I am a big believer in having a garden that is not only lovely to look at, but that is useful as well. I cannot say enough how beneficial an herb garden can be. There are so many practical ways to put everything from rosemary to mint to good use. One of my absolute favorite things to grow, however, is lavender. Not only does lavender look gorgeous growing in your garden, it seems as though there isn’t anything lavender cannot do. From homemade beauty products to a variety of drinks and desserts, lavender adds something special to everything it touches. That is why I have put together this list. And let me tell you, lavender has never looked so good!

1. Lavender and Honey Marshmallows via A Beautiful Mess

2. Lavender Bouquet via Rustic Wedding Chic

3. Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea via Evermine Blog

4. Lavender Shortbread Cookies via Mountain Mama Cooks

5. Lavender and Rosemary Wreath via Sarah the Architect

6. Lavender Lip Balm via Martha Stewart

7. Lavender Linen Spray via Hello Natural

8. Lavender Honey Crepe Cake via The House That Lars Built
lavender8What are some of your favorite ways to put lavender to good use?

I am thrilled to be sharing our very first giveaway with all of you—a brand-spanking-new pair of Hunter Rain Boots.

Carmen in Red Hunter Boots

It is no secret that, as a gardener, I absolutely adore my pair. They are perfect for quality time spent in the garden. They are also a great friend to have—and a great splash of color—on those grey, rainy days. However, these beauties are just as much of an accessory as they are a necessity. Women all over are finding fun, fashion-forward ways of incorporating Hunter rain boots into their daily style.


(Top to bottom: Kaylee McCullough of Kaylee Daily in coral; Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific in yellow; Lacey Maffettone of A Lacey Perspective in hunter green; Bri Emery of Design Love Fest in grey; Ellie Larsen of A Beautiful Mess in purple; and James McCoy of Bleubird in black.)

While there are so many incredible colors to choose from, today’s giveaway is for a pair of the Original Tall Rain Boots in red.


All you have to do to enter into the drawing is comment below telling me where you plan on wearing your new boots first. One week from today, on January 30th, one winner will be selected at random and announced on here. You have until next Thursday at noon to submit your comment.

Best of luck!

Hunter is not paying me to endorse their brand. I simply love their products and believe that my readers will also.