a community book club can bring neighbors together
Book clubs are a great way to get to know people. You’re together with a common purpose and at least one common interest. A community book club (or clubs!) will bring its members together over a shared experience with interesting discussions and maybe debates. So how to get that book club started? Know what kind [...]
Road trip in Canada today!
When you live near destinations known for their cultural interest, natural beauty or fun attractions, it’s easy to take them for granted. But don’t! Whether you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary, you’re only a car (or ferry) ride away from a host of great day trips and weekend getaways. Before summer’s over, take in [...]
Homemade bath products make luxury creative and affordable
There’s nothing like sinking into a fragrant tub or stepping into a shower scented with all your favorite things to make you feel pampered. But sometimes it’s tricky to find just that right fragrance for your mood or the moment, or maybe you have sensitive skin and can’t use a lot of commercially available bath [...]
Take a road trip through the marvelous midwest!
For Midwesterners, the hardest part about taking a summer road trip is narrowing down where to go. With an abundance of national and state forests, lakeside beach resorts and historical cities and towns that take you to another time and place, the Midwest truly offers something for everyone. So don’t let summer pass you by [...]
Explore the Southeast on a road trip
The end of summer is fast approaching! Things start to wind down; students and teachers are preparing to get back to school and everyone is trying to get their last fun activity in before the season is over. Luckily the Southeastern U.S. is filled with an endless variety of things to do. From gorgeous beaches [...]
Science at home can be fun!
Even with school out for the summer, there's no reason for learning to stop. Summertime learning can help keep kids from losing information over the months they're out of the classroom and it can be lots of fun too! There's no reason that learning has to be boring. There are lots of science-based activities that offer [...]
Block party will bring the neighborhood together
Block parties are a wonderful tool to bring a community together. Whether you gather your community association, high-rise building or other social group together, sharing food at a barbecue potluck block party is a wonderful way to build great relationships.  But potlucks can get old when everyone brings the same signature dish time after time. [...]
Homemade ice cream
Homemade ice cream is a classic summertime treat. From the days of hand-cranked churns to sleek modern ice cream makers and Kitchen Aid mixer attachments, homemade ice cream is made basically the same way: make a custard base of eggs, heavy cream, milk and sugar, then freeze it in the ice cream maker of your [...]
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