Miles Kimball has the Cure for Summer Boredom

Everybody looks forward to summer, adults and kids alike. Not only do they all get to experience warmer weather together, as well as more quality time, but schedules are usually more flexible. With longer days, there’s more time for fun.

However, it seems like it doesn’t take long before the thrill of being out of school and work wears off. Boredom sets in. To ensure that the boredom doesn’t last for too long, there are some activities you might consider doing, and Miles Kimball is here to help.

Spend Time in Your Yard

One of the best ways to stay busy throughout the summer is to start a garden. This is something that everyone in the family can participate in and enjoy. A garden is a great way to get the entire family outside for some fresh air and sun. You’ll also feel a huge sense of pride knowing that you were able to grow your own delicious food. If you are wondering how to plant a garden, there are resources that can help with that endeavor.

If growing food isn’t your thing but you’re still looking for a way to get rid of summer boredom and make your yard look good, then you might consider planting some easy to grow garden flowers. You can add some color and dazzle to every part of your yard. With the right choices, you can also attract butterflies. Trying to catch them or just admiring their beauty is a great way to have some fun over the summer.

Keeping your yard looking immaculate and free of weeds is another great way to fend off boredom this summer — but the process doesn’t have to be back breaking. With the right yardwork tools, you can keep your property looking good without hurting your back, knees or hands.

Get Together with Friends and Family

Another sure-fire way to have fun this summer is to host get-togethers with your friends and family — and it doesn’t have to be a special occasion for everyone to party! Consider inviting them over at other times to get rid of boredom and give yourself something to do.

Having the right supplies is essential to ensure that your party is a success (and a portable hammock doesn’t hurt, either). You’ll want to make your backyard look good with table covers, and you’ll need to protect the food from insects. It’s also a good idea to have durable dishes that won’t break if accidentally dropped on your patio.

In addition to the practical items, another way to make your backyard look good for gatherings is to have the right lighting. This will allow your party to go into the night so that you can have fun all hours of the day. String lights, solar lights and hanging lanterns will add a special ambience to your backyard space and make it inviting and comfortable no matter who comes to visit.

While lighting adds something special to your outdoor space, it’s not the only thing you can use to decorate. Adding decorative yard stakes or other decorations to your yard is a great way to make your property stand out. You can even personalize certain items to really show off your style.

Bring the Fun Indoors

While getting outside during the summer is the ideal situation to get rid of boredom, there are some days when staying inside is necessary. Whether it’s raining or way too hot to be in the yard, having things to do inside will keep boredom at bay.

Having books can help with this endeavor. Adults enjoy coloring just as much as kids do, so having a variety of coloring books on hand can be beneficial. Spend some time at the kitchen table creating colorful images that can be hung on the fridge or even the wall.

If coloring isn’t everyone’s thing, then doing some word puzzle books will keep the entire family entertained on the days when they are stuck inside. Playing games can also get everyone laughing and help them forget about their boredom.

For kids (and even adults) who want to express their artistic side, having a paint set and easel in the house is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Another way to create items by hand is to sew. With the right supplies, everyone in the family can make something useful that can be used all year long.

Fun for All

Summer is right around the corner, and kids and adults alike are looking forward to the freedom this time of year brings. Of course, with so much time on your hands, you may find that there are moments of boredom. Thankfully, at Miles Kimball, we offer a variety of options to ensure everyone has fun over the summer and throughout the year. Check out our selection today!

Garden Flag Décor: All Season Charm

It’s no secret that we love garden flags here at Miles Kimball. In fact, garden flags and garden flag decor are some of our all-time best-selling items in our store. It’s easy to see why, too. These colorful pieces of fabric add color, whimsy and fun to a garden. What’s better is that they couldn’t be easier to include in your garden or backyard landscaping!

Many of our customers take advantage of the changing seasons, holidays and special occasions to swap out their outdoor garden flags. Continue reading Kimball Corner to learn more about our outdoor garden flags and how you can add some colorful fun to your landscaping, garden, deck or patio areas through the use of outdoor garden flags.

How to Install Garden Flags

All that’s needed, really, is a good garden flag pole from Miles Kimball and some imagination. Our convenient, easy-to-use metal garden flagpole fits our garden flags perfectly. The bottom stakes easily into the ground and the garden flag slides over the display. After that, the sky is the limit!

Where to Install Garden Flags

Wondering where to put your garden flags? Natural suggestions include adding them into your landscaping islands, including them in front porch areas, installing near patios and putting them near seating areas. For an outdoor lighting idea, an outdoor patio lighting idea or an outdoor lighting idea for the front of the house, consider using one of our outdoor solar LED lights to add some focus to your garden flag. Your garden flag will not only be a great addition to your garden’s daytime beauty, it will also be a focal point in the evening and nighttime hours as well! Add decorative garden flags to multiple places around your yard — even one of our personalized garden flags for an extra-special touch.

Spring Sunshine: Colorful and Charming Garden Flags

Spring is a great time to add some color to your garden. While you’re looking for easy flowers to grow for your garden, you can also incorporate one of Miles Kimball’s spring garden flags. Our spring garden flags add a pop of instant color to your garden — long before your first flowers pop up after a long, gray winter. We have a variety of fun and festive spring flags. Don’t miss our selection, including our personalized St. Patrick’s Day mini banner or our personalized St. Patrick’s Day garden flags, our Easter “He is Risen” garden flag and Easter Bunny garden flags.

Summer Sun Soaked Garden Flag Fun

Summertime sun means sun-drenched color, get-togethers with friends and family and more relaxed schedules that force us to slow down and enjoy each moment. Summer garden flags are beautiful ways to create some wonderful whimsy in your garden. Our delightful Happy Campers garden flag adds fun to your sidewalks or entry ways. Nothing says summer like a Mason jar full of vibrant, summery wildflowers. You’ll love our personalized Mason Jar Floral garden flag — add your name for a custom touch. For the greatest grandma, add our Grandma’s Garden of Love garden flag, which is personalized to feature all of the special sprouts in her life. Don’t forget to celebrate those summertime patriotic holidays! Show your allegiance to the red, white and blue with American flag-themed garden flags, our personalized Patriotic Eagle garden flag or our Patriotic Fireworks personalized garden flag.

Fall Festivities Garden Flags

With the end of summer, the earth’s colors turn from muted browns to brilliant reds, oranges and yellows. Many autumn-themed garden flags reflect these colors and are fun to swap out in your garden flag repertoire. Opt for fall fun garden flags that feature scarecrows, pumpkins, autumn leaf colors or fall holidays, like Halloween or Thanksgiving. There are so many fall garden flags to choose from — too many to choose just one. From our Autumn Greetings garden flag to our Happy Fall scarecrow garden flag, you’ll find a fun fall look for your landscaping.

Winter Garden Flags Wonders

Think that winter is drab and dreary? Think again! With winter garden flags, you can transform your outdoor areas to reflect the many festivities that wintertime has to offer. It’s natural to anticipate the holiday seasons, so swap out your fall Thanksgiving flag to a colorful Advent, Christmas or holiday-themed flag to kick off your outdoor holiday decorating scheme. From snowmen, snow and poinsettias to winter birds like cardinals and wintertime-themed garden flags, there are winter-themed garden flags available for everyone. Check out our Poinsettia garden flag, our Let it Snow garden flag and our welcome Snowman garden flag. When the holidays are over, Valentine’s Day can create some festive decorative color. Check out our Happy Valentine’s Day Mini Banner Valentine garden flag.

More Outdoor Garden Décor There have been so many great additions to outdoor décor in recent years. Outdoor décor, including garden flags, can really highlight your home and spotlight your personality. From outdoor lighting, garden and lawn figurines, there is yard decoration that will brighten up your space — effortlessly. Be sure to shop our outdoor décor and yard decorations, many of which complement our garden flag selection. For example, check out our yard and garden stakes. From 4th of July decorations to decorative plant stakes and decorative garden stakes, these yard décor items are easy ways to add some fun.