web analytics
July 1, 2015 / 14 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Spring 2014: Just Around the Corner!


Eller-100413-Lawn

Clean Those Gutters: With all those leaves falling, you want to make sure that your gutters stay clear.  If you have a fear of heights or mass quantities of slimy foliage, then hire someone else to do the job, but you really want to make sure that when the rain and snow start to fall this winter, the water can drain safely and not back up in your gutters, causing ice dams and leaks inside your home.  Be sure that your gutters drain far away from your foundation or you may potentially be creating another set of unwanted problems.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Now is the time to feed your lawn with a slow release fertilizer that will rejuvenate your garden and strengthen root growth, readying it for the cold winter months ahead.  Fall fertilizing, preferably with a product formulated specifically for autumn use, isn’t just for your lawn:  be sure to feed your perennials, shrubs and trees as well.  Plant spring bulbs, like daffodils and tulips, now and be sure to clean all your gardening tools, giving them a light coating of oil to make sure they stay rust free.

Do The Closet Swap:  Even if your closet is big enough to hold both your summer and winter wardrobes, you still want to rotate your clothing, so that the fall and winter items are easily accessible.  Take a few minutes to go through your spring and summer clothing and make sure everything has been freshly washed so that you aren’t surprised in a few months by mysterious stains that magically appear over time.  As you inventory your clothing, pull out anything you haven’t worn in the past year and put it in your giveaway bag.  Let’s face it, if you haven’t worn it in the twelve months, chances are good you will never put it on again and you might as well give it to someone who will.  Find stuff that is stained, irreparably damaged or otherwise unwearable?  Kiss it goodbye and revel in your newly discovered extra closet space. Also, as you pull out your summer stuff, take a minute or two to dust all surfaces and vacuum out those corners that always seem to get neglected.  If you don’t have room to store out of season garments in the back of your closet, pack them into plastic storage containers, garment bags or even suitcases and then happy hunting for a place to stash them for the winter.  Think under beds, extra bedrooms or any place else you have an extra few inches of space.

Ditto For The Kids:  Now is the time to inventory your childrens’ wardrobes as well.  Take out anything that is in good condition but no longer fits and find it a good home, either passing it down to a younger child, relative or neighbor or by donating it to charity.  You might want to do this when your kids aren’t home if there are particular cherished items that they love to wear but have seriously outgrown.  Just sneak them out when they aren’t looking and feign innocence when they demand to know what happened to their favorite jammies.

Safety First:  Check out your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.   Make sure your batteries are fresh and that everything is working well.  Nope, this tip isn’t about saving money, it is about saving lives, which is far more important.

About the Author: Sandy Eller is a freelance writer who writes for numerous websites, newspapers, magazines and many private clients. She can be contacted at sandyeller1@gmail.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Spring 2014: Just Around the Corner!”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Pro-Israel Group: Tell Chuck Schumer Not to Cave [video]
Latest Sections Stories

Anna Henriques, who hopes to one day head back to Jamaica, says, “Rabbi Raskin must be willing to respect what exists in Jamaica. The way to the future is to gently bring in the traditions of the past and at the same time embrace the idiosyncrasies of the Jamaican people.”

Food-Talk---Eller-logo

The Silver Platter has it all: gorgeous photography, oodles of useful tips and, more importantly, incredible recipes that you will find yourself making again and again.

Emmer-052915-History

It may be that seeking to connect with the past is rooted in the impermanence and impersonality of modern life.

It is very hard to build a healthy marriage when you do not have good role models.

My best book is one that hasn’t been published yet.

We tend to justify and idealize this division with pride attributing these tendencies as demonstrating a higher level of kedushah.

Everyone in the kehilla can get involved, she added, and mothers can network with each other.

On her first ever trip to Israel last week, popular radio talk-show personality and clinical psychologist Dr. Joy Browne, whose spirited broadcasts regularly attract millions of listeners across North America, paid a visit to OneFamily headquarters in Jerusalem in order to learn more about the physical and emotional challenges faced by victims of terror in […]

With the famous Touro Synagogue, a variety of mansions, each with its own distinct personality, as well as the beautiful coast, Rhode Island makes for an excellent vacation spot.

To avoid all this waste and unnecessary anxiety, let’s break the task down step by step and tackle each one at a time.

While there are those who insist they need full-color photos to be truly entranced by a recipe, I suggest you get over that particular requirement because the written word here will draw you in and cause you to salivate as you peruse the recipes scattered throughout The Well-Spiced Life (Israel Book Shop).

For those who couldn’t go off base, a personal parcel was priceless in its ability to convey a feeling of home.

With the danger of being discovered always a possibility, the partisans not only moved around in the forest, but also eliminated any collaborators.

More Articles from Sandy Eller
Food-Talk---Eller-logo

The Silver Platter has it all: gorgeous photography, oodles of useful tips and, more importantly, incredible recipes that you will find yourself making again and again.

Food-Talk---Eller-logo

While there are those who insist they need full-color photos to be truly entranced by a recipe, I suggest you get over that particular requirement because the written word here will draw you in and cause you to salivate as you peruse the recipes scattered throughout The Well-Spiced Life (Israel Book Shop).

Blending anything thicker side is generally problematic and more often than not, I wind up dumping everything into a bowl and mixing it by hand.

“One minute I sing a song and they go back in time to their youth.”

“…his neshamah reached out to us to have the zechus of Torah learning to take with him on his final journey.”

It’s hard not to be intrigued by recipes with names like Thanksgiving Stuffing Soup, Braised Chicken with Rhubarb Gravy and Vidalia Onion Fritters with Sambal Yogurt Dip.

A graduate of Rhode Island’s Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts, the very personable Massin came to NoBo with both a solid education and years of experience at Mike’s Bistro and The Prime Grill.

For all their deliciousness, frozen beverages do not stand the test of time well, as any ice or frozen fruit thickening your drink will melt into a watery mess.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/magazine/for-the-home/spring-2014-just-around-the-corner/2013/10/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: