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Happy Birthday to Us!

April 17, 2014 9:46 am

sunset + vine is turning 10!

Join us on Thursday, April 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate sunset + vine’s tenth birthday! Celebrate with your neighbors while enjoying appetizers, beverages, and much more! Hope to see you there!

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Think Beyond Lemonade With These Creative Uses for Lemons

April 16, 2014 9:01 am

Lemonade is a refreshing beverage in the summer, but there's more to the lemon than just delicious drinks. You may be surprised to discover the many household uses of lemons. Check out these five great uses for the common citrus fruit.

Lemons are great for disinfecting and getting out stains. One slice of lemon can disinfect a cutting board and remove stains left on the cutting board at the same time. Just run a slice of lemon over the surface, let it sit, and rinse. The stains will gone, and so will all the germs. The same works with stains in carpets and in the bathroom.

Skip the bleach and add lemon juice to your next load of whites. Just half a cup of lemon juice can brighten up an entire load of laundry. It's chemical-free and smells a lot better than bleach.

Preserve Food
Fruits go bad quickly. You can extend the life of certain fruits, like apples, pears, and avocados, by squeezing a little bit of lemon juice on them. It will keep fruits from turning brown and won't alter the taste.

Lemon juice can be good for your body, inside and out. Use the wedge of a lemon to whiten your fingernails. Lemons can also cure a sore throat. Mix lemon juice with warm water and honey for a tasty cure.

Insect Repellent
Lemon juice repels insects. Keep some slices in the kitchen, or rub a lemon wedge along windows and doors where bugs could enter.

101 New Uses for Everyday Things [Real Simple]
Lemon Juice: 20 Unusual Household Uses [Huffington Post]
The Many Household Uses for Lemons [Apartment Therapy]

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 8:13 am

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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