Seeds of love, Lincoln's birthday, king cake

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, February 12, 2018

crescent moon

On a clear winter’s evening
The crescent moon
And the round squirrels’ nest
In the bare oak
Are equal planets

–Anne Porter (1911–2011)

Monday, February 12, 2018
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Give Seeds of Love

10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a few days, try cultivating a little romance by giving packets of seeds with a special meaning. Love will blossom along with these ten flowers that have these romantic names …
Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold holiday prints. Impress your guests! Supplies are limited.
A Story on Lincoln's Birthday

Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial
Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12 in 1809, pursued a legal career before turning to a political one that eventually led to the U.S. presidency. In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell depicting him in front of a jury holding the 1857 edition of an almanac in his hand. Was it The Old Farmer’s Almanac?
Handcare Caddies

A silver-toned caddy holding luxurious foaming hand soap and rich lotion together in one place. Very elegant, very convenient. Choose from different luxurious scents!
King Cake Recipe

King Cake

It’s Mardi Gras season! Try our King Cake recipe—a delicious cross between a coffee cake and a French pastry. Make sure you keep an eye out for the tiny plastic baby placed inside the King Cake; the finder is designated “king” or “queen” for the evening!

Triple Pine Cone Wind Chime

Made of heavy cast iron and measures 24.5 inches long. 
Beignets For Shrove Tuesday


Doughnuts have long been linked to Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday.” In Louisiana, fried dough pillows called beignets are the favorite.

Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!
Recipes for Bird Food

Homemade Bird Food Recipes
Here are some great homemade bird food recipes that can be used at any time of the year, but especially in the cold winter months when natural resources are scarce.
Art Glass Bird Garden Stakes, Set of 3

“These are the cutest little glass birds I’ve ever seen. They will look gorgeous in a flower pot and/or just in a flower bed or in the middle of some flowers or near a shrub. These are beautiful, you won’t go wrong purchasing them.” –Nancy H. from Ohio