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farmers-markets-in-hampton-roads

Farmer’s markets create stronger, close-knit communities that support local farmers, encourage healthy lifestyles and serve as a gathering place to connect with neighbors. Here in Hampton Roads there is a thriving community of farm markets with a wide variety of goods for every taste. Skip the grocery store and check out some of these great farmer’s markets in Hampton Roads for some farm-to-table deliciousness.

 
Best-Parks-in-Hampton-Roads-for-Dogs

The great outdoors is where dogs come alive with excitement and energy. And for us humans, seeing their joy as they run and play is priceless.  If you are looking for a great place to take your dog for some outdoor fun, check out this list of popular parks for dogs in Hampton Roads.

 
how-to-do-summer-vacation-on-a-budget

Vacation is an essential part of the summer for many of us. The weather is warm, we’ve been slaving away at work for months it seems, and we are ready for a break from the routine. Here are some tips on how you can take a vacation without taking out a second mortgage.

 
creating-a-shade-garden

Shady areas can be a gardening challenge. Whether it be a yard full of trees, the north side of your home or areas around a deck or shed that do not receive much sunlight, it may seem as though only moss and weeds can flourish here. Daunting though it may be, it is quite possible to create a beautiful, lush garden beneath a canopy of shade. The key is understanding the growing conditions of your shady space and choosing the right types of plants that will thrive within those conditions. 

 
A-Hampton-Roads-Annual-Lawn-and-Garden-Maintenance-Calendar

The Hampton Roads area has a very diverse and variable climate. When taking care of our gardens and lawns, working with our ever-changing weather can be a little tricky. So, it helps to have a basic understanding of our regional climate. If you love keeping a nice lawn and garden around your home, we hope this list will be helpful and inspirational.

 
a-home-maintenance-checklist

Home ownership is likely the biggest financial investment most people make in their lifetime. So it stands to reason that we want to take care of, and protect our investment and it’s up to you to take care of all the fixes and repairs that are needed throughout a home’s lifetime.  To make such a large responsibility a little easier to handle, break up the tasks into a calendar and make them part of your routine.  Here is a list to help get you started. 

 
traveling-stress-free

The AAA predicts that there will be approximately 98.6 million people traveling during the 2016-2017 year-end, holiday season. In short, there are going to be a LOT of people traveling this season and with that comes many of the frustrations of travel such as long lines, weather related delays, traffic jams, forgotten things, lost luggage, extra expenses, accidents, sleep deprivation and the list could just go on. So how can we get to our destinations, and home again, in a relatively stress-free manner?

 
How to host a stellar party

The end of the year means an abundance of all types of festivities. Parties, dinners, bonfires, parades, music, pot lucks, fireworks, and the list goes on.  If you are thinking of hosting a special event for your friends, family, co-workers or neighbors, then take a look at this guide for a successful and stellar party!

 
waking-up-with-motivation

We all have days when we wake up feeling refreshed, happy and ready to take on the challenges of the day. How wonderful it is! Unfortunately, this kind of experience seldom happens every morning, so what can we do to enjoy more mornings of “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed” motivation? Start by saying to yourself, “I want to wake up each day feeling GREAT!” Then get ready to take action!

 

 
Preparing-your-garden-for-winter

Winter garden preparations can take several forms, depending on your goals. Do you want to put your beds to “sleep” for the cold weather? Perhaps you would like to grow a crop of fall vegetables first before consigning the beds to hibernation.  You may also want to simply freshen up your flower beds for the fall season.

 

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