January 31, 2019
cold

Newsflash: It’s Really Freakin’ Cold, Y’all

Hot take of 2019, right? Here in Philly we may not be experiencing the life-threatening freezes that people in the Midwest are dealing with, but the fact remains that it has been super f’ing cold since yesterday, and things aren’t likely to get much better until the weekend. Yesterday, Philadelphia broke a record for the coldest temperature on that date […]
January 31, 2019

So, You Want to Remodel Your Bathroom

Remodeling a bathroom is one of the most common home improvement projects that American homeowners undertake. It’s not quite as costly as adding a spare bedroom or renovating the kitchen, and it provides great satisfaction on a daily basis. Who doesn’t dream of showering in the morning in their dream bathroom, with a huge mirror in which to do your […]
January 31, 2019
sink

Fight the Polar Vortex: Clean Your Home Like a Germaphobe

No matter where you are in the United States right now, with the exception of Florida maybe, it’s pretty f’ing cold. Even those Floridians are shivering in their unusual 50-something degree temps, getting sick of continually washing the two sweaters they own to handle what feels like icy blasts. Here in the real world, windchills are dipping into double-digit negatives, […]
January 30, 2019
graveyard

“Grim Philly” Brings that Halloween Feeling Year-‘Round

I was digging through the blog archives recently, and I came upon an oooooold post about Grim Philly and their raucous adult ghost tours. Nearly five years later, I found myself wondering… what are those guys getting up to these days? Turns out that the last half-decade has been one of growth for Grim Philly, which now offers a tempting […]
January 30, 2019
eagles

What’s On the Horizon for Nick Foles?

As America gears up for the Super Bowl, some football fans are gnashing their teeth (KC Mahomies, the entire Saints Nation), while others are anxiously anticipating the big game. As someone born-and-bred into a Patriots family, I am aware of the fact that 99% of NFL fans are praying for the Rams to take Tom Brady – aka the GOAT […]
January 30, 2019
rooftop

The CENTERfold: A Little Slice of Heaven in Hawthorn

I’m a sucker for gray in all forms. Ash, dove, charcoal… I’m about it. You can imagine the reaction I had when I was browsing Frank’s MLS listings and I came upon this absolute darling of a rowhome in up-and-coming Hawthorn. It was love at first sight. Let’s start with the fact that brick rowhomes speak to my soul, and […]
January 28, 2019
bitcoin

The Not-So-Hidden Bitcoin ATMs of Philadelphia

Let me tell you a story about bitcoin, the most popular and stable cryptocurrency. Back around 2015, I was behind in following the news and could not, for the life of me, figure out what in the fresh hell was bitcoin. My poor, beleaguered best friend was an econ major, so he had the great honor of having this conversation […]
January 24, 2019
front door

Five Easy Steps to Prep Your Philly Home for Sale

Think that you can just stick a “For Sale” sign in the grass in front of your home and the offers will pour in? You may want to re-evaluate your expectations. It’s easy for sellers, blinded by affection for their home and uneducated as to the realities of the real estate market, to overlook certain critical details that should be […]
January 23, 2019
citizens park

Citizens Park Shakeup Brings the Excitement

Phillies games will be more fun than ever, as the team and Aramark pair up to revitalize Citizens Park, which is the large seating area adjacent to Citizens Field. What used to be the eatery McFadden’s is closed, and, in exciting news, a brand new beer garden and burger joint will be filling the space. From the Philadelphia Patch: The […]
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