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June 2017

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    Easy Breezy Summer BBQs

    Easy Breezy Summer BBQs

    Independence Day is near, and with the warm weather, you may be planning on hosting a few summer BBQs. While your outdoor grilling may be the perfect way to get friends and family together, it is also a lot of work. Make things easier with the tips below.

    Make It A Potluck

    Eliminate much of the stress and strain by making your summer BBQs a potluck. You can still provide the meat and do the grilling, but assign your guests to bring the rest of the meal. Keep things organized by assigning specific items to your most reliable guests, such as cups, plates, utensils, condiments, side dishes, soda, and dessert. And make it BYOB. You all can still share what you bring, but make sure everyone brings an adult beverage of their preference.

    Clean As You Go

    There are sure to be a few teens in the group, so consider asking a few of the kids to spend 10 minutes every hour cleaning as they go. This will provide them plenty of time to play and have fun, in-between zipping around cleaning up along the way. If not the kids, you are sure to have a few friends who will likely pitch in without asking.

    Last but not least, go green disposable. Disposable plates, napkins, bags, cups, and utensils are the easiest way to clean up during your summer BBQs—and you can keep things environmentally-friendly by selecting recycled or biodegradable supplies. If not all, some.

  • Leave Nothing Behind
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    Leave Nothing Behind

    In your growing effort to be a responsible consumer, you may find yourself searching for more ways to green your lifestyle. Below are just a few ways you can reduce waste,…

  • Wasted Money-Where Do You Waste Most?

    The Most Common Culprits Of Wasted Money

    Who wouldn’t love a bit more room in their budget? Or a bit more money to put towards your student debt. When it comes to wasted money, Millennials, GenXers, and Baby…

  • Packing for Extended Vacations

    What To Pack For Extended Vacations

    I love to travel, both stateside and around the world. While I try not to check luggage, sometimes on my extended vacations I simply must. Or, as we all know—sometimes the…

  • when minimalism goes too far
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    When Minimalism Goes Too Far

    Embracing minimalism is exciting, empowering even. To free yourself from the trappings of the status quo—and surround yourself only with things of value. But sometimes minimalism goes too far. Minimalism Is Not…

  • Airbnb Red Flags

    Airbnb Red Flags

    Travel is at the top of my “to-do” list, and since the invention of Airbnb, I have been all about renting an apartment or house instead of staying in a hotel.…

  • cats and dogs in warm weather

    Are Your Cats And Dogs Ready For Summer?

    The warm weather is here, meaning as the proud parent of a furbaby—you must make sure your cats and dogs are ready for the warmer months ahead. Trim Or Shave It’s…

  • wash your face with oil

    3 Reasons To Wash Your Face With Oil

    I am naturally oil-prone, so the thought of washing my face with oil is one I have ignored for years. Then, while on a vacation where the weather was humid beyond…