The Chalk It Up Sacramento Art Festival: An Artist’s Perspective

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Apart from drawing hop-scotch squares as a child, I had zero experience creating chalk art before participating in this year’s Chalk It Up Festival in Sacramento. Participating in Chalk It Up turned out to be incredibly rewarding. The long days chalking in the Sacramento heat were challenging, but I was satisfied with the end result. …

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Sacramento’s Last Historic Street Clock

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The historic Fred Mayes Jewelers street clock that decorates the sidewalk on 10th and J street is likely the last of its kind in Sacramento. Standing at around 16-feet tall, this 100-year-old towering timepiece is a peek into Sacramento’s past. At night, the clock becomes illuminated by gold and white neon lights in the shape …

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5 Simple De-Stressing Solutions

Simple de-stressing solutions

I’m a sensitive person. Small annoyances, nervousness, or even slight discomfort can easily awaken the anxiety monster within me, crouched and ready to wreak havoc. While I have immediate methods of de-stressing during panic attacks, I’ve learned to integrate some simpler calming rituals into my daily routine for life’s little everyday stressors. Here are some …

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The AeroPress Coffee Maker Guide

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The AeroPress Coffee Maker is an affordable piece of coffee equipment that makes a spectacular cup of coffee and is light enough to take anywhere. Learn how to fine tune your coffee-making technique and come along on my Aeropress journey! I’ve been hearing the buzz surrounding the AeroPress coffee maker for a while now, but …

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Types of Maple Trees

A common choice for the art of bonsai and the focal point of Canada’s national flag, Maple trees belong to the genus Acer and are available in more than 125 varieties. Also called aceretums, maple collections occupy many arboreta and gardens around the world including the Esveld Aceretum in Boskoop, Netherlands; Arnold Arboretum owned by …

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Trimming Crepe Myrtle Trees

Before you run outside, tools in hand, to trim your beautiful Crepe Myrtle tree, please read this article as it will save you time, embarrassment, and a pathetic looking tree. First, you must understand that just because you can buy tree trimming tools at Home Depot or ACE Hardware doesn’t mean you are qualified in …

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How To Protect Your Trees From Frost

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Cold weather can cause many types of problems for trees. One of those many types of problems is frost. There are quite a few ways that you can prepare and protect your trees from frost, as well as saplings from the winter frost. How To Protect Your Trees From Frost A fabric covering, such as …

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Meanings and Symbolism of Trees

What types of trees are in your yard? Do they have stories? What are the meanings and symbolism of trees around you? Over the centuries, forests have held mystery and enchantment to different cultures and faiths. Myths, legends, folklore and fairy tales included the woods and specific trees, some of which may be in your own …

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