Spring is here and it’s time to prepare the planting bed, the lawn and our gardens for a great summer of growth! Here are some spring preparation tips to get your lawn and plants off to a healthy start.
Clear the way for new plant growth. Any growth from last year needs to be pruned and cleared. Ornamental grasses need to be cut 3-5 inches from the ground and excess mulch removed from perennial plant areas to allow new growth. This is a great time to start a compost heap in a commercial compost unit or in a corner of your yard.
Prepare the ground. Use an organic soil conditioner to aerate and oxygenate the soil and increase nutrients to the roots of your plants. Add composted material, or another natural fertilizer like manure and rake into the soil. The same is true for container gardens; soil preparation is an important first step. The best way to ensure a healthy quick start to plants is a soil test. Purchase a home soil test or take a few soil samples to your county extension office or private lab. The same goes for the lawn. Give your lawn a great headstart with a natural lawn product that is kid and pet friendly and will increase root growth and help retain water producing a beautiful, healthy lawn your neighbors will envy. Try to stay away from toxic, chemical fertilizers that seep into our water sources. Read More
Do you love playing with makeup? Sharing your favorite beauty tips with others? How about working with products from the cosmetics line, Motives® by Loren Ridinger?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should definitely take a moment and become a fan of Motives® by Loren Ridinger cosmetics on Facebook!
By becoming a fan, you ensure that you receive:
- Updates on Motives® in the news!
- Beauty tips using Motives® by Loren Ridinger products
- An inside scoop on the cosmetics line that is sweeping the nation and more!
- The ability to share your favorite looks with your Facebook friends!
This week, Market America, Inc. rolled out a number of exciting new updates and enhancements to the Market America Mobile app for your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad from the Apple iTunes App store. These new enhancements will make browsing, shopping and earning ma Cashback on your purchases easier and faster than ever!
Notable updates and enhancements:
- Now when you select a product that offers multiple colors (like cosmetics), you will be able to access a wheel displaying all available colors for that product with the flick of your finger!
Ability to register new customers
- Are you a Personal PC? Now you can login to your UnFranchise® account and register a new customer from virtually anywhere!
Do you live in the West Hollywood, California area? Tonight, Conquer Entertainment® artist, Shiragirl, will be performing at the Viper Room along with special guests, Avenue A. If you’ve ever been to a Shiragirl performance, then you’re aware of how much excitement and energy she brings to the stage!
Check out Shiragirl performing her hit song, “Sick Day!”
A few details about the event:
- Starts at 8:30pm, the band takes the stage at 10:00pm
- Kevin Lyman, founder of the Warped Tour plans to attend
- Tickets just $10!
Over the past few months, we’ve relaunched a revamped Market America blog, Market Australia blog and Market Taiwan blog. Today, we’re announcing a new blog redesign for Market Hong Kong. The new site redesign will make it much easier to read, navigate and share your favorite blog posts with others. You can check out the new Market Hong Kong blog or any of Market America’s other country blogs by clicking on the individual country site flags, no matter which blog you’re on!
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The difference between success and failure is really simple. The individual who succeeds simply does what the individual who doesn’t succeed did not do, PERIOD. Do you have tickets for the International Convention, and for the new people you’re going to want to bring? They’re just about gone.
The excitement has never been greater coming off of the NMTSS Blitz tour and into the International Convention. The ma Cashback program is soaring and there is a tidal wave of traffic, orders and growth. I sure hope you are sending the invite to everyone on your e-mail list and in your contact files (try using the share function on the Portal to share with your contacts through e-mail). Read More
We all have a lot going on in our lives. Yet we all are a part of the big picture when it comes to the environmental issues. Everyday is Earth Day, and the focus on our environment is important everyday. To help you “get your green on,” here are a few easy ways to save money and be environmentally friendly at the same time:
Drink from the tap safely. Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Only 20% of plastic bottles make it to recycling plants. Bottled water is less regulated than city water and is costly when you consider an average family of four drinks approximately 367 gallons of water annually. Remember, either YOU are a water filter or you have one. Using a filtered water system eliminates the waste from plastic water bottles and reduces chlorine taste and odor, and other contaminants that can be found in your tap water. Read More
The American Botanical Council has just published a monograph summarizing selected scientific and clinical studies of Pycnogenol®, a patented dietary ingredient from French maritime pine bark. Seventeen human clinical trials were reviewed in the monograph. It notes that Pycnogenol has been shown to have a wide variety of potential uses, with its cardiovascular benefits being the most researched. According to current clinical trials Pycnogenol may also help to improve endothelial function, improve blood sugar control, decrease edema in the lower legs, benefit children with ADHD and much more. The full monograph contains information on Pycnogenol’s dosage for various conditions, safety, mechanism of action and summaries of selected clinical trials. Pycnogenol’s manufacturer Horphag Research has extensively studied the extract over the past 40 years to assure the safety and efficacy of Pycnogenol as an ingredient in dietary supplements and conventional foods. Read More
Okay, let’s get back into our spring cleaning mode and finish what we started. The kitchen is done, so now we can move to other areas of the home. Let’s review the keys to making spring cleaning fun and easy.
First, positive attitude – it has to be done, so get determined and picture the result.
Next, let the music play! Mix the tunes so all age groups and tastes are included.
Third, make a list of what needs to happen in each room and recruit the family. Again, providing an incentive, is a great way to bring in the rest of the family to cut the work and the time in half. Read More
The ma Toolbar has only been out for just a few days, but the response has been terrific! Check out feedback from a few users that have already installed the ma Toolbar and are using it to help take their UnFranchise® business to the next level!
Guys just downloaded the ma Toolbar it rocks!!! Make sure to downloaded it has very cool features, like email notifications, links to the ma Cashback program, Hot Deals, ma Travel and more! You can also check ma Chatterbox, Facebook and Twitter too and the search box is great, it did not slow down my computer which is the best thing.
“I love the search box- In the past if I was searching the web and I would come across a word or phrase that I wanted to research further I would copy and paste that into Google search.