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    The Lucky Story of the Original Shamrock

    Saint Patrick’s Day is here and it’s time for a holiday history lesson! We know the mascot is a shamrock but. . . do we know anything else? What’s the story behind the original shamrock and its relation to the highly coveted four-leaf clover? Perhaps some of you well informed Irish lassies and blokes know! […]

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    By Kelly White 10:12 pm | March 16th 2017 (0) Comments
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    10 Nature-Inspired Elf On The Shelf Ideas

    It’s that time again.  The time that all kids look forward to, and all parents dread – time to dust off “The Elf on the Shelf.”  If you’re not familiar with the Elf, it’s a Christmas tradition that goes something like this: When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, the elf receives its […]

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    By GardenBunch 7:00 pm | November 30th 2016 (0) Comments
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    Johnny Appleseed – The Man, The Myth, The Legend

    Most of us know Johnny Appleseed as the American pioneer who planted apple tree seeds all over what is now considered the northeast United States, spreading good humor, environmental awareness, and the word of God as he went. Sometime over the past 300 years, some of the facts have gotten lost and since today is […]

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    By Kelly White 3:17 pm | September 26th 2016 (0) Comments
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    Why Leaves Change Color (In Case Your Last Science Class Was A Few Years Back)

    Here Comes Fall! Pumpkins, boots, sweaters, football, hot toddies by the fireplace. . .some of our favorite indulgences are accompanied by that notorious autumn foliage backdrop. We love those fall colors! Like all things magical, autumn foliage is unique, stunning and painfully brief. Most of us know the basic reason why leaves change color – loss […]

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    By Kelly White 3:25 pm | September 13th 2016 (0) Comments
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    Pining For The Perfect Tree? Here Are 5 Of The Most Popular Christmas Tree Options

    Oh, Christmas tree! One of the greatest symbols of holiday warmth, charm, wonder and fancy, a Christmas tree is considered by many to be the most dazzling and beloved holiday decoration to grace a home. Yes, once a year we hunt for a tree to take home, dress up and practically revere (for a few […]

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    By Kelly White 9:39 pm | December 1st 2015 (0) Comments
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    What My Mom And Daisies In A Jelly Jar Taught Me About Life

    I grew up with the kind of mother that kids who got robbed in the mother department fantasized about.  Beautiful, smart, funny, creative, independent, stubborn, and protective as hell, for starters.  At 5’2 my mother was the fiercest Mama Bear around – word on the street was that if you dared to hurt one of her […]

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    By Gwen Holloway 3:47 pm | May 3rd 2015 (6) Comments