The Hard Facts About Bottled Water

Today I’d like to welcome a guest author who would like to share some information about bottled water. Guest John Hawthorne is a writer and entrepreneur from Canada. His humanitarian work includes writing regularly for relief group websites and teach others about environmental matters. He is always on the look…

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I’m Dreaming of a Great Garden

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I love gardening. There’s nothing better than planting little seedlings, and watching them grow into mature plants that produce delicious veggies for us. Unfortunately I’m not a very good gardener. My beets and carrots never grow. My pepper plants get huge but never produce any peppers. My tomatoes don’t appear…

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Homemade Bird Feeder

At this time of year one of my favorite activities to do with the children is making homemade bird feeders. They’re a little messy but super easy, cheap, and the kids love to make them! All you need for this homemade bird feeder is empty toilet paper tubes, peanut butter,…

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Goodbye My Murphy

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Murphy died two days after Kippy. Unlike Kippy, who we knew was sick, Murphy’s death was unexpected. Sure, we knew that at 17 years old his days were numbered, but we didn’t expect him to go anytime soon. Also unlike Kippy, who hovered “on the brink” for a couple of…

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Goodbye Sweet Kippy

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I’ve been putting off writing this post because it’s easier to write about happy things like grandchildren or things that aren’t emotional like Beauty Boxes, but it needs to be written. Our sweet kitty Kipling died about a month ago. At first we didn’t know Kippy was sick. I’d seen…

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Oh No – I Killed the Kitten!

When we got Kippy Angel Face was four – at that age where she was almost ready to give up naps but not quite. I was at that age where I was definitely NOT ready for her to give them up! Thinking I could bribe her into napping with the…

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Top 3 Easy New Year’s Resolutions to Keep

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As the champagne glasses clink at midnight on New Year’s Eve, you may choose to join the 45 percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s resolutions to be thinner, funnier, smarter or happier. Well, try joining the elite club this year: the 8 percent who follow through in achieving…

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4 Key Components of a Successful Holiday Party

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Throwing a holiday party is the best way to combine the season’s top three priorities: friends, family, and food. By hosting a holiday party, you have the opportunity to bring loved ones together and celebrate by enjoying seasonal recipes and drinks. Of course, hosting a party often ends up being…

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Meet Punkin!

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Guess what – I’m a grandma again! OK, I’ve been a grandma again for a while – 18 months or so – but I don’t feel guilty about not introducing you to Punkin earlier. When I announced Caesar Boy I felt guilty, but since then my perspective changed. I used…

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