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ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Season 3 is here and our first episode is dedicated to summer window boxes. In this episode, we will show you how to use window boxes to enhance the look of your home and we will also give you some additional tips from our The Home Depot associate, Shenell Leighton.
- 15 in. x 7.99 in. Plastic Leonardo Aged Cappuccino Window Box / SKU #713340
- Pennington 24 in. x 10.5 in. Flared Wood Window Box / SKU #142803
- Pennington 24 in. x 7 in. Wood Window Box / SKU #190624
- VIVA! Assorted Flowers
WANT MORE HOME SAVVY? WATCH THESE EPISODES: SEASON 3
- Episode 1: How to Install a Bathroom Vanity
- Episode 2: How to Install a Bathroom Faucet
- Episode 3: How to Save Money on Your Home Energy Bills
- Episode 4: Home Decor Tips
- Episode 5: How To Decorate For The Holidays
- Episode 6: How to Light Your Home For The Holidays
The summer months are a great way to earn a few extra dollars. Whether your career is dependent on the school year and you’re looking for employment or just looking to begin a new side gig, the summer is a great time to explore your options for earning extra cash in your free time. Or maybe you just want a few perks so you can save your own cash. Try your hand at a few of these summer side gigs, and get to work!
The weather is warm, the beach is popping and we’ve all puled out our summer shorts. But should we be wearing them? Summertime is one of the most exciting fashion seasons. But it can bring out the worst in your wardrobe. Before you head to the mall this weekend, check out some of these summertime don’ts.
Well divas, the air is getting warmer by the day which can only mean one thing – summer is here! So maybe we have to wait until the official day to throw our fabulous hats in the air, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start planning memorable vacations.
As we continue to think about dreamy destinations this season (10 Summer Vacations You Should Be Planning for Right Now), it’s important to also think about the things we need to bring. Sure you will remember that awesome maxi dress or fierce pair of sandals you just purchased, but what about some other essentials? Do you know the important staples you should pack in your bag?
Here are ten you should not leave behind when traveling or on vacation.
The night sky remains bright past 8 pm and your days will be warmer as the start to summer happens this holiday weekend. You first read about what successful people do and don’t do during their weekends. Now, read on to find out how successful people start their summer – beginning this Memorial Day weekend!
Someone queue up Will Smith’s “Summertime” and pass along a fruity drink with a small umbrella. Ladies and gentlemen – summer is just about here, which means the time has come to start planning for a much needed vacation!
Everyone needs to pack up and get away at some point during the summer months. You need a break from the hard work you put around the office, or to simply seize the opportunity to spend uninterrupted time with your children once school goes on hiatus. Whatever the case, just know you are worth it and deserve a summer trip, whether you plan to stay in the United States or travel abroad.
Keep in mind, a vacation requires money. You don’t want to come home to financial stress. So be sure your bank account can handle the cost of travel, accommodations, and all of the sights and sounds of the destination. ICYMI: We offered some tips for traveling like a baller. Check it out here.
There are some getaways that take a little more time to plan. Here are the summer vacations you should start planning ASAP.
Who says you have to go to some stuffy industry conference to network? It’s summertime! The hot sun and long days get everyone – including professionals you need to know – out of the house. Give yourself a break. And while you’re in a good mood, make an effort to get to know the people around you. You may be surprised who’s getting their life next you.
Here are a few events to get your summer plans started.
The first of many summer action-packed thrillers hits theaters Friday. Pain & Gain, starring Anthony Mackie, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, follows three bodybuilders as they join forces to kidnap, rob and attempt to murder a wealthy Miami business man.
ESSENCE.com caught up with Mackie to chat about his new buff-body crime thriller, how he got into shape and what it was like to loosen up on camera.
On preparing for his role as Adrian and whether or not he talked to the “real” Adrian, who is character is based on:
Not at all. Thinking about it, the dude is on death row. There are a lot of aspects to his personal life that I didn’t want to get in to. I feel like him being a real guy in a movie like this wasn’t so important. Not too many people know about this story, let alone know about him. I felt like if I captured the true essence of what the writer gave me on the page, then I would be able to tell the story and do him justice.
On whether or not he’s workout obsessed:
I try to be. I try to go to the gym every morning for an hour, hour and a half. It’s just to keep myself in shape. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do this movie. I took a four-year period when I was playing cops and stuff like that. So I drunk a lot of whiskey and ate a lot of beef and got fat.
His competitive spirit:
I met Mark before. He’s just a real down to earth cool dude. But I have this weird thing about me—I’m always overly competitive with men over six-feet tall. I don’t know why. [laughs] Every time I see a dude over six feet, I just want to be really aggressive and I’m five-foot-eleven. Whenever I have to look up at another man I want to bite him. I don’t know why! [laughs] Once I met Dwayne it was on like donkey kong.
It sounds like this was a fun movie to film. You can check out the full interview over on Essence.com. Are you an Anthony Mackie fan? Will you be checking this one out (with all those fine men)?
After landing a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, it’s safe to say that Melissa’s Shoes is having a very good year! Now the company’s diffusion line, Mel, will partner with fast-fashion giant Forever 21. The collaboration will include six designs, including sandals and slip-on shoes, starting at $19.80.
Melissa’s U.S. CEO Michele Levy told WWD: “Forever 21 is a great way for us to reach a wider audience with the right fashion credibility. Forever 21 stands for value, fashion and fun, so our values matched theirs.”
Read more at StyleBlazer
We know you’re headed on last-minute weekend trips and extended vacations before the lazy days of summer come to an end; and we want to make sure you’re prepared to be your most fabulous self! It all begins with the packing process and making sure you’re equipped with those multi-functional pieces that make traveling a breeze. Channel your inner travel savvy diva when you pack these key items.