Summer

Enjoy summer celebrations without making a dent in your wallet

Now that the unofficial start to summer has come and gone, now is the time to start preparing for summer celebrations all season long. Shopping for the tastiest food, thoughtful gifts and festive party décor are essential to entertaining, but all those purchases can make a dent in your wallet. Here are some tips on… Continue reading Enjoy summer celebrations without making a dent in your wallet

Home Decor, Summer

Keep cool this summer

Summertime is here and it’s bringing the heat! It’s always an option to blast the air conditioner all summer long, but there are ways to keep your home cool that are better for the environment and won’t double your energy bill. Photo by Curtis Adams on Pexels.com Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans may be an overlooked… Continue reading Keep cool this summer

Gardening, Spring, Summer

Pretty, portable pollinator gardens: Top 10 plants for pollinator-friendly containers

Bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators play an important role in our global ecosystem. In fact, they are essential. By transporting pollen from one plant to another, they make growing the food we eat and the beautiful garden spaces we enjoy possible. One of the easiest ways to support a healthy growing environment is to… Continue reading Pretty, portable pollinator gardens: Top 10 plants for pollinator-friendly containers

Home Improvement, Summer

Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips

(BPT) - There's a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record highs. According to recent reports, states like Washington and Oregon have seen recording-breaking temperatures this summer — just recently, Salem, Oregon,… Continue reading Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips

Gardening

4 easy ideas to enhance your 2021 garden

Gardening enthusiasm is surging thanks to our increased time at home — whether on a small-space patio or in a larger backyard. In fact, people spent 42% more time gardening in 2020 than the year before, according to Axiom Marketing’s 2021 Gardening Insight Survey, and it is estimated the pandemic contributed to creating nearly 20… Continue reading 4 easy ideas to enhance your 2021 garden

Gardening

The future of gardening: Information and inspiration

Gardening saw record growth in 2020 and experts expect many more people will be digging in the dirt again this spring. From “Victory” vegetable gardens to balcony containers, outdoor gathering spaces and mood-lifting landscapes, gardening is providing an outlet during the pandemic. Research conducted late last year found that 86% of homeowners plan to continue… Continue reading The future of gardening: Information and inspiration