Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Summer Bulb Stems Are Already Coming Up

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Last week I wrote about my twins and Mommy digging and dropping our bulbs into the dirt. The bulbs we planted are supposed to be for summer time. Well, they are coming up now. As in, still winter now. In the part of the state I live in though, it feels more like spring time. The mornings are a bit chilly, but when afternoon rolls around, the chill goes away and the sun comes out.

I might  have written about this before, but my city has only had two days, if I am not mistaken, of rain this year. Yeah, two days! I do not know whether to laugh or cry. I mean we need rain for our flowers and crops to grow.

The month of February is coming to a close and March is on our heels. What is the weather going to be like in March? Will there be enough rain to grow our flowers and food? This is not good people. Look, I am not wanting rain to saturate the ground, that could be bad. All I want is enough rain to allow my flowers and food to grow.

Aside from the rain not coming down in the winter months, as it is supposed to, the sun is at least showing. I guess one out of the two is alright, right? No, no, no! This is not right at all. Oh and another vital component to my flowers and garden growing are bees. Where are the bees? If I am lucky, I will see two or three bees a week..a week...are you kidding me!

Do you see where I am going with this? Flowers and gardens can not grow without sun, water and you guessed it bees...honey bees..and the bees have been vanishing for quite some time now. This is not a good thing and is more or less due to chemicals being sprayed over all the crops.

Well, if this is colony collapse is ever fixed, it will be a miracle....and we need a miracle in America and around the world when it comes to saving our food source and flowers too.

Here are two photos I took of my front yard bulbs already coming up. I have only watered them three times since I planted them and the green stems are already coming up. I showed you, I think last week, the green stems of my bulbs from last year are already coming up and the flowers are about to open. Yes, about to open. This weather is not only odd, but uncalled for. This change in weather changes everything.

Okay, here are my two photos:















Yeah, as much as I love spring and summer, I do not like it when the seasons can't stay where they are supposed to be. You know, Winter (3 months) of rain and snow, Spring (3 months) rain and more rain, Summer (3 months) heat and more heat and Fall (3 months) cool and cooler weather. It seems the seasonal calendar has become confused and I am just wondering how it became so confused. This is a retorical question by the way. I know what is happening, but if you want to know, do your research.

What To Do When Your Favorites List Gets To Long, Just Clipix

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When you find a website you like, what do you do to save it? Do you add it to your favorites list like the majority of people do? Yeah, I bet you do. Or you forget to add the website, article or whatever, to your favorites page and you have to type in what you want over and over again. This could become annoying after a while. Well now there is a better way to keep track of all the websites, articles, photos, recipes and so forth on one website. This website is call clipix. With this website, all you have to do is download their favorites button to your toolbar. It is that easy. Then, when you find something you like and or want to share with family or friends, you just click on the Clipix button, it will be saved to the clipix website and bingo, you are done. Now, you can go back to that website whenever you want and it is easy now to share what you like with whomever you like.

If you want to see how it works here is a video showing you how easy it is: 

 

 

Here is what my Clipix website look like and what I have added to it.

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The above image is what it looks like as I am adding a website, article, recipe or anything to my Clipix page. This is what happens, with the dialog box, after I click on the Clipix button on my toolbar. Now, this is what my Clipix page looks like after I have added some websites I like and frequent often:

 

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See how easy this is and you can do this too. It takes no time at all and is an amazing tool to use and share with your family and friends alike. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up at Clipix right now and begin saving all your favorite websites, articles, recipes and so much more.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Right Now Is The Time To Show Your Support For Walgreens

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you have been a Walgreens customer for like, ever, you will want to sign up for the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens. Right now, Walgreens is offering all their customers a special discount on an annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. The most amazing thing about this Prescription Savings Club is that it only costs $35 annually under the family membership. This family membership allows for the immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets, yes, even your pets are covered. How cool is that!

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring Is Almost Here So Dig Drop Done Your Bulbs!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Don't you just love bulbs? Bulbs you ask, what are bulbs? No silly not the bulbs in a lamps, but bulbs (flowers) you plant in your garden, planter pots or curbside. Bulbs come in a variety of colors and they are a self contained flower factory.  Do you know of any other flower that does this? No, I do not and this is one reason why bulbs are so amazing. If you live spring me than winter, then you will love daffodils because when they show their lovely faces it means spring is here. 

Well, now that you know what bulbs are, this is how you can use bulbs around your home or in your home. Have you even visited the Dig, Drop, Done website? If not, it is time you do. This is the website that talks all about....bulbs. When I visited this website, I learned how easy it is to plant bulbs, where to plant bulbs, how bulbs can be brought indoors and given as gifts too. The ladies talk about bulb inspiration, bulb calendar, a planting chart, bulbs 101 and so much more. With spring on our heels, I suggest you visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more right now.

When it comes to finding out when to plant your bulbs, the best place to do this is through the Garden Guru, found on Curbside Chaos. All you have to do is scroll down the page and on the left hand side, you will see the Garden Guru. The Garden Guru shows residents in the USA and Canada, when to plant their particular bulbs. The map of America has various colors for when to plant your bulbs, depending on what month: March, April, May or June, you want to begin planting. This is what my Planting Guide looks like for the month of March

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Of the three ladies, I am more like Marcy because we both have twins, we live in the suburbs, but I am not a Super Mom.

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If you have Curbside Chaos like a lot of people I am sure do, right now is the perfect time to Dig, Drop, Done your bulbs. Well this is of course depending on where you live. Nobody wants curbside chaos and this is an excellent website to visit not only to see when the best time for planting bulbs is, but to enter the Curbside Chaos Contest. Do you like contests? Well this is a fun contest, especially because it will beautify your front lawn. If your lawn is in desperate need of some loving care, let Taniya Nayak come over and beautify your curb. The winner of this contest will receive a $5,000 yard makeover, how amazing is that! Oh yeah, and every time you share on Twitter, "Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done will donate $1.00 Rebuilding Together-the nation's leading nonprofit, working to preserve affordable homeownership communities.

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