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  • Writer's pictureAimee Bercovici

Hometalk, Inc. Trends Report - April 2024

Believe it or not, April is here! These are some of the top trends we're seeing that your audience will love. At Hometalk, we're keeping an eye on the great outdoors, sustainability, and all things gardening this month. Let's dive into other trends we’re seeing across our sites this month!

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Hometalk Hits

Earth Day (And Every Day!)

As Earth Day approaches, there's no better time to delve into sustainable gardening practices that not only nurture your green spaces but also minimize your ecological footprint. We would love to see all of your ideas on upcycling and recycling materials for garden projects! Here is a great post on 14 Trash Items You Can Reuse in your garden which will surely inspire Hometalkers  to embrace eco-friendly gardening methods!

Seed Starting and Spring Planting

With the arrival of spring, garden enthusiasts are eager to kickstart their planting endeavors. Share your expert advice on seed starting techniques, optimal planting times, and nurturing young seedlings into thriving plants. Here is a great example of seed starting for beginners shared by Cocoon Raw.

Garden Maintenance

A well-maintained garden is a source of pride and joy for any homeowner. With Summer around the corner, readers are looking for all the practical tips to keep their gardens in tip-top shape throughout the season. From pruning and weeding to soil conditioning and pest management, we want to see it all! Shiplap and Shells wrote a fantastic post on how to cut back old ferns for a fresh new look. This is the perfect type of advice Hometalkers love!

Foodtalk Faves

Springtime Picnic Pleasers

As the weather warms up, readers are looking for the best recipes that are perfect for picnics! Share your favorite foods that are perfect for outdoor gatherings, from refreshing salads to portable snacks and sweet treats. Melissa from Mama Gourmand posted a fantastic Amish potato salad that Foodtalkers went crazy for last year! 

Patriotic Treats for Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, honor the occasion with patriotic treats that pay homage to our nation's heroes. Share recipes for red, white, and blue-themed desserts, beverages, and savory dishes that capture the spirit of patriotism. Check out Chef Mireille’s recipe for an easy Layer Cream Cake that makes the perfect dessert for any Memorial Day party.

Upstyle Stars

Effortless Updos for Summer

Beat the heat in style with simple updos that exude effortless elegance and keep you cool all summer long. Share your secrets to achieving chic hairstyles that elevate any look, from sleek buns to playful ponytails. Upstylers loved this easy updo hair hack by Laineymariebeauty.

Stylish Outfits for Every Mom

Celebrate Mother's Day in style with fashionable outfits that make moms feel extra special! We would love to see all of your outfit ideas for Mother’s Day brunches and elegant dinners. Let’s help Upstylers find the perfect ensemble to look their best on Mother’s Day! Check out this post by Shannon from Momma Needs Some Grace for some inspiration!

We're excited to see how you'll bring these trends to life on our sites and on your blogs! Let your creativity bloom this month as you inspire and engage your audience!

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