We all want to enjoy the summer months and create great memories for our kids when they’re off school. However, you don’t need to go into debt to have an enjoyable summer with your family. Here are some easy ways to help you keep your summer spending in check without sacrificing fun in the sun. Revisit your budget – Sit down with your partner and calculate how much money you earn each month. Then subtract your expenses (rent or mortgage payments, food, utilities, kids’ programs, ... Continue Reading
Here are some easy ways to help you keep your summer spending in check without sacrificing fun in the sun.
Get your Memorial Day BBQ off to a great start with these simple grilling tips and tricks.
Even if the official start date of summer isn’t until June 20, Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to relish all that the season has to offer - get-togethers with friends and family, warmer (hopefully) weather and most importantly the beginning of barbecue season. Whether you’re having an intimate get-together with a few people or a big blow out with a bunch of friends, here are some tips to get your Memorial Day BBQ off to a great start: Get Minty Iced tea, soda and water are ... Continue Reading
A few simple ways to entertain your summer guests and have time to enjoy them too.
Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and for most of us that marks the unofficial kickoff of summer. So as we preen our outdoor oasis, clean off our grills and get ready to chill with friends and family, I wanted to share a few simple ways to entertain your summer guests and have time to enjoy them too! Whim It All year long we’re running our lives around schedules but with the kids off from school, in day or sleep-away camp, and the summer breeze keeping everyone relaxes - it's fine not ... Continue Reading
Barbecuing season is upon us – here are some ways to make your grilling a little more green.
With summer fast approaching we are getting into one of my favorite times of year - barbecuing season. I love barbecuing - whether I'm grilling up some traditional pork ribs, grass-fed beef hot dogs, or grilling some eggplant, the grill is a staple in our backyard. However, grilling and barbecuing are not always the most environmentally-friendly activities.Here are a few tips to help make your barbecues a little greener. Don’t Over-Buy If you are having guests over for a good old fashion ... Continue Reading