Not only does this week mark the arrival of (semi) consistent warm weather, but it’s also the first long weekend of the summer! If you’re a hostess with the mostest you’ve probably been counting down the days to the much-anticipated 3 day weekend. It’s your first chance of 2017 to host a fun barbecue for your friends, where you can (hopefully) gather outside and enjoy the weather. Luckily this weekend, although a mixed bag, looks like it will have a couple days of decent weather. Assuming things stay somewhat balmy, here are all the necessities you’ll need to throw the best long weekend BBQ ever.
The satisfaction that comes from preparing a home-cooked, delicious meal is like no other. Not only can you pat yourself on the back for a job well done, but you can smile knowing you’ve given your close friends and family something they enjoy. Want to take that level of contentedness to the next level? Grow the produce you use in your recipes in your own backyard! Growing and maintaining your own vegetables and fruits can be very satisfying, as well as a great activity to keep you outdoors and active all summer long, not to mention eating well! Here’s a look at some great and easy options to include in your edible garden this year.
March 20th marked the first official day of spring, though we’re still waiting on that spring weather to arrive. It continues to be a little frosty out there, so we haven’t quite escaped winter yet. That doesn’t mean that you can’t start getting ready for spring and summer! While it may seem too early to start your gardening for the year, there are actually lots of plants that thrive in early spring, or that you can plant now so you will have summer blooms. Here’s a look at what plants, flowers, and vegetables that can be planted now!
Despite the temperatures and the fact that a fresh pile of snow was dumped on us this week, spring is on its way. It’s an inevitability. Fresh blooms and sunny days will hopefully accompany the thaw. Spring is all about fresh new beginnings and sweeping any cobwebs out of your life, both literally and metaphorically. That being said, it’s also time to start thinking about tackling a little spring cleaning around your home. To help you out, we’ve done our research, and found some DIY cleaning product recipes. Check them out and get ready to make your home shine.
With the temperatures seeming more consistently low, and snow flying a little more frequently, it’s safe to say that winter is sticking around a little while longer. According to Ontario’s weather forecasting groundhog, Wiarton Willie, spring should be coming early, but we’ve yet to see any evidence of this prediction. But we’re not complaining! The more winter, the more winter activities to fit into your calendar before the season is over. If you’re getting cabin fever staying in Brampton, why not take a day trip? There are lots of places to explore! Here are some ideas for places you can go for the day to get a change of scenery.
It’s no secret that the winter months can be cold and gloomy. As such, when we’re at home we just want to be comfortable! We want to be cozy, and surrounded by warmth when we’re in our personal space. This may explain why people often see their utility bills soar in the winter months. We’re cranking the heat up to combat those wintery days, because being cold inside is not okay. But there are ways of staying comfy cozy without making your wallet suffer the consequences. Here are some tips on how to save on energy over the winter months.