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Remembering Grandma

Last week I lost the last of my four grandparents.  My grandma was 91 years old and had been living in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer’s for the past 10 years.  She lost her ability to speak about 5 years ago and hasn’t recognized any of us in over 5 years.  Over the years it has been devastating to watch what this disease has done to the woman who taught me how to sew, bake, cook, and craft.


As I sat at the funeral home I kept starring at my grandmother’s hands holding the rosary and then all of the beautiful flowers that surrounded her from our family.  Those hands had taught me so much and I immediately began to think about what I could do with all of those flowers.  My grandmother would have hated to see all those flowers thrown away which is what typically happens with funeral arrangements so I asked the funeral director if I could take the arrangement home with me.  Now I have a little piece of my grandmother watching over my family…I know she would be proud!



~Robyn (Jersey Girl)


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Gardening Money Saver

I love gardening, but buying annuals and potting soil can add up when you hit the cash register.  This year to save money on potting soil when planting in large containers, I started filling the empty space at the bottoms with old balls that my kids no longer play with.  This worked out beautifully because I saved MoNeY on soil, my pots were much lighter, and I have fewer balls to pick up at the end of the day (shhh…don’t tell my kids)!


~Robyn (Jersey Girl)

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