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The 2020 Census: Why It’s Important

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Reasons Why It’s Important for Everyone to Take the Census: Constitutionally-required count of every person in USA.  Determines representation in Congress and Electoral College.  Determines allocation of $800 billion each year.  Including how much police, hospitals, schools and public libraries receive.  Occurs only once every 10 years.  So if you aren’t counted, and funds aren’t allocated properly, you will need to… read more >>

DIY Dog Toy

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Upcycle your old shirts to a machine washable toy for your pooch! We are going to cut strips out of our once loved t-shirts and braid them together for an easy DIY dog toy. Mix and match different colors or keep it all the same! You will need: Old T-shirts (I used 3) Scissors Step… read more >>

Retro Recipe: Ambrosia Salad

This week’s cooking video is a throwback.  Ambrosia salad looks more like a dessert than a typical leafy salad, but it is a vintage favorite of summer picnics and barbecues!   First known recipes of ambrosia salad date as far back as 1867, when citrus fruit was becoming more available. Recipes were often oranges and fresh pineapple layered together with sugar.  In Greek… read more >>

Mason Jar Bug Repellent Candle

Do you love sitting outside in the evenings, enjoying the fresh air, but hate getting eaten alive by mosquitoes?  If so, you are not alone!  Unfortunately, bug repellent sprays often have dangerous chemicals, and the newer electronic repellents can be expensive.  This easy DIY project uses the trusty mason jar, along with some herbs and essential oil to… read more >>