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10 Common Ways to Automate Your Home

10 Common Ways to Automate Your Home

Technology has advanced dramatically, and it’s been moving into the home in new ways. While some form of home automation has been around since the 1930s, there’s no doubting that it’s become more advanced in recent years. Because of that, you may not know where to start when it comes to automating your home. Possibilities…

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By Kayleigh, 12/12/2016 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.
Weatherproofing Your Home For Winter

Weatherproofing Your Home For Winter

Is your house ready for winter? If not, don’t sweat it—there’s still some time to squeeze in pre-winter maintenance before Old Man Winter comes knocking in full force. Just add it to that ever-growing list of things that you need to get accomplished within the next few weeks…somewhere between untangling lights and baking cookies, perhaps? If…

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By Sarah, 12/09/2016 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.
Tips and Tricks for Hiring a Home Contractor

Tips and Tricks for Hiring a Home Contractor

Letting someone in to your home, trusting them to renovate and remodel, can be nerve-wracking.  Will they do a good job? Will everything be level? What can go wrong? While we can’t guarantee that everything will go entirely according to plan, we are here with some tips and tricks to ensure that you are doing…

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By Kayleigh, 12/07/2016 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.
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The Rights and Wrongs of Snow Removal

The Rights and Wrongs of Snow Removal

It’s getting chilly outside and some of us are already beginning to see the rain turn into snow. Removing snow from around our homes is necessary to ensure our family’s safety. But you also want to remain safe while ensuring your family’s safety. Here are some basic Dos and Don’ts to follow and make the snow…

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By Kayleigh, 12/05/2016 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.
Gold Spray Paint Décor to Spruce Up Your Home

Gold Spray Paint Décor to Spruce Up Your Home

We’ve all lusted after those golden home accessories at least once, but they can just be so pricey! Fear not! Armed with a bottle of gold (or any metallic color, really) spray paint, we can transform anything into a chic accent piece for any room. And I mean anything. Espresso Beans A bag of whole coffee…

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By Kayleigh, 12/02/2016 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.
What Factors Affect Home Value?

What Factors Affect Home Value?

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home, the most important factor you will need to consider is value: what is this home worth? If you’re putting your home on the market, it’s important to understand what factors contribute to the value of your home; this then enables you to make improvements to increase…

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By Sarah, 11/30/2016 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.
Building History: Hotel Sterling

Building History: Hotel Sterling

To some, this old building was an eyesore. To others, it was a monument of Wilkes-Barre’s rich history.  The Hotel Sterling’s Rich History Prior to the hotel opening, the site was home to a music hall. The hotel was built in 1897 and opened the following year. It was named after Emma E. Sterling. Her…

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By Kayleigh, 11/28/2016 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.
Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes The Whole Family Will Love

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes The Whole Family Will Love

Alright, everyone’s gone. You’ve cleaned up the dining room, the kitchen, and the living room. However, your guests didn’t eat as much as you’d hoped. Aunt Laura didn’t want to take any leftovers home with her. That’s great, you thought (at first), I don’t have to cook for a while. Yes, it’s great. Well, it was….

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By Kayleigh, 11/25/2016 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.
10 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets to Make Cooking Easier

10 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets to Make Cooking Easier

Are you ready to bring your kitchen into the future? The future is now (or so they keep telling us). So this is no time to keep your kitchen in the past. If you have any interest in making your life a little easier (at least when it comes to preparing meals), here are some gadgets…

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By Sarah, 11/23/2016 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.
Easy Houseplants For People Who Lack Green Thumbs

Easy Houseplants For People Who Lack Green Thumbs

Some people are born with green thumbs. Then there are those of us who are lucky to keep fake flowers around for any extended period of time. My mother is one of the former. Unfortunately, I am one of the latter. (I’ve even managed to kill a cactus in my time—the poor desert dweller succumbed…

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By Sarah, 11/21/2016 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.