Author Archives: Sandie's Off the Beaten Path

Some GOOD memories of DETROIT!!!

This is a nice time capsule of the good times in Detroit. Cars, architecture, clothing and hair styles, great places to eat, visit, landmarks, companies, more cars, views…mostly gone now. A nicer and newer time… Enjoy the flashback. If you … Continue reading

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Holiday Plant Care…BY Melinda Myers

Here is a nice article to help extend the life of your holiday plants. Don’t just let them sit and die…bad fung shui for starters…give it a try! The only thing I would add is to cut back your poinsettia … Continue reading

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Life is Camouflaged

Take a moment and read this timely advice by Beth Erickson. This is advice given to writers to peel back the layers and really look at life. It may have been written for writers, but it is excellent advice to … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids hotel attracts smoking visitors…including marijuana!!!

Anything to attract business should be good…right? The Holiday Inn located in downtown Grand Rapids has taken an off-the-beaten-path approach and somewhat out there strategy to attract visitors…encouraging smoking…of all kinds…including medical…or not so medical…marijuana! Michigan legalized medical marijuana in … Continue reading

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Watch what plants you buy at Home Depot and Lowes…!!!

This is a very big deal. We need bees to keep our plants producing for our food supply…and some people just want to make it more difficult for bees to survive. Pesticides, herbicides, etc. have been shown to be deadly … Continue reading

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Gnomes at the Chelsea Flower Show…OMG!!!

This year…OMG! To the horror of the elite gardeners of Chelsea, England…common, mythical gnomes were allowed at this infamous show! They have been banned for years, but they have been temporarily given a showing for this year ONLY! The gardening … Continue reading

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Noah’s Art Theme Park…!!!

  Did you know Noah’s Ark was a theme park with attractions, hotel, shops and restaurants inside? Well, the one in Hong Kong is this and more! This replica of the ark is supposedly the largest in the world and it … Continue reading

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Michigan Gardener Magazine…!!!

Watch for the Michigan Gardener Magazine…at SE Michigan nurseries starting in April…!!! This great magazine is published every year from April through November. Learn everything about gardening, plants and special gardens and gardeners in Michigan. Check out the passionate garden … Continue reading

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Can you spot the hidden animals???

Take a moment and view these photos by photographer Art Wolfe. His work, titled “Disappearing Act” took 35 years to compile. See if you can spot them all. Good luck if you are viewing on a mobile device!  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253701/Invisible-animals-These-Incredible-images-animals-doing-disappearing-act-predators-near.html Now go … Continue reading

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It’s Always a Good Time……in Michigan!!!

Enjoy this video from Vimeo…!!! This is the REAL Michigan…not the bad stuff in the news…but the beauty of the mitten state…!!! http://vimeo.com/49133017 If you don’t want to jump in the car this summer…drive around and see the beauty of … Continue reading

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