Artists invited to apply

Artists invited to apply

Ninth Annual Lavender Wind Festival – 2014 Event: Lavender Wind Festival Location of Festival:  2530 Darst Rd. Coupeville Mailing Address: PO Box 284, Coupeville, WA 98239 email: info@lavenderwind.com July 26 & July 27, 2014 10:00 am – 5:00pm Whidbey Island Artists are invited to apply to exhibit at the annual Lavender Wind Festival Visitors will [read more…]

Doing things Backwards

Doing things Backwards

Backwards Day is on January 31. Time to celebrate the potential in doing things in reverse (with lavender, of course). When I was in Aix-en-Provence studying during my junior year in college I took many classes in French history,language, art history, and more. I wanted to be out roaming the streets and countryside (back then [read more…]

Lavender Brownies

Lavender Brownies

Bake Temp: Preheat to 350° Bake Time: 35-45 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 4  (1 oz ea.) squares unsweetened ¾ cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon lavender extract* 1 cup flour 2 1/2 teaspoons ground culinary lavender* 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)   Preparation: Melt chocolate and butter [read more…]

Hugging

Hugging

Did you know that hugging has health benefits? Having warm human contact improves both psychological and physical development in babies. Hugging makes people just feel happier and loved. It can help build a robust immune system, decrease heart disease and stress responses. So we have some great ways to get hugs into your life. Get Clean [read more…]

Lavender Bubbles on January 8

Lavender Bubbles on January 8

What goes better with lavender on a cold wintry day? Bathing! And while you are considering bathing, think about Bubble Baths. What better way to unwind and relax than by putting your phone on mute, lighting a candle, playing your favorite relaxing music, getting a great book (or not), dimming the lights, filling the tub [read more…]

Lavender helps with Stress, Fatigue, and Post-Party Effects

Lavender helps with Stress, Fatigue, and Post-Party Effects

Did you know? Lavender helps with Stress, Fatigue, and Post-Party Effects. by Sarah Richards Well, nothing cures a hangover, but…. we are discovering that lavender helps hangovers and other stress – just like old wives tales have told us for centuries. Stress: you know it when you feel it, or do you? Sometimes, what we [read more…]

Lavender Hot Chocolate

When the weather turns frightful, and the fire is burning delightfully…. It’s time for Lavender Hot Chocolate. Here is the recipe for that hot chocolate and a video to show you how to make it. Ingredients Put the milk in a saucepan and start to heat. Add the lavender and let it warm with the [read more…]