I love Christmas decorations, and I remember the many, many years when every inch of the house, inside and out, was decorated including several trees. Today, you could say my decoration are somewhat scaled back because everything that comes down from the attic must go back up. 🙂
Poinsettias have always been a part of the season for me, and I have really enjoyed attending the annual UNH Poinsettia Open House which benefits the school.
But, December 2018 was the last Poinsettia Open House. 😦 The two-year horticulture degree was cancelled due to low enrollment. Translation – the number of students who enjoy working with their hands in the soil are dwindling.
When I was at my grandparents for the Christmas holidays, my Grandfather would go out into the woods and cut branches. My Grandmother and I would then put together sprays – never wreaths, just sprays. To this day if I make a spray of fresh greens, I’m a happy woman.
This time of year also starts the cold season which means we try every concoction out there to get rid of the cold symptoms.
Recently, I learned about Cold Bee Gone which was created by a woman who lives about 16 miles from me.
The only challenge was it was sold out everywhere we went except on Amazon where the shipping was ridiculous. Finally after leaving our name at a local store, we got a call – new shipment in.
I tried it yesterday because I was feeling a few symptoms. It comes out like you would expect honey to, and it smells like honey but with a small kick. As you breathe in, it opens up the sinuses.
Miracle cure? I have no idea, but I do know it’s natural, made in the USA, and it doesn’t come via prescription which is always a plus with me.
As we start the count down to Christmas Day, here’s hoping you’ll enjoy the next couple of weeks, your decorations are shining bright, and you are cold free. 🎄