MENDON, Utah (AP) — Turkeys are a cherished symbol during the holidays, but in the northern Utah city of Mendon, they’re just a pest.
Dear Doctor: It was really scary to read about the man who lost parts of his hands and feet after a bout of strep throat. What’s going on? I get strep fairly often; am I at risk too?
(BPT) - From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair!
On my living room floor once sat a clerodendron plant, a gift that became an indoor oasis of lush greenery and clusters of red-tipped white flowers. Problem was, I had to tiptoe among its sprawling stems every time I wanted to approach the window.
Traditional nursery decor tends to be a gently stirred mix of cute animals, soft hues and nicely matched furnishings. And there’s much to be said for all that sweet serenity; these are rooms both peaceful and soothing.
Holiday decorating is all about adding a bit of cheer and sparkle, a task made easier by the recent popularity of all things metallic. With winter’s shortage of daylight, the sheen of metallic furnishings, fabric and decorative pieces can add a dose of the brightness and warmth so many of us are seeking.
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Every year the hustle and bustle of shopping for presents, decorating your home and prepping it for family celebrations on top of all of your other errands has us scrambling to finish our many tasks. So how can we make it all a little easier on ourselves? Here are some tips to guide you through a festive and worry-free Holiday season.
Recently, a church in Atkins paid about $600 for nearly $6,000 worth of flooring, doors and other construction and home supplies to fix up a residence owned by the church. Camp Mitchell, Heifer Ranch and Family Home of Little Rock were able to redo their bedrooms with new Tempur-Pedic mattresses, which retail for around $1,200, for only $95 per bed. That bargain shopping happened in a 10,000-square-foot warehouse 10 miles west of Little Rock where, as part of its outreach ministry, Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center has launched a marketplace of goods available at deep discounts to nonprofits and churches. The new program, Sharing the Goods, is a partnership with Good360, an Alexandria, Va., charitable organization that has distributed $9 billion in goods to more than 6 million people around the world since it was founded in 1983.
The dark night skies of Woolly Hollow State Park offer a fantastic backdrop for the annual Geminid Meteor Shower — one of the most spectacular and busy meteor showers of the year, with up to 50 meteors per hour, from 9 p.m. to midnight on December 14.