TOOLS.Not only are people gearing up for small projects around the house during the summer, but Father's Day also falls in the month of June, making it the perfect time to score discounts on hand and power tools. Check a retailer such as Lowe's or Home Depot for June sales even after Dad’s Day.
TROPICAL VACATION.June signals the onset of hurricane season and sweltering temperatures in the Caribbean, but if you're willing to take your chances with the weather, this is the perfect time to scoop up deals on cruises and tropical vacation packages. And this year your chances seem good, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts less hurricane activity than in recent years.
Gym Membership.As the weather continues to warm up and people opt to take their workouts outside, June sales start to surface at gyms and health clubs hard-pressed to sign up new members. If you're the type to haggle, you should be able to negotiate an even larger discount than normal on a gym membership.
DISHES AND COOKWARE.May brought deep discounts on cookware, between Mother's Day and the dawn of wedding season, and some of those deals will continue into and beyond June. Discounts on dishes also emerge as wedding season gains momentum.
FOODS IN SEASON.June marks the dawn of the summer fruit and vegetable boom, making it a great month for buying and eating local produce. Cheap peak-season fruits include melons such as watermelon and cantaloupe; berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries; and other fruits such as apricots, cherries, mangos, kiwis, peaches, and nectarines.
Yes - With the assistance of author Travis Thrasher, Thompson Square's Shawna and Keifer have written a book!
Barnes and Noble says "From Thompson Square, a married twosome who knows a little something about what it’s like to overcome years of struggle in the music business and find love, Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not? is a charming and humorous love story about coming of age, knowing where you belong, and finding the perfect person to share life with."
Britain's Got Talent erupted in chaos on Saturday when singer Natalie Holt pelted Simon Cowell with eggs. He got slimed by one egg. Holt was upset at some of Simon's past criticism. A show insider says, “She’s obviously got a lot of hatred for Simon and wanted to humiliate him on his big night.” Holt said, “I basically took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry."
Watch video below of Simon Cowell getting egged on Britain's Got Talent
Shampoo with it. Add an ounce to your bottle of shampoo to fight oil buildup. (And don’t worry; since vodka is odorless, you won’t walk into work smelling like a bar.
Make your flowers last longer. Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to the water in your flower vase.
Painlessly remove a Band-Aid. Take a cotton ball and soak it with vodka, then saturate the bandage; the vodka will dissolve the adhesive.
Soothe the sting of poison ivy. If you pour vodka on your skin immediately after you’ve had a brush-up with some poison ivy, the alcohol in it will alleviate some of the sting.
Heal cold sores. Dunk a cotton swab in some of your favorite vodka and dab it on a pesky cold sore to help it heal faster.
Kill weeds without using gross pesticides. Combine an ounce of vodka, a few drops of liquid dish soap, and two cups of water in a spray bottle, and you’ll be able to get rid of pesky weeds without using harmful chemicals.
Shrink pores. To make DIY toner, brew a cup of green tea and add ¼ teaspoon of vodka once it’s cooled. Dunk a cotton ball and use the concoction to really deep-clean your blackheads.
Clean jewelry. Soak any jewelry comprising diamonds, emeralds, or other crystallized gemstones in vodka for five minutes, then rinse and dry.
Unstink your feet. Soak your dogs in vodka — you might want to use the cheap stuff — to give them a deep clean and to deodorize.
Make a pretty good insect spray. For a DEET-free insect repellent, put some vodka in a spray bottle and spritz away.
A new line of Star Trek-themed wines is out. "The City on the Edge of Forever," "Mirror Mirror" and "The Trouble with Tribbles'' each cost $24.99. i09 says, ''The wine used in this collection is produced from the award-winning Viansa Winery in Sonoma, California. It is a special blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Tinta Cao, and Tempranillo. The blend comes together to create a medium-bodied, easy drinking red wine that is full of depth and character.''