While it’s cold and dreary, now is the time to start dreaming and planning for those fun times in the summer sun! You may be planning a vacation, stay-cation or just looking for fun things to do with the kids. But, all of those things take a little extra money.
Summertime doesn’t last long enough for most of us. Between the warm weather, frequent vacations, and more laid back mindset, many of us wish it would stay a little longer.
But when the calendar turns to September, it means summer is officially coming to an end and fall is on the horizon. But the end of the season doesn’t mean the fun times have to come to an end.
It also doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money to have fun with family and friends. There are plenty of inexpensive ways to celebrate the end of summer and keep your pocketbook full for back to school necessities and future holiday shopping.
Looking for more ways to enjoy time with family this summer? Read this post. And here are four of our favorite inexpensive summer activities for the end of the season!
Summer parties come in all shapes and sizes from every day barbecues to more creative themed gatherings.
You’ve learned a lot from dad over the years. He may have taught you how to drive or how to fish. And you probably spent quite a few hot summer days beside him working in the yard or on the farm.
Here are the yard tips you're thankful Dad taught you:
Summer means a lot of great things; quality time with the kids, vacations your family has been anticipating throughout those cold winter months, and warm toasty weather. It also means the season of outdoor entertaining is in full swing.
With the kids getting out of school, you’ll be racking your brain to find ways to keep them occupied.
Summer break is a great time for adventure, learning and time with friends. Be creative and keep your kids active in the backyard!
Here’s how to create backyard adventures for your kids:
Make a Mud Pie Station
Working to create your very own pool oasis? Then you need a pool house!
It’s time to get out the lawn mower, tiller and hedge trimmers to prepare your landscape for a season of flowers, home grown vegetables and a beautiful green lawn.
But, as you get your supplies out of your Cook shed, take precautions to keep you and your family safe.
No matter how small a project you’re working on, there are many hazards. Whether you’re working with machinery, digging with a shovel or just mowing the yard, landscaping is not a hazard free activity.
To keep everyone safe, know the potential yard work hazards, and remember these Spring yard work safety tips.
Gardening and spending time outdoors are some of the best parts of the warmer months. Sitting outside and relaxing can be the perfect end to a long work day or week.
Outdoor trends are always changing according to the season and the year. So here are 8 of our favorite trends for this summer to help your yard look even better! And don’t forget about adding a Cook building for all the extra storage you need.