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To paint, or not to paint

You won’t catch me saying this very often, but here goes. I should have listened to my husband. Ouch! About five years ago, we peeled the ugly wallpaper off the walls in the bathroom. It had branches on it and I kept looking for the birds. And it was peeling. Yuk. We painted the walls [...]

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For the birds…and critters too

When we asked readers about feeding the birds, Karen Hagen Goldberg of Stroud Township was the first to respond. She’s got a regular wildlife sanctuary with bird feeders everywhere and a few nesting boxes that are unintended homes to critters.  “I have a bluebird nest box, which is currently inhabited by a flying squirrel during [...]

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Practice safe shopping

If you’re anything like me, you are consumed with Christmas shopping right now. I am the Queen of Returns so I sat up straight in my chair when I heard Dave Shallcross from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General spoke last week at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Holiday workshop.   Shallcross had lots [...]

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Why some people can’t wear white (or how to remove any stain)

Some people I know are a magnet for stains. Yes, I’ll stand and admit I’m one of them. I have numerous white turtlenecks with tea stains. O.K., maybe I need lessons in finding my mouth with my tea cup, but what I really need is to be able to remove stains. I was inspired a [...]

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Holidays: All about Food (and families of course)

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is all about spending time with family and food. Yes, food.  Throw the diet out the window and finish off the Christmas cookies. For the first time in a long time we had a quiet Christmas. With the expected bad weather, we decided to postpone the annual white [...]

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You bought it, now you need to wrap it

If you’ve been good this Christmas season you have all your shopping done (don’t you hate those people?) and you’re ready to wrap. A snowy Saturday is the perfect time to make some hot chocolate and pull out the paper and the tape. OK, some people prefer wine when they wrap, but for the best outcome [...]

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