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Furnish Your Home for under $2000 with IKEA’s 2018 Catalog

post by Erica Minutella Once you've placed the down payment on your new home, you may not be left with much of a budget for filling your new space with home essentials. That's why we've scoured the 2018 IKEA Catalog for the most affordably stylish pieces available. And we've found a way to furnish your whole home for under $2000. Living Room: Our picks for the living room were the most whimsical choices by far. With touches of bold color, an office desk re-purposed as a TV table, and a few items stolen right out of the children's furniture department,...

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5 South Philly Breakfast Spots for When Your Home Kitchen Is in Chaos

post by Erica Minutella The day after a big move, before the kitchen is setup and after the initial stress has dissipated, few things work better as a pick-me-up than going out for a big breakfast with the family. If you’re lucky enough to have made the move to South Philly, prepare yourself for a local wonderland of colorful bakeries, coffee shop hideaways, and friendly neighborhood diners. To make your post-move-in experience as easy as possible, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite local breakfast spots. [caption id="attachment_667" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by Carissa Gan on Unsplash[/caption] Café Chicco, 2532...

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5 Old City Shops that Will Turn Your House into a Home

post by Erica J. Minutella It’s been a year. The boxes are unpacked, you’ve found those new pieces of furniture, maybe even painted a few walls.  Yet your house still feels new to you and your family. So where do you go to find those final, personal touches that will make your house into a home? If you're lucky enough to have made the move to Old City, there are a number of options just within your reach. For Your Book Nook: The Book Trader, 7 N. 2nd Street Whether you’ve got a comfy chair tucked away in a corner...

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This Father’s Day, Connect with Philly: 6 Local Things to Do with Dad

Post by Erica J. Minutella It can be hard enough to find just the right present for dad on Father's Day, but add moving to a new and unfamiliar city to the mix and planning something special can feel downright impossible. So for the new homeowners out there, we rounded up some of our favorite local activities to make your Father's Day in a new place feel like Father's Day at home. For the Foodie Dads: Dim sum rhymes with endless yum for a reason. Head over to Chinatown to treat dad to a never-ending variety of fluffy, flavorful dumplings,...

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