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    Travel

    My Traveling Secret #TakeADayNow

    I have a secret to confess: Since 2008, the year I started blogging, I have been secretly having adventures. Not just ordinary adventures. BIG. ADVENTURES. Blow your mind adventures. Freaking awesome…

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    Garden

    When to Stop Fertilizing a Fall Vegetable Garden

    Knowing when to curtail fertilizing a vegetable garden is as important as knowing when to start fertilizing because of environmental concerns. According to studies by the University of MassAmherst. Their research…

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    Garden

    Watermelon Fields and Sunscreen

    Deep in the heart of North Central Valley in California (north of Los Angeles and south of Sacramento) is a stretch of farm country where nearly 32% of all watermelons are…

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    Garden

    3 Best Water Saving Tips for the Garden

    With August upon us and hot temperatures baking our gardens, it’s time to investigate ways to save water. Below are three awesome water saving tips for the garden that might help…

  • Self Watering Garden Container Trudrop
    Garden

    Best Self-Watering Garden Container

    Self-watering garden containers – I have been sent dozens of them to try by various manufacturers and have covered a few of their stories on my website. And while they have…

  • Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa native plant
    Garden

    How To Plant a Butterfly Weed Video

    Last season I wrote about the butterfly weed and how to plant it. Please go HERE FOR THE LINK and learn all kinds of 411 about this fantastic butterfly attracting plant.…

  • Rose Photo copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden

    How to Organically Fertilize Roses

    Summer woes — I have noticed that a few of my roses are not looking as perky as I’d like. How to solve that? Add some organic fertilizer at the base…

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    Garden

    Garden Tractor Scoot Product Review

    Today I bring you a garden tractor scoot product review on the Gardeners Supply Company’s Deluxe Tractor Scoot with Bucket Basket. Leaning over to weed on my knees in the garden…

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    Garden

    3 Tips to Prevent Blossom End Rot

    As soon as I recovered from the evil Japanese beetles, I look out and see my tomatoes with Blossom End Rot, which is created when the tomato plant does not absorb…

  • Antiinflammatory Breakfast Recipe Eggs Basil Olive Oil
    Food Wellness

    Anti-inflammatory Breakfast Recipe

    This month I have reintroduced rice for my anti-inflammatory elimination diet for my osteoarthritis condition. Rice opens up a whole new world because many of the products which are “gluten-free” are…

  • Chicago Skyline from Willis Tower.
    Travel

    Staycations in Big Cities

    This week the family and I kicked off the Chicago Staycation. My daughter came in from out of town and we wanted to save money by doing local things together. Touring…

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    Food Wellness

    Scientific Evidence on Juicing

    Juice. I love it. When I was diagnosed with severe degenerative osteoarthritis I did some research on juicing. I have been working with my certified nutritionist to try to discover what…

  • Biltmore Broccoli Risotto
    Food Garden Travel

    Farm to Table Broccoli

    There’s an executive chef I met at Biltmore, Spencer Hilgeman, who has the gleam. You know what I mean, right? A magical gleam in his eye. That thing which is captivating…

  • Plants of Steel Living Wall Shade Garden
    Garden

    Living Wall Cone Container Garden How To

    Looking for a new garden project, but have the mid-summer can’t-find-the-perfect-plant blues because the garden centers are cleared out? I have the living wall cone planter solution for you that will…

  • White Lavender Plant Photo copyright Shawna Coronado
    Garden Travel

    How to Grow Lavender

    Oregon is known for it’s amazing lavender fields, so when traveling to Oregon’s Mount Hood Territory, I wanted to explore flowering fields and learn more about growing the plant. Chris Mulder…

  • Vodka and Soda Scent Hint
    Food

    Best Vodka and Soda Cocktail with a Scent Hint

    You all know I am currently living the anti-inflammatory diet for my osteoarthritis. Frankly, there is no way we can consider liquor anti-inflammatory. Yet I have found that I can occasionally…