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Keeping pets safe on 4th of July

It's the 4th of July, which means BBQ's and fireworks. I personally have one dog that just does not do well with all of the loud noises. According to PetAmberAlert.com, Animal Control services increase 30% from July 4th - 6th with July 5th being one of the busiest days at an animal shelter. There are things you can do to help keep your pets safe this 4th. See below for some suggestions. 1. Microchipping - Once microchipped it lasts their lifetime. Many police stations

What I've learned about Texas Gardening...

Mosquitoes love me! And so do chiggers, midges and spiders. And fire ants...yeah I once sat on an anthill when I was potting flowers, not a fun experience! This month marks my one year anniversary in Texas. My family moved here from a small house in California which had no space for a garden. Once we moved here we went all out and started our garden beds this Spring. Luckily we have had really nice neighbors and friends who have let us in on which natural insect repellen

Keeping pets safe on 4th of July

It's the 4th of July, which means BBQ's and fireworks. I personally have one dog that just does not do well with all of the loud noises. According to PetAmberAlert.com, Animal Control services increase 30% from July 4th - 6th with July 5th being one of the busiest days at an animal shelter. There are things you can do to help keep your pets safe this 4th. See below for some suggestions. 1. Microchipping - Once microchipped it lasts their lifetime. Many police stations

Judy Strawmyer- Lady of the Month

If you have gone to one of our Pokeno nights chances are you know Judy. She has an infectious laugh and brings a wonderful energy to Celina Ladies and Friends. Here is more information that Judy shared with us. How long have you lived in the Celina area? Jeff and I have lived in Celina since July 2017. What brought you here? We moved from Austin, which had changed a lot in the 55 years I lived there.  Our location search took 3 years and we looked all over the Central, Sou

The beginnings of going green

"Save the Earth...it's the only planet with chocolate..." Going green....sounds kinda scary and like it would take lots of changes and work, or so I thought. As I have young kids I am always thinking of their future. What will the planet be like for them? Will it be as beautiful as it is now if we continue going at this pace? All of these questions and many more that I will not get into have prompted me to make small changes in our family lifestyle. I grew up at a time wh

Summer Safety Tips

Temperatures are rising here in Texas and that means keeping cool in a safe way. Heat exhaustion can happen on a day at the lake, pool or even while running around town running errands. Below are some tips on preventing heat exhaustion from Web MD. Take it easy during the hottest part of the day. That is usually around 3pm. Drink plenty of fluids. Wear loose, light clothing. Never leave anyone in a parked car. Avoid drinking large amounts of beverages with caffeine or alc