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Cold Weather Activities for Kids
By: Admin    February 27 2018 , 12:11 am
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Category: Winter , Seasons , Fun
Looking for fun activities for your family despite the cold?It is easy to get into a cold weather slump of sitting around, watching TV, and scrolling through Facebook. For those of you with little ones who have boundless energy, it is hard to keep that energy contained when they are cooped up inside during this time of year. This is a good opportunity to create memories with your children, get out of your winter rut, and let the kids expel some of that energy. If it is still snowing in your area, there are plenty of snowy activities that will get you and your kids out and about. Classic activities come to mind, such as snowman building, snowball fights, snow fort construction, and sledding. Besides these outdoor activities, this is a great opportunity to explore the world around you and have your kids play detective!Fun with Animal TracksTeach your kids how to track animals! Whether there is snow ...
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardeners
By: Admin    December 15 2017 , 08:38 am
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Category: Seasons , Fun
Christmas Gifts for Garden LoversHaving trouble finding a gift for someone in your life with a green thumb? Here are some creative ideas to get you started!  Tools of the TradeThere are so many ways to spread Christmas cheer to the garden lover in your life! Useful tools that will be appreciated every day are always a great gift.Some of the best gifts are those that are used day in and day out. What better way to show the garden lover in your life that you care than by giving them a gift that they can use every day while they tend to their garden?Under $25These adorable rose print gardening gloves, apron, and trowel can all be ordered individually on Amazon.Garden Genie gloves with claws are a great way for gardeners to dig in the dirt while keeping their hands clean!These hand painted ceramic plant markers are gorgeous ways to identify your plants!These garden gloves were ranked the best on the m...
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A History of Coffee
By: Admin    November 13 2017 , 04:15 pm
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Coffee is a delicious part of everyday life around the world. Whether it is a morning cappuccino, an afternoon coffee break at work, an evening espresso date, or a decaf café au lait before bed, coffee is so deeply ingrained into civilization that it is hard to imagine a world without this precious bean. But where did coffee originate, and how did it become such a phenomenon?Most historical records point to coffee’s originating country as Ethiopia. Legend has it that about a millennium ago, a goatherd named Kaldi found his missing goats acting hyperactive after eating berries from a nearby plant. The berries turned out to be a cherry-like fruit whose seeds are now known as the famous coffee bean. Kaldi brought the berries to some monks nearby to have the abbot investigate. The abbot made the berry seeds into a drink that kept him awake all night for evening prayers. News of the energizing berry spre...
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Dandelions: The Edible and Medicinal Wildflower
By: Admin    November 13 2017 , 08:03 am
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Category: Food , Nature , DIY , Fun , Ideas
All About DandelionsDandelions are truly surprising little wildflowers. Far from being a rare gem, they grow abundantly in every continent. Often referred to as the “wishing flower” children know where to find them while blowing and wishing upon their light gray petals. But did you know that dandelions have many uses and benefits? They are known as a healing flower with nutrients that can be used for edible delights such as jams, teas, wines, and even pesto!Health BenefitsDandelions contain vitamins A, C, K and are rich in calcium, iron, and antioxidants. The health benefits range from skin care maintenance to cancer prevention. Additionally, dandelions are a natural diuretic making them great as a detox or aid in weight loss. For a more in-depth analysis, click here to check out 13 health benefits of these little flowers.Dandelion JamThis jam is tasty, syrupy, sweet, and loved by many. I...
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Top Hollywood Movies for Gardening Buffs
By: Admin    November 09 2017 , 12:48 pm
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Category: Entertainment , Nature , Garden , Fun
Films for Green ThumbsThe weather is changing to the cold days of autumn and winter, and that means cuddling under blankets indoors and watching movies! Here are some ideas for the garden lovers, nature fans, or farming buffs in your life.For a scary movie night:Little Shop of Horrors (1986, PG-13) is a dark comedic musical that features a man-eating plant named Audrey II. Rick Moranis stars in this classic film directed by Frank Oz that was nominated for 2 Academy Awards. It’s a classic movie that any plant lover is sure to have heard about.The Day of the Triffids (1963) is a science fiction horror film that has seen several adaptations. All of earth’s inhabitants are blinded by a meteor shower, and due to their blindness, killer plants take over and terrorize humanity.For a date night:All That Heaven Allows (1955) is a classic film that shows the budding romance between an older widow and a young...
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