H MAGAZINE issue 8 Aug 2013
farmhouse interiors painting techniques all about lavender summer recipes
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I hope this issue inspires you to grab the remainder of summer by the horns and ENJOY IT! Wether that means getting outdoors to rest and relax, or grab your paint brushes and get creative! Or maybe this issue will inspire you to grow your own lavender patch? I’ve been dreaming of growing even more, as I have so many fun ideas on how to use it. In this issue you will read about some of them. Even though the days are already getting shorter, it is still awesome to be able to squeeze every last ounce out of this sunshine while it lasts. Here I am with my daughter in the strawberry patch. The berries are late this year, I’m hoping that means summer will last just a bit longer too. Who knows, but while it’s here there is sure fun to be had! I’ve got weeds eating up my garden right now so I’ve got to run. I hope you enjoy every ounce of this publication....... I SO APPRECIATE YOU! Warmly,
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INSIDE THESE PAGES fresh flowers p.8
romantic table se"ing p.8
natural body product
repurposed &i' p.22
blackberry all ab$trecipes peoniesp.40 p.40
California Retreat p.46
!ree chairs, !ree paints p.50
repurposing linens p.24
homemade sâ€™mores p.42
all ab$t lavender p.32
nesting box pa"ern p.27
summerâ€™s b$nty p.30
painting pears p.16 Salva( Love p.12
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magazine would merely be a speck of an idea on paper. They have graciously shared a bit of their hearts, their time, their creativity. For that I am eternally grateful! Please visit their lovely websites and blogs for even more inspiration! Loretta Ellenson AFinninTheKitchen.com Jamie Klume FreckledLaundry.com
Annetta Bosakova AnnettaBosakova.com Jennifer Beck ChalkFarmHome.com
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PHOTOS, STYLING, AND TEXT BY HEATHER ANDERSON
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TEXT, PHOTOS, AND TUTORIAL BY ANNETTA BOSAKOVA
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born again beauty
FRECKLED LAUNDRY PHOTOS AND STYLING BY JAMI CLUME TEXT BY HEATHER ANDERSON
Rp S p.22
When we developed these woodworking plans I had NO idea that I would want so many sets of them, and in almost all rooms of our home. They are so handy and so easy to customize. Make one or two to stack as shown here. Or create long rows of them for a toy room, bed room, entry way, or oﬃce. I have these in my sewing corner to corral supplies and fabric and love the spaciousness and how they ‘control the chaos’ with ease.
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lavendula (lavender) Lavender is one of the most romantic and useful in the cottage garden. Prized for it’s delicious aroma and versatility, it is one of my favorites. But I love it most for it’s dried buds which may be used in all sorts of crafts, body care, and recipes. When planting lavender it is important to choose one which is hardy to your climate. There are many available, but only a few main types. The English (Angustifolia), the French (Intermedias), or the Spanish (Stoechas). In my zone 4-‐5 garden I have found that the Angustifolia varieties are the most hardy. Generally the Intermedias are more susceptible to cold, with the Stoechas being even more fragile. Regardless of your climate, lavender loves heat and dry conditions. Most importantly it loves well draining soil, as it does not like having soggy roots. By pruning lavender right above the woody part in the spring after new growth has started, you will encourage vigor and new growth and suppress the tendency for the plant to become overly woody. I usually do this after the ﬁrst bloom, as we have a very short growing season and gives more of a chance for a second harvest. You do not want to prune too close to fall if you live in a cold climate. If you live in a cold region and don’t get very much snow you will want to mulch your plants to protect them. (We get tons of snow up here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan so I skip this step.)
PHOTOS AND STORY BY HEATHER ANDERSON
NO SEW lavender sachet
Occasionally I am in the mood to create without the hassle of hauling out tons of supplies, my sewing machine, etc... This is why I created this ‘no-‐sew’ sachet. It is such a quick and fun project. I plan to make one for each closet in my home. These would make beautiful gifts and are a perfect way to use up your extra lavender buds. Lavender was used in the Roman Days for healing and antiseptic purposes. Now it is more popular for it’s calming and mood changing eﬀects. I know it does have the ability to release tension in my neck and jaw when I smell it. Is it because I’m relaxing and releasing in the act of closing my eyes and inhaling deeply? Regardless, it makes the perfect ﬁller for sachet to stick in your pillow for a restful night’s sleep.
A L Ps C p.35 p.43
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER BECK STORY BY HEATHER ANDERSON
C R p.46
HOMEMADE S’MORES STORY AND PHOTOS BY HEATHER ANDERSON
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B S Yield: 4 servings
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Melt the butter, honey, cinnamon, and salt in a small pot on the stove. Once the butter is melted, stir in the almonds. Once almonds are evenly coated, spread in a single layer on the lined baking sheet.
¼ cup honey ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cups raw almonds Dressing: 3 tablespoons pear-‐infused vinegar or red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup blackberries Pinch of salt Salad: Bag of mixed greens 2 ounces soft goat cheese 1 cup blackberries
Bake for about 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so, watching carefully so it doesn’t burn. Allow the almonds to cool and the coating to harden. In a blender, combine the vinegar, olive oil, ¼ cup blackberries, and pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Distribute the mixed greens between four plates, then sprinkle with pieces of goat cheese, blackberries, and almonds. Serve with dressing.
recipes, styling, photos and text from www.AFinnInTheKitchen.com S’s B p.41
favorite tips, tricks, and paints. , Ps p.50
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Published on Jul 23, 2013