Tag: family

DIY Dad

Five Father’s Day Gifts for Your DIY Dad

One of my favorite holidays is coming up: Father’s Day! Dads can be tricky to buy for, especially the “man who has it all.” But one particular kind of dad is particularly daunting for some: the DIY Dad! Trying to ascertain the wants and needs of the home handyman in a stealthy manner can be […]

Life Hacks

Life Hacks: What NOT to Buy in June

People enjoy life hacks for several reasons, but we especially like ones that help us save money. Sites like DealNews and Lifehacker provide great money-saving tips on a regular basis. In particular, they’ve created a yearly timeline with the best times to purchase certain items. While such a list is helpful, they’ve also collected specific items you shouldn’t […]

Cool Your Home in Summer With Six Trendy Tips

Cool Your Home in Summer With Six Trendy Tips

Keeping cool during the summer heat always presents a big problem. After all, buildings absorb heat all day long and then release that stored energy at night. With all that heat energy, keeping the living space of your home cool can get expensive (even if you keep your air conditioner set above 76 oF - or 24 oC). […]

Pool safety

Safe Summer Fun Around the Pool

We’re quickly coming up on ideal pool weather! As is summertime tradition, as the weather gets warm and the winter tensions ease, inhibitions are loosened and mishaps happen, so let’s take a few minutes to talk about safety in and around the pool. Electronics and water don’t mix. If something requires a plug, keep it a […]

Dive Into an Eco-Friendly Pool (Part 1)

Dive Into an Eco-Friendly Pool (Part 1)

Few things say summertime like a warm evening spent with good friends around a pool; there’s just something about it that brings back the best of memories! As someone who likes to live life on the greener side, I have to resign myself to the fact that pools are a guilty pleasure as they fall […]