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The Best Weekend Winter Getaways Near Ohio

The Best Weekend Winter Getaways Near Ohio

Do the winter blues have you down this January? Good News, there are so many weekend getaways around Cleveland to get you out of the house and out of hibernation!  From trying a great restaurant to visiting a new city, here are all the best winter day trips within a two-hour drive from Cleveland.     The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard  Gervasi Vineyard is truly a dream

Guide to Countertops: Know the Options Before Remodeling

Guide to Countertops: Know the Options Before Remodeling

Are you looking to replace your kitchen or bathroom countertops?  Have you taken a look at your options? There are a lot of options for beautiful and affordable countertops besides laminate or granite.  Check out the tips below for countertop options that won’t break the bank.    Quartzite For anyone who loves the look of marble and granite but needs something a li

How To Save For a Home in The New Year

How To Save For a Home in The New Year

The New Year is often a time to reset and make resolutions. The new year is a great time to focus on the things you want. If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, it is never too early to start preparing. Do you have home ownership on your to-do list for the year? Add these resolutions to your daily routine now!    Track Your Spending Tracking your spending is one of the fir

Congratulations Christine George - January 2020 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations Christine George - January 2020 Hockey Mom Winner

Congratulations to our first Hockey Mom winner of 2020, Christine George, from the New Kensington/Lower Burrell area. Christine wears many hats in her hockey association and the hockey world in general. She runs several programs for the North Hills Amateur Hockey Association (NHAHA) where she is Team Manager of her daughter's Viper Stars Pee Wee Amateur Hockey Team, Aramark&n

Tips for Snowbirds Before They Go South For The Winter

Tips for Snowbirds Before They Go South For The Winter

For those homeowners who prefer a full escape from seasonal snow, the time is near to flock south for the winter. If you’re ready to pack up and head toward warmer temperatures or waters, there are a few things you should do for your home before you go.   1. Step Up the Security Whether you’ll be gone for one month or the entire winter season, the most important thing to th

Five of the Best Holiday Storage Hacks

Five of the Best Holiday Storage Hacks

It’s hard to beat the festive feeling of a fully decorated house during the holidays. But once the season ends, what are homeowners to do with all the decor that has been filling their homes during this super-cold season?   Wrapping Paper While we’re talking specifically about holiday wrapping paper here, you could use this hack any time of the year. It is always a good ide

Five  Ways To Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away For The Holidays

Five Ways To Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away For The Holidays

If you are not planning to be home during the upcoming holiday weekend, it is a good idea to take special precautions to protect your property and your valuables. Here are five tips to help you trick potential burglars who could be looking to tackle your home over the holidays.     Invest in a Video Doorbell  Having a video doorbell at your house might keep a package thi

Must-Have Tips Before Buying a Major Appliance

Must-Have Tips Before Buying a Major Appliance

Have you been going back and forth on purchasing new appliances for your home? Good news, now is the perfect time! There are so many reasons to install new appliances in your home from reducing energy usage to updating your kitchen, but have you thought of how to buy an appliance?  Below are some tips you should consider before making the big purchase.     Read Reviews 

Our December Hockey Mom Winner - Melissa Crawford!

Our December Hockey Mom Winner - Melissa Crawford!

Congratulations to Melissa Crawford, our December Hockey Mom winner!  Melissa spends many hours at the local rinks supporting her two hockey-playing sons, Jack and James, with James playing for the Steel City Ice Renegades and Jack playing for another organization.   For the Steel City Ice Renegades, Melissa is the Team Manager for the 09 Squirts where her husband, Chad, is also the co

Five of the Best Holiday Activities in Cleveland

Five of the Best Holiday Activities in Cleveland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially in Ohio.  The city and surrounding areas are filled with holiday activities for all ages to participate in!    Visit the “Christmas Story” House Put on your pink bunny suit and head over to the “Christmas Story” house for a tour of where the movie was filmed! Now restored to its movie splendor,