Vintage Skills that are Making a Comeback!

Posted by Maureen Scullion on July 10, 2020 in  DIY
What happens when you are sick to death of your color scheme or your stuff is looking shabby or there are gifts that need to be sent and the stores are closed or what you want isn’t available? Here are some vintage skills that are making a comeback!   Reupholstery “They don’t make them like they used to” is a phrase that's often sais and is actually true. In the past furniture was handmade and very expensive. Folks hung on to their furniture and passed it down through the generations. I... read more

Beautiful Barns of Bucks County

Posted by Lisa DeJessa on July 09, 2020 in  Bucks County History
Driving though Bucks County Pennsylvania one notices that much of it’s beauty comes from its rural nature. Small farms dot the landscape and jewel of these farms is the large stone and wood barn that rises above the farmhouse.  The barns of Bucks County come in many shapes and sizes but all were built to serve a purpose and it’s the echo of the voices of generations of farm families and their animals that adds to their beauty. Thankfully the Heritage Conservancy has put together a list of fifteen ... read more
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Moving During a Stressful Time

Posted by Karen A. Johnson on July 08, 2020 in  Moving
It’s a well-known secret that moving to a new place can be an extremely stress-filled transitional period in one’s life. In fact, most experts rank a house move as one of the most stressful events a person can experience, right after a divorce. If the act of moving itself is stressful – what happens when you are moving during a difficult time?   The first question to ask is: Why now? Sometimes the moving date is not flexible. Maybe you have a lese ending or your business is relocating. I... read more
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Big Kid-Small House

Posted by Stephanie S. Schade on July 08, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice
Your home used to be big enough. When your kid was small, even though his toys were everywhere, they were small toys. His room was big enough for reading and sleeping even six months ago. But somehow in the last few months your home has shrunk. There just isn’t enough room for everything that has to happen in it and moving is NOT an option. Your teenager is working on schoolwork, yes, but he is also working on developing a sense of identity, exploring who he is as an individual and maintaining friendships ou... read more

The “Now” Normal – Creating a flexible space for children

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on July 08, 2020 in  Remodeling
Upon reflection so much of our children’s days involved a place that was outside our home. School, play dates, sleepovers, vacation, shopping, parks…even during the summer when school was out most activities involved other places. During this time your children are likely staying home instead of going to school or daycare, and it can be easy (and understandable) for everyone to feel overwhelmed. We are inundated with information and most articles speak about the “new normal”. As a parent w... read more
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