Bring Home Something Free, Like New Tree!

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 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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Day 2 Recipe: Sweeten Up The Table This Thanksgiving

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

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 [...]

7 Days of Recipes

This Thanksgiving we are thankful for having really talented local chefs who are willing to share their trade secrets! Okay, there's a lot more to be thankful for, but let's be honest - cooking Thanksgiving Dinner can be really intimidating. Whether you hosting your in-laws for full traditional Thanksgiving dinner or taking a side dish [...]