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Tips for Hosting the Best (Last Minute) Game Day Party

Tips for Hosting the Best (Last Minute) Game Day Party

Just because the Big Game is only a few days away doesn’t mean it’s too late to plan on hosting a party! Whether your other plans fell through, your SO decided they really, really, really want to have everyone over, or you’ve decided you’d rather host so you don’t have to battle the winter elements to go to…

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By Sarah, 02/01/2017 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 Much Money Will I Need for a Down Payment When Buying a Home?

How Much Money Will I Need for a Down Payment When Buying a Home?

We’re going to talk about something that might be a little scary for some: money and your mortgage down payment. When you’re buying a new house, you need to think about money quite a bit. How much should you have saved up to make that down payment on the home? Typically, we hear 20% as…

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By Kayleigh, 01/30/2017 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.
Interior Design Trends: Memphis

Interior Design Trends: Memphis

A Memphis design comeback is the 80s flashback we didn’t know we needed (and aren’t sure we want). When you hear “Memphis,” you might think of Tennessee. Or a particular style of bbq. Or maybe Memphis, Egypt; Memphis, Texas; Memphis, New York; or the 2013 Boz Scaggs album, Memphis. But do you think of interior…

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By Sarah, 01/27/2017 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.
Are You Using the Right Ice Melt at Home (and is it safe)?

Are You Using the Right Ice Melt at Home (and is it safe)?

It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and you’re frantically trying to shovel your driveway and de-ice your car before you have to leave for work. Before you run back inside to finish your now-cold cup of coffee and scarf down a quick bowl of cereal, you throw some ice melt onto your sidewalk and driveway…

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By Sarah, 01/25/2017 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.
Open House Staging Tips and Tricks

Open House Staging Tips and Tricks

Open house staging can be scary on a few different levels. Perhaps the biggest fear for some is that you’ve got to get past any emotional attachment you have to the home. Homes hold a lot of memories, and I know it can be hard to let go, but fear not! Here are some tips…

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By Kayleigh, 01/23/2017 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.
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The Best US Cities to Move to in 2017

The Best US Cities to Move to in 2017

Maybe this year you’re looking to change up your location and find some new opportunities for this new year. Maybe you’re looking to retire somewhere outside your hometown. Maybe your child is looking to move away for college and you’re looking to move somewhere close–but not too close–just in case. Or maybe you’re looking for…

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By Sarah, 01/20/2017 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.
Add Character to Any Room With an Area Rug

Add Character to Any Room With an Area Rug

Area rugs can make a great addition to just about any room in your home. Not only are they a great décor accessory, but they have practical uses like shielding the feet from the sharp cold of hardwood and tile flooring. A great compliment to cabin socks. Don’t be intimidated by adding an area rug…

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By Kayleigh, 01/18/2017 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.
8 Tips for Negotiating Your Home Purchase

8 Tips for Negotiating Your Home Purchase

With the start of a new year finally here, you may be getting ready to make a big commitment. The ultimate fresh start at the top of your list this year: buying a new home. The thought of that might be a little… intimidating. Not sure where to start? Here are 8 tips to help…

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By Kayleigh, 01/16/2017 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.
5 Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Your Home Interior Warm & Cozy

5 Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Your Home Interior Warm & Cozy

If you’re interested in the hygge trend of warmth and coziness we talked about last week, but don’t know where to start, look no further! Fortunately for you, your interest in this Danish trend has practically no limits! All you have to do is stop and think: what makes me feel warm and cozy? What makes me happy? …

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By Sarah, 01/13/2017 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.
Building History: Stegmaier Brewing Company

Building History: Stegmaier Brewing Company

The name Stegmaier is one well known throughout NEPA. This iconic brewery stands strong in Wilkes-Barre today in its original location, though it has changed a great deal over time. Still, we cannot help but think of beer when we hear the name Stegmaier, and for good reason. From Coal Mine Storage to Award Winning…

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By Kayleigh, 01/11/2017 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.