Monday, April 1, 2013

Top 5 Things to Buy This Week That Aren't Discount Easter Candy

It's finally here. The sacred holiday we've been eagerly awaiting. Today is the day that Easter candy goes on sale. Not since February 15th has this much chocolate been this cheap. And even if you're not the kind of person who usually goes for that sort of thing, don't act like you're above it. The discount Easter bunny can strike anyone. One minute you're in Walgreen's in search of toothpaste, and the next minute you're literally tripping over one of those strategically placed baskets in the middle of the aisle, and really, how are you supposed to just not buy something that's ten for a dollar? To tell you the truth, I'm eating a Peep right now. And I don't even LIKE Peeps!

So just in case you find yourself in that situation and you want to turn around and buy a spring-themed treat you won't regret within the hour, here's a list of things that you'll find just as easily at the drug store.


They're cheap. They eventually lead to something healthy, delicious, and/or beautiful. Gardening is fun and good for your mental health. What more do I need to say?


With warmer weather right around the corner, it's time to start making preparations for eating outdoors. One more way to make meals an activity rather than an afterthought.


And while we're on the subject of outdoor eating, it's never too early to start stocking up on the things you'll need for a cookout. The seasonal aisles are starting to fill out up with accessories for using and cleaning your grill, plastic tablecloths and cutlery, you name it.


Bird feeders are fun if you like bird-watching, but they can also be helpful in attracting pollinators you'll want for the seeds you're growing. Look up what kinds of birds are native to your region and what their preferences are. Hummingbirds are more common than you might think. They take a special kind of food and they'll show their appreciation for it by helping out with pollination of your butterfly weed, zinnias, and geraniums to name a few.


If you just can't stay away from the holiday aisle and you hate to see all those sad Easter baskets that didn't get to brighten some kid's morning yesterday, take advantage of the clearance sales on out-of-season merchandise and buy yourself a colorful, fun accessory for carrying your purchases at the farmers market this season.

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