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Happy Summer from Green Genies!

We've made it, friends, we've made it! It is officially summertime! YES! It's been a cold and rainy slog to get here, but the sun and warmth of summertime has finally won the day. And we are so glad - and we bet that we're not the only ones, either - the honeybees were in a pollen frenzy on the rose bushes this morning, and the dragonflies are flitting about. Plus we are blessed with magical evenings of fireflies. Really, what a stunning season. Make sure you are giving yourself ample chance to enjoy our amazing world in this luscious time of vivacious life.  And yes, we know - sometimes the humidity is overbearing and gross, sometimes the mosquitoes and...

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Meditation Monday

For our Meditation Mondays, the plan was to just link to a pic from our last nature/gardening post, and add a nice thought for the moment... But we wrote this last post when it was glorious out, and, well, we didn't want you to think we were having you on. We know. It's still chilly and rainy, and it's JUNE! But do try, dear birds, to let go of your expectations and find the beauty in the now. The beauty is there if we open our minds and hearts to it. The post DOES have its merit, even if it does seem like it was written in another world... click over for a nice read and remind yourself of the...

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Tidy Tip Tuesday: Shine it up!

Hi! Welcome to Green Genies' Tidy Tip Tuesday! This week we have a quick little tip for you and your plumbing fixtures. One of the easiest ways to really give your cleanings a luxe finish is to shine up the hardware of your faucets and showers. It is a simple action, but really brings a finished look to your hard work! Removing the finger smudges and water spots from your chrome or brushed-finish fixtures is a surprisingly effective way to add a little wow!factor. (A handy tip to remember if you're doing a quick tidy before company is on its way!) To perform this simple process, just spritz a little Tidy Thyme Glass & Stainless Steel Cleaner onto a clean...

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Wellness Tip: Eat your Weeds!

Ah, the sun is out, the grass and trees are finally green. What a blissful time to be outside, to garden and take care of a little patch of earth. Your perennials have woken up from their winter slumbers, and you’re getting your first crops in the ground. Things are verdant and glorious, and it is a wonder to be alive in the sunshine and fresh air and birdsong. It’s time to plant some annuals, mulch some garden beds, and, inevitably, deal with weeds. Now, to be fair, a weed is nothing more than a plant that grows where you don’t want it to be growing. My oregano, for instance, is something that I remove weeds from in one section...

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Hooray! Spring is finally warm and sunny!

Oh, *there* you are, sun! After what seems like an eternity of chilly rain and cloudy skies, are we ever glad to see you! Spring is such a season of anticipation, it can be tough to accept the process as it unfolds. We’re waiting and waiting for it to finally be warm and sunny and nice enough. But the wait is over! We’re there! The trees have greened up, the lilacs are blooming, and maybe, just maybe, we’re all done with jackets during the day. (But yum, a sweater in the evening... perfect.) Make sure you are treating yourself to the experience of this glorious warmth, feeling the sun’s rays on your face and gentle breezes wafting on your skin....

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