Bucket Dandelion Greens- Use plentiful dandelions in your home, for body products, and in food!- Scratch Mommy

How to Use Dandelion (for home, body, and food)

Dandelion, that sunny weed that is the bane of any perfect lawn seeking homeowner is so much more than something to be eradicated. In fact, dandelion is an herb with so much potential that it should be revered by the DIY homemaker. This amazing wildflower has tremendous medicinal, nutritive, and creative uses. Get started using every part of this ‘weed’ for body, …

Learn how to use mint herb for your body, home, and as food!- Scratch Mommy

How To Use Peppermint Herb (for the home, body, and food)

Peppermint…that fragrant, almost extremely invasive plant in the herb garden is a miraculous botanical. This abundant and easy to grow herb has seemingly no end to its many uses, which is a very good thing considering how fast it spreads. So, how to use peppermint leaf herb that grows so abundantly? The multitude of uses for mint includes everything from …

Parmesan Herb Popcorn- Scratch Mommy

Parmesan Herb Popcorn

There is this preconceived notion that being a “hostess” is a gene and either you are born with it or your not. And, if you don’t possess the Martha-esque, Pinterest-worthy, party maven genes, forget it. It’s a lost cause. So, don’t even try. I think this is ridiculous and honestly believe one of the kindest things we can do for …

Easy DIY Heating Pad (with lavender!) - Scratch Mommy

Easy DIY Heating Pad

I remember growing up and my mother had an electronic heating pad. It was made of some crazy late 70’s/early 80’s fabric and we brought it out whenever we had sore muscles or cramps. I was a big fan of it. I would crank it to high and probably gave myself a slight burn one too many times. When I moved out of the …

Calendula-Hula-Who!??? And why YOU should know.

Calendula-Hula-Who!?? (and why YOU should know)

Well, it looks as though old Punxsutawney Phil got it wrong this year. Where I’m located, I think that we are in for a late start to spring. Bummer. On a positive note, this gives me more time to get my garden seeds started inside, seeing as how I waited until today to place my order. Oops. I’ve been putting a …