If you are like me, you are no stranger to cold hands in the wintertime. Despite wearing my mittens and gloves my hands just have the most difficult time warming up. I’ve also have been known from time to time to dash out to the chicken coop forgetting my gloves. One way that I try and fight the cold weather is by carrying these darling felt heart handwarmers in my coat pockets. They are so simple to make. With some felt, dried lavender and rice, you too can make these. I think they make a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. You can even try stitching on messages of love if you are handy with a needle.
This week is the peak of lavender season here at Tilly’s Nest. Lavender and bees go hand in hand.
Today, I am very excited to share with your one of our newest sponsors, Flint Creek Soap Company. A few weeks ago, they sent me some of their amazing products and I am hooked. We have washed, sprayed, and lotioned ourselves up in some of their most delightful products. As much as I love getting dirty in the gardens and at the beach, it is always nice to come home to beautiful products like these.
|Fresh dry herbs ready for bundling|
We have been harvesting and drying herbs here. One of my favorite things that we enjoy making are these natural mosquito repellent bundles aka Bug Bombs. The kids named them. Sage, mint and lavender all naturally repel mosquitoes. We like to gather up these herbs and tie them together. We then add them to the fire to smolder and smoke away those biting pests.