In Georgia, the new year always starts the coldest portion of winter. Naturally, one would like to know if it's going to be a mild winter, an average one or a deep freeze like the one of 1985.
We really never think about it, but chimney maintenance is important. Especially since a house fire from a badly maintained chimney is 100 percent preventable.
Great snacks are key players in college football bowl game parties and New Year's celebrations. Therefore, choose various items for the feast.
We know the following to be true: Holiday parties are great for food, family, friends and getting all dolled up.
Chloe came to me very upset. With all the righteous indignation she could muster she said, "Daddy, Mommy won't give me what I want!"
Is it awkward when you go in for your yearly physical and your doctor leans in and sniffs your ears?
Even with quality windows, there's often a pocket of cold air in the space between the window and the corner wall.
Since the beginning of time, plants have become interwoven into the daily lives that they have developed symbols of nearly every aspect of life. During the holiday season, this aspect is seen more than any other time of the year.
Johnny Carson reportedly said, "The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the whole world and people just keep sending it to each other."
That Sam. That Sam! That dog Sam.
Besides the holidays we're enjoying this week, there's another important milestone. The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (www.chattahoochee.org) celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Poinsettias are a native to Mexico and can be seen growing in the wild of their native land. But thanks to the first U.S. ambassador, Joel Poinesett, the plant made its way to the United States when he sent some cuttings back home to South Carolina.
I have a confession: I don't like Christmas movies.
You can weave health and fitness into your holiday routine.
More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease, and millions more are at risk to develop CKD. In fact, one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease.
In gazing at the galaxy of grapes used to make April's Wine of the Month, you may have noticed gewurztraminer. And I'm sure many of you are muttering, "What the heck is that?"
Nothing says Easter Sunday quite like soft pastel colors. This Easter, you can dress your part by following any of the three P's: pastels, prints and peplum.
I recommend people having pets.
The region that is North Georgia today was explored a long time ago. As early as the 1540s, Spanish explorers trekked through the Cartersville area looking for gold. None was found there, but we have a golden treasure that's well worth preserving: our native trees.
Recycling in the garden (composting) and using mulch makes common sense for the landscapes.
Several weeks ago, we were at dinner with some friends and the conversation turned to life's most embarrassing moments.
You've frequently read my recommendations on keeping your pet healthy and saving yourself a ton of hassle. Most of these are applicable to the majority of pets and owners.
Once, while we were on a trip to see Amy's folks in Texas, we stopped at a store to stretch our legs and take a bathroom break. When we walked inside, we saw a large display of polished rocks.
So far, March has shown above-average precipitation totals in North Georgia. Based on the historic record, we also have plenty of rain showers to look forward to in April.
Baseball, picnics and other springtime activities offer a chance to incorporate healthy snacks into your family's weekly routine.
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