pollinators aren’t pests…
what’s the buzz?


Last week was National Pollinator Week and we had fun posting lots of links and information all over our Facebook page. As much as we love butterflies and bees, even we were surprised at just how important pollinators are to the natural growth cycle. We were also surprised by some of the critters that serve as pollinators. Pollinator Week may be past, but supporting our pollinators should be a year-round prospect. Continue reading

summer sips…
serve ‘em up in sustainable style


You’ve prepped your patio, talked to all your friends and family and even planned all the beach trips and other summer fun. Whew! That’s a lot of work; what’s left? Summer days are hot and summer nights are sultry; whether just sitting in the sun or swimming in the pool, folks get thirsty. Make sure you’re ready to quench the clamoring hoards in sustainable style.

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summer lovin’…
8 easy tips to outdoor living


The first official day of summer is almost here, if you haven’t perked up your patio yet, it’s time to get busy! ‘Tis the season for summer grilling, outdoor parties, and al fresco fiestas. Sweep off all the pollen, clean off the furniture, fix what needs fixing, and get ready for some fun in the sun and shade. The lazy days of summer are upon us, enjoy! Continue reading

summarize your home décor…
hot ideas for a cool summer

Summer Home

Are you ready for summer? More importantly, is your home ready for summer? We’ve got some quick tips for making sure your home is summer ready.

Lighten up

Mix in some light, breezy fabrics like gauze and linen to give a more relaxed, airy feel and help things keep cool on hot, sticky days. Swap out winter’s dark colors and heavy fabrics for lighter, brighter tablecloths, rugs, and even bedding for an instant summer make over. Continue reading

weekend guests?…
making them feel at home

GuestsSummer time means travel and vacation for many people. If you find yourself hosting guests this summer, take a little time to resurrect the art of being a good host. We’ve talked about creating a cozy guest room to help make visiting family and friends feel at home; here are a few easy tips for creating a stress-free experience for your guests, and you. Continue reading