There is something to be said for people who have a green thumb, unfortunately, I am not one of them. I love flowers and plants and shrubs…but I have in intense dislike for all the work that goes along with it. The weeding, the watering, the dirt under your nails…eek.
My mom, however can take a withered thorn and grow it into the most vibrant and beautiful rosebush you’ve ever seen. AND…she does it without ever getting dirt under her nails. And no, she doesn’t wear gloves. (Well, sometimes she does, but any of you who garden knows that doesn’t prevent the dirt from finding its way under your nails.)
She taught me a long time ago (I was just about 6 or 7) that if you scrape your nails across a bar of soap until the soap is under your nails and then you put your gloves on or you just go outside bare-handed, the dirt doesn’t get stuck under there permanently. It washes off with ease. Presto! You can look like a lady again. Simple? Yes. But it has always worked for me. Check out WFMW at Shannon’s for more tips.
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