Category Archives Community Living

smart aquarium technology makes maintenance easier
Aquarium equipment is becoming smaller, more efficient and "smarter" to make aquarium keeping easier than ever. Some of the smart aquarium gadgets and apps available today make the bubbling treasure chest of yesterday look like a Neanderthals’ fish tank. There are so many things to consider when setting up a tank -- who would have [...]
Iced tea is a great summer beverage option.
Iced tea has long been a summertime favorite for outdoor events, barbecues and picnics. It’s even known as the “house wine of the south.” Depending on what part of North America you are in, iced tea may be sugar sweetened or not. In many restaurants in Canada and the northeastern United States, sweet tea is [...]
Make a great cheese plate for your next community association or block party!
Cheese could be a food group all its own! Whether you're looking for appetizers, main courses or even desserts, cheese can easily be a core ingredient. A lot of the cheese dishes in this collection can be made ahead and travel well, perfect for your next community association block party! A good cheese plate is [...]
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 [...]
Smart pool technology lets you control temp from a mobile device
With swimming season just around the corner, you and your family can’t wait to jump into the water. Not so fast! First, you’ll have to make sure the time is right. The general rule of thumb is to open your pool once daytime temperatures are in the 70s because bacteria and algae begin to flourish [...]
How to throw an English tea party at home
There’s something sophisticated and elegant about afternoon tea, a real English tea party. The custom of afternoon tea was supposedly created by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. She would get hungry in those long hours between lunch and dinner around 8 p.m. To keep up her spirits, she began drinking tea and [...]

Feeling Inspired?

Get our free recurring email with The Elements of Living's most inspiring
decor ideas, delicious recipes, and more.

Close