5 Ways To Identify Somebody From NEPA

Northeastern PA is unlike any area in the country, and we are proud of that fact. NEPA exists in its own little bubble apart from the rest of the world, protected by hilariously clever police officers and sassy Italian grandmothers. You rarely have to wonder if someone is from NEPA, because we will remind you every chance we get (and probably reference The Office in the same breath), but here are some dead giveaways. 5 ways to identify someone from NEPA Speaking Heynabonics Heyna, or no? If you don’t understand this phrase, you are definitely not from NEPA. Up here, we have our own dialect that ...

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How to Stain and Seal Wood to Last for Generations

The intense summer heat is finally gone, and this cooling off allows for time spent enjoying outdoor hobbies. This is when I can dig into my DIY projects--so relaxing for me, especially when it comes to staining wood! I love to stain and seal wood so it will hold up well to the rigors of young children, pets and time. Of all of my fun DIY furniture projects, I find staining and sealing to be one of the easiest ways to repurpose an old item, and the forgiving nature of wood stain makes for minimal mistakes. My family has a ...

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Throw Your Own Spooky Sleepover Party

***Thank you to Hotel Transylvania 3 for sponsoring this post so I could share these ideas for a Spooky Sleepover Party!*** We love our movie nights! It's such a special time to cozy in as a family and kick back together. We also love making a bit of a celebration (remember when we threw a bash for the birth of Daniel Tiger's sister? ;) ), so when we heard that one of our favorite movies from the summer, Hotel Transylvania 3, was being released on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital October 9, it was time for a party, a spooky sleepover party! Throw Your Own ...

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An Unwanted Guest Book Club Discussion

A few months ago, my neighbor texted, "Hey! I've got a book you will like--popping it in your mailbox." I hadn't heard of The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena, but quickly devoured this scrumptious delight in a night. When Goodreads posted my review on Facebook, low and behold, this book had a bit of cult following! Seemingly everyone had read and loved this book, and through this chat, I learned that Lapena had published another book (A Stranger in the House, which I then also flew through) and a new release from her was due out shortly! I eagerly told Carrie ...

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Safer Window Coverings Matter--Don't Take a Chance!

This post about safer window coverings was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. The calendar has flipped, there is slight crisp in the evening air, and you can't turn the corner at the grocery without finding at least twenty pumpkin spice flavored treats! While are busy delighting in all the ghouls and gourds, fall has also become a time for our family cozy in with some house projects and spruce the place up a bit. And no better time than during October, National ...

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