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Guide to Homemade Eco-friendly Holi Color Powder for Kids

Holi – the celebration of colors – fills for all intents and purposes everyone with energy and power. Rather than various celebrations, Holi is one occasion where the clothes, planning enhancements, makeup and marks don't make a distinction by any stretch of the creative energy. Regardless, one thing that makes a distinction is a quality of the colors being used in light of the fact that a moment of rash fun may whole to a lot of skin detriment later.…

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Added by Liza Ray on June 28, 2016 at 3:28am — No Comments

Canning

Our family has started the canning season with fresh strawberry jam. After we sanitized the jars we are left with a filmy glass. Does anyone have any suggestions. We are using filtered water to boil and clean them. I read vinager, but my wife is worried it might leave an additional test behind.

Added by Dave on June 18, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Do Black Roses Actually Exist In Nature?

The short answer is No, but the long one is way more interesting.…

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Added by Ian Bennett Morrison on June 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

New ducks

Our family recently got a duck(Lilly)It loved following us around the yard and would sit by our side. A friend of ours has lots of ducks and had a female that would get attacked everyday by one other duck. Our family welcomed her in our family so she could be happy. But ever since Lilly won't come by us and only wants to be around the other duck. When we let the two out the second duck wonders far off and Lilly is close to follow. We are not sure if we should keep the second duck. I think over… Continue

Added by Dave on June 12, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Quick and Painless Pickles

I admit, I've always been intimidated by making pickles. The process seems like it requires too many ingredients, the most important of all being patience. I was thrilled to find this recipe for pickles from the New York Times that has only FOUR ingredients and barely that many steps. The whole process takes about forty minutes, fully half of which is doing nothing. This recipe yields about two…

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Added by Sophie Friedman on June 3, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Fascinating Types of Gardens

I'm sure that everybody would love to have a garden of their own. The garden is a great place, where you can rest, plant things, get in touch with the earth and think things through without being bothered by the outside world. Everybody likes gardening at some point of…

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Added by Jane Wilson on May 20, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments

6 Attractive Home Decorating Ideas for Spring

Spring signifies new initiations and it is a great time to redecorate your homes. Some collection of colors, blooming patterns of flowers, and a few fresh ideas which can transform the mundane surroundings of a home into a bright and welcoming abode. The ideas which have been given below are some of the…

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Added by Celine Wilson on May 20, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Some Coolest Celebration Themed for 19 to Make Memorable Birthday

Turning 19 this year? Don't simply release this unique day by like some other conventional day. Your last year as a teenager most likely calls for a celebration! Experience this Buzzle concentrate to get some cool thoughts to commend your nineteenth birthday. Try not to let the eighteenth and 21st birthdays dominate your nineteenth one! Experience magazines, check online, and keep yourself overhauled on how your most loved youngster celebs commended their nineteenth birthday. Who knows, you…

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Added by lauren Johnson on May 18, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

Bonsai Growing for Beginners

   Bonsai growing is an ancient art form that has its roots in horticultural practices of Ancient China but was redeveloped in part under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. The word "Bonsai" is actually a Japanese word which quite simply means planted in a container. People have been practising the art for more than a thousand years. It has become increasingly popular in the West and although it's considered an art form you shouldn't let this discourage you from…

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Added by Joanne Watson on May 12, 2016 at 9:11am — No Comments

Young & Green: Corey on the Job Search and Summer Squash

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on May 11, 2016 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Innovative DIY Ways to Give Attractive Look to Your Plants

Whether it is backyard garden which is sprawling with greenery or just a tiny part on your windowsill, the ideas given here will give an edge to the decorations. See one fact is quite simple – the way your plants are positioned indoors can provide an enhanced sense of interior…

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Added by lauren Johnson on May 4, 2016 at 6:03am — No Comments

7 Ideal Healthy Gift Ideas for Forthcoming Mothers Day

This present Mother's Day, avoid the flowers and give your mom something she truly needs—the gift of good health. There are numerous things you can do to give your mom a help as far as her physical (or mental) prosperity. Most moms will really value that your Mother's Day gift is…

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Added by lauren Johnson on May 3, 2016 at 3:24am — No Comments

Popular Types of Bonsai Plants and Its Benefits

Bonsai is the Japanese art of growing artificially dwarfed varieties of shrubs and trees in pots. These Bonsai trees are available online, however, growing it is an overwhelming experience. It can be gifted on any occasion. The recipient would be more than delighted to have this amazing and natural gift.…

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Added by lauren Johnson on April 30, 2016 at 7:38am — No Comments

Small tree stump removal guide

It turned out that the removal of a tree stump is a job which even a woman can do without facing any significant difficulties. With the right tools by hand, you can quickly get rid of the…

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Added by Sasha Middleton on April 28, 2016 at 6:04am — No Comments

Young & Green: Will's Advice for Future Youthmarket Managers

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with fresh fruits and…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on April 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

3 Clever Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

I'm a firm believer that gardening is an art. Not only does it take skills to successfully grow fruits and veggies but a garden can be designed and cultivated in a beautiful way. In a sense, gardens feed more than the body, they feed our soul.

When I first started gardening I…

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Added by AliLawrence on April 21, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments

3 Practical Tips to Improve Your Hardwood Floor Cleaning Process

Maintaining a hardwood floor can be quite the challenge, but seeing the beautiful finish after all of your hard work can make all the hard work worth it. Whether you prefer to use hard floor sweeper or microfiber cloths, the way you use them, as well what products you decide to use, can impact the…

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Added by Sania baker on April 5, 2016 at 2:11am — No Comments

How to care about Plants

Pick the pots.

Make sure there are one or more gaps in the base of your compartment to permit water to stream out unreservedly. Lacking waste can make roots suffocate, and the plant to pass on rashly.

Just about anything can be utilized as a compartment for plants, so what sort of pot you pick relies on your style inclination and spending plan. On the off chance that you lean toward lightweight compartments, which are anything but difficult to move around and can…

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Added by Rai Mirrow on March 22, 2016 at 4:56am — No Comments

Protecting Your Transplants

A broccoli plant protected by a milk carton.

If you have ever transplanted young plants into your garden, you know all of the challenges of keeping those plants alive so they can develop into hardy, mature vegetable plants. Over the years I have tried several ways of protecting the young plants, but the best method I've found so far is to simply place a milk carton around the plant. This was something…

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Added by Matthew Riland on March 15, 2016 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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