Crisp, Refreshing Watermelon Limeade

Watermelon Limeade: BrownThumbMama.com

This is the perfect drink for a picnic! It’s cool, refreshing, and not too sweet. Ingredients: 8 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed (I used half of a seedless watermelon) 1 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice 1/2 cup sugar Working a little at a time, puree the watermelon in a blender until… 

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Keeping Bees in the City: The First 30 Days

Keeping Bees in the City: BrownThumbMama.com

The conversation goes something like this: “You have BEES? In your BACKYARD?” Then I get the questions, all in one long breath: “Whatiftheystingthekids! Whatiftheygetinthepool! Whywouldyoudothat?” Well, it’s been a month now, and I am happy as a clam that I have bees in my backyard.  Hubby is still unconvinced. Some… 

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Relaxing Lavender Foot Cream

Relaxing Lavender Foot Cream: BrownThumbMama.com

Am I the only one who dreads the beginning of summer? Not because of the hot weather, but because it’s time to wear sandals. I wear boots all winter, and unlike most of the ladies at work, I’m not going in for a spa pedicure every couple of weeks. It… 

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Apple-Mint Jelly with Fresh Mint

Apple-Mint Jelly with Fresh Mint: BrownThumbMama.com

A few years after I got married, Grandma had me come over so I could learn how to make jelly. Hubby especially likes her Apple-Mint Jelly, so that was on the top of my list. I was surprised to find that she used peppermint flavoring from the store, since mint… 

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A FREE Essential Oil eBook for You!

Essential Oils Free Ebook: BrownThumbMama.com

I’m so glad all of you are here on this crazy journey with me! I’ve been working on an essential oils ebook for a while (essential oils are passion of mine) and I’m giving it away to you for free. Yep, that’s right–absolutely free! Essential oils are a big subject,… 

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