5 Brain Exercises That Reduces the Risk of Dementia

One of the biggest concerns as we advance in age is dementia. It heart-wrenching to see loved ones faced with the difficulty of memory loss and ignorance of who you are. Normally, people just sit and hope for the best. If only they know there are steps they can take to reduce the risk of dementia. Studies show that choosing a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy brain life as well could help reduce the risk of dementia....more

We Love Succulents! 15 Of Our Current Favorites.

At Joy Us garden, succulents really rock our world. We love telling you everything we know and have learned about these fascinating plants so it seems that this is a fine way to wrap up 2016. They’re fun to decorate with and we look for unusual ways to craft with them.  It’s downright impossible to pick our favorite ones because they’re all oh so wonderful. We did our best and made a list of our current 15 favorites (who knows, that could change next week!) so that if you are new to them, you can start with one of these....more

We Love Succulents! 15 Of Our Current Favorites.

At Joy Us garden, succulents really rock our world. We love telling you everything we know and have learned about these fascinating plants so it seems that this is a fine way to wrap up 2016. They’re fun to decorate with and we look for unusual ways to craft with them.  It’s downright impossible to pick our favorite ones because they’re all oh so wonderful. We did our best and made a list of our current 15 favorites (who knows, that could change next week!) so that if you are new to them, you can start with one of these....more

Chainsaw maintenance: The handiest guides for garden works

It is a powerful treacherous tools, used for pruning, cutting or cutting firewood, deforestation, even for impeccable let your orchard or garden or lawn. But not only it serves to make these works; you can also cut large blocks or chunks of ice & tree. There need some skill in the use of chainsaws, & the maintenance some of its body parts: The CHAINSAW BAR & CHAINSAW CHAIN....more

3 Ways to Turn Your Backyard into a Pinterest Worthy Gathering Place

Backyard entertaining can be an art form. Sometimes the right setting is necessary to turn an ordinary backyard into an extraordinary gathering place. Setting a tone that is inviting without being too formal can easily be done with a few key additions. Here are some companies who are masters in creative BBQ island, fire pit and outdoor media center installation. Look to them for inspiration on how to turn your backyard into a natural extension of your home....more

Looking for my green thumb

My mom has a green thumb. I remember her garden in our first house where the watermelons were half the size of my body (granted, I was four at the time). And I remember when we lived at the second house and she grew sunflowers that I couldn't reach the tops of. Even today, she grows vegetables in her home garden and has her grandchildren help tend them whenever they visit her....more

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Keep off my (very small) lawn

My son does not like the backyard in our new house. In our old house, there was a big backyard that was mostly flat and it was perfect for water battles and running around. In the new house, the backyard mostly consists of a hill (that will be great for sledding on), but we definitely can't have water battles there. ...more

Gardening: Why You Should Get Started Now

The warm air draws us outdoors and the lush blooms welcome us outside. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing (just so gorgeous), gardens have so many amazing benefits. In this day and age where we have to worry about where and how our food is grown, it’s nice to know that if you put in the effort and work hard, you can learn to be more self-sufficient. You don’t even need a large property, urban gardening is huge-think rooftop gardens and container gardens! Here are some great reasons to start or continue gardening!...more
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