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Grow a Nutritious Garden in a Pot

by Melinda Myers


herbs-in-pot-m (1)Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle.  Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs.  Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door.

All that’s needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants and a container with drainage holes.  A fifteen to twenty-four inch diameter pot or twenty-four to thirty-six inch long window box is a good starting size.  Bigger containers hold more plants and moisture longer, so it can be watered less frequently.


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Garden Revival

 by Melinda Myers

beautiful gardenSpring floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and the gardeners who tend them. Help your gardens recover from the crazy temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year.

Start by assessing the current condition of your landscape.  Remove dead plants as soon as possible.  They can harbor insect and disease organisms that can infest your healthy plantings.  Consider replacing struggling plants with healthy plants better suited to the space, growing conditions and landscape design.  You often achieve better results in less time by starting over rather than trying to nurse a sick plant back to health. Continue reading Garden Revival

For Sale -Stanley Black (Basque) Portofino Office Desk Set





Purchased in 2006
Included Desk- Originally Paid $1,779 Lateral File Cabinet- Originally Paid $1,493 Display Case with drawers and interior light- Originally paid $2,143 Oval Chair- Originally paid $510
Total Paid- $5,925
You pay- 3,000 Firm
Excellent condition, a few minor scratches and dings but set has a semi aged look anyhow so its not noticable.
Must pick up, not available until after 12/25/11.

Sad to see this set go, we received allot of compliments and the quaility is excellent.

Please email Chris if interested at [email protected]

Easy, cost-effective decor upgrades to ‘wow’ your holiday guests

(ARA) – Will this year’s holiday house guests be seeing the same drapes, throw pillows and wall decor they saw in your home last year? Or even the year before that?

If your decor is looking tired – or you’re just plain tired of it – the holiday season is a good time to gift yourself with a few new items that will also refresh your home for guests. It’s easy to make a big decorating impact if you focus on sprucing up areas like windows, furnishings and walls. Consider these helpful hints:

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Crowds come out for 2nd Annual Yo Mama’s Craft Fair in Downtown, Jersey City

new-billy-kirkAccording to their website  Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair started last year with an idea and acted upon by Sophie Penkrat, Megan Gulick and Leah Siegel- Picus.

The second annual fair was held yesterday On Saturday April 17 to entusiastic crowds  and  over 60 artists  selling  7500 or more items at Parlay Studio’s 161 2nd St., Downtown Jersey City.  Everything from  jewelry, leather goods, soaps, furniture, cakes, leather bags, paintings  and many other items were on display and being sold.

The doors opened at 11am and the event  ran until 6pm.

Besides the vendors, live entertainment was provided by  Kelly St. Patrick, Hezekiah Jones, Any Day Parade, Chrisitan Alessi, Land of the Look Behind

A portion of yesterday ‘s fair proceeds will go to Arts to Grow a non -profit organization which is dedicated to providing inner city children with a chance to explore the visual, literary and performing arts

Presenting sponsors of yesterday’s event was the Saffron, Boutique Realty and Michael Anthony’s.

Vendors looking to show their wares at next years fair or business looking to act as a sponosor should visit their website at

More photos to come