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11 Exciting Outdoor Games for Kids

The last thing you want during the summer are the kids sitting idle. You can only hear “I’m bored” so many times, before wishing the first day of school would come just a little bit sooner. But there are plenty of backyard games that will keep the kids entertained both at the neighborhood barbecue and… Continue reading 11 Exciting Outdoor Games for Kids

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11 Outdoor Party Games (…for Adults)

Spending time with friends and family at outdoor barbecues and parties is a summertime ritual. Truthfully, we could all use a break from the responsibilities of adulthood, and what better way than to share some laughs amongst friends. When entertaining at outdoor parties, there are the dinner party classics like 20 Questions or Charades, and… Continue reading 11 Outdoor Party Games (…for Adults)

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How to Host a Pest-Free Outdoor Party

The summer is the perfect time to entertain outdoors, but nothing ruins a good time faster than pesky unwanted guests—of the flying sort. When hosting a party, picnic or outdoor barbecue, you want your guests to enjoy themselves without being bitten or stung. However, you also don’t want to ruin the visual appeal of the… Continue reading How to Host a Pest-Free Outdoor Party

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Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (that don’t require gift wrap!)

With Mother’s Day, just around the corner, ideas abound for that special gift that will melt mom’s heart. But sometimes that special gift isn’t an object at all, instead it is time. Spending time with family doing something memorable, that mom enjoys, can be a wonderful gift. This Mother’s Day consider giving mom a memorable… Continue reading Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (that don’t require gift wrap!)

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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

Hummingbirds are unique and exquisite little birds. Observing a hummingbird in your yard is an exciting spectacle for all ages because these fast moving, tiny birds often make it difficult to catch a glimpse. Although there are well over 300 species of hummingbird, there are only 17 routinely observed in North America. These petite birds… Continue reading How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

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18 Backyard Boredom Busters (On a Budget)

“Mom, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Does this sound familiar? If so, then you are in good company. It is probably one of the most common phrases uttered during the summer months, when children have the most unstructured time at home. During these long days, it is easy for kids to get caught in… Continue reading 18 Backyard Boredom Busters (On a Budget)