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Howdy Friends! I don’t typically write posts on “herbs” or “gardening” but I think I might just have to add it to my list of “Things to do”…. Awe Yeah! Today I will share with you a few Basil Facts.

We have a pretty large garden in our back yard and we love it and nurture it even though we don’t always have time to manicure it’s weeds I will say that if you are not familiar with a garden there is something so fascinating about it. Seeing the food I will feed my family start as a seed and eventually produce food is amazing to me. Our garden is organic which means we do not spray any chemicals in it, we just let mother nature do her job.

Now I know not everyone has room for a large garden or even a small one but there are a lot of things you can plant in pots that will still produce yummy food for you, plus you can move them around if you want! On a positive note you can grow basil indoors!

The purpose of this post is to brag on my basil babies and to give you a heads up that in the next few weeks I will be sharing some amazing tutorials on things you can do with basil. Don’t worry I won’t leave out all of my other rad herbs and veggies in the garden. This should also excite you because everything I will be sharing can be given as gifts for the holidays. I know, I know you can thank me after Christmas.
basil Tips

Let’s talk about a few things.


  • Basil is one of the greatest culinary herbs.
  • You should not plant it outdoors until you know there will not be another frost.
  • Basil loves being in the sun but she doesn’t love cold weather and wind.
  • Thin your plants when you notice they have two sets of leaves
  • If you notice a white flower on the top of your stalks pinch the flower off, this will help your Basil from losing it’s flavor!
  • Depending on the type of Basil, some can grow 11 to 52 inches high!
  • Make sure to harvest plants when they are young.
  • Basil can be propagated via seed and plant cuttings, how cool is that.
  • Different types of basil have a unique aroma. Sweet basil has clove-like aroma, lemon basil has lemony taste while cinnamon basil has sweet, cinnamon-like aroma.
  • Besides its aroma, basil has high nutritional value. Basil is rich source of vitamins A, B6, C and K and minerals such as iron, manganese and magnesium.
  • Basil can be used dry or in it’s fresh form.  Most people use basil for dishes made of tomato, pesto, soups, salads and dishes made of chicken meat.
  • Basil is an annual plant so in one year it will finish it’s cycle.
  • The Basil plant has been used as a token of love in some parts of Italy.
  • Alexander the Great is believed to have brought Basil to the Greeks in 350BC.
  • Transfer your Basil indoor in pots when the weather drops to the 40s.
  • The best time to harvest Basil is when the plant is about to flower, because this is when the leaves are most concentrated with essential oil.
  • If you put Basil indoors make sure you put it where the sun will hit it.

So there you have it friends, some cool facts about Basil. I wanted to share these things with you because the Basil DIY’s are coming next and we will leave all of the facts about them out. Don’t worry I will link all of my Basil posts up so you can go back to them if you need to.

how to save basil seeds

As you can see our Basil has taken off and made ton’s of babies. I swear we have it EVERYWHERE. No, I am not complaining but it’s never been like this before. I can’t wait to show you all the things I will be making with my Basil so stay tuned!how to grow basil


Ancient herbalists believed placing basil leaves on the bites or stings of insects would draw out the poison. Today’s herbalists recommend its use as a digestive and anti-gas aid.  Some herbalists recommend it for easing anxiety and headaches because of the basil tea’s sedative properties.  Use it for stomach cramps.  It has been proven to ease constipation.

Seriously it’s even growing in the cement cracks!

secrets to growing basil

Hope you enjoyed this quick and very broad lesson on Basil. I mean, I could literally sit here and type pages and pages of Basil facts but instead I put the ones I thought you would need. Stay tuned next week I will be sharing my first Basil project.

Do tell, what are your favorite things to do with Basil by leaving a comment below!

See you in the next post,
XOXO, Jaderbomb ♥

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Quote of the day:
“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” -William Saroyan

Happy SUNDAY Jaderbugs! I know everyone is already shopping for Christmas and I figured I would post some really good items that are great to give a loved one. I personally feel so much better giving gifts that I know are biodegradable, natural, therapeutic & made with minimal dyes.

It just feels better ya know? I put some items that will appeal to anyone so enjoy! P.S. Below the pictures are links that will take you directly to the website of the item. Make sure you share this link on your facebook, twitter or pinterest because everyone should shop “GREEN”.

Happy Holidays…



It’s Thursday night! You know almost midnight… typical time for me to start this blogging thang! Tonight my post will be super duper short because I ACCIDENTALLY deleted all of my pictures!… You know, the “step by step” pictures…WHAT THA!!!!! Who does that? Me!!!!  ((guess I should take sleeping medicine and go STRAIT to bed, right) paaahahh

 The good news is I “accidentally” saved ONE picture!!! What are the odd’s of that!

I hope you enjoy the craft because it is really easy and different than just dipping it in some colored water!
It’s the perfect craft to make if you are last minute like me!!! ENJOY

See how cute they are! Did I mention simple!!!
1.Get some fabric or paper that you are happy with.
2. Cut them into squares.
3. Draw some triangles, long thin triangles that would resemble a “blade of grass” on your material.
4. Make sure you use get sharp scissors or your edges will not be crisp. You know I am how much I love my Martha Stewart’s all purpose scissors. They work WONDERS on any material.
5. When you have enough triangles cut grab your Mod Podge. We will apply these strips of fabric paper one at a time using our ModPodge! This is another product that I could NOT live without.

I hope you are your family have a wonderful GOOD FRIDAY!!!!
Until next time,

I love love love each and everyone of you!!

This post is brought to you Plaid’s Martha Stewart line of paint and stencils. I received product for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. You can check out Plaid’s full Martha Stewart product line here


So, I had to test this color to see if it was as beautiful ON the nails as it is IN the bottle. I’ve never had “green” nail polish. You would think with Mardi Gras I would have but, no. Well that was my answer a couple of days ago. NOW, I am in {{major}} love with Revlon’s new green nail polish. I am wondering if my eye sight buds changed in the last 7 years… Ya know, like taste buds do! I don’t even like the color green. How can I love this so much? I EVEN painted my toes!!! (mouth open)  Can’t type too long because I have about…10 minutes to get er dun but I promise to write longer tonight!


It’s really hard to tell what the color looks like perfectly but trust me, it’s so rich looking. I know, who woulda thunk it!

Please forgive my ugly crafting hands! I lie, they are gorgeous….haha! But wat I really want you to look at is the nails. I can’t explain how pretty it is in person. This new shade is so amazing, I didn’t even have to put a clear coat on top. It literally dried that good! It seems to have a great shine to it on it’s own.

Trying to stop staring at my awkwardly but amazing hand pose,