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A Little Bird Told Me
Dive Into Inspiration
A poem about treasuring the moment and not looking back.


Dive into the Glory of Spring!

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” 
~Mark Twain

Spring is here and with it comes an exhuberance for life; our homes and yards need clearing and cleaning and we are happily up for the task! It feels good to move more, to throw open the windows and let the fresh air in. Even the thought of seasonal allergies are not enough to dampen our spirits, as we tackle the pine needles and leaves that have formed wet carpets over our perennials. The tender little buds and shoots seem to spring to life, and stretch taller the very instant they are set free from their winter blanket. Oh... the scent of earth! It's the only time of year that we cherish the feeling of sore muscles and dirt-caked fingernails! Soon, the lilacs will be blooming and our yards and homes will be filled with the heady, glorious scent of our favorite spring-time flower. Yes, we do love Spring!

This Spring we continue to bring you great tasting healthy recipes, fresh and exciting decorating ideas, a few new entertaining tips, and ways to help you be pretty and bright. And, we hope to inspire you with our excitement of possibilities. 

Wishing you a Spring full of hope and love, health and happiness,
and an abundance of beauty!
 ~Mermaids Debbie Nania and Shelley Hepler

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Fashion Splash: Radiant Orchid
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My Very Own Mommy Center
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Mrs. Smit's Flea Market Garden
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Words of Inspiration
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Wine Tasting 101
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Make it Yourself: Non-Toxic, All-Purpose Cleaner
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Siren Song
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Homemaking Products We Love
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Health and Beauty Products We Love
Health & Beauty
With so many products in stores and online, we let our readers know about health and beauty products that we have tried and love.

Current Mer-Reads: Frazier, Madigan and more
Dive Into Inspiration
The Mermaids love to read, read, read! See what they think about their books, as well as what is on each of their nightstands.

Homemaking Products We Love Collection
We've compiled a collection or our favorite products that help make homemaking a joy. We hope you love them, too.

Inspired by Pinterest Collection
Dive Into Inspiration
New collection of Pinterest projects and experiments. Let the Mermaids inspire you to dive into this amazing community!

"Make It" Collection
Food & Entertaining
Make It articles have a bit of information, a few ideas, and a collection of featured recipes. Let's have fun and make memories!

Loving The Lake
Lake Stuff
Dive right in! Here we share memories and photos of great times at the lake. We'd love to share yours, too!

Mermaid Picture Galleries
Did you know that we love photos from you? Yes, we do! We have several fun galleries where you can share your images.


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Featured Stories

Nashville: The Rise of the Biscuit
Travel to Nashville eateries inspires MaryAnn of Entertaining by the Bay to find the perfect southern biscuit recipe.

Air-Purifying Houseplants
Not only do our pretty green friends beautify our homes, they help to remove dangerous toxins.

Waves of White & Mauve Herald Warm Days to Come
We welcome spring with the heady scent of lilacs on the breeze.

Clinging to Crumbs, Deaming of Cake
Ever feel like you're on the short end of a relationship? Will giving more really bring you what you need?

A Little Bird Told Me
A poem about treasuring the moment and not looking back.

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