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    Grow Caladium Bulbs For A Riot Of Color In Shady Summer Gardens

    Grow Caladium Bulbs For A Riot Of Color In Shady Summer Gardens Caladium bulbs(Caladium bicolor) are colorful easy to grow tropical natives that will brighten shaded areas of the garden. The beautiful shield-shaped leaves of bright red, pink and gleaming white with green or red veins or splotches have made caladiums a shade garden favorite for over a century. Caladiums are native to the Amazon basin of South America, mainly Brazil and are at home in shaded woodlands and creek banks. Almost all caladiums sold in the United States are grown in  Lake Placid, FL which calls itself “The Caladium Capital Of The World.”  Lake Placid growers produce a reported…

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    Three Cheers for School Uniforms

    Today was a fantastic school shopping day. Amazing discounts and school supply sales enticed us, parents, to get in the store early and get what we need for our kids. I earned a gold medal today for efficient use of my time – in and out in 45 minutes. Also, my husband was happy that we didn’t spend as much this year on supplies as we did last year on comparable items (about fifty dollars less so far). Tomorrow, my son and I are going school clothes shopping. He absolutely hates going, but his growing-and-out-of-proportion adolescent body makes it difficult to predict what size of pants to buy. One of…

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    How to Find Peace: Enlightened Proverbs for Today

    Time is like one beat of a blue stork’s wing One beat, and then it is gone Peace is like the beat of the of its other wing             When both beat together, then there is a flight Those who use the rain from heaven             Wait, collect, and channel it And so have an abundant crop             When one doesn’t use the rain from heaven Miracles require a lot of work                         For the women must draw it up From the bottom of the well For these truths I take no credit (if they have truth, though they seem to me to have deep truth in them) for I…

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    OPI Pirates of The Caribbean inspired Nail Polish Collection

    Get ready to paint your nails with interesting nail shades inspired by “The Pirates of the Caribbean.” The popular nail polish brand OPI launches its Spring 2011 Brights by OPI Collection to celebrate Disney’s highly-anticipated fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean- On Stranger Tides. After collaborating with singers Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and launching Glee Nail Polish Collection now, OPI has moved towards Pirates of The Caribbean. The Pirates of the Caribbean inspired nail polish collection features six limited-edition Nail Lacquers ($8.50 each) along with a new Silver Shatter polish. OPI On Stranger Tides collection includes six creme polishes named Skull & Glossbones, Mermaid’s Tears, Steady as She…

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    Ashley Tisdale: Celebrity Shopping Style Alert

    Popular American actress and singer, Ashley Tisdale was photographed when she was doing shopping in Beverly Hills on March 1. 25-year-old beautiful lady spent some quality time with her mom Lisa and headed to the mall to do some shopping. The “High School Musical” hottie showed off her sexy long legs in a blue, floral printed skirt from Free People. She teamed her cute mini skirt with a dark gray vintage t-shirt and a denim vest. The ‘Suite Life of Zack & Cody’ star paired her chic outfit with black Miu Miu high heel sandals. She was also carrying a stylish Chanel maxi classic flap bag. Very gorgeous diva, Ashley…

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    Supermodel Karolina Kurkova, Song Of Style’s Aimee Song And Stylist Heidi Bivens Talk Personal Style With Eva Chen

    Personal style can be tough to define—and this afternoon, our EIC sat down with supermodel Karolina Kurkova, Song of Style blogger Aimee Song and celebrity stylist Heidi Bivens to discuss exactly what goes into cultivating a look that’s all your own. Karolina described her wardrobe of choice as “natural,” “sporty,” “feminine” and “structured,” while Aimee explained that she gravitates towards looks that are more tomboyish “but still girly.” As for Heidi? “I buy a lot of basics, a lot of classics,” she said. Their individual styles might differ enormously, but all the panelists agreed that the key to shopping suit your style comes down to ignoring (most) trends and knowing…

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    How I Became A Crop Top Convert

    I love being covered up. My style icon? Laura Ingalls Wilder and her bonnet-wearing buddies from Little House on the Prairie. My signature look? A thermal henley worn under a chambray button-up and topped with a deliciously woolly, knee-skimming grandpa cardigan. My favorite season? The dead of winter, when the only skin anyone shows is the occasional flash of wind-reddened wrist. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember—I made my stuffed animals wear modesty T-shirts as a child—and never saw any particular reason to change. My collection of silky wide-leg trousers, well-tailored wool midi skirts and cashmere turtlenecks has allowed me to dress how I want…