Saturday, March 31, 2012

Great Gifts any Woman at Easter

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    Here comes Petter Cottontail, Hopping down the bunny trail, Hippity hoppity Easter's on its way!  Are you ready for Easter?  How about your little ones's?  I know mine are ready for the Easter Bunny to come see them!


     Easter is one of my favorite holidays because I get to dye eggs, and hide them for my little girls to go find.  We spend hours boiling the eggs, dying and then we have even more fun decorating them.  Other things I enjoy about Easter is cooking the meal we will sit and enjoy and as a Family, and Making cute little crafts to give he Grandparents for Easter!  In this post I will share some really cute ideas that you can do with your children, They will be very pleased at what they have accomplished and it can be used as a centerpiece to your Easter Lunch, Easter decor, or as a gift to a special loved one (like Grandma). 


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Material needed:

  1. Small and large glass vases
  2. Jelly beans (flavor of choice and colors)
  3. cut tulips


  1. Place small vase inside of large vase
  2. Fill large vase in between small vase with the jelly beans up to top of small vase
  3. Fill small vase with water
  4. Arrange the cut tulips in the small vase

An addition to this project is to take and put a lower level of jelly beans on the bottom between the large and small vase and then arrange peeps (color depending on your home decor) up to the top of the small vase!  These are really cute ideas that not only do make a great decor but are also edible.


     If you are trying to think just who would enjoy something like this here are a few ideas: Friends and Family are the usual that come to mind, but maybe you don't have anyone near but want to do something special for the Easter holiday!  Why not make a few of these and take the a local nursing home, or to the hospital for patients, nurses, your local fire or police?  When the holidays come around I always think about the shut ins that can't leave their house and no one ever really comes around to visit.  These are a great way to tell them You are not forgotten and we love yo




Materials Instructions

1) Place small glass vase inside large glass vase.

2) Arrange jelly beans in between 2 vases to the top of the small vase.

Cut tulips

Jelly Bean Candy

2 Glass vases (Large/Small) 3) Fill small vase with water

4) Arrange tulips inside small vase.


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Miracle Gro and my Gardens

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     It is that time of year again that I start to getting that fever to get my hands dirty!  The weather is warming up nicely outside, the pollen is falling and all I can do is think about my little pond and flower garden that need my attention. I quit raking the leaves from around my flower beds a few years ago, and use them now for the nutrient purposes (mulch) and keeping my bulbs safe from the winter!  Are you like me and get that Spring fever where you just want to get outdoors, and say ugh on the housework?


     Another major thing I like to do to make my flowers so beautiful is I like to mix in Expand ‘n Gro™ with my soil.  It allows for better moisture control and makes my flowers brighter, larger, and just WOW!  Miracle Gro feeds my flowers for up to 6 months so I don't have to worry about fertilizing, and helps with watering so I don't have to water daily.  With the Miracle Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ my flowers get 3 X bigger than with just my  regular soil.  After a couple uses of mixing the Miracle Gro in my soil it isn't necessary to do it every year.  Expand ‘n Gro™ is great for indoor and outdoor uses, rather potted plants or directly mixed into your soil.  I promise you will not be disappointed in is product!





     Even the blackest thumb can grow the best garden with Miracle Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ and should be tried and used by everyone.  I don't know everything there is to know about plants but because of this great product people think I know a lot more than I do , so give it a try and see what you think.  Leave me a comment and let me know how you would use the Miracle Gro or if you already do, what is your opinion of it!

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