What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

See What's New at NEW LEAF Consignment!

July 16, 2021

Check out these beautiful items from NEW LEAF Consignment! 

It’s the 1 outfit, 2 different ways, for us. Check out this adorable Madewell look only at NEW LEAF! Madewell Skirt, SZ 0, $40 Madewell Top, SZ XS, $26

Looking for a breezy yet totally put together ensemble this weekend? Find it here at NEW LEAF! Shylon Top, SZ L, $30 WHBM Shorts, SZ 10, $18 Necklace, $16

Hit ...

With Edison Heating and Cooling -Regular Maintenance Means Cool Summers For Madison Residents

Edison Heating & Cooling takes care of homeowners, renters and business owners alike with maintenance visits and AC repairs for any type, model or size of air conditioner. We’re trained to quickly identify and treat potential problems before they leave you sweating in the middle of summer. Plus, your air conditioning system can impact the overall quality of the air you ...

National Night Out 2021 Planned for August 3

July 27, 2021

MADISON, NJ – After being sidelined last summer due to COVID-19, The Annual National Night Out (NNO) is back! 

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, residents throughout Madison and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and spend the evening with neighbors, the Madison Police Department, the Mayor & Council and as well as other borough ...

Annual "Meet Me In Morristown" Hits the Sidewalks This Thursday; July 29

Morristown, NJ– Meet Me in Morristown, a summer event that promotes arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy will hit the streets this Thursday, July 29 in Morristown.

“As we start to resume our regular programming, we are pleased to once again partner with Morris Arts to bring the community together for this much-anticipated outdoor event,” said Jennifer Wehring, ...

Enjoy Live Music at Madison's Summer Concert Series; Friday July 23

MADISON, NJ - The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Free Summer Concert Series will take place Friday July 23 with Los Orquestra Nueve Del Sabor

The concert takes place at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts lawn located at 9 Main Street in Madison.

Coming up next is

Matt Haughey on August 6
Mama D and the Vexations on August 20
Tom Sellwood on September 3

 

National Weather Service: Tornado Watch in Effect for Thursday Evening

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY --  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for most of New Jersey for Thursday until approximately 9:00 p.m. Thunderstorms also are expected to move through the state with high winds and heavy rain. 

The Tornado Watch includes Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, ...

Hey Kids! It's Time for a Picnic Lunch with the Librarian or Storytime with Macculloch Hall

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Grab a blanket and your lunch and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with "Lunch with the Librarian" at Macculloch Hall Gardens. 

Every Wednesday throughout August, the librarian from the Morristown Library will read stories to pre-school children and their parents or caregivers under Macculloch Hall's magnificent beech tree.

The event begins at ...

Have a Picnic Lunch Today with Macculloch Hall's Lunch with the Librarian

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Grab a blanket and your lunch and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with "Lunch with the Librarian" at Macculloch Hall Gardens. 

Every Wednesday throughout August, the librarian from the Morristown Library will read stories to pre-school children and their parents or caregivers under Macculloch Hall's magnificent beech tree.

The event begins at ...

Do you want to make New Jersey better? Join us Tonight!

July 29, 2021

Jersey 1st is a non-profit organization founded with the mission of advocating for economic and social policies that put New Jersey first. We advocate for NJ businesses, financial discipline, our community, and education. We need your help to spread the word about our mission and continue our grassroots movement in your town.

Jersey 1st is launching a Town Committee program to further our ...

"Meet Me In Morristown" Rescheduled to Friday, July 31

Morristown, NJ– Meet Me in Morristown, a summer event that promotes arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy will hit the streets this Friday, July 30 in Morristown (date was rescheduled from Thursday to Friday due to the predicted rain.

“As we start to resume our regular programming, we are pleased to once again partner with Morris Arts to bring the community together for ...

Winner Announced for NJ’s ‘Your Voice, Your Shot’ Video Contest

TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during online voting — an announcement that was made ...

Beach Reopens at Hopatcong State Park

July 28, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — The swimming/beach area at Hopatcong State Park, closed over the weekend due to contamination, reopens today, according to the state.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) closed the area on July 24, citing only high bacteria counts in the lake water. It did not specify the source of the bacteria or the type, but past closures have been due to too much E.

Keeping Lake Hopatcong Blue Takes Lots of Greenbacks

ROXBURY, NJ — Clearing Lake Hopatcong of weeds isn’t easy. Or cheap.

The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) projects it will cost almost $370,000 to reinstitute weed “harvesting” on the lake, a practice that came to a halt last June when a weed-removal vessel capsized.

The incident claimed the life of weed harvester operator Curtis Mulch, a Roxbury resident.

The ...

Traffic Alert: Car Accident on Rt. 10 in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is a traffic accident at the intersection of Rt. 10 and Rt. 202 in Parsippany.

The NJ State Police are on the scene.  They are requesting Basic Life Support to the location.

This according to breaking news alerts.  

NJ Native Athlete Banned from Olympic Village Due to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

July 28, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alen Hadzic, a 29-year-old West Orange native who graduated from Montclair High School, was temporarily suspended in June by the US Center for SafeSport when three women reported him for sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Hadzic denies the allegations.

He’s an alternate on the Olympic Fencing team but is prohibited from staying in the ...

RWJBarnabas Health Mandates COVID Vaccination for All Team Members

West Orange, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health care system in New Jersey, is extending its COVID-19 vaccine mandate to all RWJBarnabas Health staff including all employees, new employees and medical staff. The deadline for full vaccination and completion of the second dose is October 15, 2021. 

RWJBarnabas Health recently mandated vaccination ...

State Environmental Officials Take First Steps to Clean Up 23-mile Stretch of Water Leading to Newark Bay

NEWARK, NJ – Years of industrial processing which has contaminated miles of water along the Lower Hackensack River stretching from Oradell Dam to the mouth of Newark Bay is now planned to get cleaned up with some help from federal officials. 

State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced on Friday that cleanup for the target area will ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Attracts 1,000+ Participants, Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

July 18, 2021

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Sister Emily Marie Walsh Celebrates her 100th Birthday!

Sister Emily Marie Walsh, SC, served in many capacities in Holy Trinity Parish for 51 years.  She has been a Sister of Charity since 1938. 

Please celebrate with her by visiting her 100th Birthday website.http://app.mobilecause.com/e/0NcFCQ?vid=jsbnt

 

Give A Kid A Dream Expands to North Jersey

WAYNE, NEW JERSEY, June 28th, 2021 - New Jersey Give A Kid A Dream Foundation (NJGAKAD) is expanding to Legacy Boxing Club to open a new chapter of their youth outreach program. This announcement comes at a time when the community is needing support more than ever. NJGAKAD offers youth a dynamic boxing, education, and character building program, to help them gain skills, achieve their dreams, and ...

Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

Butterscotch and Copper are Available for Adoption at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center - Madison Shelter

Butterscotch and Copper are a sweet pair of bunnies who are looking for their forever home!

Butterscotch is a beautiful three-year-old lady who is mellow and loves to snack. Copper is a dapper six-year-old gentleman who loves to zip around and explore!

These two would do best in a home without other bunnies, but do love their human companions and do well with respectful kids. They would ...

Meet EHR's Lady of LIberty LItter of Puppies!

Meet our Ladies of Liberty Litter!!

Vega, Vanna, Venus, Vera, Violet, Valerie, Vivian, and Vaughn are 3 month old black lab/terrier mix female pups, who will be making their #freedomride to NJ for adoption on July 3rd! Based on age and current size, we estimate that they will be about 60-70lbs full grown. These sweet girls are adorably cute and snuggly, good with dogs, cats, and kids.

The ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

Here Comes the Sun! Interior Design Elements for a Bright Home

The days are long and filled with light, and neighborhoods are abuzz with warmth and energy. It’s only fitting that you want your home to reflect that same lively spirit. To celebrate summer, let the sun shine through your home décor with these ideas for bright, warm, and summery interior accents.

 Bedroom / Living Spaces
● Sunny yellow pillows and throw blankets are an easy ...

Fourth of July Fun—Here We Come!

Hosting a Fourth of July party? Pull out all the stops for the family and friends you may not have seen as much over the past year! Here are ten ideas for patriotic decorations, treats, and games - everything you need to get ready for this year’s Independence Day celebrations.

 

Decorations

Nothing puts guests in a party mood like going all-out with your décor. Use ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

If you were Governor Lesniak or Governor Carroll, would you sign the budget as is?

Recently, the New Jersey state legislature approved a $46.4 billion budget that includes more aid to property taxpayers, a much-needed pension payment and financial support for plans for early voting.

Gov. Phil Murphy needs to sign the bill for it to go into effect. And unlike, the president, the New Jersey Governor has the power of the line item veto—-Murphy can strike ...

The Oldendorp Team Makes a Splash on Real Trend's 2021 "The Thousand" Ranking of Top Real Estate Professionals Nationwide

July 10, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ — The Oldendorp Team stands alone among Compass New Jersey teams according to 2021's "The Thousand," an annual ranking of the nation's top individual agents and teams produced by Real Trends. Only 0.07 percent of the 1.4 million real estate professionals in the U.S. appear among "The Thousand," making it the upper echelon of industry talent. The ...

Chatham Borough Mayor Announces 'New' Lead Developer in Kushner Real Estate for Scaled-Down Design of Post Office Plaza Plans

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz announced that discussions have been ongoing since January with the Kushner Real Estate Group for a scaled-down version of the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment at Monday's virtual meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council.

In related news, the council passed a resolution extending the designation of SV Chatham PO JV as ...

To the Dickens with Dickens

With so much emphasis being placed on STEM today, Language Arts (formerly known as English) has become less significant in the school curriculum. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary are touched on, but not emphasized as they used to be. Even cursive writing has been dropped from many school districts.

When I started teaching in 1972 the basics were covered in the freshman and ...

Hot Air Balloon Festival and Warren County Fair Begin 7/31/21

July 29, 2021

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – The Warren County Farmers’ Fair kicks of its 83rd year on July 31 through August 7. After last year’s fair was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Warren County Farmer’s Fair Association is once again proud to sponsor the 83rd anniversary of a tradition dating back to 1859. The fair has been a constant throughout the years since 1937, except for ...

Interactive Virtual Mural Map Showcasing Newark's Public Art Scene to Launch This Weekend

NEWARK, NJ – Among Newark’s bustling streets and historic brick buildings, the murals and works of both local and renowned artists can be found in each of the city’s five wards. Now, those works will be celebrated this weekend with the launch of a one-of-a-kind virtual map. 

City officials will recognize Newark’s prominent public art scene on Saturday, July 31, ...

Tuesday is "National New Jersey Day" - Let's Take a Look at the Garden State

NEW JERSEY — July 27 is National New Jersey Day. While this is not an official holiday, the New Jersey State Instagram, which is possibly the snarkiest governmental social media account in the country, lent it some credibility when it posted Monday, "Tomorrow is #NationalNewJerseyDay.  Prepare accordingly."

Hawthorne's Mayor Richard Goldberg told TAPinto Hawthorne, ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

Compass Gives Back to Chatham NJ Community with Neighborhood Appreciation Day Event

TAPintoTV spoke with Suzy Minken of Compass about a new home in Chatham, NJ and why she hosted an Appreciation Day event for the local neighborhood.

After nine months of construction, 94 Elmwood Avenue is completed and open on Appreciation Day. “I wanted people in the neighborhood and the community to come and see how gorgeous this house is,” Minken explained. “I wanted ...

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We Need to Improve Access to Affordable Child Care on Behalf of NJ Businesses & Parents – Especially Mothers

July 26, 2021

With New Jersey on the road to recovery and businesses scrambling to fill job openings, child care accessibility will impact just how many residents are able to return to work.

Necessary yet costly COVID-19 safety measures forced many child care providers to permanently close last year and left others struggling to stay afloat, making child care more inaccessible to families than ever ...

Governor Murphy and the state legislature should stop experimenting with New Jersey election law during general elections

Dear Editor,

New Jersey should strive to be a leader in accessible and secure elections.  Although it seeks to modernize New Jersey elections the new election law PL 2021, c. 40, approved on March 30, 2021, which contains 17 pages of changes to the state voting laws, provides insufficient time to properly prepare for the general election this November.  Governor Murphy and the ...

IRS cautions taxpayers about fake charities and scammers targeting immigrants

July 27, 2021

The IRS continues to observe criminals using a variety of scams that target honest taxpayers. In some cases, these scams will trick taxpayers into doing something illegal or that ultimately causes them financial harm. These scammers may cause otherwise honest people to do things they don't realize are illegal or prey on their good will to steal their money.

Here are a couple of this ...

NJ Festival Orchestra presents New Beginnings PART 2

New Jersey Festival Orchestra is back with Part 2 of New Beginnings, the second in the series of NJFO’s made-for-television streaming specials set to restart the artistic engines with musical messages of hope, rebirth and enrichment.

“New Beginnings is a film of brand new material representing NJFO’s renewal of activities through an artistic gesture of communal ...

IRS: Monthly Child Tax Credit payments begin

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families have started receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments as direct deposits begin posting in bank accounts and checks arrive in mailboxes.

This first batch of advance monthly payments worth roughly $15 billion reached about 35 million families today across the ...

TAPinto is Hiring!

TAPinto is currently hiring to support its growing network of more than 90 franchised online local news sites in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. 

Positions available include:  

Customer service specialists.  Click here for more information and to apply.

Director of Content.  Click here for more information and to apply.

For more information about ...

Jeff Bezos, Inspired by Princeton's Gerard O'Neill, Aims for Space

July 20, 2021

If all goes well and according to plan, Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos will soar into space for 11 minutes or so on the morning of July 20. It’s a trip that has been a long time in the making, ignited with Bezos’s dream as a five-year-old to travel into space and given a booster rocket when he was a college student at Princeton and met a physics professor with some of his ...

Rutgers Study: Black, Latinx People Still Skeptical About COVID-19 Vaccines

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study.

The findings, which appear in JAMA Network Open, offer insight into what motivates people in Black and ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Easy Recipes To Make With Home Garden Ingredients

Many foodies will attest there’s nothing more delicious than homegrown vegetables and fruits straight from your garden. Enjoying your bountiful backyard harvest will boost your vitamin and mineral intake and help you maintain a well-balanced, nutritious diet – which is especially important for gut health as you age. If you’re looking for new ways to serve your fresh produce, try ...

9 Animal Webcams That Are Worth Seeing

From attending book clubs and cooking classes via Zoom to visiting botanical gardens and museums online, many of us have had to think outside the box to enjoy recreational activities this past year. Did you know there are countless incredible animal webcams you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch? Taking virtual “trips” can help relieve stress, boost your mood, and enable your ...

Time To Get Outside! Tips For An Easy Outdoor Workout

There’s nothing more refreshing than going outside to enjoy the sun and get some fresh air as the temperatures rise. Maintaining a regular workout routine is a vital part of a healthy, active aging lifestyle. So, why not use time outdoors to get some exercise?

The great thing is you don’t need fancy equipment to put your body in motion. There are many easy, fun, and creative ways ...

Feeling Nutty? Here’s Why You Should Add Nuts To Your Diet

Enjoying a wide variety of nuts has multiple health benefits. The crunchy, delicious snacks are a great source of protein, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Nuts are naturally cholesterol-free and pack disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E and magnesium.

A 2019 study published by the U.S. National Library of ...

Winding Down: End Your Day with These Calming Steps

Winding down at the end of the day is essential to any wellness routine – your sleep cycle will dramatically improve once you adopt a predictable evening practice. Ultimately, the best wind-down routine is one that fits into your schedule and meets your individual needs. While you’d ideally take 1-2 hours of calming time in the evenings, sometimes a goal that’s too ambitious can ...

Why Face Rollers Should be Your Next Skincare Purchase

If you’d like to energize your skincare routine (but can’t fit professional facials into your schedule or budget), using a face roller is a great at-home option. With these small tools, you can have a mini-massage daily to improve your skin’s health and appearance. The key to long-term results is consistency, so find a face roller that works for you and make it an integral part ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Avocados All Day: How to Incorporate this Superfood into Every Meal

If you try to prepare nutritious and delicious meals as part of your wellness routine, no doubt you’ve come across lists of superfoods and healthier alternatives to typical ingredients. The avocado is one of these nutritional powerhouse foods that not only packs a delicious, creamy flavor punch but also acts as a substitute for other fats and oils in a variety of dishes. Here is everything ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Tile, Wood, or Laminate — What’s Your Flooring Match?

If your wood floors are discolored and scratched, your tile chipped, or your laminate worn, you may need an upgrade! But what’s the best flooring option? That all depends on the purpose of the area to be refinished, your budget, and your style.

The following sections will outline some of the key differences between wood, tile, and laminate.

Since there are pros and cons to each type ...

DIY or Hire a Pro? Backyard Fencing and Wall Ideas for Privacy and Style

Your backyard is where you go to relax, get some fresh air, and still feel at home. You want to be able to enjoy the outdoors and maintain some privacy with your family or guests. If your fencing isn’t offering you the privacy, or the style you need, here are a few ideas for upgrading your outdoor space.

 

These fencing and wall options range from simple and classic to modern and ...

Celebrate the 4th of July in Red, White, and Blue Style

This summer, bring the red, white, and blue spirit to your home and garden to celebrate the 4th of July. Picnics, parties, and playtime - these ideas work for everything from one-day decorations to month-long seasonal décor additions.

 

Party Time!

These décor ideas are great to liven up your picnic or party with some patriotic colors.

Balloons

Of course, ...

7 Essential Tips and Tricks to Beat Indoor Allergies

Spring and summer bring beauty, but also allergies! Allergy sufferers often go inside their homes for sanctuary against irritants - which is why it’s so important to keep those irritants out of your house.

 

With a few mindful changes and tricks, you can get rid of indoor allergens and start breathing easy again in your own home. We’ve gathered the seven best tips and ...

Here Comes the Sun! Interior Design Elements for a Bright Home

The days are long and filled with light, and neighborhoods are abuzz with warmth and energy. It’s only fitting that you want your home to reflect that same lively spirit. To celebrate summer, let the sun shine through your home décor with these ideas for bright, warm, and summery interior accents.

 Bedroom / Living Spaces
● Sunny yellow pillows and throw blankets are an easy ...

Fourth of July Fun—Here We Come!

Hosting a Fourth of July party? Pull out all the stops for the family and friends you may not have seen as much over the past year! Here are ten ideas for patriotic decorations, treats, and games - everything you need to get ready for this year’s Independence Day celebrations.

 

Decorations

Nothing puts guests in a party mood like going all-out with your décor. Use ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...