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How to Cut a Watermelon

– Posted in: Food
How to Cut Watermelon

There are plenty of methods on how to cut a watermelon.  We have tried them all.  Nothing; however, has come even close to surpassing the technique I am about to show you.  So, how do you cut a watermelon?  You slice them into spears, leaving the rind on.  You will have just enough rind to… Read more

Red, White, & Blue Sports Drinks

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season
Red, White, & Blue Sports Drinks

Are you getting ready to plan a celebration for the Red, White, and Blue?  These patriotic sports drinks are perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July – or any day in the great USA!  They are fuss-free and guaranteed to be a knockout for all your athletic family and friends.  Your guests will need to… Read more

The Perfect Cutters for Watermelon Stars

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays
Watermelon Stars - so easy to do (and a LOT of fun) with the right set of Cutters!

With Memorial Day right around the corner, and the 4th of July celebrations not far behind … I thought this was the perfect time to review an assortment of some really adorable (and handy) patriotic-themed items.  Starting today – for five days straight – I will introduce one new item that I have personally bought… Read more

“A Year in Flowers” Book

– Posted in: Gardening
Daisy

If you love books – and beautiful flowers – then you will definitely want to put “A Year in Flowers” on this year’s required reading list.  It is a national bestseller and will teach you how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for just about any occasion! With sections on tools, flower care… Read more

Intenz Celosia

– Posted in: Gardening
Sun-Loving Annual | Intenz Celosia

The Intenz Celosia plant displays beautiful plumes of violet flowers, which happily rises from its foliage.  The leaves are green and pointy, and they retain their lovely color throughout the growing season.  They are an excellent choice for flower arrangements, and make beautiful filler plants when designing “spiller-thriller-filler” container combinations! Celosia adapts well to different… Read more

Curcuma Ginger Plant

– Posted in: Gardening
Curcuma Ginger Plant

The colorful Curcuma is a unique and elegant plant, bearing some of the most beautiful summer blooms you will ever find.  While this plant might look intimidating to some, it is actually pretty easy to grow.  Curcuma is a tropical plant, and they love the heat.  The gorgeous spires of pink, purple and white flowers… Read more

Colorful Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)

– Posted in: Gardening
Gardening | Colorful Aglaonema

The colorful Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen) is a cheerful and colorful perennial that offers fabulous foliage month after month.  We recently brought one into our home, and I can verify that they are an attractive and easy plant to care for!  It is not surprising to learn that Aglaonema is considered to be one of the… Read more

Hydrate Garden Hands with Burt’s Bees

– Posted in: Gardening
Gardening Tips | Hydrate Garden Hands with Burt's Bees

Working in the garden, especially during the winter when the air is cool and dry, can take a huge toll on your skin.  Hands, in particular, take a lot of punishment.  Thankfully, there are some wonderful earth-friendly products that are available from Burt’s Bees.  Using products that are 100% natural is important to me.  Brimming with… Read more

Cuban Buttercup

– Posted in: Gardening, Summer Season
Flowers | Cuban Buttercup

The Cuban Buttercup, or Turneria ulmifolia, is a cheerful and colorful perennial that sprouts up in our yard every year.  We bought one plant several years ago, and ever since we have had new plants popping up in different areas of the landscape.  It loves to grow wild, and reseeds itself with extreme ease!  The… Read more

How to Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

– Posted in: Summer Season
How to Make Flowers Last

I think most people would agree that fresh flowers seem to perk up any room in the house.  They also offer us the wonderful benefit of elevating our mood and spirits!  Whether you arrange your flowers yourself, or purchase them from a florist, it is important to know how to make cut flowers last longer… Read more

Red White and Blue Straws

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season
♥ Red, White and Blue Drinking Straws - these are perfect for Baseball, Birthdays, Picnics and upcoming Patriotic Celebrations ...

Today I will review these Red White and Blue Straws, a colorful product that will not only work for our patriotic holidays coming up – but also for baseball, birthdays and picnic celebrations.  That trait alone makes it a Winner in my eyes, because they can be used for multi-holidays and family gatherings.  Another winning trait… Read more