August round-up of ideas for the home, including must try recipes, DIY projects, fabric, lookbooks and a new Facebook Group for creatives just like you! I thought I’d try something a little different today. You know how I love sharing handmade gift ideas, DIY tutorials, family friendly recipes and free printables here on The Birch Cottage blog. But, I thought it might also be nice
Learn how to make bacon salt with this super easy and amazing recipe! I really enjoy giving handmade or homemade gifts – no matter the gift giving occasion. Handmade gifts are priceless, unique and can be customized specifically for the gift recipient. Today, you’ll find the recipe for bacon salt and two sets of free printable labels (perfect for gift giving) over on Kenarry: Ideas
This Strawberry Gelatin Poke Cake recipe is the perfect dessert recipe for summertime! We celebrated Independence Day this year with most of our children at home. Probably not too dissimilar from how most of you celebrated July 4th. My husband smoked brisket – it was amazing! We also had baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, pasta salad, hot dogs, watermelon and so much
Download this free printable 8×10 Sisters print! Shortly after I started The Birch Cottage blog, we found out that our oldest son and his wife were expecting. We were going to be grandparents! A very short time later, we were told that we would soon become the grandparents to twins. Jennifer actually carried the twins full term. Our little Pearl was born first, followed within
Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of Prime Day 2018! If you’re a regular here on The Birch Cottage blog, you know that my husband and I are BIG fans of Amazon Prime. What you may not know, is that each year since 2015, Amazon hosts an annual Prime Day in July. Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sale of the year.
You can enjoy the scent of sweet lemonade all year long with this Lemon Sugar Scrub! When I think of summer, fresh squeezed lemonade is definitely one of the things that comes to my mind. You know, those glasses of lemonade that you can buy at the county fair where they squeeze the giant lemons right there in front of your eyes, pour it over
Download these 14 free printable vintage cactus illustrations – perfect for your Southwest decor! A few years ago, my husband and I took several weeks to travel from Ohio to California and back. It was quite the road trip and we absolutely loved every minute of it. Our daughter was stationed on the USS Essex and they had been underway in preparation for going on
As I was working on creating some patriotic cupcake toppers, I thought it would be really cool to create some Canada Day Cupcake Toppers for our Canadian friends, too. You see, we really do have Canadian friends. Our family vacations in Canada every summer. In fact, my husband’s family has vacationed in French River, Ontario, Canada for well over 50 years. It started with Lenny’s
Are you starting to think about July 4th? I sure am and these free printable patriotic cupcake toppers are the perfect touch of red, white and blue that you need for all your Independence Day family gatherings. The month of July is special to our family and not just because we’re patriotic. I mean, with two sons serving in the Army and a daughter in
Sharing 12 Super Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad. Although I typically share handmade gift ideas here on The Birch Cottage blog, I thought it would be really cool (and useful) to share with you some gift ideas for the modern dad. Trying not to break the bank, while also trying to discover some truly cool, useful and thoughtful Father’s Day gift ideas
The Moss Stitch is also known as the Linen Stitch, the Granite Stitch or the Woven Stitch. I believe it’s most common name is the Moss Stitch – or at least that’s what I was taught to call it when I was learning how to crochet. So, that’s what we’re calling this beautiful crochet stitch and what you’ll be learning today. About the Moss Stitch
Download this free printable 8×10 Beautiful Things print for your home! I ran across this beautiful things quote online and I just thought it would make a lovely sign or print or wall hanging to brighten your home and to remind us (all of us) that the most beautiful “things” in life are the moments and memories we share with the people we care about.