Labor Day Activities For the Family

Labor Day

It’s the last weekend to celebrate summer. What will YOU do with the family? Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer, commonly celebrated with cookouts and get-togethers before everyone has to head back to work and school. From barbecues to festivals, here are a few of the best activities in the area.

Made in America Festival at Ben Franklin Parkway

Headlined by Rihanna and Coldplay, this fifth annual Made in America Festival will take place Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3 in Philadelphia. Featuring a killer lineup of musicians playing rock, indie, hip-hop and more on multiple stages, be prepared to stay all day and enjoy the good life. Jay-Z, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Solange and many more artists are expected to take the stage.

Labor Day Folksfest at the Cannstatter Club

If folk music is more your thing, come experience the 144th annual Cannstatter Volksfest. This German festival, Philly’s own version of Oktoberfest, features lots of music, dancing, beer, food, and rides for the kids. This festival takes place at Cannstatter Club beer garden in Northeast Philly on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Music Jam at FDR Park

FDR Park will host a free two-day music festival sponsored by the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and the summer beer garden called Parks on Tap. On Saturday, musicians include Ross Bellenoit, Angela Burns and Ginger Coyle. On Sunday, musicians include De Tierra Caliente, Andrea Nardello and Pixel8ter.

Labor Day Fireworks at Sesame Place

The kids will love visiting Sesame Place in Langhorne PA, and Labor Day weekend is the time to do it. Take part in their annual Labor Day weekend fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music! Celebrate with all your favorite characters, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count. Fireworks start right after the 8 p.m. performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade. Also, have a bite to eat as part of the Labor Day Weekend BBQ, offering plenty of pulled pork, smoked chicken, burgers and hot dogs.

Playwicki Park

Enjoy a barbecue at Playwicki Park, also in Langhorne, where you can play baseball and basketball, go fishing and hiking, have a picnic, and play on the playground. Nestled along the Neshaminy Creek, you’ll be sure to enjoy the solace and recreation this 33-acre park has to offer. Bring your BBQ meats because grills are open to the public.

Whether you live in Poet’s Walk in Bucks County, Siena Place in Philadelphia, or want to head to the city for the holiday weekend, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy this Labor Day.

Last Chance to Live at Poet’s Walk

A luxury Ivyland community

With only one home site remaining, this is your chance to get into Poet’s Walk in beautiful Bucks County, PA. Our Builder’s Model is the final home for sale in the community, so don’t waste this opportunity to get in to see what this home is all about. This luxurious single-family home is priced at $739,900, with a unique personality; our Poet’s Walk Builder’s Model could be your next home.

Amenities That Bring Poet’s Walk to Life

Located right next to a private 18-hole championship golf course, you’re just steps away from the rolling fairways of Spring Mill Country Club. This offering by Judd Builders provides a one-of-a-kind blend of character, beauty, individuality and modern luxury. Cathedral ceilings give the home an open air feel, while there are four bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms that ensure complete privacy and spacious quarters.

In the kitchen, enjoy top of the line appliances and amenities, making this the perfect place in the house to not only cook and eat but to entertain and gather in comfort as well. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, spacious bedrooms, balconies overlooking the first floor…these are just a few reasons why you don’t to want to miss the beauty of Poet’s Walk yourself. Add to that luxurious hot tubs, multi-sink baths, open concept living areas, generous closets, and stone/siding facades, and you have a winner. After all, this was the Builder’s “Model Home,” so everything is top of the line!

The Surrounding Neighborhood

Convenient Ivyland is the backdrop for this idyllic neighborhood in historic Bucks County. Popet’s Walk is a peaceful retreat in every sense; you can escape it all, and still enjoy the everyday conveniences you love all in the same great location. Plus, it’s located in the Council Rock School District, a highly desirable district. You are also close to state of the art medical facilities as well, such as Abington Memorial, Doylestown, Aria, Holy Redeemer and St. Mary’s hospitals.

Coupling modern design with historical charm, Poet’s Walk gives you the best of both worlds. If you appreciate quality workmanship and beautiful accents, you’ll love Poet’s Walk. It’s time you found out why.

Contact Judd Builders. Don’t miss out on your final opportunity to live in this beautiful, established community of luxury homes at Poet’s Walk. Call sales manager Brendan Boroski at 215.416.6621 or 215.682.7700 or email at This home won’t last

Make Everyday Spa Day

The ultimate guide to making your bathroom your own pampered paradise

Imagine this: warm water cascading down, filling the room with a relaxing ambiance that melts all of your worries away. That can be everyday when you bring the spa experience to your bathroom in the comfort of your home at The Reserve at Creekside.

A lavish bathroom always starts with a Kohler soaking tub that you can immerse yourself in. However, to bring the spa experience to your bathroom; make sure to have bath salts and essential oils on display. These two products are fundamental in spas because they engage your senses with aromatherapy. Not only can you use these products to sooth yourself and enhance a relaxing bath, but showcasing them on your marble vanity sink tops will also produce a spa effect.

On the contrary, if you prefer a shower “the spa effect” can also be achieved by using candles. While your prepping your shower light a candle or two to captivate your senses. Not only do they emanate the relaxing scent of your choice, but they also establish the surrounding atmosphere, which makes it easier for you to find your happy place. Set them on your vanity top to offset elegant faucets/fixtures and create a dynamic arrangement of candles to simulate the spa atmosphere.

The final touch to achieve the spa experience in your own bathroom is to stock your vanity drawers with the ultimate spa accessory: fluffy white robes. Nothing tops off the relaxing spa experience than wrapping yourself in a soft robe after a warm and inviting bath or shower. It extends the comfort of the bath and enshrouds you in peace and serenity.

Why can’t “spa day” be everyday? Pamper yourself and make your dream paradise real with only a few minor additions to your already luxurious bathroom. And if you’re looking to find a home that offers outstanding features visit Judd Builders today and get started!

Benefits of Quick Move-In Homes

What’s a quick move-in home? It’s a home that is nearly ready to move into, just waiting for a few of your customizations! You can select your countertops, your flooring, and maybe appliances or fixtures to really make it yours.  Once you have determined your style and customize the materials, your home will be ready for you to move in and get settled.

Here at Judd Builders, we offer many quick move-in homes at our communities throughout the Lehigh Valley and the Philadelphia Area.

The Reserve at Creekside

Situated right in the heart of Flourtown and Chestnut Hill, this charming community has combines elegance and traditional beauty with a modern twist. This brand new carriage home community has quick delivery homes available, starting at $609,900. Designed for easy, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance lifestyles, you get a seamless transition from purchase to move-in, and beyond. Many of these homes can still be customized to meet your design style and tastes, while others have been upgraded with many designer finishes and luxuries. If you’re looking for a new home, in a gorgeous location, with so much to offer – look no further than the Reserve at Creekisde. Contact our sales team at 610-834-8600 to learn more about the homes we have available.

Whispering Pines

A community of beautiful new homes in Upper Saucon Township, Whispering Pines offers an ideal location near local business centers and access to a variety of activities and local favorites. Best of all, when you purchase a new, quick move-in home at Whispering Pines – your home will be ready in as little as 90 days!  These homes offer 4-5 bedrooms, two and a half baths, cozy fireplaces and so much more. It’s ideal for enjoying your time at home or entertaining family and friends. Other homeowners boast about the dramatic windows in the family room, the floor plans and the stunning exterior of the homes. Contact our sales manager, Brendan Boroski, at 610-282-2511 to learn more about our available homes.

Renaissance at Morgan Creek

Another option for a quick delivery home is a home at the Renaissance at Morgan Creek community. A place where luxury, lifestyle and fun meet, in a home that is low maintenance. A 55+ community that makes finding a new home easy and simple. Our designs are modern, comfortable and ready for move-in. Add some of your personality and customize your home and then voila – it’s ready for you! Contact our sales manager, Deanna Goodfellow, at 215.538.3600 to learn more about our available quick move-in homes.

Contact Judd Builders

If you’re interested in a quick delivery home, call Judd Builders today to schedule a visit to one of our communities. We would be happy to connect you find the right home for your budget and needs.

Savor the Summer with Philly Festivities

Don’t miss out on the fun, see what Philly has to offer in the month of August

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Now until August 20th every Wednesday through Sunday The Oval is back on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where you can enjoy some of the usual activities like shaded beer gardens, community movie nights, over-sized games and much more. There will also be live musical performances as well as varying fitness classes open to the public. What’s new this year is an inventive and immersive art installation with focuses on the unfamiliar aspects of Philadelphia culture, as well as an evolving mural which everyone is invited to add to. With movie nights, family nights, days for fitness and the arts, no matter when you go you’re sure to find some way to have fun at Oval! More information can be found here:



Free Yoga on Race St. Pier

Everyday until November 12th you can attend a yoga class completely free! Get there early and pick your spot overlooking the beautiful Race Street Pier and the Delaware River. There are classes every Monday through Friday at 7:00 am, as well as every Monday through Thursday at 6:00 pm. Classes are also offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 am. Be sure to make it to a special Solstice class or the Twilight yoga class. The next one is coming up on August 7th at 8:30 pm. Directions and more information can be found here:



Broadway Philadelphia Presents: Wicked

Back in Philadelphia by popular demand, the Broadway musical Wicked will be playing at the Academy of Music from July 26th until August 27th. Dive into the wonderful world of Oz, and immerse yourself in the story of the land before Dorothy and her lovable crew. Tickets start from $29 dollars and the show is well worth the ticket price. There’s also a wonderful coupon for a three-course meal at the award winning restaurant Volvér, perfect for before of after your viewing. More information about the play and where to purchase tickets can be found here:


28517370401_e1d10fc35b_b copyFountain Farmer’s Market

Every Wednesday until November 22nd the Fountains Farmers’ Market will be hosted by Farm to City from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Feel a sense of community as you shop for locally grown produce. Stock up on fresh produce, cheese, and eggs, which is only a small selection that the Fountain Farmers’ Market has to offer. Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the sweet Amish-baked goods as well! Located on 11th St. & Tasker St., stop by and invest in the goods up until Thanksgiving! For more information about the market visit:


spruce-street-harbor-park-restaurant-dusk-m.edlow-900VP-587x0Spruce Street Harbor Park

Now until October 1st enjoy the urban beach that is Spruce Street Harbor Park. Returning for its fourth year, this adored pop-up park lets visitors enjoy a handful of activities. From savoring food on its floating restaurant or quenching your thirst with cool drafts from the beer garden there is much to do in this charming location. Engage in a fierce game of bocce, ping pong, and shuffleboard under the vibrant LED lighting that hangs from treetops. Or if you would rather relax, find a hammock to lounge on and enjoy the festivities going on around you. No matter what, Spruce Street Harbor Park has much to offer to its visitors and never fails to entertain. For more information visit:


Fun Designs for the Kids’ Rooms

Kids Room

Is your child’s bedroom boring and outdated? Are they outgrowing their room? Sounds like a new design is in order. We can help. Spruce up your kid’s room with these tips:

One thing to consider is – as your child grows up, their style is going to change. So, sticking with a neutral color could be your best option and then adding pops of colors with pillows, rugs, décor and lighting.

Purple Passion

Have a little girl who’s outgrowing the pink unicorns and fluffy teddy bears? No problem. Explore your pre-teen’s style by giving her room a purple makeover. If you live in Whispering Pines, then you know how close you are to the Lehigh Valley Mall or the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. Chances are, your pre-teen loves shopping, so why not get her involved and get her input on everything? Check out this purple passion bedroom from Babble.

A bed with extra storage provides just what she needs for all her new clothes. And a fluffy purple throw rug with added beanbag chair makes this room a must for sleepovers with the girls.

Bunk Beds with a Twist

If you have two little ones moving in together to make way for, say, a brand new baby, you want them to have as much fun as possible. Bunk beds are perfect for that cozy feel of camping yet an elegant touch of a growing child’s room. Try this look of bunk beds nestled on top of each other in a T pattern instead of the usual vertical stacking position. Lime green walls provide the perfect backdrop for simple patterns on the bed spread, pillows and throw rugs. White furniture makes the ideal complement, making the way for style changes throughout the coming years.

Pink Princess

This charming twist on the typical princess room features a carriage style bed that would make Cinderella jealous. On oval mirror-mirror-on-the-wall offset by elegant white furniture and hot pink drapes bring the whole look together for your little princess.

Pirate Theme

For your little buccaneers, there’s the pirate-shaped bed complete with flags and sails. A vertical map with skull and cross bones marks the spot on the wall, with treasure map themed posters adorning the walls as well. Old books, a compass and a lantern set the stage for an adventure on the high seas.

The best part about redecorating your kids’ rooms is involving them in the decisions. The more they take part, the bigger investment they make in their own décor. Have them choose the accents, or put them in charge of the wall color (within reason of course!)

To learn more about joining Whispering Pines or any of our other communities, call Judd Builders today.