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Sprinkle This! Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

February 19, 2020

Whether you grab them by the handful or sprinkle on salads, sunflower seeds contain a wealth of nutrients. The health benefits of sunflower seeds make them an ideal snack food. Sunflower seeds have a mild nutty flavor and their texture is firm but tender at the same time. They are high in calories, but if […]

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Should you put coffee grounds in your garden?

February 17, 2020

The simple idea of recycling spent coffee back to the earth stimulates green thumbs. But, is it smart to put coffee grounds in your garden? Should you join the java jolt and compost your brew? Years ago Starbucks starting giving spent coffee grounds to local gardeners in Seattle on a first-come come, first-serve basis. The […]


Caring for Valentine’s Day Roses

February 6, 2020

Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like a large bouquet with roses. Thanks to our partnership with Teleflora, we’re sharing our best tips on how to care for your lovely Valentine’s Day roses. With a little TLC, you can prolong the life of this beautiful flower to enjoy it even longer! Florist quality roses should normally […]


Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

February 5, 2020

February is here and love is in the air! We all have a different take on Valentine’s Day. For me, it’s just another wonderful opportunity to celebrate all those we love and cherish. Seize the opportunity to make a few phone calls or write a love letter to express how much you care. And should […]

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Steep This! Health Benefits of Bay Leaf

January 28, 2020

One of the many delightful natural wonders we came across on McCoy’s Swamp and River Tour at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point, Mississippi is the Red Bay. Coastal Mississippians prize the Red Bay leaf for flavoring gumbo and soups. McCoy’s River and Swamp tours travel through the old growth swamps and tidal […]


14 Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day

January 27, 2020

Looking for ideas for Valentine’s Day? There is an aura of expectation associated with Valentine’s Day, isn’t there? But, it’s not always easy to come up with new romantic ways to celebrate the holiday. While gift-giving plays a large part of Valentine’s Day, the real point of the holiday is to spend time with the […]


DIY Valentine’s Day Card Ideas and Tips for Writing Love Notes

January 23, 2020

If you really want to make an impression on Valentine’s Day, nothing tops sentiments that are straight from the heart! Taking the time to make your own cards and writing love notes inside instantly adds a special personal touch your Valentine will treasure. Your loved one may be just across town or thousands of miles […]

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How To Organize A Community Garden

January 22, 2020

The best time to plan for a Spring garden is in the heart of Winter. If you’ve think you might like to organize a community garden plot, a little prep work in January will aid your success when you are ready to sew the first seeds. Community gardens provide healthy vegetables and herbs and they […]


Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Heart Magnet Crafts

January 21, 2020

Though we’ve slowed down our pace after the winter holiday rush, let’s face it, life is still busy! Often, I find myself with very little time to craft, which is why I love the simplicity of these Valentine’s Day heart magnet crafts. Amazing how quick and easy they are to create. With just a few […]


Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

January 20, 2020

Want to express your love for the planet along with your appreciation of your loved ones? We have you covered with some clever eco-friendly gift ideas for Valentine’s Day! The following ideas will quickly have you adding more green to your Valentine’s Day. Plant a tree Every second sees the destruction of one and a […]


How Long Should You Keep Spices and Herbs?

January 17, 2020

Just like a fine wine many foods better with age. World cheeses, vinegar, cured meats, stews – as each of these items age they develop deeper and more intense flavors. Spices, on the other hand do not age gracefully. For the success of your culinary efforts, it’s important to know how long you should keep […]


15 Creative Uses for Leftover Coffee

January 15, 2020

Brew a little too much coffee this morning? Before you toss the extra, there are plenty of creative uses you can use leftover coffee for instead. If you are like me and rarely have any leftover coffee, no worries! Simply brew a little extra so that you can use these creative ideas, too. Now, grab […]