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How To Make A Gift Basket Someone Actually Wants!

  My father owned a flower shop for over 20 years, and working in that flower shop was one of my very first jobs. I’d take orders, water plants, sweep up, inflate balloons, and other menial — but necessary — jobs around the store. Gradually I worked my way up to arranging simple bud vases out of carnations or roses, or wrapping flowers in tissue, presentation style, with a hand-made bow. Eventually I dubbed myself an “actual florist” when I moved to Savannah, Ga., after college and worked in a local flower shop on Wilmington Island, making all kinds of…

Homemade Bath Bombs!

  Every now and again it’s nice to take an hour all to myself at the end of a long, busy day. Sometimes that “me time” involves catching the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Downton Abbey, other times it’s grabbing a few homemade bath bombs and taking a relaxing, steamy soak in the tub while listening to a favorite podcast. Baths are so relaxing! Warm water, steamy air, alone time, a glass of wine…does it get any better than that? Well, yes. It can. I’m not a big fan of bubble bath because I find all those suds irritating. It’s…