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Dig into gardening trends: Tips to get started

July 31, 2020

BPT  Just like fashion, trends in gardening come and go … and sometimes come back again. Some shifts in gardening were inspired by necessity, like the “victory gardens” of  WWII for growing food during years of rationing. Others reflected societal changes, like the green lawns of the 1950s and 1960s, when families spent more time…

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Have time and energy? Five affordable DIY projects homeowners can finish now

July 24, 2020

BPT (Paid content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.) We are all spending more time at home now and are increasingly finding that DIY home improvement projects can be fun, rewarding and cost-effective. Especially today when it’s so important to have a comfortable, stylish home to enjoy more time with friends and family, DIY projects…

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How to keep your cool all summer long

July 10, 2020

BPT With summer comes plenty of sunshine, and with it lots of heat – sometimes more than you enjoy. Are you lacking central air conditioning in your place? Don’t sweat it. There are many easy things you can do to help keep yourself and your whole family cool as the summer starts to heat up….

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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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