Spring allergies, sunflowers, baking soda magic

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 6, 2018

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April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o'er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o'er the moistened glade
.
–John Askham (1825–94)

Friday, April 6, 2018
96th day of the year


Marilu Henner (actress) was born on this day in 1952.
James Best (actor; best known as Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard) died on this day in 2015.


 
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Baking Soda is Amazing!

The Best Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! This versatile substance can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth. Here are some of the best uses for baking soda.
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Meet Stoney, the Perfect Garden Dog!

Made from beautiful, natural river stone, Stoney sits perfectly, never wanders off, eats “next to nothing”-and always has a welcoming, friendly smile on his face! Your neighbors will want to adopt, too!
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Spring Allergies Yet?

Spring Allergies and Sufferin' Sinuses
In most regions of the nation, spring brings on a pollen assault. For days, sometimes weeks, pollen fills the air. It dusts the car and buildings, the surrounding landscape. Many of us don’t have to see it to know that pollens have blown in: Our stuffed-up sinuses deliver the message.
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Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 
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Frost Dates Calculator

Frost Dates Calculator
Just punch in your zip code or postal code for your frost dates!
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The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast.
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Planting Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers
Sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Native to North America, sunflowers are heat-tolerant, resistant to pests, and simply beautiful. You can even harvest their edible seeds. Here’s how to grow them in your garden!
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Angel Wind Chime

This nicely detailed chime is made from thick, rust-proof aluminum to last! Save $10. No promo code needed.
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Asparagus With Prosciutto

Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

This prosciutto-asparagus recipe is always a hit. If you do have any left over, serve it chilled. 

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Bath Bomb Sets

Creates a luxurious bath or memorable gift! Choose from 4 relaxing scents.
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