an herb garden tutorial


how was your earth day? ours was pretty low key. we just did what we've been doing most every evening since spring finally decided to show her pretty little face: hanging out in the front yard until dinnertime. i always grab a blanket, a few toys, and we'll head outside to catch the last bit of light before the sun sets, but it never fails that august would rather crawl in the grass and play with sticks and acorn hats instead.

when he was a tiny baby and would get worked up {with being too cold or hungry or wet or tired or whatever it was that tiny babies and new parents can't figure out}, we'd take august outside and in an instant he'd be calm and at peace. he's a nature baby, we'd say as his little eyes slowly blinked and looked wondrously around.

as cheesy as it might sound, having a child has made me truly appreciate the wonders of this earth. i'm constantly searching for things that will fascinate him - anything colorful like all the spring flowers, or soft like their petals, or cool like the dirt, or wet like the grass in the morning. i get to see these simple things through new eyes, his eyes, and it's pretty amazing.

this weekend, we had a belated celebration of sorts for mother earth. there's nothing like cooking with fresh herbs, so i picked up some live plants, gathered a bunch of recycled salsa jars {we have a bit of a nacho obsession in my family}, and made an herb garden for our home. it's really not too complicated, but i thought i'd share with any do-it-yourselfers who might be reading. so here it is!  
to clean the jar, fill it with really hot water, let it sit a few minutes, then remove as much of the label as possible. {be careful when handling the jar and don’t burn yourself!} add a couple drops of oil onto a paper towel and rub at the remaining residue from the label.

thanks mother earth, you rock!


conscious_blog said...

This is so cute! Love it! (And I agree, my kids have made me appreciate nature in a whole new light.)

Hannah Smith | fox and willow said...

so cute! I have a hard time keeping our indoor herbs alive, but maybe I should give it another go. I do love fresh basil! And August's eyes - little heart breaker right there!

Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute tutorial~
Comment to me back to keep in touch~

Claudin Mangum said...

I am a tree-hugger by nature so I just love the nod to Mother Earth here ;) I have two friends with Birthdays this week who I know would totally love a simple sweet gift like this. Thanks for the idea!!

benish khan said...

I was just browsing by & stumbled upon your lovely blog - I love how beautiful it looks, plus you post about interesting things I can relate to! Following you via GFC now, keep in touch ! :) xoxo

lucinda said...

thank you, benish. so glad you found this little place on the web. welcome!

lucinda said...

thank you, thank you!


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