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Treat yourself: $15 = $30 worth of Handmade Soaps, Lotions & More at Mama Bath + Body

Treat yourself: $15 = $30 worth of Handmade Soaps, Lotions & More at Mama Bath + Body

Do you love handmade all natural soaps, lotions and scrubs? Looking for the perfect Mother's Day Gift? Check out Decatur's Mama Bath + Body and pay only $15 for $30 worth of handmade goodies with Today's Scoop.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH AT MIDNIGHT


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Get organized with a FREE $5 Electronic Gift Card from Oliver's Labels - Personalized Kids' Labels!

Get organized with a FREE $5 Electronic Gift Card from Oliver's Labels - Personalized Kids' Labels!

We want to help you get ready for camp this summer with a FREE $5 E-Gift Card for adorable organizational labels that are waterproof, weather-proof, scuff-proof and tear-resistant!

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS TONIGHT,  MARCH 21ST AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more. Please sign up today to get the Inside Scoop (its free to join). Follow us on Twitter or LIKE us on Facebook! Be on the lookout for more incredible deals coming your way.

Weekend weather will be perfect to start your Spring Cleaning projects

Weekend weather will be perfect to start your Spring Cleaning projects

Atlanta, GA--  This week on Yahoo one of the trending search topics was "Spring Cleaning".  Though cleaning is often thought of as a dreaded hassle of chores and throwing away much cherished junk, it can become a manageable process with a little help.

With good weather so you can move in and out of the house making your way back and forth to the trash can with ease.  This weekend theWiz-o-meter will reach a perfect 11, so no excuses.

Now that weather is taken care or, the next most vital thing one needs before Spring Cleaning (I am told) is a List.

There are dozens of websites that have printable Spring Cleaning lists that can hlep you tackle the task with no problem.  They will help your chores become effortless and provide information on cleansers, stain removal, storage and fabric care.  Armed with a list, you now should catego

The DeKalb Cooperative Extension attempts to Enhance Life Through Gardening

 The DeKalb Cooperative Extension attempts to Enhance Life Through Gardening

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb Communications)  

The DeKalb Cooperative Extension is offering innovative, up-to-date gardening and landscaping training; training that is both practical and useful and is full of information that can be taken home and used right away. All of the speakers are experts in their areas and know how to make the subjects educational as well as fun. The overall goal of this series is to provide information that will help DeKalb County homeowners save time, save money and learn the essential fundamentals of gardening that will last a lifetime; all the while improving the quality of life year after year.

Below are two gardening series entitled “Enhancing Life Through Gardening 2011” and “2011 Home Gardening” that will begin Feb. 15, 2011 and end Dec. 3, 2011.  All eighteen workshops will be held at the DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Training Facility located at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur.

Metro Atlanta Home Values Sink to 2000 Levels

Metro Atlanta Home Values Sink to 2000 Levels

ATLANTA -- The S&P Case-Shiller Index, released last week, shows home sale prices in Metro Atlanta are where they were 10 years ago.

A trip to one in-town neighborhood highlights the slipping values.

A tidy, freshly painted craftsman style bungalow sits across the street from the Zoo Atlanta with a sweeping view of the park. It's prime real estate for Grant Park, but the value of this house, like many houses across Metro Atlanta, has been steadily falling. Owners bought the home in 2002 for $266,500 but Fulton County tax records appraise it today at just $230,000, an $80,000 drop in value from 2009.

Sliding home values have landed Metro Atlanta back where it was exactly a decade ago. Whatever you paid for your house then is hopefully what you can get for it now.

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.

Reduce Water Bills. Dekalb County Watershed Management Hosts Rain Collection Workshop 9/25

Atlanta, GA--  The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a Rain Barrel workshop for DeKalb citizens on Saturday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 Lavista Road in Tucker.

Collecting rainwater in rain barrels for use during dry months is an excellent way to conserve water and reduce water bills.  During the workshop, citizens will be instructed on rain barrel maintenance and water conservation landscaping. 

The Rain Barrel workshop is open to the first 30 DeKalb County residents that sign up.  This is a “hands on” workshop where residents will make their own rain barrels with DWM assistance.

The cost of the workshop is $65, which includes all the materials to make your very own barrel. The deadline to register is Monday, Sept.