Monthly Archives May 2018

The Southwest in summertime can be brutally hot. With temperatures often exceeding the 100-degree mark in parts of Arizona, Nevada and southern California, summer may not seem like the ideal time to take a road trip in search of the great outdoors. But whether you’re just itching to get away for a day or you [...]
Measure carefully when you build a deck on your home.
If you’ve ever thought about adding a deck to your home, now is the time! A deck can add value to your home, as well as provide additional space for entertaining and relaxation. It doesn’t have to be a difficult proposition, but there are several factors you need to consider before you build a deck. Whether [...]
Grilling keeps the kitchen cooler this summer.
Grilling is the best way to cook during the hot summer months.  From family picnics to national holidays, hamburgers, hotdogs, steaks and so much more, grilling is one of the easiest, quickest ways to cook food without heating up your kitchen and offers almost endless variety. Let’s talk about the cooking method first. Charcoal, gas [...]
juice slushes are healthier than Icees
How many of us remember the summer days of youth, when we ran into the local convenience store, excitedly anticipating cold, fruit-flavored slushes? Its icy texture combined with sweet nectar made for the perfect refreshing beverage. On the other end of the spectrum, a juicing craze that’s taken hold of Americans’ diets. We’re familiar with [...]
Have brunch at home
The concept of an elaborate weekend meal combining breakfast and lunch has been around for a while. The word brunch made the Oxford English Dictionary all the way back in 1896. It became popular in the United States in the 1930s, possibly thanks to celebrities traveling by train. Hotels quickly jumped on the trend because [...]
Lock up your phone for a digital detox
Smart devices are here to stay. They’ve let us streamline basic tasks like banking, getting directions, buying movie tickets and so much more. While there’s no doubt technology has made our lives easier in many ways (anyone remember day planners?), research suggests that our addiction to it is real. Chances are you’re reading this on [...]
2018 gardening trends
More and more people are getting back to nature, bringing it indoors if they have to. Regardless of your space or where you live, there is a 2018 gardening trend that will work for you. Urban gardening, often in containers, is more popular than ever and goes way beyond the window box. Those who have [...]
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with foods from Mexico
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner – it’s time to start planning the perfect celebration. First, do you know why we’re celebrating? Cinco de Mayo is probably one of the most misunderstood holidays observed in the United States. Most people think it’s Mexico’s Independence Day. But it’s actually the celebration of Mexico’s victory [...]

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