6 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
When warm weather finally arrives we are all eager to spend more time outside. Unfortunately the boost in temps also brings everyone’s least favorite pests…..mosquitoes! This year, try keeping them away by planting these in your pots, planters and gardens.
DIY Wednesdays 2 Ingredient Kitchen Cleaner
Get ready for spring cleaning with this easy and all natural cleaner you can make yourself!
5 Ways to Keep Pets Safe this Summer
We’re smack dab in the middle of summer in New England and with the recent heat wave we’ve had it’s time to start thinking about our pets! We all remember to keep ourselves cool and hydrated but it’s important to think about our furry friends this time of year! Here are some things you can do to make sure your four-legged friends are safe this summer. Continue reading “5 Ways to Keep Pets Safe this Summer”
Princeton’s DIY Wednesdays Presents Frozen Dog Cakes!
We are officially in the middle of the dog days of summer! With today being the hottest day of the year so far in our area we thought this was a great DIY for keeping pets cool!
Summer Cleaning and Organizing Checklist
We’re getting closer to the official start of summer and it’s time to start thinking about summer cleaning! Get ahead of the game by printing out this list so you can clean and organize everything in your home soon and spend more time in the sun!
- Switch out clothing to your summer clothing
- Wash and change your bedding to lighter blankets and comforters
- Change your furnace filter
- If you have window A/C units, change those filters as well
- Organize and clean out your pantry
- Wash all outdoor furniture
- Rotate or flip your mattress
- Locate and clean all summer/beach toys and gear
- Wash your bed pillows
- Wash & sweep your patio or porch
Princeton’s DIY Wednesdays Presents DIY Mosquito Traps!
Watch the video below to learn how to keep the pesky mosquitoes away from you and your family while sitting outside this summer!
Princeton’s DIY Wednesdays Presents Wine Cork Garden Markers!
Do you have an herb or vegetable garden planted this year? Take the guessing out of what’s what with this easy DIY!
5 Tips for Growing Beautiful Annual Flower Gardens
Spring is officially in full bloom and so are the annual flowers at your local garden center! If you like decorating your outdoor space with colorful annuals, here are some ways to keep them looking beautiful longer!
1. Deadhead your annuals by pinching off the old/expired flowers. If you don’t do this they will stop flowering.
2. Fertilize the plants when you plant them. There shouldn’t be any need to fertilize them again during the spring/summer season.
3. Water them regularly. Make sure your plants are getting plenty to drink but refrain from over-watering which can kill or take the color out of some annuals.
4. Pay attention to their sun exposure guidelines. If certain annuals say that shade is recommended, make sure you don’t have them planted anywhere that gets full sun.
5. Make sure they are spaced out. If you overcrowd your pots your flowers won’t have room to grow! When you purchase the flowers they should come with a tag that gives recommended spacing guidelines.
Princeton’s DIY Wednesdays Presents Herb Garden Greenhouses!
Eager to start your spring planting? It’s still a bit cold outside, but you can start a greenhouse right in your kitchen! Check out the video below to learn how…
5 Benefits of Opening Your Windows
We’ve had some warm “spring-like” days in New England recently and it has us all hopeful that spring is around the corner! One of our favorite things about this season is opening the windows and doors in our homes for the first time since autumn. Besides the pure excitement of a new season, there are actually some real benefits of opening those windows when the weather is nice. Keep reading to find out.
1. Bringing in fresh air. It’s good for us, our children and our pets too!
2. Allowing sunlight in. For some of us opening the windows is also an opportunity to open the curtains and blinds as well. Sunlight is a great mood-booster and source of vitamin D.
3. Great way to circulate air. There’s no need for fans or air conditioners when you have fresh air blowing through your house.
4. Saving energy. If you’re no longer turning on you’re A/C and fans as previously mentioned then you are using less electricity and energy.
5. Letting pollutants in the air escape. If you’ve just painted or cleaned your kitchen floors, it’s a great time to open those windows to let any potentially toxic fumes escape.