House and Hearth

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

Free May Day Window Transparency Template | Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I made a free May Day Window Transparency template to share with you all. I’ve been trying to make one transparency a month. Next month, I am hoping to get away from relying so heavily on a silhouette, but I really wanted to illustrate the May Pole in this template. Sola has no idea what […]

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The Ten Essentials for Hiking with Your Dog | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RememberBeyond #CollectiveBias Hiking Hiking is a great way to get fresh air and exercise, while learning all about nature. It’s something we love to do, especially in the spring when we have been cooped up all winter. The one […]

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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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DIY Spooky Halloween Terrarium | Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I recently decided to seasonally decorate my main terrarium, because we got rid of our fairy garden when we moved. I actually had to set up the whole terrarium again as my indoor plants did not survive our move. I thought I’d share the setup with you in case you wanted to try this at […]

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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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