Tuesdays with a Twist #290

With Fall here, it’s getting a bit cooler.  I’m thrilled to have a bit of relief from the heat.  The garden is still producing!

If you’re interested in planning your next garden (or your first garden), check out Mary’s 2018 Planting Guide for the US

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Happy World Environment Day 2016

Happy Environment Day 2016 As the title says, I would like to wish all of you an very happy environment day. Ideally speaking, every day of the year should be environment day isn’t it? You bet! Well we are definitely not in an ideal world. So we really need to think ways we can contribute to […]

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Tuesadys with a Twist #291 LINKUP is LIVE!

With Fall here, it’s getting a bit cooler.  I’m thrilled to have a bit of relief from the heat.  The garden is still producing!

If you’re interested in planning your next garden (or your first garden), check out Mary’s 2018 Planting Guide for the US

Are you ready for the party?   We’re your hosts 

Add our button if you’ve been featured!

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59am.  Feel free to stop back any time and “like” your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!
*Pictures should be your own* 
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Lutron Caseta and Amazon Alexa Integration | HANDYGUYS TV

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In this final video on the Lutron Caseta lighting system, Handyguys Brian and Paul check Lutron Caseta and Amazon Alexa compatibility. In a previous video, The Handyguys check the Lutron Caseta’s compatibility with the Google Home. Lutron Caseta worked very well with the Google Home Mini and was compatible with not only commands but also with pre-set scenes that The Handyguys had programmed through the app.

Lutron Caseta and Amazon Alexa Compatibility

In order to use the Alexa, you must first add Lutron Caseta as a skill to the Alexa via your phone or tablet built-in app. You can do this by opening the app, choosing add a skill, discover devices, and choose Lutron Caseta. Your Lutron Caseta and Amazon Alexa system will be discoverable for each other via wifi and your smart bridge. After you discover the Lutron Caseta system, you can tell Alexa to turn on/off lights or pre-set scenes.

If you’ve missed any episodes on the Lutron Caseta system, make sure to check out The Handyguy YouTube page and blog for more details.

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Handyguys Brian and Paul discuss Lutron Caseta and Amazon Alexa Integration.

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My Hair Diary – May 2019

It has been more than two years I have done a post in this series. Keeping a hair diary was fun for me! This last month I have experimented a bit with a different way to deep condition my hair which I shall talk about in the post. So, let’s start.

Honestly, till date, if I have to look back, the products which helped my hair maximum were the cysteine treatment, defabulous shampoo and conditioner duo and kama neelibrigandi hair oil. The transformed my hair in a completely different and great way and I would recommend them to you anytime.

Overnight Deep Conditioning

So, you would have read my review on the Sephora overnight hair mask. Well, I used the same concept with a different hair product once I ran out of the conditioner in the pack – parachute coconut creme oil. Well, honestly, the overnight treatment with this one was not really great.

But, I am sure I can get the same results with some other deep conditioning product. I did try another overnight treatment with olaplex no. 3 but again it was not very successful. But, to be honest, olaplex is not a deep conditioning treatment but a bond builder so you can not expect the same results from it.

Wash Hair when Needed

This is something I often fail at. You have to and must wash your hair as soon as you find your scalp getting greasy, products being too heavy for your hair or even when it is too exposed to environmental factors like sun and pollution.

I do not do it and I do find my hair falling a lot more consequently. Where as, if I am regularly washing it, the hair fall is considerably less and even non-existent. Also, use shampoo and conditioner mentioned for your hair type. Improper usage also leads to greasy scalp and stringy looking hair.

Products Used

Shampoo – Conditioner : OGX Morroccan

Hair Oil / Deep Conditioning : Parachute Coconut Creme Oil + Sephora overnight hair mask

I am also trying to grow out my hair. I am due for a hair cut for a very long time so I am gonna go for it this week. And, I am also traveling the entire month so I have to carry my shampoo and conditioner along. So, let’s see how the month goes for my hair. Will update in the next hair diary.

Till then, Swathy.

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GIVEAWAY: Heirloom Seeds & Rae Dunn Tool Set

We LOVE Giveaways!!!!
This particular giveaway is inspired by my sister Michelle.  She found this beautiful Rae Dunn tool set and thought it would make a great giveaway item.



Let me tell you a little bit about Michelle.  She and her family adopted a little boy with EB.  What’s EB you ask?

“Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of rare genetic skin conditions, which is characterized by extremely fragile skin and recurrent blister formation, resulting from minor mechanical friction or trauma.”  They’re called Butterfly Children and they’re so fragile that even a hug could cause damage to their skin.
Michelle has become an EB advocate and I’m super proud of her!

Are you ready for our Giveaway?

This giveaway is sponsored by 
 Mary’s Heirloom Seeds

  
This is a super simple giveaway!  This Giveaway will run from Tuesday, April 23rd thru Tuesday, April 30th at midnight and is open to residents of the US and Canada

We will pick One Lucky Winner on Wednesday, May 1st

Rae Dunn Tool Set (box included)
as well as Heirloom Seeds from
Mary’s Heirloom Seeds included: 
Perpetual Spinach Swiss Chard, Cherokee Purple Tomato, Boston Pickling Cucumber, Yellow Scallop Squash, Mammoth Melting Sugar Pea, Jalapeno, Summer Bibb Lettuce, Wild Sunflower, African Crackerjack Marigold and Nasturtium



ABOUT US

From Mary,

Mary’s Heirloom Seeds is a “mom and pop” small business created out of a desire to help people become more sustainable and self-sufficient. Our customers know that we are a simple phone call or email away

We currently offer over 600 varieties of Heirloom, open-pollinated, non-gmo & non-hybrid garden Seeds.  Mary has signed the Safe Seed Pledge AND the Declaration of Seed Freedom.


Are you ready to enter the giveaway?

Giveaway is open to all Residents of the US and Canada.
Giveaway opens 4/23/2019 and ends Tuesday, April 30th at Midnight.
All giveaway entrants will be added to Mary’s Heirloom Seeds mailing list.
Your information is never sold and we never send spam emails.

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Tuesdays with a Twist #321 LINKUP is LIVE!

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!
Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist, our “no rules” link up.  We just ask that you keep your posts family-friendly.

Yesterday we posted an UNOFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 

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If you’re interested in planning your next garden (or your first garden), check out my NEW USDA Zone Specific Guide

If you like, you can still reference Mary’s 2018 Planting Guide

Are you ready for the party?   We’re your hosts 

Add our button if you’ve been featured!

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59am.  Feel free to stop back any time and “like” your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

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What are pelleted seeds?

 Have you tried sowing lettuce seeds in a 100 cell propagation tray with exactly one seed per cell? if you did, you will know what I am talking about. It takes a lot of time to just sow one seed per cell, it is almost like meditation. Now scale it up to hundreds of such […]

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