Make The Most Of All That May Has To Offer

Blog | May 9th, 2020

Gear up for sunshine and virtual celebrations this month! Throughout springtime, we often focus on our summer plans ahead. But now that we’re a week into May, we wanted to remind you of all that May still has to offer! The beautiful month of May is filled with blooming flowers, ripe foods, and holidays. Take a second to read all of the May festivities and activities we will be taking part in!

Seasonal Fruits and Fresh Veggies

May is National Salad Month, so that means produce will be plentiful. Indulge in fresh veggies and consider planting new crops in your garden! After weeks of snacking at home (and stocking up on canned foods that will last you a lifetime!), serve your body what it is really craving! Satisfy your heart’s desires; here’s a list of this month’s best in-season buys:

  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados 🥑
  • Basil
  • Green Beans
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cherries
  • Cucumbers
  • Lettuce 
  • Mangoes 🥭
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Peas
  • Peppers 
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries 🍓
  • Summer Squash
  • Zucchini

Foster an Animal

May 1-7 was National Pet Week. During this lonely time of social distancing, who has been faithful to stay by your side regardless of the circumstances? Your pets of course! Consider bringing a new pet into your home by fostering through a shelter or rescue center. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, you could find yourself loving the added companionship. By pulling an animal out of a shelter, you will allow rescue groups to bring in more animals during these difficult times.

Related: Here Are Eleven Ways To Save On Owning A Dog

Graduation Items

The graduates of 2020 have most definitely had their end-of-school activities turned upside down. With that being said, they deserve a celebration like never before! Don’t hold back on the party supplies when setting the stage for your special graduate! Whether it’s family only or a virtual get together, give your graduate the honor they deserve and stock up on the class of 2020 decor, banners, plates, napkins, and gifts before they sell out!

Memorial Day Sales

Every holiday is a reason to celebrate, and every retailer celebrates by giving you steep discounts! Shopping online is an easy way to fulfill your shopping needs! Have fun browsing different catalogs while staying safe and secure at home. Compare prices and make sure you have all of your pool essentials ready for when pools open back up!

Thinking of Moving?

If you’re planning to move, May is the perfect month to start home searching. Sellers and buyers alike choose summer months to relocate because schools are out. Shopping for a home in May gives buyers first pick of the year’s best homes for sale. Last but not least, an early summer move will give your kids time to get settled and acquainted with the neighborhood kids and future classmates, relieving some stress of beginning the upcoming year in a new school. Lower mortgage rates and fewer buyers definitely work in your favor if you can afford the investment!

Related: 5 Reasons Why You Should Join a Credit Union

Mexican Food and Décor

We’re sure that if you celebrated Cinco de Mayo, Mexican food was a hit at the party! If you didn’t have time to make a trip to the store before the holiday, consider buying these foods that may still be on sale to keep the celebration going:

  • Black beans and refried beans, canned
  • Cheese, shredded
  • Cheese Dips
  • Churros and other festive desserts
  • Frozen taquitos, tacos, and burritos
  • Limes
  • Piñata and party supplies
  • Salsa, Rotel
  • Seasoned rice
  • Tequila
  • Tortillas – corn, wheat, gluten-free
  • Tortilla chips

Mother’s Day Gifts

Saving the best for last…Mother’s Day! Almost all advertisements will be featuring Mom’s favorites! Jewelry, flowers, perfume, cards, chocolates, outdoor and potted plants will top the gift suggestions. During the year of distancing, if you’re not able to hug your Mom, make sure to give her a call. No excuses…it’s free! A handwritten card is another gift that will be worth more than any gift you can buy. No matter what month it is – love, kindness, and care will spread positivity! Especially on Mother’s Day!