Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About the Backyard: Swings, Climbing Walls and More
If you want to get your kids outside, away from their Xbox or Wii, and interested in some of your backyard garden projects, you’ll probably need to be somewhat inventive with your gardening ideas. Pulling weeds and planting flowerbeds just won’t cut it for most of children. Think incenti…
Create a Dog Agility Course in Your Backyard or Garden
Dogs, as the saying goes, are man’s best friend, so it's only right and logical that we might want to spend some quality time with our buds. Walks in the park and tossing the Frisbee on the beach are great, but if you really want to engage the human-canine relationship—and have a really good time wh…
4 Creative and Unusual Garden Furniture Ideas You Can Do Yourself
Sure, you could take the easy route and head on over to Ikea or your local lawn-and-garden shop and pick up a few pieces of outdoor furniture for your backyard. But if you really want to impress your friends and indulge your creative flair, you might want to consider some of these more unusual optio…
Add an Outdoor Fire Pit to Spruce Up Your New Home
Nothing adds character to your garden—at least in a caveman-like, primordial sense—than an outdoor fire pit. This is an especially good way to add your own personal touch to your new house. It also might just make it the coolest one on the block...
10 Global New Year’s Traditions and Parties
When it comes time to celebrate the passing of another year, people around the world often gather together and make a lot of noise in order to demonstrate their good cheer.
10 Easy and Creative Last Minute Christmas Tree Decorations
You still have time to add just the right touch to the tree!
10 Bizarre Thanksgiving Foods: Vegan Turkey, Gravy Soda and More
Bizarre presentation, unusual flavor and the “oddball factor” add new elements to this great tradition. If you're feeling playful and adventurous, you could add a few of these items to your menu.
10 Fun and Romantic Fall Getaways
We tend to associate the end of summer and the arrival of fall with going back to school or getting back to work, as the vacation season is over. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The northern hemisphere contains some pretty remarkable fall destinations, perfect for weekend adventures or e…