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Fourth of July Backyard BBQ Prep

Are you looking to host an epic summer bash? The Fourth of July is just a few weeks away and a backyard BBQ is the perfect way to celebrate America’s independence. Whether you're inviting the whole neighborhood or just a few close friends, it's important to start planning well in advance. These tips [...]
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5 Ways to Freshen Up Your New Townhome This Spring

The change in seasons brings a fresh new start to everything, and your home should be no exception! Our new residents at The Towns at Parke West have a turnkey home, but that doesn't mean it can't be styled to reflect the spring season! Here are 5 easy ways to give your townhome a little seasonal fl [...]
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Townhome Yard Prep for Fall

Leaves are on the ground and the air is turning chilly. And as a homeowner, you might have noticed your front and backyard are now looking especially shabby. Whether you live on expansive acreage or in our townhouse community, the Towns at Parke West, yard care is a year-round responsibility.Here ar [...]
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Tips for Preparing Your Garden For the Fall/Winter Season

Sweater weather is on its way! And before you know it, the temperatures will drop. The season is changing and so should your garden.The days are shorter, the leaves are falling, and winter will eventually arrive in Annapolis. What can you do to prepare? Here are some helpful gardening tips that will [...]
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Hosting the Perfect At-Home Pizza Night

Who doesn’t love a delicious, homemade, piping hot pizza fresh from the oven? There’s just something irresistible about that crunchy, doughy crust with the perfect amount of sauce and cheese that makes our mouths water!There are many ways to create your own homemade pizza experience. Whether it’s an [...]
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Backyard Lighting Ideas

Beautiful summer evenings are coming and, with them, the chance to enjoy your backyard to its fullest! Out of all the places in your home, it’s probably one of the most under-used spaces. That doesn’t mean you can’t make it a cozy place to be when the sun sets! With the right backyard lighting idea [...]
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Create An Outdoor Dining Space for Your Home

It might seem counterintuitive, but the best time to start thinking about your outdoor dining space is before you have one. Sure, you could get a table and chairs from Ikea or Walmart and eat outside in all sorts of weather... But why not enjoy an outdoor dining area that's more than just functiona [...]
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Favorite Home, Yard and Garden Tools

Spring weather is here! The best way to enjoy the warmer days is by sprucing up your property. From weeding flower beds to cleaning up the hedges, there’s plenty of yard work for homeowners! Having the right equipment makes getting the work done so much easier. Stay motivated and keep your landscap [...]
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DIY Flower Pot Decorating

Are you looking for a new hobby? Flower pot decorating is a fun and simple way to spruce up your garden. It’s also an excellent DIY project that can be done with items found around the house, the craft store, or the dollar store. You don’t need any experience in gardening or arts and crafts to get [...]
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Preparing for Spring Gardening Season

Spring is officially just a few days away, and Sturbridge Homes in Maryland look beautiful in full bloom! Homeowners in our area plant everything from perennial flowers to vegetable crops, regional trees, and decorative shrubs. Will you be planting this season? If so, we’re here to help you prepare [...]
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Favorite Kitchen Appliances for 2021

Are you tired of ordering the same takeout? Totally over all your usual go-to meals? With spending more time at home this year, why not splurge on new tools for your Sturbridge Homes kitchen? 2021 has hot new appliances that are guaranteed to inspire fresh new recipes your family will love! You’ll [...]
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Themed Decorating Holiday Ideas

Deck the halls, living room, and kitchen of your Sturbridge home with these uniquely themed holiday decor ideas! Naptown Holidays Embrace the spirit of our state’s capital with a nautically themed holiday setup in your home. Give these cheap and easy nautical themed DIY decorations a try.  Fo [...]
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Holiday Decorating DIY Style

Another Thanksgiving is in the record books and now the holiday season is in full swing! If mother nature doesn’t oblige with a wintry landscape this month, there of plenty of uniquely creative and festive ways to DIY decorate our homes for the holidays. Here’s a few outdoor DIY decoration ideas th [...]
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What’s the Deal with all these Pineapples?

What’s the deal with all these pineapples? Aside from the obvious, that they’re a delicious and nutritious fruit, you may have noticed an abundance of pineapples being featured in unlikely places. Pineapples have been popping up all over the place this summer; music concerts, block parties, picnics, [...]
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Summer Garden and Backyard DIY projects

This summer, spruce up your outdoor space with some of our favorite garden and backyard DIY projects! Brighten up your backyard by painting some patio tiles in bright colors. See how they did it here. Add some landscape lighting with glass shades filled with string lights. See the simply DIY h [...]
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10 Easy DIY Projects for Spring

Spring has officially sprung, and we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite Spring DIY projects to bring in the new season. Moss Covered Bunny Canvas Art from The Kolb Corner DIY Tulip Wreath from The How-To Mom Easter Egg Mason Jars from Mason Jar Crafts DIY Recycled Easter Bunny Vase from Week [...]
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Our Favorite Cozy Winter Home Decor Ideas

As the weather continues to cool down, warm up your home with warm lighting, soft textures and inviting decor. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite home decor ideas to keep you cozy all winter long! String lights aren’t just for the Christmas Tree. Warm up any room of the house with string light [...]
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DIY Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We’ve rounded up some of the best DIY Thanksgiving Table Ideas, including centerpieces, table settings and kids table setups, sure to impress your guests. Happy Thanksgiving! Centerpieces This Rustic Wood Table Runner is a great addition to an elegant, mo [...]
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Pumpkin Carving Tips for the Perfect Jack-O-Lantern

Halloween is right around the corner. If you haven’t carved your jack-o-lantern yet, there’s still time! Follow these 9 easy pumpkin carving tips for the perfect jack-o-lantern. The first step is picking your pumpkin. Your pumpkin should have a stem. The greener and sturdier the stem is, the freshe [...]
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Pinterest’s Top Fall DIY Projects

This season, home decor is all about pumpkins, fall foliage and spooky Halloween decor. We headed to Pinterest to find some of the top DIY projects of the season. Check them out! Fill your home with the smells of the season with these Cinnamon Scented Pinecones. Pinterest loves this Rustic Fall Wr [...]
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Summer DIY Activities for Kids

With one month left of summer, it can be challenging to keep coming up with new activities to keep your kids entertained. Here are 9 great DIY summer activities that will keep your children entertained day and night! DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint This paint is easy to make, and contains ingredients that [...]
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14 Summer BBQ Hacks

Summer is almost here, and that means a season full of BBQs and outdoor parties. Here are 14 hacks to make your summer BBQs better than ever! 1. Set out a bug spray and sunscreen station, like this. 2. Make a natural ant repellant of water and vinegar to keep ants away from food. Recipe here. 3. [...]
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Best Beach Reads of Summer 2016

Summer is right around the corner, and no day by the pool or beach is complete without a juicy novel to sink your teeth into. We’ve tracked down the most anticipated books of the summer to add to your reading list. Here are our top 8 beach reads of summer 2016. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica (Releas [...]
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