Monthly Archives: May 2013

What’s Blooming in May

Did you ever wonder what blooms in May?  We’ve put together a summary of some of the flowers and trees that bloom in Zone 5 in May:

  • Lilacs
  • Azalea
  • Crabapple Trees
  • Dogwood Trees
  • Phlox
  • Rhododendrons
  • Spiraea
  • Tulips

There are also flowers on the raspberry bushes, green blueberries are appearing, and rose buds have arrived.

In addition, May is the month for planting your garden.  Items such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini are now ready to be planted.  Annuals can also be planted after the last frost, including flowers such as asters, marigolds, snapdragon, and zinnia to name a few.

Be sure to look at our calendar for May:

May 2013

Happy gardening. 🙂

You may also enjoy the following articles.

What’s Blooming in April

What’s Blooming Now

Time Management: Setting Priorities

Are important things around the house slipping through the cracks?  Setting priorities may help.  Here’s a printable chart for you to track your priorities.

Priorities List

How to Use the Priorities List

The Priorities List was designed for you to write down the top 10 things that need to get done in one week.  We recommend printing it on the weekend, so that you can set your priorities for the upcoming week.  List the items that absolutely should get done this week.  We know you are busy and have a long to-do list.  This Priority List is for the top 10 items that you really need to accomplish this week.

You can use our simple to-do list to write down everything else that needs to get done:              Things to Do List

Give the Priorities List a try, and see if it helps.

Do you need more time management ideas?  Check out the following articles:

Toolbox: Printable To-Do List

It’s Last Day of the Month: Wrap It Up

Tool Box: Time Management Schedule

Household Chores – Weekly Checklist

Get ready for the beach with a new beach bag

Make sure you’re ready for the beach with a stylish beach bag.  Here are a few to consider:

Practical Beach Bag

Need something practical?  This one is plastic, and has outside pockets:

Lime Green Beach Tote

 Click here for more details: Lime Green Beach Tote

Straw Beach Bag

I found these at my local Old Navy store.  They are colorful straw bags, that will fit your beach supplies.

Old Navy Straw Beach Bags


Vera Bradley Beach Tote

Looking for something a little more expensive?  Check out the new bags from Vera Bradley:

Vera Bradley Seashore Tote

Vera Bradley Seashore Tote - anchor

Click here for more details: Vera Bradley

Make sure you’re ready for the beach.  Before you go, be sure to print our beach checklist.  You can find it in the following article:

Going to the Beach? Print our Beach Checklist First

I’m ready to go to the beach.  How about you? 🙂