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How to Save on School Supplies

Everyone wants to go back to school feeling cool with decorative notebooks, colorful pens, mechanical pencils, novelty erasers, and sturdy binders, but the price of school supplies themselves can leave you in a bind – especially if you’re a parent supplying two, three, four, or more children.

In fact, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that families will be spending record-breaking amounts on “back to school” shopping this year, with the average household that has K-12 students spending $696.70. Households with college-aged students plan on spending $976.78, the highest amount ever recorded by the NRF.

However, you don’t have to drop hundreds – nearly a thousand – to send your kids back to school in style and equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

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Gardening Guides: African Violets

African Violets are one of the most common, delicate, colorful houseplants that have been coveted by casual gardeners and botanists alike for over 50 years.

While new gardeners are generally cautioned against experimenting with African Violets until they’re a bit more experienced, they are not as difficult to care for as some may assume.

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Gardening Guides: Succulents

Whether you’ve got a green thumb or a knack for killing every plant you come in contact with, you can’t go wrong with succulents.

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