House and Hearth

Turning your house into a home through cooking, gardening, housekeeping, crafting, and more.

Christmas Cloche and Terrarium | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

It Is Pronounced \ˈklōsh\ Have you seen all the adorable Christmas cloches and terrariums on Pinterest? (And while we’re having this conversation how do you pronounce “cloche” anyway? Good question! It ends up that people in the UK pronounce cloche kind of like “claus” with an “h” at the end and people in the US […]

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Autumn Stir Fry Recipe | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NestleSchoolDays #CollectiveBias It’s back to school time, even for us homeschoolers. In addition to trying to get back into the rhythm of schoolwork, there are after-school sports, clubs, and events to attend, the holidays to think about, and […]

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DIY Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Before having children, I had never even heard of keratosis pilaris, but after having 3 kids suffer from this common skin condition, I’m all too familiar with how hard it is to treat. “Keratosis pilaris (ker-uh-TOE-sis pih-LAIR-is) is a common, harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and tiny bumps, usually on the upper […]

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