Lemon-AID

Summer is clearly on the way. And one of the best thirst-quenching treats of summer is lemonade. Nothing beats lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons. But if you’re like me – well, frankly, that’s a lot of work! And luckily for all of us, there are plenty of brands of...

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Tips for Repelling Mosquitoes Naturally

The cicadas are coming! It’s in all the newspapers and on the local news. Sure, they are pretty ugly – yes, they can make some loud noises and hangout in your trees and yard — but they don’t sting or bite. My gripe isn’t with the cicadas, it’s with those pesky mosquitoes. There’s...

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From The Oldies Vault: Happy Music

Spring is in the air – summer is right around the corner – things in general are looking “up!” Time to step into the Oldies Vault for some Happy Music! The Blackbyrds were an American rhythm and blues/jazz-funk fusion group hailing from Washington, DC in 1973. They are...

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Experi-MINT

There’s an overwhelming freshness when it comes to spring!  While I love the sweet fragrances of hyacinths and lilies of the valley that fill the air, there’s something soothing and wonderful when it comes to the smell of fresh mint plants. With so many varieties of mint...

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An Old Hat Can Become A Bird’s New Nest

Spring is here and birds are anxiously scoping out places to build their nests.  Here’s an idea for not only recycling, but helping our feathered friends. After our mother passed on, we were left with a lot of her clothing and other personal items. Among those items were...

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Lovely Lavender

There’s nothing quite as soothing as sitting in a garden filled with lavender. Lavender has long been touted as having a “calming and soothing effect.” Now that’s something we all can use! There are many different varieties of this bushy semi-evergreen herb. Depending...

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