Entertaining Outdoors in Cold Weather

Outdoor entertaining has never been more popular. As more and more homeowners turn their homes into their own personal oases, extending the party outdoors has become a bigger priority. According to the American Home Furnishings Alliance's 2015 Outdoor Furniture Trend Report, out-of-doors areas on a property are the favored venues for celebrations with family and [...]

2018-01-29T11:48:01+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Featured Home, Food & Drink, Home & Garden|

Tips to Prepare for a Storm Before It Strikes

With forecasters predicting an above normal number of hurricanes and storms in the Atlantic this year, homeowners should prepare ahead for storm cleanup “At all times of the year, it’s important to keep your equipment in working order, have the right fuel on hand, and know where your safety gear is. This is doubly true [...]

2017-11-01T17:42:57+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Home & Garden|

Get Jump Started Spring Planting- Gardening in Containers raised beds

A veggie gardening article this late in the year? Yep! Fall and winter are great times to plan your spring veggie garden, so you can get an early jump on next year’s growing season. Believe it or not, I plant peas, root vegetables, members of the cabbage family, lettuces and greens in mid-March each year. [...]

2017-11-01T16:57:00+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Home & Garden|

Tips to Keep Gardening Safe and Fun

by Therese Umerlik | Editor Gardening has been described as meditative and relaxing, rewarding and creative. Long associated with older generations, gardening has been increasing in popularity with younger generations. Families find this activity a productive way to involve all members in various ways regardless of age, according to The Guardian. Dirt contains several dangerous [...]

2017-09-20T10:02:56+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Home & Garden|

Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen for Under $250

by Christa Emmer | Contributing Writer The kitchen is the key room for many home buyers. If the seller’s kitchen is looking a little worse for wear, here are some ways to fix it up for less than $250. REPLACE OLD HARDWARE Switching out drawer pulls and cabinet handles is a subtle, inexpensive way of [...]

2017-09-19T14:54:58+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Home & Garden, Real Estate|

Ways to Find and Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

by Therese Umerlik | Editor Maryland plays host to several species of ants that emerge in the spring, but one in particular can create havoc for homeowners: the carpenter ant. Like most insects, ants mate and build nests, creating swarms. When the colony becomes too large, the ants move to new territories, scaling walls and [...]

2017-09-19T13:38:23+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Home & Garden|