“How to” Articles

How to Choose the Right Mulch for Your Garden Beds

The right mulch can lead to prettier and healthier plants that are well-nourished and water-tolerant; a win-win for plants and their caretakers. Here are a few tips for choosing the right mulch for your garden beds this spring: Shredded Hardwood The most widely available, this mulch can last for one to three years depending on […]

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Early Spring Planting

Are you ready to plant? Soil is ready for planting when it is free of snow and ice crystals and is crumbly to the touch. If soil is too wet, it can make aeration more difficult. Vegetables: This time of year is ideal for planting peas, spinach, lettuce mixes, arugula, and leeks. After the threat […]

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Early Spring Garden Bed Maintenance

Getting your hands in the soil in the early spring isn’t just good for the plants and beds, it’s also a good spring tonic for those who have spent an entire winter indoors. The fresh air is good for your health, as is the exercise of bending, carrying, pruning, raking, planting, and weeding. First thing’s […]

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I Heart: Storage containers that are functional and attractive – Part 3 (Garage or Basement)

In honor of the month of love, we give you this “I Heart” Series – about what else?  Getting and staying organized. XOXO ——- So, you’ve tackled the main areas of your home and are ready to go “all in.” It’s time to whip the basement or garage into shape.  Most people have thought about […]

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I Heart: Storage containers that are functional and attractive – Part 2 (Kitchen)

In honor of the month of love, we give you this “I Heart” Series – about what else?  Getting and staying organized. XOXO —— If you’ve already cleaned out the pantry and fridge and tossed expired items, chances are you’re ready to organize what’s left. Here are some products that will help you stay organized […]

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I Heart: Storage containers that are functional and attractive – Part 1 (Living Spaces)

In honor of the month of love, we give you this “I Heart” Series – about what else?  Getting and staying organized. XOXO  —— If you’ve already gone through the culling process and donated/tossed some items, chances are you’re ready to organize what’s left. Here are some products that will help you stay organized and […]

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Make Simple Memories this Holiday Season

Children, even more so than adults, long for ritual and tradition. This is a beautiful time of year to continue family traditions and create new ones. Here are some ideas to make some new traditions and memories, too! Allow children to help with seasonal cooking and baking – stirring and decorating gets kids involved and […]

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Reflecting on Simpler Times this Holiday Season – Part 2

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is quickly approaching, but it doesn’t need to be a stressful or overwhelming time of consumerism and over-consumption. This time of year is an ideal time to focus on family, community and traditions and reflect on “simpler” times. Let’s try to find ways to celebrate the season […]

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Reflecting on Simpler Times this Holiday Season – Part 1

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is quickly approaching, but it doesn’t need to be a stressful or overwhelming time of consumerism and over-consumption. This time of year is an ideal time to focus on family, community and traditions and reflect on “simpler” times. Let’s try to find ways to celebrate the season […]

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Thanksgiving Preparation Checklist

Tag – you’re it. This year, the Thanksgiving meal is your turn and you’re a tad overwhelmed by the sheer number of details to make the event a success. Not to worry! We’re here to help with some organizational tips to keep things on schedule and panic-free. 3 Weeks Before Delve into recipes online and […]

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