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Nordic Indulgence

[edgtf_social_share] The holidays are over and you’ve just spent the last month detoxing, dieting, and working out like a maniac which has hopefully resulted in attaining your New Year’s goal! It’s time to take a well deserved break. Now I’m not suggesting binging till the cows come home but a short, sweet, cozy, perhaps even a boozy time-out may be just what you need to chase away the winter blues. The latest global craze is the Nordic lifestyle trend of “Hygge” pronounced...

Build a Bluebird House

[edgtf_social_share] Taking care of our Feathered Friends Even though springtime may seem a long time away, now is a great time to consider building a birdhouse. Why? During the cold winter months, birds scatter to find any shelter they can in dead or hollow trees. Very early in the year, these birds also begin to scout for nesting sites. [caption id="attachment_7771" align="aligncenter" width="642"] My mother-in-law built this Bluebird house. It has two solid side panels and she uses a removable floor for clean...

Winter Photography – Tips for better Digital Images

[edgtf_social_share] One of the most popular holiday gifts purchased at big box retailers, as well as online, is the digital point-n-shoot camera. What better way to capture the excitement of the season than with your new camera? Winter can be a great time for the shutterbug. Here in the Northeast, fresh snowfall can create beautiful landscapes, priceless wildlife moments, or even the perfect background for a family-fun photoshoot. By following a few basic tips, you can capture all the fun to...

Super Nachos

[edgtf_social_share] With only a few games left before The Super Bowl, it is time to pull out all the stops and get out your best ever recipes for nachos & dips. Here is one that everyone will love! “Super Nachos” The Chips Go for a variety of corn chips & blue corn chips The Salsa (Pico de Gallo) 4 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and then chopped to suit your style 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped, you can choose medium to hot...

The Top 10 Cleansing House Plants

[edgtf_social_share] The holidays have come and gone and so has that fantastic Pine or Douglas Fir Christmas Tree Scent you woke up to the past few weeks. What you might not know, is that your tree was serving a purpose in cleansing the air in your house… just a bit. The wintertime is now upon us, and that changes our living dynamic. While we all need to get outdoors to experience some fresh air and sun, it is a bit harder this...

Winter Hot Tub Tips

[edgtf_social_share] When it’s cold outside, when the days start getting shorter and when there’s snow on the ground, there’s no reason at all to not keep your hot tub or spa in service. All the benefits associated with hot tubs only get magnified when there’s a big difference between the water temps and the reading on the window thermometer. There’s just no better way to beat the winter doldrums than to take a nice soak in a properly maintained hot tub....

Tooling up for Winter: Essential must-haves to keep you safe at home and on the road

[edgtf_social_share] Another phrase for cold winter weather is “the polar-vortex”, which refers to forecasts calling for record-breaking cold. Regardless of the time of year, when you hear your local weatherman start using this term, you know the temps are about to drop. Nothing is worse than finding yourself unprepared in the middle of a snowstorm or extreme temperature drop. Prior to the first snowfall, you should break out your cold weather gear and tools. If you are a new home owner...

Fighting the Winter Blues

[edgtf_social_share] The holidays are great, but can be exhausting. Traveling, family gatherings, buying a tree, decorating the house, shopping for gifts, airport trips and the non-stop onslaught of FOOD from Thanksgiving to New Years can put the best of us into the overload zone. The fact is that now is a great time to focus upon yourself a bit. You need to relax some, detox from the stress the holidays bring, and focus some inward energy upon yourself & the new year. A...

Three Great Winter Drinks

[edgtf_social_share] Once in a while it is a good idea to indulge yourself on a cold winter night. If you are going to drink, it might as well be one of these three (3) top choices. You can thank me later. Single Cup Hot Buttered Rum 5 teaspoons of melted butter 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar 5 ounces of confectionary sugar 5 fluid ounces of Jamaican Rum One pinch of ground cinnamon One pinch of ground nutmeg Heat slowly as you...

Only 75 Days till Spring

A good time to plan your garden strategy. [edgtf_social_share] When it comes to developing an action plan for any type of well-balanced flowering garden, I went to my daughter and friends to get an idea of what really works. Creating your own garden can be a personal experience; you have to please yourself. Don’t just go to the gardening department at Home Depot and see what will be available for the coming thaw. Invest some time and decide what you really like....