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Pineapple Expressway to Sweet 'Afters'

Simple pleasures are where it’s at!  And for me, there’s something poetically understated about Mother Nature’s offerings.  To be seen and enjoyed, there’s no doubt there are plenty.  362 more words

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Clever HUBBY

Hey, last time if you remember we demolished my shed, I have run a gardening business from it for quite some time now, it is now time for me to retire, so last year was my first year as a retiree. 89 more words

Blogging

Cool tool: Paper pot maker for seedlings

To get a jump on the gardening season, experts suggest starting seeds indoors. To cut costs and eliminate the need for plastic pots, Lee Valley sells a nifty wooden device that turns recycled newspaper into starter pots. 78 more words

Homes

Updated perennial reference is a must-have for gardeners

If you love plants like I do, you’ll be both happy and mortified to learn that there are 2,700 “essential” perennials. At least, that is what Ruth Rogers Claussen and Thomas Christopher believe. 529 more words

Homes

10 Incredibly Chic Tabletop Ideas for Easter Brunch

While we love a good moody tabletop, complete with ambient candlelight, but for Easter, we’re all about embracing bright colors, fresh accents and elegant touches to play up the onset of spring. 337 more words

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Sibling fight club

When it comes to stepping in and resolving conflict between my kids, I’ll admit I’m a little slow on the draw.

If they’re dueling over a book, for example, I find myself initially making a pretty useless contribution to the situation: “Well, what book is it?” 440 more words

Parenting

10 Perfectly Dip-Dyed Home Accents for Spring

Looking to bring a fresh look to your home without a total makeover? Try a dip-dyed accent piece to bring some artistic style to your space. 84 more words

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