7 Days of Recipes

2013-12-03T09:29:13+00:00 November 17th, 2013|

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 [...]

Thanksgiving Fun On A Budget

2013-12-13T14:41:51+00:00 November 16th, 2013|

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 [...]

Go Green With Community Composting

2013-06-19T15:10:47+00:00 June 19th, 2013|

Get  dirty in University City at The Dirt Factory, where your food waste, leaves, and other organic waste are accepted with open arms. The Dirt Factory takes your unwanted organic waste and turns it into rich compost, to be used in the community. The Dirt Factory's mission is to: Keep fallen leaves out of the [...]

Miss Money Funny: Beating Summer Heat on a Dime

2013-06-10T13:38:05+00:00 June 10th, 2013|

by: Alyson Komyanek If this summer is anything like last, it’s going to be a scorcher. Long hot days are great if you’re at the beach, but not if you’re just sitting around in your hot apartment. Sure, you could turn on the air conditioning (if you’re lucky enough to have it) or spend the [...]

Tree Philly {Free Trees}

2013-05-03T08:45:51+00:00 March 11th, 2013|

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!

2013-03-05T07:52:53+00:00 March 5th, 2013|

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

2016-03-13T21:22:20+00:00 February 25th, 2013|

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 [...]

The British Are Coming!

2013-02-23T09:03:25+00:00 February 23rd, 2013|

Put on some knickers, grab a cup of tea and throw on your favorite One Direction track because the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show is coming. March 2nd through March 10, 2013, this annual event will take over the Philadelphia Convention Center with a "Brilliant" flower exhibition that is fun for all ages. The Philadelphia Flower [...]

Portable Heater Home Safety Tips

2013-02-27T08:14:04+00:00 January 24th, 2013|

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

2013-02-08T15:51:53+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|

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 & [...]