Who invented Mother's Day?, Mulching 101, read your weeds!

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 9, 2021

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God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
–Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)

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The History of Mother's Day in the United States
The History of Mother's Day in the United States
The real history of Mother’s Day in the United States might surprise you. Three women—who championed efforts toward better health, welfare, peace, and love—contributed to the day we all celebrate on the second Sunday in May each year. Read more…
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How can I keep my floors sparkly clean?

Great for dusting tile, laminates, marble and hard wood floors! This convenient household-size, multi-colored wool dust mop is the perfect tool for keeping your floors shiny!

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How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
Mulch has been called the gardener’s friend—and for good reason. In winter, mulch protects bare soil, prevents erosion, and protects plants. In spring, mulch locks in moisture, suppresses weeds, and feeds the soil. Learn how to mulch, when to mulch, and about the many different types of mulch to...
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Beautiful wine bottle lights for sparkling evenings!

Create lovely ambient lighting with a wine bottle! This brushed metal wine stopper with a trail of warm LED lights will illuminate most wine bottles. Choose a bottle from a special celebration and light up your home!

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What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
Read your weeds! They are an indicator of your soil’s health. If you have large patches of one kind of weed, your garden is trying to tell you something. Here are common weeds and what they say about your soil—plus photos. Let us know what you learn!
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What's an easy way to grow lots of veggies this year?
Now in its third printing, the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! Order the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook today!

 

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Champagne Mimosa
Champagne Mimosa

Champagne Mimosas are a sophisticated treat with brunch. Dress them up by serving in tulip glasses on ice or simply multiply the recipe and fill up a pitcher.

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Tell the temperature with this retro thermometer!

This thermometer is designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer! Handmade in the USA from steel, this thermometer will be a welcome tool to check the temperature outside so you can get outside!

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A Well-Meaning Mother and More Humor
A Well-Meaning Mother and More Humor
Sometimes, it’s mothers who say the darnedest things. Try not to roll your eyes too hard at this edition of Humor Me!
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How can I make a beautiful bouquet in a mason jar?

Display your fresh cut flowers in this classic mason jar with a handy frog lid!

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