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What You Need to Know About “April Showers Bring May Flowers”

What You Need to Know About “April Showers Bring May Flowers”

We all grew up hearing the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.” It gave us something to look forward to during the rainy, muddy season that follows the cold, snowy season. But where did the phrase come from? I love learning about the origins of things—of anything. Nothing is out of my interest zone. With…

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By Kayleigh, 04/10/2017 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.
How You Can Still Get Your ‘Fixer Upper’ Fix

How You Can Still Get Your ‘Fixer Upper’ Fix

“Are you ready to see your fixer upper?” If you’re a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines (and their hit TV show, Fixer Upper), you might know this line by heart. You might wait patiently throughout the entire episode–through demo day, Chip’s shenanigans, and budget drama–just to see the big reveal. Yes, of course, we’re ready! you…

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By Sarah, 04/07/2017 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.
An Easy Spring Cleaning Guide for Your Home Exterior

An Easy Spring Cleaning Guide for Your Home Exterior

Spring has sprung! Depending on where you live, snow and ice may have already given way to rain and mud in the aftermath of snowmageddon. The birds are chirping, the air is fresh, and the sun sets later and later with each passing day. It’s hardly the time to spend your days cooped up inside when…

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By Sarah, 03/31/2017 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.
New to This Area? Here’s What to Do in (and around) Wilkes-Barre

New to This Area? Here’s What to Do in (and around) Wilkes-Barre

I’ve lived in this area my entire life—same address and everything—and there are still places and restaurants in the area I haven’t been to. That says something if you ask me. You won’t run out of things to do here, and if you’ve run out of things to try you’ll surely earn some favorite activties…

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By Kayleigh, 03/27/2017 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.
An Easy Spring Cleaning Guide For Your Home Interior

An Easy Spring Cleaning Guide For Your Home Interior

Now that it’s officially Spring, it’s time to change over to the spring cleaning mindset. And we all know that spring cleaning is not like regular, everyday cleaning–it’s all that and so much more. Some of us look forward to decluttering and sprucing up the place, while some of us dread the very idea of it….

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By Sarah, 03/21/2017 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.
Paint New Life into Your Home with These Renovation Alternatives

Paint New Life into Your Home with These Renovation Alternatives

As the seasons change, the urge to tackle a renovation project or two might become strong. But your budget might still be tight post-holidays, or just tight in general. Fear not! You don’t have to hand over an entire paycheck (or two or three or…) to give your home a little facelift. Here are some…

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By Kayleigh, 03/03/2017 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.
Selling and Showing Your Home When You Have Pets

Selling and Showing Your Home When You Have Pets

If you have pets at home, chances are you love them. They’re probably considered part of the family. They may sleep with you at night or take over the couch all day. Whether you have a dog or cat or turtle, rabbit, snake, guinea pig, goldfish, bird, or something else entirely, their presence is likely all…

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By Sarah, 02/24/2017 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.
How to Ready Your Home as an Airbnb Host

How to Ready Your Home as an Airbnb Host

Airbnb is all the rage right now, offering an alternative to staying in hotels around the world. It also offers an extra means of income for anyone who rents out parts of or their entire home to travelers. Interested? Here are some tips on how to get started with becoming an Airbnb host. What is…

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By Kayleigh, 02/15/2017 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.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Buying Foreclosures

Here’s What You Need to Know About Buying Foreclosures

Not all home-buying experiences are cut-and-dry. You have options, and if one of these is to invest in a foreclosure, there are some things you need to know before you buy. Most professionals will tell you this might not be a good idea.  Why would you want to invest in a property where there could…

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By Kayleigh, 02/13/2017 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.