House and Hearth

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

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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Tie Dye Easter Eggs | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Every year, Sola and I try to decorate Easter eggs using a different method(s) than the year before. This year, we decided to try our hand at making tie dye Easter eggs using Sharpies. Gohan had used this process to make tie dye t-shirts at a summer camp many years ago, but whenever I tried […]

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Last year, for Easter, Sola and I experimented with dyeing eggs with silk. For the most part, the eggs turned out quite lovely, worth saving for future Easters. We did learn a few things in the process that are worth mentioning thoughIn regards to 100% silk sources, a lot of Pinterest tutorials that I saw, […]

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How to Plant a Terrarium | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

A terrarium is a mini indoor garden and is a fun and easy way to add a little greenery to your home or office. They are easy to create and depending what plants you choose, easy to care for. To grow a terrarium, you just need: Container, lidded or not (you don’t need a formal […]

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How to Grow Air Plants | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

February can be a good month to do some indoor gardening to help stave off winter doldrums and cabin fever. One type of indoor plant that I have found to be especially easy and rewarding to care for is tillandsia, more commonly known as “air plants”. Air plants have become really popular in the last […]

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