For just $28 you get this Mainstays Grab and Go 3-Piece Outdoor Bistro Set in purple and white. It seats 2 and includes two folding chairs made of powder coated steel and one folding table. Have it shipped to your nearest store for free or spend $50 or more for free home shipping.
Are you still waking up to frost? Or even worse, snow? Do you
believe that the rumors of spring have been greatly exaggerated?
While spring may not have arrived to your region yet, it is still
possible to start your garden now.
Why would you consider starting a garden when you are still wearing
long johns? First, you can't get any more local than your backyard.
Second, you have complete control over how your produce is grown,
so you know exactly what was used on your fruits and vegetables.
Finally, eating homegrown produce is a great way to save on your
Here are some tips for starting a spring garden in a
Pick cold-hardy plants. There are a number of
vegetables that can survive cold weather; many can even survive a
light snow. Cold hardy vegetables can be planted 4 - 6 weeks before
your last frost date.
I bought my house approximately eight million years ago (or, five, depending upon who you ask). We moved in, stupidly juggling dueling mortgages and a four-year old child, and were amazed by all the space. Nothing like a tiny three bedroom condo to make a full-sized house look a little intimidating.
Caring for pets can be an added expense many families can't
handle. We have two Labrador retrievers and sometimes when I
think about how much money they cost us it depresses me. Then
I realize how much joy they bring into our lives, and I realize for
us the cost is worth it. We do try to make our pet owning
expenses as small and as eco-friendly as possible.
Here are some things we do to help reduce their environmental
impact and keep our pet budget under control:
Frugal people sometimes miss the importance of the splurge. When you can buy three days worth of groceries for $5, a latte just seems like a poor investment. But if that latte becomes important enough, a frugal person will find somewhere else to squeeze out that $5.
They say good fences make good neighbors, and I guess it's true. Personally if I have a problem with my neighbor, I'm the type who would actually knock on their door and discuss it with them. But, in my suburban Van Nuys ranch home one neighboring house is actually a rental, so there is a bit of turnover there. Unfortunately that is also the house that is adjacent to our bedroom and bathroom windows.
So it was decided between me and the wife to put up a privacy fence. Actually our entire subdivision is subdivided by 5' tall concrete block walls that have been up since the 1950s, so all we had to do was add a few feet to the top.
For the past couple weeks I've been reviewing Open Air Cinema's OAC True HD CineBox Home, which provides everything you need for a killer backyard theater: a Blu-ray player, a high-definition projector, a big, inflatable screen, and powerful speakers.
It's an awesome setup--but also mighty expensive: the kit costs a staggering $5,499. Fortunately, it's possible to cobble together your own outdoor theater for considerably less.