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Strawberries – Growing, Buying, Eating, Health Benefits

Nothing screams spring to me like when I start seeing “local” strawberries in the grocery store.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean local like from my state of Georgia, I mean local as in Florida as opposed to California or Mexico.  I start dreaming of ripe, sweet, delicious strawberries topped with homemade whipped cream […]

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New Uses for Old Crayons

More than 12 million crayons are produced in the United States EVERY DAY.  THEY.ARE.EVERYWHERE.  New, old, broken, chipped, bits, wrappers.  Every cleaning, organizing, decluttering adventure leads to more.  I hate to throw them away but what to do with old crayons?  Surely there have to be tons of uses for old crayons? If you have […]

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7 Waste-Free Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

Let’s talk GREEN GIFT WRAPPING!!!  Let’s face it, traditional wrapping paper is really not good for the environment. What are some waste-free alternatives to wrapping paper? You’ve picked out the perfect gift and it’s time to wrap it up.  Do you turn to wrapping paper, newspaper, a paper gift bag or just slap a bow […]

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Unique Upcycled Gifts For Every Person on Your List

Let’s talk about unique upcycled gifts!  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, how many times have you heard that?  How many times have you been out holiday shopping and have just been stumped on what to buy?  It seriously happens to me every.darn.year!  Then I find myself buying something, just to buy something and […]

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15 Amazing Uses for Coffee Grounds Beyond the Coffee Pot

  Americans LOVE their coffee!  Roughly 62% drink coffee each day, coffee they either made at home or purchased from one of over 21,400 coffee shops in the U.S.  That’s ALOT of coffee grounds.  Many coffee shops offer the leftover coffee grounds to anyone who wants them.  Perhaps if you’re a professional gardener, you might […]