Thanksgiving Fun On A Budget

by: Alyson Komyanek November starts the worst time of year for budgeters. Food prices skyrocket, loved ones start dropping not so subtle hints about what they want for Christmas and we get flooded with invites for things we could never afford to attend. Saving money is a challenge this time of year, but it’s not [...]

Tree Philly {Free Trees}

A tree planting along Chestnut St. in Fall 2011. TreePhilly donated 22 trees.   The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department has a gift for you! Tree Philly is a green initiative lead by Philly Parks and Rec, in partnership with Wells Fargo and Fairmount Park Conservancy, to help residents obtain free trees for [...]

Remember to Spring Forward!

Don't forget that Daylight Savings Time is ready to SPRING forward on Sunday, March 10, 2013. As of 2:00 am your clocks will speed ahead one full hour, giving us longer days with more sunlight. Happy Spring!

Spring into Outdoor Prep

Spring is upon us and yards across Philadelphia are beginning to recover from the winter’s snow and ice, which means it’s time to start assessing our homes’ exteriors. Follow this checklist to ensure your outdoor projects are manageable this spring: Repairs: The winter can be cruel on stone features in your yard. Fill the cracks in [...]

Portable Heater Home Safety Tips

It's been a frigid week here in Philly, with temperatures well into the teens and wind chills reaching record lows. With the colder temperatures often comes an increase in portable home heater use, such as electric space heaters, kerosene heaters and other hot air devices. The Philadelphia Fire Department states that "most fires involving portable [...]

Philadelphia Home Show Ticket Giveaway

The 2013 Philadelphia Home Show lands in Center City February 2-10, 2013, with over 500 industry experts and thousands of new exciting products and services. This year's show promises to highlight the latest trends in remodeling, decorating and gardening. Special guests include Mark Brunetz of "Clean House" and Jason Cameron of DIY's "Desperate Landscapes & [...]