Home and Gardening Briefing April 13, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Master Gardeners set
plant sale for April 21
The Lee County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Lee County Extension Office located at 5338 Cliff Gookin Blvd. in Tupelo.
A tentative plant list will be available the week of the sale at leecountymastergardeners.com.
The Plantersville Pals 4-H Club will have coffee and breakfast items for sale prior to and during the plant sale.
For more information, call (662) 620-8280.

Holly Springs home tour
today through Sunday
The 74th Pilgrimage “Festival of Art and Architecture” will take place in Holly Springs this weekend.
The tour, which begins today and ends Sunday, features selected antebellum homes hosted by costumed guides, local storytellers, organ recitals in the town’s historic churches, horse-drawn carriage rides, Civil War re-enactors, luncheons, a character-guided cemetery tour, arts and crafts, a Southern supper in the antebellum Montrose mansion, a 5K run and a dinner-dance.
For tickets to this year’s festivities, call (662) 252-2365, (901)230-3576 or visit www.hollyspringspilgrimage.com.

Bloggers share tips
for creating with kids
The blogosphere has created a new route for sharing all sorts of child-rearing information, and encouraging children’s creativity is no exception. Blogger Jenny Doh has combined some of the best of the blogs in “Hand in Hand: Crafting With Kids.”
In the book, Doh and 19 other bloggers give us a glimpse into their lives and describe the importance of creativity to themselves and their families. They share insights, tips and favorite activities, and each provides instructions for a craft project designed for kids and adults to pursue together.
“Hand in Hand” is published by Lark Crafts and sells for $19.95 in softcover.

New shower mirror
remains fog-free
The Shower ClearMirror gives users a better view for shaving or removing makeup in the shower.
The mirror, designed for permanent installation, has a thin heating pad behind it that warms it to 102 degrees to eliminate condensation and keep it fog-free. It connects to a low-voltage electrical system for safe operation.
The mirror is available in three standard sizes as well as custom sizes and shapes. The heating pad and transformer can also be ordered without the mirror to accommodate custom installations.
The Shower ClearMirror is made by NewHome Bath and Mirror and can be ordered at www.ClearMirror.com at prices starting at $325. It’s also available at some bath and plumbing showrooms.
Daily Journal, wire reports