“Early to Bed, Early to Rise . . .” Why a Regular Sleep Schedule Matters

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Early to bed, early to rise…

. . . And you know the rest. Every time I hear Ben Franklin’s famous quote, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,” it sounds like a good idea, but I never seem able to actually follow that practice in reality.

Sure, I’d like to be healthy, wealthy, and wise, but can’t I be all of those things and still stay up late and sleep in late? Is it really that important to go to bed early and rise with the sun?

Something Needs to Change

I’ve never really considered myself to be a morning person. It’s much easier for me to stay up past midnight than it is for me to wake up at dawn. As much as I’ve tried to convince myself that there’s nothing wrong with my night owl habits, though, my inability to wake up feeling rested tells me otherwise.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Grow Your Own Food

Beginner Organic Gardening - The Easy Way
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There was a time when almost every home had some type of vegetable garden on the property. Those who were wealthy could afford to have large, elaborately-planned gardens, but even those who couldn’t afford to own as much land often had at least a small vegetable patch in their yard.

Growing your own food is something that a lot of people today have moved away from. Rather than planting a vegetable garden, many people just buy their produce at the grocery store because it’s more convenient.

I’ll admit, it is more convenient and easier to just take one hour at the grocery store and buy all the produce you need for the week. I’ve grown a small vegetable and herb garden in my backyard for the past couple of years, and it is a lot of work and it takes quite a bit of time, especially at the beginning when you’re getting everything prepared for the year.

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How to Dye Yarn with Berries – Part 2

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In my last post, I described the steps I took to prepare my yarn for being dyed. Once you’ve finished the preparation process, it’s time for the fun part – dyeing the yarn!

These are the steps I used to dye yarn with berries:

Step 1) Choose the berries.

For my yarn, I used a combination of blueberries and cranberries. I used about a pint (2 cups) of blueberries and 1 cup of cranberries.

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