Minimizing Holiday Energy Costs

2015-01-02T11:18:06-05:00December 15th, 2014|

From trimming the tree to handing bright bulbs around your porch, your electric bill can skyrocket during the holiday season. Philly residents, follow these tips to keep your home energy bills under control this year! Have your heating system checked. Hot water heaters and boilers should be looked at annually to ensure they are working [...]

Why You Have to Check Out the Restrooms at Longwood Gardens

2014-11-19T12:36:10-05:00November 19th, 2014|

Photos by L.Albee for Longwood Gardens While most people would likely characterize their trip to the restroom as a fairly unremarkable experience, Cintas – who runs the America's Best Restroom Contest – thinks it should be unforgettable. That’s why each year the company recognizes America’s porcelain pioneers, who are taking dramatic steps to [...]

Survey Lists Philly Among Good Places to Buy Your First Home

2014-11-16T19:11:02-05:00November 16th, 2014|

According to a report by KYW Newsradio, the National Association of Realtors’ annual survey – which was just released this month – found that first time homebuyers made up just 33 percent of the market, nationally. That’s the lowest rate in nearly 30 years. Historically, it’s been about 40 percent. However, the geographic breakdown showed [...]

Bring Home Something Free, Like New Tree!

2014-11-02T20:52:17-05:00November 2nd, 2014|

On Saturday, November 8, the East Kensington Neighbors Association and New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) will be holding a FREE yard tree giveaway. That’s right – you could be a proud owner of a new tree, without having to spend a penny. The event is part of the TreePhilly program – a new greening initiative led by [...]

Philadelphia’s ARTiculture Earns Top International Honors

2014-10-10T15:55:59-04:00October 10th, 2014|

2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Each year in February and March, people near and far make their way to the Philadelphia Convention Center to see what inspirational and informative displays, educational presentations, and entertainment the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show has to offer. Last year’s show – titled ARTiculture – featured landscapes, gardens and [...]

You Could Be the Proud Owner of an ‘Extreme Makeover’ Home

2014-10-07T14:01:29-04:00October 7th, 2014|

Have you dreamed of having a celebrity home? Or maybe you’d settle for having Ty Pennington knock on your door and offer to makeover the house you’re currently living in? Those two things could now become a reality for someone in Philadelphia. Well, sort of, now that the home located at 9963 Haldeman Avenue – [...]

Top 5 Tips for Pet Poisoning Emergencies

2014-07-23T10:21:25-04:00July 23rd, 2014|

ASPCA sees hundreds of thousands of pet poisoning cases each year, so they've come up with the Top 5 Tips for Pet Poisoning Emergencies.  Check out their top 5 tips for what to do in a pet poisoning emergency below. 1. Be Prepared Before an emergency arises, save your veterinarian’s phone number, the phone number to the [...]

Miss Money Funny: 6 Must-Visit Discount Decorating Destinations

2014-07-02T09:35:39-04:00July 2nd, 2014|

Miss Money Funny: 6 Must-Visit Discount Decorating Destinations by Alyson M. Komyanek I’m constantly looking for affordable ways to spice up the rooms in my house. Here are some of the best places to stop for the best decorating bargains: Home Goods Before I became a homeowner, I honestly had never heard of Home Goods. But [...]

The Starter Mom: Internet Intervention

2014-04-01T19:53:10-04:00April 1st, 2014|

by Nicole Loughann Do you think LOL means “Lots of Love?” Have you sent your friends a picture of Bill Gates holding up a sign that says he is giving away his money? Did you know they finally made that flying hover board from Back to the Future II? If you answered yes to any [...]

The Starter Mom: Cleaning up my act

2014-05-26T13:53:20-04:00March 3rd, 2014|

by Nicole Loughan Utter Have you ever tried to nail Jello to a tree? If you have you know that’s about how difficult it is to keep a house clean with young children. While you are cleaning the dishes a pile of Lego’s is crashing down in another room and while you are picking up the Lego’s you hear [...]