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Pamela Baker

Pam Baker is the wife, mom, nana (mawmaw), dog mom and creative behind The Birch Cottage blog. The Birch Cottage is where you'll find inspiration to craft a handmade home. Pam shares her love and passion for family, crafting, sewing, crocheting, cooking and all things DIY that help make a house a home.

DIY with Homemade Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap

Easily DIY your own homemade Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap and choose your favorite fragrance with essential oils. It’s no secret by now that I love all things homemade and handmade. Whether I’m sewing up Easter baskets for the grandkids or making a batch of our kids favorite cookies or even making my own bathroom cleaner …

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How to Make Essential Oil Room Sprays

Freshen up your home anytime with homemade essential oil room sprays. Remove pesky odors or take advantage of aromatherapy properties with these easy recipes. I’m not an essential oils expert by any means. I’ve made a few essential oil sprays for my personal use over the years and thought I’d share some of my essential …

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10 Welcome Gift Ideas with Printable Gift Tags

Use this set of free printable Welcome Gift Tags to welcome to new neighbors with one of these welcome gift ideas. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we were made welcome by our exceptionally gracious neighbors. We are so fortunate to have such thoughtful and caring neighbors. We feel like we …

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Peppermint Mocha – A Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Save money, use real ingredients to make this Starbucks copycat recipe for Peppermint Mocha. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas or anytime! Peppermint Mocha isn’t just for Christmas! It’s the perfect drink to enjoy any time of the year. And it doesn’t have to be a special occasion! However, I have to warn you that …

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Sew a Mini Lined Gift Bag with Drawstrings

Learn how to sew a mini lined gift bag with drawstrings. These mini lined gift bags are perfect for holding all sorts of treats, gift cards, gifts, and more! This learn to sew tutorial for a mini lined gift bag is another beginner friendly sewing project. In fact, don’t be surprised if you find yourself …

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