Holiday Gift Guide 2014: DuneCraft – Plant Life!

gift_guide_2014If you’ve got a green thumb, know someone who does or want to sharpen up your plant-raising skills past simple watering, there’s nothing like getting something fun to grow as a gift. Any time of the year is great to receive something potted or packaged, but you know you’re here because you’re looking for something seasonally gift-worthy.

Personally, I love growing and experimenting with assorted plants from cacti to whatever peppers I can raise in the sunny windows here during spring to early fall. So the idea of getting or giving something I’ve raised from seed or a small plant has always been something I like doing. Of course, not everyone has the patience or sunlight to appreciate gardening indoors or out. But if you’re one of those people who do or love learning to, here are a few suggestions you may find appealing…

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Taking A Tuesday Off Is A Tricky Proposition…

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Hmmm. I woke up feeling a tad unwell, but my mailbox is PACKED with too much stuff, so I decided to hoof it outside and see if the warm air would do me good. it did, save for the fact that every since the great replanting around here where they dropped hundreds of plants from trees to flowering shrubbery into the ground, the pollen count has shot up to MASSIVE levels. As in you can see it “snowing” at times, there are clumps of it mixed together piling up in the streets and at a few points during the day, I’m finding it hard to see or breathe thanks to allergies I didn’t know I had getting activated. Blech! Anyway, updates today will be brief – maybe three posts total or so depending on how I feel later on and if I can get a decent signal from home. I wish I could hit the beach like the Creature here, but I don’t swim very well and I’d probably melt in that hot rubber outfit. I still wouldn’t mind the costume at all, as I’d wear it in the winter as a snazzy and sensible ensemble…

Toy Fair 2013: Flip2BFit and Bakari Will Put A Forever Spring In Your Step…

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flip2bfitEven though I know a few folks who’ve lost weight using WiiFit, Let’s Dance, Zumba or other video games, the fact is, these aren’t for everyone. In general, not enough people in the US exercise and eat right period, video game consoles aren’t in every home for any number of good reasons and some people need a bit more motivation than taking the relatively expensive way out of buying more devices that they probably won’t use once they’re unpacked. That said, adding some sort of play to one’s exercise routine is a great thing and that’s where Heather Parisi and her all ages fitness games Flip2BFit and Bakari come in. Sometimes, a good old fashioned board or card game is the way to go for anyone looking to shape up with kids they don’t want glued to the TV or a device when they should be concentrating on a few important things like diet and exercise…

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