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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

                                      Sunday, May 8, 2022, Mother's Day will be celebrated in America. On this second Sunday of every May we shower our Moms with attention, love and gifts. For the Moms that are no longer with us, we honor their memory. What are the origins of this springtime tradition? Who started this holiday? Below are a few fun facts about this, in my humble opinion, very important day. Mother's Day was created in 1908 by Anna Jarvis as a way of honoring...

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Earth Week

Earth Week

UPDATE: Thank you for contributing to a successful Earth Week Sale.  We were able to make a donate to the Nature Conservancy on Monday, 4/25!  We appreciate the support!!! From April 18th-24th we will be donating 50% of all proceeds to the Nature Conservancy.  Grab a Mother's Day gift or something for yourself and support a great cause! 

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Forcing Forsythia

Forcing Forsythia or Hurry Up Spring!

Forcing Forsythia or Hurry Up Spring!

I am eager to greet Spring and all the signs of life that accompany it.  Since patience is not my strong suit, I decided to try to move things along by forcing some Forsythia branches. 

 

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Tea Towel or Dish Towel?

Tea Towel or Dish Towel?

                   Actually it's both!  According to Merriam-Webster a tea towel is "a cloth for drying dishes".   Sounds like a dish towel, right?  They are both the same size and shape. However there is one difference - technically tea towels are made from linen or cotton cloth and never terry cloth.  If a towel is made from terry, then it is a dish towel.   Traditionally, tea towels were utilized during tea service, wrapped around tea pots to keep tea warm, as a cover for baked goods and to dry fine china.  Ladies would...

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Attracting Songbirds To Your Garden

Attracting Songbirds To Your Garden

Worldwide there are over 5000 species of song birds.  Unfortunately, here in North America their numbers on on the decline, mainly due to loss of habitat.  Luckily, there are ways to attract song birds to your yard or garden by supplying food, shelter and a water source.
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Flavors Of Fall

Flavors Of Fall

  There's something so comforting about Autumn. I love sweater weather and all the things that go along with it – sitting by an outdoor fire pit, shuffling through leaves on a crisp walk, cozying up under my favorite blanket with a good book, and visiting the apple orchard. When I do any of those things, I usually have a warm drink in my hand. For the perfect Autumn drink there are countless options, from hot coffee to warm cider, mulled wine to hot cocoa, and of course the ubiquitous PSL! I’ve included a few of my favorites below, please...

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