Earth Day started in 1970, and Americans were driving around in their gas guzzling SUVs. Industries produced sludge and smoke without fear of consequence from environmental agencies. Because there weren’t any agencies to keep the factories to a standard. On April 22, 1970, million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Earth Day quickly became a holiday that is celebrated worldwide.
It’s that time of the year, when everyone dresses in green and goes out to party. However, St. Patrick’s Day is much more than just a day to go out and party. St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday Mar. 17, and is a day to celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It began as a religious feast, but it has changed from that to a global celebration that celebrates the Irish culture with dancing, music, special foods and you guest it a whole lot of green.
While most of the country is still in the grips of Summer-like weather, it’s time to start looking ahead to when the temps are going to drop and you’ll need to start thinking of how to make sure your outdoor furniture is ready to use again next Spring and Summer.
So here’s some advice on how to protect and prepare different pieces of your outdoor furniture and decor so that they’re ready to use when warmer weather comes back around. Continue reading →
Sure, the idea of spending any meaningful amount of time outside right now is horrifying – it’s a million degrees in the shade with three thousand percent humidity. But, with any luck, the weather will soon cool, making the idea of being outside more palatable. All of that means that now is the perfect time to start planning for what you’ll need when the weather cools and you want to take that three day hiking trip. Continue reading →
National S’more day is upon us (it’s August 10th in case you were wondering), and there’s no better way to enjoy the last days of Summer than with a warm, gooey s’more. So, here are a few recipes to help you create the Ultimate S’more before the warm weather ends and school starts back up. Continue reading →
You love your living room. It’s comfortable, stylish, and great for spending time with friends and family. It’s also just so…indoors. What’s one supposed to do when they love their living room, but would like it to be outside when the weather’s nice? Move everything outside for the season and hope it doesn’t get ruined? No…that’s silly. Instead, create an outdoor living room with outdoor furniture that carries the style and function you love inside to the weather you want outside.
So, how do you manage that? Continue reading →
So last week we talked about how to go about making your own vertical garden. While you can totally do vegetables in your garden, today we’re going to look at ten great herbs to plant, as well as some ways to use them when entertaining this summer. Continue reading →