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May 302008
 

Gravesite Masters knows how to handle grief in fact they can even handle it for you. Whether you simply can’t bear to go back after burying a loved one or you live to far away to get back to the grave as often as you want they take care of it for you. Gravesite Masters offers up products and services you won’t readily find just anywhere. Best part is most of their services are nationwide.

Their services range from flower arrangements, both artificial and fresh cut, to flower planting and expand to headstone cleaning and monument repair. But they don’t stop there. They also have wreaths, vases, plant holders, and flag holders. Some of these cemetery products I thought were only available from the cemetery itself. Nice to know they are readily available. Oh, and the Gravesite Master wreaths are suitable for the grave or the home. They really are lovely.

Gravesite Masters also offers sympathy gifts like throws and framed prints with inspirational quotes. But what strikes me as truly amazing is the graveside service. They can deliver your flowers directly to the grave. Any grave, anywhere. That is just fantastic. While services like the flower delivery are nationwide other services are more specialized, like monument repair, and therefore can only be done in specific locations.

Gravesite Masters is one of the most unique online shops on the net. And it is filling the needs many others simply ignore.

May 082008
 

Doggy poop is a huge problem, especially if you live next to my neighbors who do not pick up the poop out of their yard. It is horrible walking out to the car past that crap. I do not look forward to the summer months, not one bit. I was a good neighbor and instead of just complaining (or posting to my blog at the time), I bought them a really good pooper scooper last year one where they would never have to touch the doggy waste. I thought the gift would give them the hint that they needed to pick up after the dog every time she went potty not once a month or less. Well they not only did not get the hint they regifted the pooper scooper saying it was too small to pick up their dog’s poop. Not if you used it on a regular basis! Yeah it was too small to handle all that poop at once, but the idea was for you to use it daily people!

Poop-Freeze What a Waste!I came across Poop-Freeze (via the goat at backcountry.com) and thought at first what an idiotic idea. Then I remember my problem and thought on a hot summer day if the poop was frozen maybe the stench coming from the yard two feet away from me would not be so bad. (We cannot even have our living room window open in warm weather because of the smell from next door.) Even with that possible use Poop-Freeze really is a stupid idea (proven by the post on the company website that the company is insolvent, folks aren’t buying it).

TreeHugger.com touts the supposed environmentally friendly aspects of this product. There are no CFCs and it claims not to harm the grass but freezing it to 60 degrees below zero has to harm the grass. Really how environmentally responsible is it to offer a product that has no real use (how hard is it to pick up that poop any way)? You will still be left with a can to dispose of making even more waste. My guess is that TreeHugger is pointing out the un-treehugger-like properties of this particular product.

Now here is the only use for the product that even makes sense… (taken directly from the homepage of PoopFreeze.com) “POOP-FREEZE™ is an emergency pet product that every pet owner should have. Just keep it under the sink for those occasions in which your pet has diarrhea or loose stool.” While I would never refer to it as an emergency pet product it would be very helpful in picking up messes from a sick puppy.

Now if someone could come up with the product from the movie Envy (the Ben Stiller / Jack Black unfunny flick about jealousy). I believe that product was called Va-poo-rize. When that becomes available the pet industry will explode. I do believe that eventually someone some where will come up with something that works until that time you’ll just have to pick up that poop!

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May 022008
 

OrchidsI love pretty flowers, although they do not always love me. I have severe allergies. I am pretty much allergic to anything that grows in this state plant and animal. I go every week for shots to help. Not that they seem to be helping too much. We went to a green house the other day and there were loads of pretty flowers. Not that I could come home with any and not just because of the allergies either. I tend to kill plants. The never really servive too long in my care. No green thumbs here just black ones. So while everyone else was buying flowers I was taking pictures. Hey as the old saying goes, they last longer.

Jan 022008
 

Fiskars Project Orange ThumbI already knew Fiskars made great scissors, but I did not know they also made gardening tools too. According to their website they are offering a grant to gardening groups to help with community beautification and education. The program is called Project Orange Thumb. (Get it? It is a cross between the company’s colors black and orange — and having a green thumb. Get it now?) Only groups are eligible for this grant. So if you know of or are part of a gardening group and you have a project that is geared toward community involvement, horticultural education, sustainable agriculture, or neighborhood improvement you are invited to apply for the grant. No individuals are allowed to apply, as this is a grant for groups and not a sweepstakes. This is a great opportunity for schools, garden clubs, camps, youth groups, or other clubs.

Applying for this grant sounds almost as much fun as winning it. You have to completely describe your idea and goals for the project and what you hope to accomplish with your project. If you win you have to keep a journal, write in gardening blogs and photograph your group and project. (Sounds like a great way to get a bunch of bloggers out of the house and into a garden.)

So what do you win for all your hard work? Your group will get $1500 worth of Fiskars gardening equipment and $800 in garden-related materials. (I assume that means plants, seeds, soil, mulch, fertilizers and the like.)

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb So show the world how green you can be and go out and make your neighborhood more attractive. Who knows this could be you next year.

Sponsored by Fiskars Garden Website