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)

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The Best Uses for Baking Soda
The Best Uses for Baking Soda
Bicarbonate of soda—commonly known as “baking soda”—is a wonderful household product for much more than baking! From removing stains to cleaning teeth to even getting rid of your sweet tooth, see 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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Natural Home Remedies for Spring Allergies
Natural Home Remedies for Spring Allergies
In most regions, spring brings on a pollen assault! For days—sometimes weeks—pollen fills the air and our stuffed-up sinuses deliver the message. Here are some home remedies for allergies and stuffed-up sinuses. 
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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
What are your final spring frost dates and first fall frost dates? Just punch your zip code or postal code into our Frost Dates Calculator for the United States and Canada to see frost dates for your location (based on the nearest weather station)!  
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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. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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Sunflowers
Sunflowers
With bright blooms that go from mid-summer to early fall, sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Plus, 2021 has been designated the “Year of the Sunflower”! What better way to celebrate than growing some yourself? Our Sunflower Growing Guide covers everything from planting to...
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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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Roasted Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
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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Creates a luxurious bath or memorable gift! Choose from 4 relaxing scents.

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