February 2012

Girls' Night Out

Consider some of these fun options when planning the next get-together with the girls. by Mary Beth Schwartz After a fun yet challenging week with my one-year-old and three-year-old sons, I look forward to quality time catching up with my closest girlfriends. We don’t get together as often as we’d like with our busy schedules—so when we do, we plan try to plan something sp... »

Design Solutions for a More Beautiful Home

By Lori McLaughlin We asked several area designers for their tips on perplexing home decorating questions, including selecting the perfect window treatment, arranging cozy seating areas and dressing up the walls. Here’s what they had to say: Window and Door Treatment Options Design Expert: Sandra Kuhns, K&H Custom Window Treatments, Trexlertown We have a large, two-sto... »

Letter From The Editor

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home.  ~Edith Sitwell Dear Readers, Now that we’re in the thick of winter—the hustle and bustle of the holidays a distant memory—some of us turn inward looking for motivation to get those indoor projects done. (Maybe this will actua... »

Fibromyalgia: A Life Sentence Of Pain

By Sara Vigneri It was 1991 and Paula Thibault was working as a nurse in a local hospital when she suffered an injury. The injury itself was not too traumatic and she figured the pain would pass once it healed. But despite getting treated for her injury, the pain never went away. Soon, the pain from the injury site spread to all four limbs and her internal organs. As the w... »

Winter Fun…Indoors!

By Sara Vigneri When the weather gets cold, many celebrate the season with outdoor winter activities. However, for those who prefer not to brave the elements (and risk cold fingers and toes) there is still plenty to do this winter. So leave the snow pants at home and try some of these activities: TRADE IN: Your snowshoes FOR: Dance shoes AND HEAD TO: TC Dance Club PA 6623 ... »

Valentine's Day Gifts

By Sara Hodon Choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is a little more stressful than it seems. Sure, it’s not like Christmas where you feel compelled to buy something for everyone in your family (including the great-aunt you haven’t seen since you were 12). And it’s not like Halloween, where you have to come up with the perfect costume and put it all together. Valentine... »

Winter Comforts

When February rolls around it may feel like winter will never end. Give yourself a warm hug with these winter goodies. »

Marketplace Spotlight

By Sara Hodon Essence of Health 750 S. 25th St.  |  Easton, PA   |  610-252-7707  |  EssenceOfHealthPa.net Essence of Health is a full-scale market that sells a variety of natural items. Their philosophy is simple: “We want people to look at our store as a ‘destination store’—a place where they can come and get  friendly, informed service and have a lot of choices as far a... »

One In A Million: Coco's Story

By Jennifer LoConte On August 24, 2009, Jim and Ali Lazaridis of Bethlehem welcomed their first child into the world, Khloe Coco,  a healthy and happy baby girl. At the age of three months, Coco developed a seemingly non-threatening fever. Upon further examination, their pediatrician noticed an enlarged spleen and immediately ordered multiple tests and blood work which con... »

Ethan Allen Design Center

By Nancy Moffett A strong American brand with global reach. A design authority with a modern attitude. A high-quality manufacturer…We are all of these things, but, most important, at Ethan Allen we are people who love our homes. And we believe passionately that everyone should love theirs.” ~ Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen CEO. Almost 30 years ago, Mark Kweller built the fam... »

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