San Diego, which is known for its residents’ passion for craft beer, has well over 100 breweries in the county. Many of the local craft breweries started as a hobby for the brewmaster and have grown into much larger operations. With home brewing legal in California, all a passionate beer enthusiast needs to try his or her hand at the craft is the right equipment and a little education. With multiple home brewing clubs and competitions throughout the county, it’s easy to immerse yourself in San Diego’s beer culture.
Bees are an important part of our ecosystem because they are major pollinators of the flowering plants and agricultural crops we depend on. However, the Xerces Society, a non-profit organization which works to protect pollinators, reports that there are several species of bees in North America which are at risk of extinction. While it may seem like a single person cannot prevent the extinction of a species, things individuals can do their part to help protect the bees. One thing is to create a friendly environment in your backyard by selecting native plants which attract bees.
Whether they are family heirlooms or pieces you’ve found in antique stores, adding some vintage accents to your decorating can help create a warm, stylish atmosphere in your home. Don’t be shy about mixing and matching your modern décor with antique touches. This can be a great way to let your personality shine in your home and create a space that you love to live in. If you’re not quite sure how to achieve the look you’re after, scour the multitude of interior decorating blogs on the Internet for inspiration or consider hiring an interior decorator.
Especially with the holidays right around the corner, everyone wants a gorgeous home to host festive parties and events in. Whether you just want to add a few cosmetic touches or do a complete home renovation, it can be hard to figure out where to start. We’ve scoured the web and found some home improvement tips on the website of everybody’s favorite cable channel, HGTV.
Have you been stalling on following through with signing up for an art class? With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to make time for your hobbies, but it is important to schedule creative time for yourself. Here are five reasons why you should delay no longer!
Did you know chocolate is celebrated on multiple days each year? Yes, Chocolate Day is observed twice, once on July 7 and once on October 28. In addition, National Milk Chocolate Day is held on July 28; International Chocolate Day is observed on September 13; and to top it all off National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day is held on November 7. In a nod to such a popular treat, we’ve compiled a few interesting facts about chocolate, as listed on mentalfloss.com.
It’s only August, but if you’re planning on giving homemade gifts this holiday season, now is the time to get started. Depending on the number of people you will be exchanging gifts with, it will take time to decide what to make for each person, to purchase the supplies, and to create your gifts. The last thing you want is to run out of time, so as we head into the fall, now is the perfect opportunity to get started.
Sometimes, you just have to make copies of things. With the cost of printing color pages at home approaching $1.00 or more per page, it doesn’t always make sense to keep a copier in the house, which means it’s time to pay a visit to your local PostalAnnex. However, not all documents can be reproduced, so before you start making copies, ask yourself these four questions to make sure it’s ok to continue with your project.
If you live in the Louisville, KY area and love to sew, there is one store you’ll want to consider visiting: Austin’s Sewing Center. Since the 1970’s, Austin’s Sewing Center has been serving the sewing needs of the Louisville community with the goal of being a one-stop-shop for any and all sewing needs.
Pet owners want the best for their furry friends and can be very selective about where they choose to shop for their pets. If you’re a pet owner living in San Diego County and have yet to find a grooming and pet supply store, consider checking out Dirty Dogs. A family owned business, Dirty Dogs offers “cage free” bathing and grooming services your dogs and cats will actually enjoy. Customers will also find premium dog and cat food along with healthy treats and a wide variety of toys and gear to help you keep your pets happy and comfortable.