Category Archive: Seasonal

Dec 01

Overcome Winter Stress

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the beginnings of winter stress.  It seems like the colder months are almost always the most stressful, but it isn’t always due to the many major holidays that occur in this season.  Sometimes the weather is very stressful.  It can snow so much that you’re trapped …

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Nov 29

Flowers for Hanukkah

Hanukkah, like many other holidays, often includes flowers as part of the decorations.  While most people immediately think of the menorah and the dreidel as symbols of this holiday, it’s not unusual for someone to have an arrangement of brightly colored flowers on the table for Hanukkah.  These bright flowers symbolize life and light, two …

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Nov 22

Don’t Forget the Thanksgiving Flowers

Preparing for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner can be a lot of work.  You’ve got to plan the menu, buy all the food, make certain you’ve got enough clean plates, silverware, and napkins for everyone, and, of course, clean and straighten your house.  That’s a lot!  During all of this, you may forget something: the Thanksgiving …

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Nov 10

Using Autumn Color in your Home

Do you still have bright, cheery summer colors in your house?  If so, it’s past time to move them out and bring in some autumn shades!  Dark reds, browns, oranges, and yellows are the colors of autumn, and these warm, earthy tones are exactly what a home needs to fit in with the season.  Here …

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Aug 18

Why Are Teachers Stressed?

School will be starting soon, and that means two things: back to the books for students and back to work for teachers.  But while most teachers think teaching is a fun job, many find themselves stressed out at least once during the school year.  But why? There are many different reasons teachers get stressed.  First …

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Jun 30

Celebrate the 4th in Kansas City

Wondering what to do this Fourth of July in Kansas City?  Well, the people of KC certainly know how to celebrate our nation’s day of independence.  They have a number of different events you can attend and, of course, many of them feature fireworks. More than 20,000 people attend the annual Parkville Fourth of July …

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Jun 22

Summer Flowers & Entertaining Outdoors

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor entertaining.  Whether you’re just having a few friends over or hosting an outdoor party for your entire family, getting out of the house and enjoying an evening outside can be a great change of pace.  Of course, you do have to do a little planning before hosting an …

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Mar 30

Easter Flowers and Traditions

There are several different flowers and traditions associated with the Easter holiday.  Here are just a few of them. Flowers: The Easter lily is, of course, the traditional flower of Easter.  Easter lilies are generally white and represent goodness and purity.  For Christians, the Easter lily represents the purity and perfection of Jesus. Another flower …

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Feb 17

Brighten Your Mood With Colorful Spring Flowers

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It’s no secret that people get depressed during the bland winter months.  There’s actually a name for it—Seasonal Affective Disorder.  This is a diagnosed type of depression that affects many people, and the cause is unknown, although some speculation has to do with various hormones and the change in the amount of sunlight.  Even if …

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