Bug-Proof Your Home for Summer

As the days get warmer, bugs get more active. They want food, shelter and perhaps a place to settle down and start a family. And there’s nothing wrong with that – as long as that place isn’t your home. If you’re an Oklahoma homeowner, read on to learn how to make your home as repulsive as possible to these invertebrate critters. Prevention before pesticides Before you coat your home with aerosol, learn how to prevent pests from entering in the first place. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service recommends the following tips for bug-proofing your home: Keep your home clean and …

Tying the knot? Come see us at this OKC summer bridal show

If you’re about to get married, you know that the planning involves goes far beyond your wedding day. Will you buy a starter home or wait for an investment home? And how will you manage the stress of finding a new place to hang your hat? We helped Dana and Brandon Sparks with their home buying journey as they prepped for their spring wedding – and the couple is now happily settled in their Home Creations home after checking off many major milestones over the past few months. We’ll help you work through your pre-wedding questions – and all queries …

Pool safety is a must in Oklahoma backyards

Pool season is in full swing. It is a time filled with fun and excitement. Nothing feels quite as great as cooling down in a pool on a hot Oklahoma day with the kids. However, pools and spas also pose one of the largest risks in Oklahoma backyards. Nationwide, about ten people die from unintentional drowning everyday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Poolsafety.gov) recommends that residential …

Next Time Your Child Complains about BOREDOM …

“OMG! I am soooooooo bored!” may be a common phrase you hear from your child throughout summer. We all need some kind of structure and three months “vacation” from school without planning may lead to too much idle time. Here’s a quick guide on how you may respond when your child complains about boredom. There are also some helpful links below the infographic that might also be helpful.   Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to http://www.homecreations.com with this graphic. Helpful Resources: Good Reads’ list of teen books Oklahoma State Department of Education’s list of Summer Camps Science experiments you …

Smart Summer Activities for Kids in Oklahoma

School’s out for summer in Oklahoma. Let the fun begin – but keep the brains engaged. At Home Creations we know that it is a blessing to have the kids at home spending more quality time together. We have always built homes with families in mind, and in some of our communities we have added features such as playgrounds and water playgrounds to make ours the most kid-friendly neighborhoods around. But the parents among us also know that summertime can provide a long learning gap. The learning slide is not a figment of parental imagination, but a well-studied fact. A …