Posts Tagged 'summer'

Need cash? Hold a yard sale.

A pocketful of cash, a clutter-free home, and a lot of interaction between your stuff and passers-by all make yard sales hard to resist.

Who can argue with that? The Unclutterer blog has a whole breakdown of handy tips and tactics to make your yard or garage sale successful.

Yard sales are a great way to clear out your stuff and earn some extra money. Now that summer is almost done, a yard sale could be a way to raise some cash for Christmas or holiday shopping, too.

And let’s face it: most of us have way too much…stuff. The best prescription for clutter is a well-placed “Free!” box in the driveway.

Have any yard sale tips to share?

Fun in the sun at first Chelsea Kids’ Fest


We had a great time at the first Chelsea Kids’ Fest yesterday at Timbertown Park.

About 150 kids and parents came to the park to enjoy a sunny summer day. We brought the Chelsea District Library, the fire department, and the police department K-8 unit to help kids have a good time.

Check out pictures of the event on our Flickr page. See you next year!

Frugal tactics to save money this summer

Trent over at the Simple Dollar blog always has great personal finance tips to share. Check out his “Eight Little Frugal Tactics I’ve Learned This Summer” for some pointers on how to not spend a bunch of money, but still have a good time, during these warmer months.

Here’s one we can identify with:

Community festivals can be a very cheap way to spend a summer weekend, particularly ones near your home or ones that line up well with other planned summer trips. Just take along a sack lunch, watch a parade and the other activities (or even participate), and even sample some of the local fare by buying one and sharing it with the rest of your group. Even better, you can participate in events that push you a bit outside your comfort zone and let you try something a bit different than usual.

Great idea, Trent. In fact, we’ll give you a few ideas on some fun, free, family-focused activities this summer. His other tips include no-brainers like growing a garden, using scrap paper for kindling, and actually getting to know your neighbors. Imagine that.

The Rose Parade in (moving) pictures

A little something we put together to show what a great time we had at the Rose Parade and Party in the Park. Check out a few more of our videos on our YouTube page.

Rose Parade photos posted on Flickr

Flowers in the park

For those that couldn’t make it to the Rose Parade or Party in the Park this past Sunday, you can live vicariously through our Flickr page – where we just posted photos of the day.


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