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New post on the garden blog after a very long hiatus. If you're involved in the same community garden as I am, you may recognize this model. 
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Word. I have a hand me down terra cotta strawberry planter I may use but ultimately I'm very into a wee strawberry patch should I find the space and time. I am sure I will see zero berries between my toddler and rabbits but its for fun. Maybe I'll plant them in the front yard... 
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This is so rad!
I didn't plan on showing the internet my Super Mario Brothers aquarium until it was completely finished and stocked, but someone on my Facebook page got a little excited and posted it to Reddit. You can guess what happened after that. For the past couple of months, I have been working on this ...
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Looking for a unique garden gift for the male gardener in your life? Check out this green army man garden gnome. 
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Me too!
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Spooky. 
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I think I'm going to stay indoors today and just Halloweenify myself all day. LMAO. 
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This story is so crazy. I can totally side with everyone that wants her prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for vandalizing national parks.
A response to the growing outrage of the Casey Nocket / Creepytings National Parks Vandalism story, and how we can turn it into something positive.
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Gardeners, lend me your ears: On Sunday March 22nd our community garden is having it's 5th Annual Community Garden Seed Swap from 2-4pm. It's in Forest Park, but accessible by the Blue and Green Lines, and there's parking, too! You don't have to be a member of the garden to attend, or even live in Forest Park. All are welcomed. Check out the link and come hang out with some pretty cool people! We even have a published author as our guest speaker this year! Please share this with gardeners in the Chicago area who are looking to connect with other gardeners.  #Chicago   #cicero   #berwyn   #oakpark   #forestPark   #seedswap   #communitygarden  
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I'm giving a talk on seed starting at the Lisle library this Saturday. If you're in the area, the talk is free, and they have a seed library you can check seeds out of.
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Over the weekend on NPR's Latino USA aired a story on the #ALEX14  expedition.  Eight Latino bloggers and social media influencers were invited by the National Park Foundation to tour national parks. This is our story. You can listen to the segment 'Wild in Wyoming' that aired on NPR or listen to the extended story at the link.
Have you ever been to a national park? If you’ve been to the Statue of
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My post on my last day of #ALEX14  expedition to Grand Teton National Park. I loved every minute of visiting my first national park.  
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lol. Halloweenify. 
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OMG, Halloween on G+ is so RAD! Happy Halloween to one and all. 
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+Ilona E​, right?
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Urban gardener, activist, seed saver, soda pop sommelier, blogger, Chicagoan, jerk, wannabe photog, closet cupcake-lover.
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Urban gardener behind the MrBrownThumb & Chicago Garden blogs. "Websites to Help The Gardener Grow" & "Quick! What's That Plant?" and Succulent Choices my articles recently published in Tribune newspapers. I'm the gardener your mom warned you about. See the G+ page for the MrBrownThumb blog if you're only interested in reading about gardening posts. This acct covers topics outside of gardening. 
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Chicago, IL - Sedona, AZ - Los Angeles, Ca
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Freelance writer, blogger, marketer.
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    Social Media Manager, 2009 - present
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The Earleses aren't going anywhere
www.chicagotribune.com

Gerald Earles' son stopped by to visit him a few days ago and told him, once again, that it was time to move.

I Pledge Allegiance To You, Chicago
fumblingaboutinthedark.blogspot.com

I pledge allegiance to you, Chicago. I pledge allegiance to your four starred flag To your slanted streets and movable bridges. Hegewisch to

Poinsettia in a Can
mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com

Poinsettias are popular houseplants for the holidays. Here's a poinsettia in a can, plus tips on growing poinsettias.

WordPress joins its users in court to fight bogus, censoring copyright c...
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WordPress has gone to bat for its users in court, joining in two lawsuits over fraudulent DMCA claims that used copyright claims as a means

Layering Spring-Flowering Garden Bulbs
mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com

Short on garden space but want spring-flowering bulbs? Stack 'em deep for extended blooms in one spot.

A white raccoon for hunter Kenneth Bevins | Wild Life
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Kenneth Bevins sent in this shot of the unique raccoon he killed with his crossbow in Carroll County. He's planning a full mount of the anim

Everyone that goes to Yellowstone makes sure to visit Old Faithful, but if you're smarter than the average bear, you'll make sure to visit the West Thumb Geyser Basin. This spot isn't as crowded as others water features in the park, and it is so spectacular. I'm not just blowing hot air at you. Walk the wooden path above geysers that are hot enough to boil you alive, and marvel at all the colors created by the microorganisms that manage to live in the hot water.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
The hike up to Inspiration Point is pretty inspiring in it's own way. You'll pass through waterfalls, climb up nerve-wracking, switchbacks, and find a few locations that make you think "I've reached Inspiration Point" but if you keep going you'll get to one of the most spectacular views of the lake below you could ask for. And the mountain peaks behind and above you are just as awe-inspiring. You just have to keep moving and not settle for all the nice views along the way.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I stayed here during a week on a press junket this month and was very impressed. I shared a cabin below the main lodge and it was peaceful and quiet down there. You could barely hear any of the noise from the road above. It felt like living in a little town. The cabins were spacious. They had two TVs, a eating area, a kitchenette, spacious bathroom and two beds with another TV. I fell in love with the cabin and I would live in one given the opportunity. The restaurant and bar were excellent and complimented by the friendly staff. Great place to stay in general, and well situated from Grand Teton Nation Park and Jackson Hole.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I went into this store mistakenly thinking they offered a t-shirt making service they didn't. While they couldn't help me, I'm glad I stopped into this store because they were very helpful and I learned I can use them for another project. The lady who answered my questions was very helpful even though I didn't know the correct terminology and couldn't explain myself the best.Even if it's just to gawk at the exceptionally merchandised store go visit The T-Shirt Deli. I'll be back to order some custom t-shirts for a niece's birthday party.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Recently, a number of bloggers got a private tour by Sean Beckett of the area near the Grand Tetons and some of Yellowstone. I couldn't believe how far away from the crowds Sean managed to take us. We would arrive at a destination and I would be certain that we'd be stuck fighting for position among the throngs of bus tourists. But without fail, Sean would take us down a little path and we'd be away from it all. It was an amazing experience. I would recommend anyone Sean and his trip to anyone.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Very helpful and knowledgeable staff that was able to answer some questions I had after just walking in off the street with an idea in mind. I had considered ordering silk screens, paint and other items to make a silk screen press online, but I decided to go with Chicago Silk Screen because the prices were comparable to Amazon and local art supply stores.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Chicagoland's largest thrift store. It's three floors of sometimes awesome stuff ranging from rare books, vintage bikes, furniture, bric-a-brac, toys and clothes. I can't speak to the quality of clothing there, but the non-clothing items are pretty cool depending on when you go. The best day are the 50% off days, and the day after 50% off sales if you're looking to buy books. I don't know if it's a case of not enough old people are dying and leaving behind their items or if the hipsters and yuppies gentrifying Pilsen are scoring all the cool stuff, but there hasn't been a lot of quality vintage items lately. It's very much hit or miss if you don't visit regularly. Whereas in the past any day you went you were bound to find something old and really cool to take home for a few days. Still, I'd take a chance and visit the showcase and second and third floor.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago