Survey Lists Philly Among Good Places to Buy Your First Home

2014-11-16T19:11:02+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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 [...]

Day 2 Recipe: Sweeten Up The Table This Thanksgiving

2013-11-19T07:12:54+00:00 November 19th, 2013|

Recipe: Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Fried Sage Chef: Mindy Kobrin of Meals on Heels At our table there is always a huge, heaping bowl of mashed potatoes, but we never forget the sweeter side of the mashed taters starchy cousin the sweet potato. Most families have a signature recipe or simply serve a canned [...]

Day 1 Recipe: Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing

2013-11-18T01:08:17+00:00 November 18th, 2013|

Recipe: Chorizo Corn Bread Stuffing Chef: Jose Garces You can't have Thanksgiving without stuffing. IF you're tired of grandma's outdated recipe or are too ashamed to pass Stove Top off as your signature side (again) then try Chef Garces' twist on this Thanksgiving staple.  Photo courtesy of Food Network CORN BREAD 2 tablespoons [...]