I'm such a diy-kind-of-girl. I have a small notebook of ideas I keep when a new idea pops in my head...if I don't write it down that moment, it's lost forever. Some of them are simple while others take time to prep and make. But honestly, after having Cecilia, I often ask myself when the hell I will find the time to actually execute these projects. As most of us
want need (and you don't have to be a mom to understand) more hours in a day, I wonder if sharing diy posts are really worth my time. They take forever to style, photograph, edit and post...often a day's work. So my solution? Simpifly. I'm starting a new diy series of sorts consisting of projects as simple as this herb bouquet that I ACTUALLY use in my everyday. As easy as this herb bouquet is and you may find yourself thinking you've made one in the past, it's my goal to remind you of simple projects. And it need not be stressful, but fun, quick, easy. Call them diys, call them what you like. My only request is to remember the beauty and simplicity all of us are capable of making each day
Tips for Herb Bouquets:
- when you head to the market, pick herbs used in the week's recipes. Don't cook? Then purchase several bundles of the same herb. Pick one you love for its scent and I promise your kitchen will smell like you cooked up a storm. ;0)
- use a shallow container to fill herbs and be sure to change the water every day. They will last a weekish if you do so.
- remove any leaves at the bottom of each stem. You know that slimy, gooey grossness that builds on flower stems after sitting in water a few days? Well, if you change your water daily and remove leaves so they do not sit in water, then the goo will be gone. Trust me. It's a Martha Stewart trick.
- to simplify the bouquet making process, group your herbs. Better yet, if they come tied or banded together, leave it. Just add each bundle to a vase. Not only is it a simple process, but it also makes cooking with herbs much easier.