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Little Herb Gardens: Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens-Indoors and Out

I am a gardening wanna-be.
I wanna-be good at it…but I am just NOT.
Herbs are something I really want to grow and use in my cooking, but I am just as clueless about those as I am about gardening in general.
Lucky for me I have the desire to learn and this books is something I am going to order off Amazon ASAP.

Herb gardening

The age-old art of cultivating home-grown herbs comes alive in Little Herb Gardens, with all the information needed to grow productive herb gardens year round in even the smallest spaces. Delectable recipes for such treats as herb-infused oils and vinegars, herb-scented biscotti, and herb-flavored sorbets, as well as a resource directory, a bibliography, and an index, complete this uniquely stylish volume.

Little Herb Gardens: Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens-Indoors and Out book is a fantastic reference for anybody wanting to know more about growing herbs, inside or out. The book covers tips and advice on how to successfully grow your own herb garden or herbs in a pot, whether on a little balcony in a downtown apartment, on a sunny window sill indoor, in your front porch or outside in a big garden. There is something for everybody. Italian Parsley, Arugula,Cilantro,Purple Basil, Potted Bay Laurel, Lemon Verbena, Mint, Sorrel, Oregano, Lavender, Violets to name a few of the herbs you will be able to read up on and learn to grow.
herb gardening
Also included in the book are some lovely recipes to use your herbs that you’ve grown. From herb-infused biscotti to oils and vinegars, or minty sorbet.

Overall, this is a fantastic how-to book for all herb lovers, who want to learn how to grow their own successfully. Grab your copy of this book HERE.

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Want to be”DONE” with diapers?


Potty Train in a Weekend

This ebook is a personal account of exactly what a mom (of four!) did that worked for her, her family and her friends. I just want to share it with you in hopes that you get the same outcome!

Potty Train in a Weekend is the only guide that you will ever need to potty train your child. Whatever method you choose, this eBook has more than 70 pages packed full of information that will be helpful to you and your child! Author Becky Mansfield even asked other Moms for their advice and input and she researched where they were having difficulties in potty-training and addressed those issues. Take the first step and ditch those diapers!

101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home #bookreview

I love anything to do with natural remedies and homemade products. Growing up, The Mother Earth News was always in our home and my mom referred to the Adele Davis’ Let’s Get Well book constantly.

Recently, I discovered another stellar book in that same vein of goodness. 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants by Jan Berry. Kick toxic, synthetic skin care products and cleaners out the door and bring the healing joy of nature into your life with the simple, versatile projects in 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home. In this incredible resource, Jan Berry teaches you the basics of making your own skin care and hair care products, health remedies and household cleaners―then how to customize them into truly unique and personalized items!

101 homemade products

You know that feeling when you get a new book in your hands, and you hold it like a precious treasure while you “oohhh” and “ahhhhh” over it?

This is one of those books 🙂

101 Homemade Products

In this awesome book you’ll learn how to make:

– Honey, Rose & Oat Face Cleanser
– Cool Mint Body Wash
– Basic Calendula Lotion
– Floral Salt Foot Scrub Bars
– Basil & Lime Lip Balm
– Lavender Oatmeal Soap
– Violet Flower Sore Throat Syrup
– Thyme Counter Cleaner
– Lavender Laundry Detergent
– And so much more!

All of the projects are easy to make and use commonly found herbs, flowers, oils and other natural ingredients. No fancy equipment or previous experience required! If you don’t have a certain ingredient on hand, Jan provides tips on how to substitute and what works best. Going green has never been easier or more affordable. With this book, you can use local, natural ingredients to make something beautiful, effective and good for you and your family. Grab your copy of this gorgeous and useful book on Amazon, B&N, Books a Million, Indie Bound and Amazon UK

About Jan

Nerdy Farm WifeJan Berry is the writer and photographer of the blog The Nerdy Farm Wife, where she shares creative ways to turn herbs, flowers and other garden plants into pretty things that are fun and practical. She writes regularly for and Natural Herbal Living magazine. Her projects have been featured on Natural Living Mama, Empress of Dirt, Lovely Greens, BuzzFeed, Money Saving Mom, the Bulk Herb Store Blog and more. She lives on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with her husband, two children and a menagerie of farm animals.

Connect with Jan on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

**I was sent a free copy of this book to review. Opinions expressed are purely my own.

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The information in 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home: A Nerdy Farm Wife’s All-Natural DIY Projects Using Commonly Found Herbs, Flowers & Other Plants is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be substituted for the advice provided by your doctor or other health care professional. If you rely upon any programs or techniques, or use any of the products and services made available by or through the use of the book or our website for decision making, without obtaining the advice of a physician or other health care professional, you do so at your own risk. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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