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The Painted Ladies of San Francisco

The Painted Ladies of San Francisco

If you’ve ever traveled to San Francisco, you most likely visited the iconic line of pastel Victorian homes known as the “Painted Ladies of San Francisco”, “Postcard Row”, or the “Seven Sisters.” The homes are found at 710-720 Steiner Street and are estimated to have appeared in over 70 films and television shows, with the…

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By Kendra, 04/23/2018 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
5 Historic Houses to Visit in PA

5 Historic Houses to Visit in PA

Residents and visitors of Pennsylvania have an endless amount of activities to do. From what to do over a long weekend to enjoying indoor recreation and finding a unique local brewery, everyone can find something they enjoy doing in PA, and visiting historical landmarks are no exception. Most people immediately think of Pennsylvania history as being centered in…

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By Kendra, 03/12/2018 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Building by Number: Mail Order Homes

Building by Number: Mail Order Homes

During the first half of the twentieth century, it was not exactly uncommon for a family’s home to arrive in pieces via railroad (or later by truck). The entirety of the house, including precut lumber, staircases, nails, and instruction booklet, just needed to be assembled on-site. These kit houses—also known as pre-cut houses, mail order…

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By Sarah, 02/23/2018 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Characteristics of a Ranch-Style Home

Characteristics of a Ranch-Style Home

If you’re not talking about salad dressing, you’re probably talking about this popular American architectural style. Ranch-Style Origins Low-slung and open, ranch homes are uniquely American. This style of home dates back to the 1930s and reflects the more relaxed Western lifestyle. Ranch-style architecture didn’t become popular, however, until after World War II. The rise…

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By Sarah, 01/03/2018 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
The Most Unique New Year’s Eve Drops in PA

The Most Unique New Year’s Eve Drops in PA

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebration and making memories with friends and family. Every year as the clock nears midnight, people anticipate watching the ball drop in New York City. At least 100 million people in the United States tune in to watch the ball drop each year. While the ball drop in…

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By Kendra, 12/29/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 is Ultra Rich and Visionary

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 is Ultra Rich and Visionary

“Dramatically provocative and thoughtful” If last year’s Greenery was about fresh new beginnings, 2018 is about an inventive and imaginative future. Every year, Pantone, the “world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems” chooses a symbolic “Color of the Year.” This color choice is influenced by the previous year and attempts to influence or…

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By Sarah, 12/22/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
The Origin of Some of Our Favorite Holiday Decorations

The Origin of Some of Our Favorite Holiday Decorations

If you do a quick internet search for holiday origins, you’re sure to find a whole lot. From the origins of holiday trees to candy canes, our modern traditions have a long, rich history. For one, did you know trees weren’t always decorated with ornaments? Also, decorating trees is a tradition that transcends religions Trees…

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By Kayleigh, 12/18/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Why Does Santa Use the Chimney and Not the Front Door?

Why Does Santa Use the Chimney and Not the Front Door?

When I was much younger, we didn’t have a fireplace in our house—and therefore no chimney. Because of this, there was always concern about how Santa would get us our presents. Despite this fear, every Christmas morning my two brothers and I would wake up to a pile of presents under the Christmas tree. We’d…

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By Sarah, 12/04/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.