Saving money on heating, succulents, winter bird food recipe

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 25, 2018

bare november days

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell her so,
And they are better for her praise.

–Robert Frost (1874–1963)

 
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Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why Onions Make Us Cry

Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous?  Enjoy these onion facts—and some folklore.

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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

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$32.99
Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala
 
Top Succulent Plants for the Home
Succulents for Your Home

Top Succulent Plants for the Home
This time of year, the air in my house seems desert-dry and many of my houseplants are beginning to lose the will to live—except for the succulents, that is. They are survivors. 

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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 

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$47.97
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan
 
How to Make Suet for Birds
Winter Bird Food Recipe

How to Make Suet for Birds
Suet is the perfect bird food for the winter months, when birds’ food sources start to dwindle. Here’s how to make suet for your backyard birds!

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Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.

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$12.95
Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs
 
Why My Great-Uncle Gave Up the Ministry
A True Story?

Why My Great-Uncle Gave Up the Ministry
When this true story was published in The 1984 Old Farmer’s Almanac, many readers wrote to say that it was the funniest Almanac story they had ever read. It certainly contains our “pleasant degree of humor,” but was it “useful”? Well, there may be a lesson here somewhere… 

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Paine's Balsam Fir Incense

The fragrant tips of the balsam fir tree give this incense its warm, woodsy, forest aroma. It has become an endearing winter tradition for many families. Includes 24 logs and a holder. Grown and made in Maine. Makes a unique hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

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$8.95
Paine's Balsam Fir Incense
 
10 Ways to Save Money on Heating
Saving Money on Heating

10 Ways to Save Money on Heating
Everyone wants to save on their heating bill, so here are 10 ways to cut heating costs and keep your home warmer in the cold season!

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The Conversion Cutting Board

Classic maple cutting board that features common cooking conversions engraved on the face. 

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$16.99
The Conversion Cutting Board