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Go Ahead, Make His Day

June 19, 2020

Dad-approved gifts for Father’s Day FAMILY FEATURES An entire day dedicated to “dear ol’ dad” may not be enough to show the depths of your appreciation, but a hug, a heartfelt thanks and some quality time (even from afar) are great places to start. When it comes to giving gifts for Father’s Day, practical and…

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Simple ways to beautify your outdoor space and enjoy time at home

May 22, 2020

BPT Whether it’s a quaint patio, a simple garden, a rolling expanse of land or the many possibilities in between, the backyard is the perfect place to unwind. As people spend more time at home, creating a personal outdoor sanctuary is more important than ever before. Fortunately you don’t need a lot of time or…

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Five steps to painting like a pro at home

April 30, 2020

BPT Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish, especially as they find themselves spending more time at home. With 71% of homeowners undertaking improvement or renovation projects that include paint, according to…

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Blooms and beyond: The top gardening trends for 2020

April 17, 2020

BPT Whether you have an outdoor oasis or are a nurturing indoor plant parent, gardening offers a multitude of benefits and has the power to brighten up any space or mood. Spring is the time to plan what plants to grow, and with some expert insight on top trends, you’ll be gardening with success and…

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Maximizing Family Time

April 9, 2020

Five tips for spending more time with loved ones FAMILY FEATURES Now as much as ever, close family ties can make a significant impact on young lives. Constantly emerging technology sometimes limits personal interaction, while many school-age children experience unprecedented stress levels.  Building strong connections with trusted adults can give kids a sense of security…

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QuaranTime Party Time: Birthdays in the time of coronavirus

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: (by Patti Blachford) How can you still make your child’s special day special while you’re under lockdown? phillyfamily.com Frozen, Avengers, unicorns, pirates… it’s a pretty safe bet that no kid has ever picked pandemic-induced quarantine as their birthday party theme. You had high hopes a month ago—maybe you even reserved a venue, made…

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Spring 2020 exhibition opening: ‘Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design’

March 12, 2020

Fri., Mar 20th 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Free with RSVP On Friday, March 20, the African American Museum in Philadelphia invites you to the opening of our Spring 2020 special exhibition, “Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design.” Along with remarks by the exhibition curator, Huewayne Watson, this event includes wine, light bites and live music….

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Five reasons hardscapes are a landscape’s best friend

March 6, 2020

BPT Hardscaping products, including segmental retaining wall units (SRWs) and interlocking concrete pavers, are a landscape’s best friend. Landscape professionals know that hardscapes are the backbone of a great design. Homeowners, too, shouldn’t be afraid to explore do-it-yourself landscape features using hardscape materials. According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, hardscaping trends for 2020…

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‘Lov’n My Curves’ featured during Philadelphia Fashion Week

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Model in fashion show (Photo courtesy of Bill Allen, Perception Media) Unique curvy model show features celebrity brands and celebrates local designers who are breaking the full figure fashion mode.  By Afea Tucker Philadelphia Fashion Week partnered with Lov’n My Curves LLC to produce a plus size runway show during the 2020 semi-annual Philadelphia Fashion Week.  The…

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