I love flowers. I love their color, I love their smell, I love the variety. But I have a confession. I cannot grow them. Can. Not. I have tried reading gardening books of all sorts, I have followed the advice of friends who can grow those beautiful blooms…and still no success. I suppose it’s time to admit defeat once and for all and call in an expert. For anyone living in the NW Ohio/SE Michigan area, I am pleased to recommend Garden Pleasures owned and operated by Bari Newcombe. Take a few minutes to look over her advice for spring gardening tips…and then call her for an appointment today!
TOP STEPS FOR SPRING:
1. Remember if pruning spring flowering trees, shrubs, or perennials that you have up to two weeks after they bloom to prune (otherwise you will be affecting the next year’s blossoms).
2. Leave foilage on spring blooming bulbed flowers until they turn yellow/brown (leaves are the plant’s way to take in nutrients into the bulb for next year’s production).
3. Cut down any grasses/woody perennials before new spring growth begins.
What Garden Pleasures offers –
-annual spring & fall clean up
-pruning, roses, perrenials, & trees (limited)
Garden Pleasures- 419-944-6813 (Bari Newcombe)
A little bit about Bari –
Bari is a MSU certified master gardener. She started being interested in gardening as a child helping her next door neighbor! After 25yrs of baking (and an excellent baker she is having taste-tested her creations many times over the years), Bari switched careers. At her husband’s urging, Bari decided to go into business for herself in 2005. She continues to keep current with everything gardening related by reading newsletters from various nurseries, horticulture & gardening magazines, & attending flower shows. Contact Bari today — she’s Novel, New and Necessary!
I can think of two things most people have too much of midway through this holiday season…too much food (generally the wrong kind) and too much of the, “I shouldn’t have eaten that…” regret (generally about how eating this food is affecting their health and weight). Let’s welcome a very happy diversion then into this “too much of a good thing” mix. I want to invite you to begin making laughing a part of your holiday (every Monday) tradition by learning along with the Laugh It Off Ladies whose tasteful mission it is to gently educate and inform their foodie fans by making nutritional health news palatable via their own brand of diet humor. Take it from me, Rebecca’s charm is contagious and you’ll start seeing the “funny” with every bite you take. Once you subscribe to Rebecca’s weekly column, it’s the gift of health that you keep on giving (to yourself) all year long. It’s Novel, New and Necessary!
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Rebecca brings 20 years of professional media experience to the table. She’s an Emmy winning news anchor and an award-winning journalist. She’s skilled at getting positive press for events, companies and non-profits. Rebecca is a Twitter pioneer who developed one of the first ever Twitter parties. Rebecca is a national expert in using social media to get results. She led her start up non-profit to the #1 spot in the nation for the Pepsi Refresh competition for $250,000. Rebecca is a humor writer and sought after producer of witty content for blogs, newsletters, and television. Rebecca’s worked with international companies from Disney© to Pepsi© to Weight Watchers© to spread the word on brands and campaigns. And she’s powered her tiny local non-profit into the national spotlight with her brand of bubbly buzz.
I have lots of fond memories relating to footed pajamas…I wore them as a kid…and outfitted my own four children in them for years. I loved these snuggly pj’s because our hardwood floors were chilly on their little toes and with our old farmhouse’s windy drafts these neck to tippy toe coverings kept the kids toasty warm. So, what a treat to discover a company that offers cool footed pj’s for the entire family! Check out the wide variety of styles and sizes…can anyone envision a Christmas card photo op here?
Adultfootedpjs.com sells footed pajamas to all ages and sizes.
Fast Footed Facts: This e-commerce store caters to and specializes in adult footed pajamas as they are such a novelty. All of the pajamas are made of a soft fleece and come in a variety of colors and prints. Many of the styles can be ordered with a “drop seat” as well. Families love these comfy pj’s because they can order matching pajamas for the entire family. They’re Novel, New and Necessary!
Novel, New, and Necessary…………..Products, Services, and Other Fun Stuff for Everyday Smart Living — Where we test/review on a weekly basis a wide variety of Food-Health-Beauty-Inspirational-Travel-Websites (you name it)—whatever helps women live smart…
In the works
In the develoment stage now, we’re working on setting up a weekly forum where we’ll be testing and then offering a review of various “living smart” products and services. Each week, we’ll offer either something (or multiple things) that fall under the Novel, New or Necessary (which pretty much means the sky’s the limit).
Our goal is to save women time and steps by gathering some of the best new product offerings out there into one stopping place. So…be watching for developments and be thinking about what you’d like to see offered here.
Contact me with any questions (suggestions) here or on FB.