Saving and Preparing for Your First Home

Preparing to Build Your First Home
Life is full of challenges from the time you’re born right through adulthood. One hurdle waiting to be jumped is having a family, something most people want, sooner or later. Many couples want to buy their own home before embarking on the journey through parenthood, and there’s no time like the present.

A Daunting Experience

First time home buyers face a range of obstacles before they can walk over the threshold of their new home.…

Should You Build a House Rather Than Buy?

Should You Build a House Rather Than Buy?

Both building and buying a home are stressful in their own ways. With buying, you get a house that’s already built. People have already lived there and ironed out all the kinks.

However, having your dream home custom built for you and your family gives you the opportunity make everything about your new home exactly the way you want it. In a hot real estate market, finding and buying the perfect home can prove even more difficult than usual.…

8 Work From Home Options for the Busy Mom

8 Work at Home Options for the Busy Mom
Along with all the work from home email scams going around, there are some actual opportunities for moms and dads to work from home. You can do some of these jobs and tasks with kids around. Some, you’ll need to do when the kids are in school or otherwise occupied.

These options vary from actual jobs, where you’re an employee or contractor, to tasks you can do for money in your spare time.…

Our Visit to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Western Pennsylvania

Our Visit to DelGrosso's Amusement Park in Western Pennsylvania

We visited my parents in Western Pennsylvania last month and had a blast at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton, PA, which is a few miles from Altoona.

DelGrosso’s offers a water park and a ride park, and we visited only the ride park. Admission to the ride park is free if you want to buy tickets for rides.

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Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Android Smartphone Review #BackToSchool

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Review
If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone before your kid heads back to school, have I got the perfect phone for you. Check out the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) from Boost Mobile for an inexpensive yet fully featured smartphone that costs as low as $30 a month.

The international-capable, 3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop on a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for zippy performance and smooth, error-free usage.…

Cricut August Mystery Box – $130 Value for Only $29.99 + Free Shipping

It’s time again for Cricut’s monthly fantastic bargain. Get the Cricut August Mystery Box – $130 value for only $29.99, plus free shipping with code AUGSHIP.

Cricut is the technological marvel of crafters and DIY enthusiasts everywhere. Its amazing precision cutting will make your friends pea green with envy as they wonder how you learned to make such gorgeous, creative items to gift, sell and display.…

How to Repair Stripped Door Hinge Screw Holes


How to Repair Stripped Door Hinge Screw Holes
I’m not sure what caused the screws to strip on my older daughter’s bedroom door. I suspect it’s all the door slamming (she’s 12). She claims it’s her sister’s loud knocking on her door trying to get her attention.

Regardless of the cause, a bunch of stripped screw holes makes it hard to close the door. I kept putting the screws back in, and they kept popping back out.…

Our Visit to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh

Our Visit to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh

I remember visiting the Carnegie Museum of Natural History at least once when I was a kid, or maybe a teenager. Suffice it to say that it was a really long time ago.

I particularly remembered the huge selection of dinosaur skeletons, and that’s what I mainly looked forward to seeing again with my kids. Recently, we visited my parents in Western Pennsylvania where I grew up.…

Indoor Fountains Serve As Home Décor Element Of Beauty

Indoor Fountains Serve As Home Décor Element Of Beauty

Nancy Day via flickr

Wherever you go, whether to a home, hotel lobby or office, an indoor fountain will grab your attention. Indoor fountains display stylish elegance that transforms the environment.

Beauty is the main thing to look for in an indoor fountain, along with a good match to your existing home décor. An indoor fountain offers an attractive, sophisticated conversation piece that’s easy to install.…