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Support Small Independently Owned Gift Stores

Support Small Independently Owned Gift Stores

The staff at Mellow Monkey work hard to make sure your experience in the store is safe and enjoyable. Here's a fun look at how we get ready to start each and every day at the store - ready for your arrival!

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Understanding The Differences Between Face Masks

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Understanding The Differences Between Face Masks

  Update, January 14th, 2022: The CDC updated it's mask guidance today.  Some key points: Masking is a critical public health tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to remember that any mask is better than no mask.   To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.   A respirator (N95 / KN95) has better filtration, and if worn properly the whole time it is in use, can provide a higher level of protection than...

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Understanding LED Lighting

Understanding LED Lighting

Many customers often ask me what the maximum wattage is for a lamp, pendant or chandelier they are choosing. Because the brightness of standard incandescent bulbs is most commonly represented by the wattage of a bulb, this can become confusing when considering LED bulbs. LED lighting has become increasingly commonplace as consumers seek to reduce their electric costs and also because of the improvements made in the technology. Those who love the look and warmth of antique Edison bulbs will find LED alternatives that closely mimic the look of the original bulbs. Additionally, smart LED bulbs make it possible to...

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Boost Your Immunity with Garlic Ginger Soup

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Boost Your Immunity with Garlic Ginger Soup

With the colder weather at our doorstep, now is the perfect time to do things that will boost your immunity. This Garlic-Ginger Soup recipe is my go-to recipe that is on par with homemade chicken soup - but with the added benefits of these two powerful ingredients: garlic and ginger. Garlic has been used as a natural remedy for ages, thanks to the allicin it contains and its potential antiviral and antibiotic properties.  In one study conducted by Washington State University, garlic was found to be a hundred times more effective at fighting diseases than two of the most prescribed...

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Cabinet Knob and Drawer Pull Installation Tips

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Cabinet Knob and Drawer Pull Installation Tips

One of the least expensive and simplest way to freshen dresser drawers, cabinet doors or drawers is changing out the knobs.  There are so many styles of knobs and pulls to choose from - and you don't have to pick the same style - you can mix and match.  Whatever, you choose, by changing out this hardware, you can effectively change the appearance in a dramatic way.

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