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Preparing Your Home for a Fresh New Year

Preparing Your Home for a Fresh New Year

Last year, we prepared for the New Year (this year) by identifying some New Year’s resolutions worth tackling in the home. But just like personal resolutions (losing weight, reading more books, spending less money on dog bandanas), it can be a challenge tackling these goals throughout the year. It’s especially difficult when, well, you don’t…

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By Sarah, 12/27/2017 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.
Butcher Block Transformation: A DIY Journey

Butcher Block Transformation: A DIY Journey

With the purchase of a home, new or old, comes many many projects. It the personal touches that make a house a home. One of the most important areas in a home, in my opinion, is the kitchen. Counter space in my kitchen is limited and I had the opportunity to bring back to life…

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By Megan Sterenchock, 12/25/2017 Megan is a recent homebuyer who is sharing her experience with us! Interested in guest blogging with us? Send an email to curbappeal [at] lewith-freeman [dot] com!
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.

Hazleton Featured Listing: 3 Masters Lane

    Today’s featured listing by Lewith and Freeman is a custom built McCarrie Home at 3 Masters Lane in Hazleton! Hazleton became an official city in December 1891 and was deemed the “Crossroads of the East.” Logging was the area’s main industry until the 1830s when anthracite coal was discovered and made way for…

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By Kendra, 12/20/2017 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.
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.
NEPA Breweries: Berwick Brewing Company

NEPA Breweries: Berwick Brewing Company

Welcome to NEPA Breweries, a series where we visit breweries in Northeastern PA as well as a few just a short drive away. This month, we’re visiting Berwick Brewing Company. At just a 45-minute drive, Berwick is a stone’s throw away from Wilkes-Barre. This month, we took a drive to visit Berwick Brewing Co. Brewing in…

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By Kayleigh, 12/15/2017 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.
Decorating for a Pet-Friendly Holiday Season

Decorating for a Pet-Friendly Holiday Season

Keeping the Holidays happy, healthy and safe for everyone!  Spending time decorating your home for the holidays is one of the best parts of winter. It’s much easier to tolerate subzero temperatures and icy driveways when you can come back to a warm and festive home. Whether you’re putting up a tree for Christmas, stringing…

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By Sarah, 12/13/2017 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.
Kitchen Organization Tips

Kitchen Organization Tips

Why should you organize your kitchen? The kitchen is one of the most often used, high-traffic areas of the home. Whether you have your dream kitchen or not, knowing where everything is will help you enjoy it more. Keeping it organized will save you time, money, and decrease your stress. An organized space will improve…

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By Kendra, 12/11/2017 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.
White Christmas Lights vs Multi-Colored Christmas Lights

White Christmas Lights vs Multi-Colored Christmas Lights

As you prepare your home for the holidays, you may be having a difficult time making a key decorating decision: should you use white Christmas lights or multi-colored Christmas lights? The debate is an old one and people seem to be very passionate about which they prefer. Some have nostalgic childhood memories connected to multi-colored…

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By Kendra, 12/08/2017 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.
Gifting Made Easy with Locally-Owned Boutiques

Gifting Made Easy with Locally-Owned Boutiques

The holidays are certainly the time of year for giving and Northeastern Pennsylvania offers an array of options for busy holiday shoppers. Luzerne and Lackawanna boast a plethora of locally-owned gift shops and boutiques. While it’s hard to narrow down the selection of retail venues to visit this season, we’re highlighting three businesses that feature…

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By Kayleigh, 12/07/2017 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.