End Your Summer With These 3 Cookout Recipes

jumbo shrimp with garlic and lemon
For many, Labor Day represents a symbolic end to the summer cookout season. Fall is well underway in many places, kids have headed back to school, and the year is winding down. A cookout on Labor Day is a chance to enjoy the sunshine and the mellow evening weather of... [read more]

8 Summer Skincare Tips To Keep Your Skin Glowing And Healthy

young woman looking in mirror at skin
When we’re younger, we don’t think much about skincare routines and changing them based on the season. But as we get older, adapting how we care for our skin is essential for ensuring our skin looks its best. With warmer weather, people often go outside, exposing skin to the sun... [read more]

3 Recipes To Bring To The Next Cookout

appetizer, melon and prosciutto
Whether it’s a family cookout or a friendly get-together, you don’t want to arrive empty-handed. However, you might not be sure what to bring that’ll wow your pals, be different from the others, and isn’t too tough to make. And whether you’re a seasoned chef or can barely boil water,... [read more]

Pack Like A Pro With This Summer Vacation Packing List

suitcase packed for vacation
No one wants to plan a vacation, wait (im)patiently for go-time, and then arrive missing essential items that never got packed. While your packing mistake might only be a slight pain, forgetting some things could damper your good times. Fortunately, there are some tools you can use to help avoid... [read more]

Maximize Your Car’s Trade-In Value With These Tips

trading in car
When it’s time for a new car, you might be thinking about what to do with your old one. You could choose to sell it yourself, but often people don’t have the time or resources to put their old car up for sale. In addition, handling the paperwork and vehicle... [read more]

7 Back To School Lunch Ideas For The Picky Eater

Cheese and charcuterie board to go in a box
Parents know that their children could become fussy eaters. And it can be challenging to ensure picky eaters get the nutrition they need, especially when eating lunch away from home. And if you’ve got a picky eater on your hands, you know that you need school-ready options to offer your... [read more]

Don’t Miss The Backroads Blues Festival This Summer

musicians at music festival
There’s a lot of excitement building for August this year. For the first time, a unique music festival is touring and will make a stop in Roanoke. This blues festival will be a can’t-miss event, combining established names with new, fiery talent. See the biggest names in blues and witness... [read more]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Blue Cow Company Ice Cream

close up of scooping ice cream
It only takes a few ingredients to create ice cream, but mastering the process is key. Freshly-made ice cream hits the spot during the long summer days and warm nights. In Roanoke, locals are fortunate to have more than one Blue Cow Company location to choose from. That’s why I... [read more]

10 Ways To Stay Safe Driving Through Summer Storms

Highway Driver POV Through Raindrop Car Windshield During Rain Storm
Most people think of climbing temperatures when it comes to summer, but another thing you’re likely to see in Roanoke is summer storms. Sudden downpours can create unsafe road conditions and make driving dangerous if you’re not careful. Fortunately, there are some techniques you can use to navigate your drive... [read more]

5 Frozen Treats That Will Keep Your Pup Cool this Summer

frozen dog treats
A cool frozen treat is a delicious way to beat the summer heat. But people aren’t the only ones sweltering in the summer weather. Your best pup pals are feeling the warm weather, too. But you can craft easy, cooling, and nourishing ‘pupsicles’ for your dogs with simple ingredients. Here... [read more]