2023 Interior Design Trends

December 22nd, 2022

At a time of high inflation and prices for everything is going through the roof, there’s good news for homeowners who like to stay on trend with interior design.

Forbes offers 14 Interior  Design Trends Here to Stay in 2023. That means, if you’ve already incorporated some of the hottest design looks over the past few years, you don’t have to change a thing. According to Forbes, the trends that will stick include open floor plans, sustainable materials, minimalism, neutrals, Boho styles, thrifted finds, patterns and bold colors, and unpredictable accessories (meaning you can ditch the Live Laugh Love signs!).

Take a look here at all the ways you don’t have to change a thing – and make 2023 the year of simply enjoying the beautiful interior you already have.

Best Snow Shovels

December 15th, 2022

If you’re still shoveling snow using the shovel style you had when you were a kid, it’s time for an upgrade. Today there’s a wide range of shovels, including traditional designs, pusher styles, wide-width shovels, ergonomic, and even cordless electric models. What’s best? The Spruce eliminates the guesswork with their review of the 7 Best Snow Shovels Read More...

How to Build a Firepit

December 6th, 2022

If a crackling fire, and friends and family gathered around it, are part of your dream outdoor space, here’s good news. If you build it, they will come! Even better news? It’s not that hard to do it yourself. This helpful article and video from The Spruce shows you exactly how to pick the right spot, prepare the area, buy materials, gather the right tools and build a fantastic fire pit Read More...

Small-Town Holiday Enchantment

November 29th, 2022

There’s nothing like a small town during the holidays. Lights along main streets. Storefronts displaying gifts galore. Shoppers strolling the downtowns. It all creates an enchantment that just can’t be matched by shopping malls and big box stores. That’s part of what makes Montgomery County so special Read More...

Butter Boards are Trending

November 22nd, 2022

Charcuteries is so last year. This holiday season, it’s all about butter boards, an easy way to present traditional bread and butter at dinner, or to offer with crackers as the highlight of a party spread. It’s so easy to do and offers a palette for culinary creativity. To make a masterpiece, simply grab a board, spread softened butter over it, then drop on toppings or mix-ins like herbs, nuts, seeds, fruit, radishes, honey or smoked meats Read More...

Cookbook Nooks

November 15th, 2022

For those who love to bake, roast, sauté, fry, or experiment in the kitchen, cookbooks are often preferred over digital recipes. Your collection of cookbooks could include some family heirlooms. Or, you might like the look of the books, and use them as kitchen décor. The challenge is where to put them!  The Spruce offers solutions with 15 Stylish Cookbook Display and Storage Ideas Read More...

Historic Hauntings

October 27th, 2022

Montgomery County and Valley Forge are the sites of so much battlefield history, heroism and tragedy.  So it’s no wonder that the spirits of times past may still inhabit the area’s buildings and landscapes. October is the perfect time to experience Montgomery County’s ghostly legends. The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board offers this list of places where special tours are happening in October, with a focus on the paranormal Read More...

Football Foodie Favorites

October 20th, 2022

Finally, it’s football season.  And you know what that means. Food – in the way of snacks, nibblers, dippers and all manner of easy deliciousness for a crowd. To get your creative cooking juices flowing, Taste of Home offers 60 Football Foods No One Can Resist (Ever!). The recipe collection includes ideas that cover every game-day gastro craving, from pizza rolls, wings, chili and sliders, to unique dips, breads, sides, finger food and football-themed deserts Read More...

It’s Chimney Cleaning Time

October 13th, 2022

If your winter home life includes sitting by a crackling fire, or feeling the warmth of a woodstove, there’s almost a 100% chance that you need to clean your chimney – now. That’s because the creosote and soot that built up over the last winter season needs to be cleaned out before you light up again this year Read More...

Pool-O-Ween in Plymouth!

October 6th, 2022

For not-so-typical family Halloween fun, why not take the kids to Pool-O-Ween, a fall favorite offered by the Plymouth Township Community Center. On October 21, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, the Center’s aquatic area will be transformed into an eerie water playground, with Halloween-themed music, special lighting and only-slightly-creepy creatures roaming the area Read More...