason bees fill the bee house DIY with larva in the spring, and the mature bees emerge the following spring.  

Crown Royal Peach Tea Recipe

Peach Crown Royal is back!  Use it to make this easy Crown Royal peach tea recipe and other peach Crown Royal mixed drinks.  This is an easy recipe with just two ingredients plus ice, so it's very easy to make at home or when you're at a party.  I also have directions on how to make it with brewed tea, so you can make this peach Crown Recipes any way you like it. Summer is my favorite time of the year.  School is over, and so are most of our extracurricular activities.  It's really the lazy days of summer. We like having fires and inviting friends over or going to other people's houses for a fire or a late night card game.   I enjoy the seasonal peach Crown Royal, so I was looking for Crown Royal peach mixed drink recipes.  This peach iced tea cocktail is simple to make.  I used a can of iced tea for my Crown Royal peach tea recipe, so I can keep them on the shelf and not have to brew tea to make it.  However, you can use fresh tea if you want to.

Easy Herbs to Grow at Home

Learn the best herbs to grow at home for beginners.  This list of easy herbs to grow at home has commonly used cooking herbs that anyone, even a first time gardener, can easily grow at home.  These are the easiest herbs to grow in pots, so you can even plant them on a patio or in an apartment. Using high quality herbs in your cooking makes a big difference in the taste of your food.  I buy my dried herbs from an Amish bulk food store or grow my own.   I have a drawer full of different types of herbs, so I don't grow each one each year.  Dried herbs are usually good for up to three years, so I can rotate them each year. In the summer, I like using fresh herbs in my cooking.  It gives my food an amazing flavor that you just can't get from dried herbs. Using homegrown herbs takes it up another notch.  They have more flavor than herbs you find in stores.   They will have more flavor and taste fresher.  It makes a big difference in your cooking. If you're new to growing herbs, h

Gardening Hacks for Beginners

Learn how to make gardening easier with these gardening hacks for beginners.  Whether you're new to gardening or have been gardening for years, these gardening hacks and tips will help you save time and money while increasing your yield. Gardening is hard work, but it's very rewarding.  Having a backyard garden used to be popular, and most suburban or rural homes had one. It decreased in popularity for several years, but more and more people and turning to gardening and learning how to do gardening at home.   We went big with our first garden.  And we made a lot of mistakes.  It took a few years to figure out what worked, what didn't, and how to maximize our time and effort for the best yield each year.   We learned several gardening life hacks.  These tips for gardens help us save time and money, so we can get the most yield for our time.

Flower Pot Spring Wreath for Front Door (Dollar Tree Wreath Idea)

Learn how to make a Dollar Tree wreath for spring.  This adorable flower pot wreath is perfect for spring and through summer.  Get Dollar Tree wreath ideas to make an inexpensive wreath for your front door or hang in your home.  This spring wreath for front door is easy to make with supplies from the dollar store. I needed a new spring wreath for front door, so I headed to my favorite store for craft supplies: Dollar Tree.  I was browsing and of course ended up in the gardening section because that will be my life until fall. I found these adorable little terra cotta pots and thought they would make a really cute flower pot wreath.  Dollar Tree didn't disappoint with the flowers and greenery either. I had the spring grapevine wreath that I picked up somewhere else, but the terra cotta flower pots, moss, and flowers are from Dollar Tree. I didn't even add a ribbon, but you totally could.  Dollar Tree has some adorable ribbons to make a Dollar Tree wreath DIY. Flower Pot Spring W