Splish, Splash: How to Throw a Backyard Beach Party

There’s nothing like a little surf and sand on a sunny day. Fortunately, you don’t need an oceanfront property to enjoy a day at the beach. This summer throw a backyard beach party that will take you to the tropics. Just remember your sunscreen!  Put together kitschy table décor by using colorful beach towels as table runners, rimming the table with hula skirts, and filling vases with sand Read more ...

Summer Savings from Bath & Body Works, Sports Authority and More!

Summer is finally here—school is out, the weather is getting hotter, and families everywhere are preparing for fun summer adventures. This week, I picked a wide variety of deals that will help you get ready for summer, like 20% off at Sports Authority. Additionally, I've highlighted the week’s best offers that you can’t afford to miss like the $3 sale from Bath & Body Works and the Staples Read more ...

Cool Off this Summer with Frozen Desserts

How to Tell the Difference Between Frozen Desserts Trying to beat the heat with a little frozen goodness this summer? You have options. Here’s the skinny on some of the most popular frozen desserts for a hot summer day. Ice cream. Of course.At the top of the list, ice cream claims over 85% of the frozen desserts sold. Premium ice cream contains between 11% and 15% butterfat—it’s typically Read more ...

Best Things to Buy in June

School days are winding down and we are slowly transitioning our mindset into vacation and summer mode.  Stores will also be transitioning with some sales you should be sure to take advantage of. Party stores: A lot of partying happens this month, whether you’re celebrating a grad, a dad or hosting a summer kickoff party. Look for deals at party supply stores all month long, especially clearance Read more ...

Book It: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

It’s Children’s Book Week! And with school winding down, here’s an important tip—research shows that children who don’t read through the summer can lose a month or more of progress made during the school year. Keep your children’s minds sharp with a summer book reading program that offers kid-friendly perks and freebies. There are several to choose from, and your kids can earn prizes Read more ...

How to Save Energy in the Heat of the Summer

With much of the country battling extreme heat this summer, energy bills are burning a hole in people’s pocketbooks. When temps soar into the high 90s and even 100-plus, air conditioners work overtime and electricity consumption goes through the roof. Feeling the heat of high energy bills? Here’s how to lower your costs. Move your air conditioning unit to a shaded area. Direct sunlight will Read more ...

Keep Kids Busy During Summer

One month down, two to go. If summer vacation is starting to wear on your nerves and your pocketbook, then listen up! We have a list of freebies and discounts that will keep kids busy all summer long. During summer you can get some great deals on activities around town. From mini golf to movie theaters, you’ll find the deepest discounts on weekday mornings. Alleys across the country are offering Read more ...