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Spring Season

Red White and Blue Straws

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Spring 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

The Best Barbecue Grilling Tools

– Posted in: Spring Season
Grilling | Barbecue | Grilling Tools ... that work!

Grilling tools are so important that I think it is impossible to have a successful barbecue without them.  It’s like having a firetruck without a ladder, or a doctor without a stethoscope.  Without the proper tools, the task at hand will be much more difficult. Obviously, you should know how to operate your grill efficiently and… Read More

Food Safety – Use Colored Grilling Tongs

– Posted in: Food, Spring Season
Food Safety | Use Colored Grilling Tongs

Cross-contamination of food occurs when bacteria or pathogens are transported from one object to another. This can happen in many different ways.  A common source of cross-contamination comes from utensils that were used to prepare different types of foods.  It makes good sense to use color-coded grilling tongs when handling raw meat, poultry or seafood.  Using one… Read More

Divine Bath Bombs – Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day

– Posted in: Spring Season
Mother's Day Gifts | Divine Bath Bombs

Don’t forget!  Here in the United States, Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday of May.  You still have time to pick out the perfect gift, and these Divine Botanics Bath Bombs would be a fine offering.  Mom is always doing things for others, and this gift would allow her to take a… Read More

Orange Star Perennial

– Posted in: Gardening, Spring Season
Flowers | Orange Star

I recently became the caregiver of one of the most gorgeous and vivid orange plants I have ever seen – the Orange Star, or Ornithogalum dubium.  It is a beautiful perennial in the lily family.  Native to South Africa, these vibrant compact plants have large flowers that bloom over a 1-3 month period.  The high-impact florets… Read More