Get ready to have some fun this summer! There's something for every grandparent and grandchild on this list of oh-so-simple summer activities.

Art isn’t always in the eye of beholder when it comes to spotting something of value. When Linda Magnusson, ASA PP; Antiques & Decorative Art of the Magnusson Group in Morristown, New Jersey, showed up for a consultation with a client, it was her keen eye that spotted a forgotten painting hidden behind a piano. “Ironically, it was the painting that my client didn’t like and had forgotten about that turned out to be the most valuable,” Magnusson notes. Her client ended up with a six-figure payout! Here are some great art books that might help you spot a masterpiece.

If you’re like most people, your recipes are scattered all over the place—some online, some in a recipe box, at least one at the bottom of your beach bag from when you brought a magazine to the ocean—leaving you wishing you had a better way to get organized. That’s where these apps come in, which can help you with recipes you find both in cookbooks and online.

The best way to keep top-quality, organically grown produce on your table year-round is to grow as much as you can, and preserve plenty to eat for when your garden isn’t producing. This is a worthy goal, as organic, homegrown produce is more nutritious, delicious and sustainable than the typical store-bought fare. To help your garden reach its potential, you can implement many creative growing and preserving strategies. As you attempt to grow more organic food, be realistic about the time you have to maintain your garden and manage its harvest, and don’t bite off more than you can chew. 

Everyone has a list of favorite foods that don’t score too high on the nutrient value scale, but sure are fun and delicious to eat. Unfortunately, we’ve succumbed to the mindset that those foods are strictly off limits. And what are the results? For most, we get stuck in a cycle of deprivation followed by bingeing. For instance, we may have vowed to ban potato chips from our lives. But when we “break down” and have a few, we start feeling guilty and think, “Well, I blew it, so I might as well eat the whole bag now.”

Have you been there? Or perhaps you've been a restrictive eater for so long that you are afraid to eat anything not on your “safe” list. Truthfully, eating small amounts of treats in moderation can be part of an overall healthy diet. 

While owning a home remains the American Dream, “aging in place” or staying in one’s own home as you age is also considered part of it. However, staying at your bigger home isn’t always the best option for empty nesters. And as you get older, downsizing or settling into a smaller home could also be one definition of “living the dream” and aging in place.

When you watch golf on television and see all those young guys playing, you might be tempted to think that you’re just too old to learn. Don’t listen to that voice in your head! You’re never too old to learn to play golf. As long as you can swing a club, then you’re able not only to learn the game, but also to get good enough at it to have some fun out there.