Do you use hot rollers? I bought my first hot rollers and tried it during a lazy afternoon. Here's the final product. It seemed to not be as curly as I thought it would be, but I think I'll give it another go...do you have any tips to make my hair curlier?
It's strange, but because of my early hours for work (my alarm goes off at 3:30am) I often get asked "Do you shower before work and do your hair?" The answer to that question and the one thing I'll never wear to a Packers game can be found here at OnMilwaukee.com. Enjoy!
Looking back on 2013, I can say that I had a great year. I traveled to Vail and Denver, Colorado, took a Napa Valley wine Tour and I visited San Francisco. I even made it to Detroit to see the Packers play on Thanksgiving (even though they got killed by the Lions). But one of the coolest moments for me of 2013 happened in Decemeber when I was able to attend the Clinton Foundation Holiday party in Manhattan. Last year, I was able to meet Bill Clinton at the party. This year, Hillary and Chelsea were there and it was a true honor to meet both of them.
Hopefully you had an amazing 2013 and here's to an even bigger and better 2014!
Eco-friendly Control of Thrips
Poorly developed flowers, stunted plants and silvery streaks on leaves are indications thrips may be feeding on your plants.
These tiny insects have file-like mouthparts they use to puncture the outer surface of leaves, stems and flowers and suck out plant sap. They are very small and difficult to detect. Hold a white piece of paper under the plant and shake. Or remove the petals of damaged flowers, place in a sealed jar with 70% alcohol and shake the jar to dislodge and detect the pests.
Control is difficult and often not needed as the damage is discovered after the thrips have finished feeding.
Provide the proper growing conditions and care for your plants. Avoid excess nitrogen that promotes lush succulent growth these pests prefer. And remove spent flowers that tend to harbor the insects. Manage weeds in the garden and keep thrip-susceptible plants away from weedy areas where the pest populations tend to be high.
A bit more information: Beneficial insects like predatory thrips, green lacewings, minute pirate bugs and some parasitic wasps feed upon plant damaging thrips. Invite these good bugs into the garden by planting a diversity of plants and avoiding persistent pesticides. Visit the University of California IPM online for more details on this pest.
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If you ever get a chance to see Milwaukee from the water...do it! I don't know what it is about the water but everything looks beautiful when you're on the water. I took these over the weekend and just looking at them calms me. We have a beautiful city enjoy it and enjoy what's left of summer:)