Sacramento Home & Garden Show

Locals take note–this weekend is the Sacramento Home & Garden Show at Cal Expo. The show runs from March 6 through 8, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Door Prizes include: Tickets to California Musical Theatre: Frost/Nixon Gift Certificate to Cabo’s Mexican Restaurant Two  Tickets to Fleetwood Mac Concert & Dinner for Two Two  Tickets to Fight Night at the Red Lion Gift Certificate to Café Ettore Gift Certificate to Brew It Up Plus, lots of great vendors. For more information, click here.

Garden Gnome

Many people, like myself, are fascinated with the adorable little statues known as garden gnomes.  I was first enchanted by them after watching the sweet and charming movie Amelie. A garden gnome or lawn gnome is a figurine of a small humanoid creature, usually wearing a pointy hat, produced for the purpose of ornamentation and protection from evil sorcery, typically of gardens or on lawns. Garden gnomes are readily available at all kinds of home and gardening shops and these adorable figurines range drastically in prices.  These figurines originate in 19th century Germany, where they became known as Gartenzwerg (literally “garden dwarf”).  Whatever they are called, they add a lovely …

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