• Tips

    Grow Your Own Flowers Without Spending A Penny

    I found myself singing “You gotta reduce, reuse, recycle” when I was starting flowers for my garden. I love doing things myself, saving money, and waste. So here’s how to start flowers for your garden for free. Of course you can also use this to start herbs or vegetables. It takes a little time to save up all of your supplies but it’s something we all have on hand. If you need to, you can purchase the seeds at your local nursery or store but I saved mine from last year’s flowers. Impatiens are especially fun to collect, you have to get the seeds in the bag before it explodes!…

  • Fitness

    Get Ready For Summer

    We are just about 9 weeks away from Memorial Day. Even though we have been dealing with cold weather and snow showers lately, it is spring! It is time to turn our attention to getting ready for the summer. Shorts, tank tops, sundresses and swimsuits are just some of the things that we look forward to wearing this summer. Are you ready? There is plenty of time to get swimsuit ready for the summer. If you lose 2 or 2 1/2 pounds a week you can have those extra 20-25 pounds off. It is also enough time to get those muscles firm and looking good! Starting a healthier eating plan…

  • Entertaining

    How to Treat Sunburn

      If you’ve spent too much time in the sun and have had a burn, you know that you can’t cure the burn or get rid of it quickly. However, you can treat your burns and make life a little more bearable. Here’s how. Drink plenty of water – If you’ve spent the day in the sun your body will undoubtedly be dehydrated. Drinking water will hydrate your body and skin. Keep sipping throughout the day. Apply cold compress to the skin – This will help to mild cases of sunburn. Take a cold shower or bath – A cold shower will cool off your irritated skin. Aloe Vera –…

  • Recipe

    Refrigerator Dill Pickles

    I’ve always wanted to try making pickles. When I found them at the farmers’ market, I decided to give it a try. I am so happy with the results. You will love this recipe for refrigerator dill pickles. Ingredients: 4 Pickling cucumbers, sliced 3 Cups water 6 Tablespoons white vinegar 3 Tablespoons kosher salt 3 Cloves garlic, smashed and roughly chopped 6 Dill sprigs, from my garden 3 Pint Jars Method: In a bowl, combine water, vinegar, and salt. Stir until the salt has dissolved. Place 1/2 a crushed garlic clove in each jar with a sprig of dill. Fill half the jar with cucumbers. Place garlic and dill on…

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