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Halloween Facts

Halloween is a big part of autumn. Here are some fun facts about Halloween:

  • The traditional Halloween colors of orange and black come from two different sources. First, orange is the color of autumn leaves and pumpkins, which have come to symbolize Halloween. Black is the color of darkness and mystery, which matches the theme of ghosts and other spooky creatures at Halloween.
  • There is no scientific proof that ghosts exist; however, there is a field of study called parapsychology that is dedicated to studying spooky phenomena like ghosts and psychic powers. Parapsychologists use scientific method to explore strange phenomena and learn more about things like ghosts.
  • Halloween was originally a holiday to honor the dead, and the holiday was known as All Hallows Eve. The date, October 31, is the last day of the Celtic calendar.
  • Wearing masks on Halloween is an ancient Celtic tradition. Ancient Celts believed that ghosts roamed on Halloween, and they wore masks to hide from the spirits.
  • Vampire folklore comes from Romania. Romanians in the 18th century believed that the dead could rise.

Happy October!

With the start of the spooky season here, why not check out one of the local haunts?

Woods of Terror, located at 5601 N. Church St., has been open for almost 30 years and always ranks high on the list for the best haunted attractions in the nation!

It is open from mid September-November 3rd.

If you are feeling brave go check them out!

https://woodsofterror.com/

Rockaway Eatery

Check out the neighborhoods newest restaurant, Rockaway Eatery!


With menu items ranging from real fruit juice smoothies and gourmet coffees to lunch wraps and amazing hamburgers, this will definitely become one of your regular spots.

It’s just a 5 minute drive from The Lodge on Wendover Avenue, behind the BP gas station and next to Golds gym.

Check Out Their Menu Here!

Clean Your Indoor Air Naturally!

Did you know one of the best ways to clean the air in your home is to have certain plants?

Wondering where to get some?  The Greensboro Curb Market will be featuring a plant sale on April 22!

If you don’t want to wait, check out Carolina Gardens on Randleman Road!

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Any of the plants in the picture are great for keeping your home healthy.  Lets dig a little deeper into a few of them:

  • Orchids: may seem like a hard to plant to care for, but they actually thrive on neglect.  Don’t kill them with kindness (too much water and sunlight).  They filter: xylene , a pollutant found in many glues and paints.  Orchids respire and give off oxygen at night – so they’re great for the bedroom!  And they just look so good in decor which is win/win!

  • Palms:  hardy, exotic-looking, and easy to grow, palms filter formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide

  • Philodendrons need very little attention. They filter xylene, a toxin found in glues and leathers.

  • Aloe Vera – Aloe is mostly know for medical uses like relieving burns, but it’s also easy to keep alive, and sculptural-looking. Also, aloe filters formaldehyde!

 

10 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes!

Winter is upon us, and along with it comes dry skin and chapped lips!

Check out these amazing recipes for natural, homemade lip balm.

 

1. Homemade Vanilla Lemongrass Lip Balm

Make up a batch of this lip balm and have enough for yourself and to give away as gifts. The ingredients are all natural and non-toxic.

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2. DIY Lemonade Lip Balm

This DIY lip balm is perfect for summer time because it is lemonade flavored, and what says summertime more than lemonade?

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3. Green Tea SPF Lip Balm

Keep your lips nice and smooth and protect them from the sun all at the same time with this homemade lip balm.

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4. Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

This easy to make lip balm is a soft pink color with a tiny white heart right in the center. Flavored like pink grapefruit, you won’t find a sweeter lip balm recipe anywhere else.

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5. DIY Organic Lip Balm

Made with organic ingredients including coco butter and shea butter, this lip balm will keep your lips healthy and moisturized.

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6. DIY Healing and Nourishing Lip Balm

Make lip balm at home using this easy recipe that will heal cracked and chapped lips in those cold winter months.

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 7. Homemade Lip Balm

This recipe tells you how to make lip balm in two different flavors – orange kiss and sweet lemon. This is one of the easiest recipes for lip balm you will find.

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8. Lip Balm Recipe

Forget those store bought lip balms made with harmful chemical and ingredients and go with this easy to make, all natural lip balm instead. You’ll be glad you made the switch.

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9. Hemp and Honey Lip Balm

This recipe creates a lip balm that is a little softer than most other lip balms and is very moisturizing.

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10. Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

This is the perfect lip balm to make at Christmas time because it is peppermint flavored. Make up a batch of this and give away little tubes of this as Christmas presents.

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Easy to maintain plants for your apartment!

Don’t have much of a green thumb?

 

Check out these plants that thrive on little sunlight.  

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/5-interesting-plants-that-can-119497

Making It!

Who else loved the show Parks and Rec?

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Leslie and Ron) are coming out with a new show called Making It!

Psst…one of our swans are even named after Ron Swanson!

“The show will function like most creative competition series. Think Project Runway or Iron Chef. Each week will feature two challenges. One will be a short timed challenge that will force contestants to think on their feet. The second will be what’s called a “master craft collection.” Contestants will work on a “themed” challenge that focuses on trends. Together, their projects will form a themed craft collection.”

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/10/177054/amy-poehler-nick-offerman-making-it-competition-series?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=post

The Amazing Maize Maze!

Looking for a fun outdoor activity to enjoy this fall?

Located less than an hour and a half away from Greensboro, you can find one of the largest corn mazes in the southeast!  Spanned over 7 acres, you can try to make your way through the Rural Hills Maze.  The annual pumpkin fest is this weekend, October 14.

 

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/rural-hill-corn-maze/

Outdoor Fall Fun!

Our hometown has some amazing parks and outdoor activities to do in the fall season!

The Bogg Garden is one of my favorites because it’s very quiet and secluded.  Meander along 7 acres of natural wetlands on an elevated boardwalk while listening to a beautiful waterfall and wildlife!  1101 Hobbs Road, Greensboro.

If you’re looking for something with a little more city bustle, check out Center City Park.  Located in downtown Greensboro, this park features social activities, art exhibits, music, and much more!

 

Love where you live!  The Lodge at Lakeshore is the place to be.

 

Check out this link to see all Greensboro has to offer!  http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1042

Good Eats in Greensboro!

Have you tried Mediterranean food yet?  Step outside your comfort zone and check out Sarah’s Kabob Shop on West Market Street!

Check out their fantastic menu that incorporates healthy options like fresh veggies and dips!

It’s also conveniently located about ten minutes away from The Lodge at Lakeshore.