Hurray! Summertime is here so let’s get ready to have fun! Plan on hitting the beach or the pool? Well you’ve got to pack your beach bag (or pool bag) with everything you need!
Here are my suggestions for packing the perfect beach bag, with a couple of great pool toys thrown in, too.
Spring is in full swing, so here are some of my tried and true spring gardening tips to help get a jumpstart on your warm weather vegetables and herbs:
Keep a garden diary.
Am I crazy or does it seem like Earth Day stole Arbor Day’s thunder? I guess that’s what happens when Charlie Brown is your spokesperson (love those Peanuts). Both days are an encouragement to care for our planet, so the more the merrier.
Fresh air, freedom, friends and running around. For many kids, recess is the one opportunity during the day to get outside and run around. But rain, snow, smog or even cold air can put a damper on outdoor play -- especially for school recesses.
While out for a run today, I was reminded of all the times I tell my kids to turn off their electronics and just appreciate what is around them. Well, it took me over 3 frustrated miles of my run to truly learn that lesson.
The great outdoors are beautiful, but sometimes capturing the scene can be difficult. We all want to share the highlights of our trip with family and friends when we return home- but not if our pics are dark and out of focus. As a nature and photography lover, there is nothing more frustrating than seeing the most beautiful sight and not being able to capture as it appears in real life. Here are some tips to help you photograph the ocean, dessert or mountains on your next family vaca. Don't be afraid to get a little creative!
What's red, blotchy, and itchy all over? The kids aren't the only ones that have come out to play this season. The bugs are out and with that comes the dreaded bug bites. We're here to help! Though most bug bites are annoying, only some of them are really harmful and should be cautiously looked out for.
Bug Bites That Really Bite
Organic soil lacks the chemical additions that bagged topsoil contains. You can make your own organic soil from compost that you create in your own backyard. Your home manufacture of all-natural, living, organic soil can begin at any time during the year.
Fresh herbs spice up your pizza, pasta and nearly any other meal you cook. Herbs at the supermarket are often expensive and there's no guarantee of the freshness. An herb garden, either indoors or out, provides you with fresh herbs all summer long. If you choose an indoor herb garden, the fresh flavor and scent is available year-round. Start with a few herbs to get a feel for the process before expanding to other types.
Growing spices and herbs in your kitchen can save you money, but more importantly, it can provide you with platefuls of flavor. While outdoor plants may have a better chance at surviving and thriving, indoor spice and herb plants can survive winter months and give you bursts of flavor all year long.