Vintage is In!

June 21st, 2022

Furnishing a home today can be costly in terms of both time and money. Supply chain issues and rising prices can quickly turn the fun of decorating and updating into a nightmare of sky-high expense and long waits for deliveries.

Many homeowners are turning to vintage furnishings instead, a term that applies to anything more than 20 or 30 years old. As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, instead of viewing vintage finds as “old” today’s vintage enthusiasts see them as a chance to add personality, flair and distinction to their homes. They appreciate the history and workmanship that has gone into each piece. Many see buying vintage as a way to support sustainability, by not using resources to produce new furniture. Ready to dip your toe into the vintage market? Here are some tips from The Spruce. Happy hunting!

Should You Build or Buy?

June 14th, 2022

Finding an existing home in today’s market is close to impossible for buyers. Many buyers wonder if building a new home would be a better option. If that thought has crossed you mind, this article from Rocket Mortgage is a must read. It offers very detailed pros and cons of building vs. buying Read More...

Your Favorite Robot

May 24th, 2022

Hate vacuuming?  Tired of buying Swiffer pads?  Consider a robot vacuum!  Commonly known by the brand name Roomba, these are the little circular machines that run around your floor searching for and gobbling up dust, pet hair, crumbs, sand and all of the other bits and pieces that live on your hard-surface floors Read More...

The Secret Warming Drawer

May 17th, 2022

You know that little drawer that pulls out under your electric oven? It’s not for storing cupcake tins and cookie sheets! As revealed in this article from, the real purpose of that little space is to serve as a warming drawer.  It’s  meant to keep food at serving temperature. Think of it next time you’re entertaining and need to keep food warm Read More...

Building a Storm-Proof Home

May 10th, 2022

Intense storms are becoming more common, as climate change increases.  Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, high winds and extreme heat and cold seem to be accelerating in both frequency and intensity. In response, resilient design of homes is a developing practice. According to the Resilient Design Institute, this refers to intentionally designing buildings, landscapes, communities and regions to adapt to a wide variety of impacts from climate change Read More...

Great Picks for Spring Pics

May 3rd, 2022

Spring is a perfect season to pull out the camera (or cell phone) and snap pics of nature in all its blooming glory. If you live in Montgomery County, or close to it, you have a wealth of scenic beauty close by. Whether your muse is wildlife, nature, landscapes or waterways there’s a destination for you Read More...

Choosing a Home Security Camera

April 26th, 2022

Many homeowners are installing home security cameras to add an extra measure of safety and peace of mind. If you’re considering a camera, you may be overwhelmed by the many options. Do you want something wireless or wired? Do you want to record 24/7 or only when motion triggered? What about a built-in alarm or audio capabilities? This USNews guide to features and functionality can help you decide where to put a camera, what features are most important, budget considerations, power sources and more Read More...

Montco Summer Camps

April 19th, 2022

Summer will soon be here, along with the potential for bored kids and frazzled parents. The solution is summer camp! Treat your kids to fun and friendship this year at one or more of the many summer camp options available in awesome Montgomery County. This Guide to 2022 Camps offers something for every interest from music and dance to adventure, sports and more Read More...

Get Growing!

April 12th, 2022

Spring is here --  and that means it’s time to get you’re your hands in the dirt and prepare to grow your favorite garden delights. Whether you prefer flowers or veggies, these 10 Gardening Tips from Garden Design will help assure a bountiful harvest. The tips cover seed starting, pruning, planting bed preparation, and other cleaning and planning must-dos Read More...

All Aboard the Bunny Express!

April 5th, 2022

Just over the Montco border, there’s a bunny riding the rails – and you’re invited to come along! Join the fun and make some memories on the Colebrookdale Railroad’s Easter Bunny Express, happening Saturday, April 16. Join Peter Cottontail on an open car ride that will include an Easter egg hunt, snacks, an Easter-themed coloring book and 10 prefilled Easter eggs Read More...