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.  Of course, there are many other brands on the market.

This guide from Wirecutter can help you choose the floor-cleaning robot that works best for your home and budget. As the article notes, these little guys never get bored or distracted, and they don’t mind cleaning every day.  Some can empty themselves, and others can even steer around dog poop!  Get the info, buy a ‘bot and enjoy roaming your home in bare feet again!

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 myrecipes.com, 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...

Noisy Neighbors?

March 31st, 2022

The current shortage of housing stock is keeping many potential buyers in an apartment or condo.  If that’s you and you have the misfortune of sharing a wall or ceiling with a noisy neighbor, here’s some advice to help you hang in until you find another home. This article from Apartment List offers 5 tips for dealing with musically-inclined, argumentative or party people Read More...

Ski, Skate and Snowboard in Montco!

March 24th, 2022

There still time to enjoy cold weather fun in wonderful Montgomery County. In fact, there’s one place where you can play in the snow, even when snow’s been a no-show for most of this season. We’re talking about Spring Mountain in Spring Mount, just outside of Schwenksville. This family-friendly spot offers skiing, snowboarding and ice skating all in one location Read More...