In Arkansas, summer arrived early this year. With temperatures rising up in the high 80's and early 90's this spring, my air conditioning has been working on overdrive. I was shocked last month to receive an astronomical electric bill. I have lived in my home for 4 years and the highest bill I've ever had was only half of the cost of last month's bill.
In an effort to cut my electric bill in half, I've been researching the most effective ways to conserve home energy use during the summer months. These easy, affordable tips will help save you hundreds of dollars over the course of the year.
Do you have any other useful tips to cut costs on your electric bill? Comment below and let me know!
Spring has finally sprung! With temperatures rising into the 70's and 80's, now is the time to start planning your summer garden.
The past three years I have planted a variety of plants in containers with some successes and a few failures. I have realized that the green thumb I hoped for has still yet to develop.
One of the reasons is that my summer schedule seems more hectic and I'm not home as much. Because of that I have been researching low-maintenance plants to plant this year to help boost curb appeal. If you're a lazy gardener, like me, here are a variety of resilient plants that will thrive with little care.
Scientific Name: Ilex Cornuta
Size of Plant: 3-4' tall and 5-6' wide
Amount of Light Needed: Full sun to partial shade
This commonly used foundation bush is low maintenance and drought resistant. It's the perfect plant for the lazy gardener who wants a simple hedges to boost their curb appeal. In April to May it blooms small white flowers.
The color of your front door is the first impression guests see before entering your home. Different colors will reflect the mood of your home. Let's explore what colors people psychologically associate with different emotions.
"SOME PAINTERS TRANSFORM THE SUN INTO A YELLOW SPOT,
OTHERS TRANSFORM A YELLOW SPOT INTO THE SUN."
- Pablo Picasso
"ORANGE IS THE HAPPIEST COLOR."
- Frank Sinatra
"RED IS THE FIRST COLOR OF SPRING. THE REAL COLOR OF REBIRTH. OF BEGINNING."
- Andie Condie
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