Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Going Organic

This post brought to you by Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's a beautiful spring day today so I'm sitting outside enjoying the sunshine. I'm also plotting, that is. I'm not an expert gardener or anything but I really enjoy experimenting and seeing what I can grow.

I always keep a small herb garden with basil, oregano, rosemary, and various other herbs. And I absolutely love tomatoes so those are always a summer garden staple for me. Right now I'm deciding what else I want to plant. I've also decided that I want to make the leap this year and go organic in my garden, so I've been researching organic soil and organic plant food and I think I'm going to go with Whitney Farms®. Their products are high quality, with low dust, no odor, and all of the nutrients that your plants need to survive and thrive. They've also been in business for more than 25 years so I feel like I can trust that even though I don't always know exactly what I'm doing in my garden, they definitely know their stuff.

My goal is to keep learning and experimenting until I can produce a garden full of yumminess like this:

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I can't wait to see what Whitney Farms® products can do for my garden this year! Advertisement There's a $3 coupon available now, so if you're a fellow gardener you should definitely try it out for yourself and see what you think. I'd also love some feedback if anyone has tried Whitney Farms products, or if you just have some gardening tips for me. What are you favorite things to plant in your gardens? How do you keep your garden healthy and happy? Is it important to you that you eat (and grow) organic produce whenever you can?

In the meantime, I'll be here in my yard starting my tomato countdown. Happy spring!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Important Info on Walgreens and Prescriptions

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today I want to give everyone a heads up about something that may affect you or someone you know if you use Express Scripts and get your prescriptions at Walgreens (or Duane Reade). The contract between Walgreens and Express Scripts expired at the end of last year and they've been unable to negotiate a new one, so now Walgreens isn't part of their pharmacy provider network anymore. This means that a lot of people are going to have to switch pharmacies even if they don't want to, and because Walgreens is the pharmacy benefit manager for Tricare, this includes many members of the military and their families. (Walgreens tried to work with Express Scripts to find a way to deal with Tricare separately so that military families wouldn't be affected, but they were unsuccessful in their efforts.)

Many people are understandably upset about this situation, since the change will be an inconvenience for many and is unlikely to save them money or have any other benefits. According to a press release from Walgreens, more than 250,000 people have signed a petition demanding continued access to Walgreens pharmacies through Tricare. (You can check it out for yourself here: Walgreens and Express Scripts.) Walgreens is also taking action - they're working to make the transition as easy as possible for those customers who will have to make the switch, and they're also running a special January promotion for their own Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens. Right now you can get a family membership for just $10 or an individual one for $5. The regular prices are $35 and $20 so it's a big savings, and being in the program means you can save on all generic drugs and more than 8000 brand name drugs. If you're affected by this issue it's definitely a great option to consider.

Please pass on this information to anyone that you know who may be affected by this situation, and be sure to follow Walgreens on Facebook and Walgreens on Twitter to stay updated.

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