Jun 27 2016
It’s the season of barbecues and outdoor parties! If you want to host an event of your own but don’t want the stress of party planning, try some of these low-key summer party ideas. They’re quick to prepare so you can spend more time hanging out with your guests rather than playing host or hostess.
1. An Outdoor Movie Night – Hook up a projector to your laptop or computer and play a summer movie on a screen or empty wall.
2. A Finger Foods Dinner Party – When the weather is hot, no one wants to be slaving over a hot oven. Host your friends for an appetizer-only event and everyone can bring their favorite starter dish.
3. Lemonade Stand – Invite a small group over to relax, sit in the shade and sip different flavors of lemonade. You can create an easy Lemonade bar or stand by offering different flavors with fruit garnishes.
4.Summer Brunch – Have your guests over before noon on the weekend. You can serve bagels and bloody marys and even allow your guests to wear their comfortable/lounge clothes!
5. Lawn Games – Guests can stop by to visit and stay entertained with a variety of lawn games. To step up the fun, create brackets for the games and offer prizes to the overall winners.
Tags:summer, parties, event themes, summer events, outdoor movie, lemonade stand, finger foods party, brunch, lawn games
Jun 15 2016
Father's Day is this Sunday! Make Dad feel special by making him a DIY gift with his favorite candy!
Tags:diy, crafts, fathers day, dad gifts, bow tie, candy, gift ideas
Jun 10 2016
We’re getting closer to the official start of summer and it’s time to start thinking about summer cleaning! Get ahead of the game by printing out this list so you can clean and organize everything in your home soon and spend more time in the sun!
1. Switch out clothing to your summer clothing
2. Wash and change your bedding to lighter blankets and comforters
3. Change your furnace filter
4. If you have window A/C units, change those filters as well
5. Organize and clean out your pantry
6. Wash all outdoor furniture
7. Rotate or flip your mattress
8. Locate and clean all summer/beach toys and gear
9. Wash your bed pillows
10. Wash & sweep your patio or porch
Tags:summer, cleaning, checklist, summer organization, what to clean each season
Jun 01 2016
Watch the video below to learn how to keep the pesky mosquitoes away from you and your family while sitting outside this summer!
Tags:DIY, mosquitoes, mosquito trap, crafts, outdoor crafts
May 18 2016
Do you have an herb or vegetable garden planted this year? Take the guessing out of what's what with this easy DIY!