Why Celebrating Valentine’s Day is a GOOD Idea!

By Lara Taylor

Many people (ok, men….and people who are alone and bitter….) say Valentine’s Day is a commercialized day.  And in a lot of ways, it is.  But so is every other holiday.  Valentine’s Day is about love. We are all so busy nowadays, it is nice to have a day dedicated to pausing and expressing... Read More

Think outside the pumpkin when decorating this fall

By Kara Eberle

By BETH VRABEL for Smart Ryan Fretz, aesthetic director for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, uses some tools that the average home decorator doesn’t have available: a staff of designers, mechanics and gardeners. His degree in fine arts doesn’t hurt, either. Forget plain old jack... Read More