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Round Up of Fun DIY Projects that We Absolutely Love!

The summer is always a great time for relaxation, fun, and most of all DIY projects. If you find yourself with extra time during the summer hours, check out some of our favorite DIY projects that we absolutely love. From fun DIY outdoor games to gorgeous outdoor furniture, there is bound to be a DIY project that you’ll want to build!

DIY Daybed
Do you love relaxing outdoors? If you have a big front porch or spacious deck, why not give this DIY a try? This DIY Daybed will provide you with a go to spot whenever you want to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Get the instructions here.

DIY Modern House Address Sign
Want to spruce up your front porch but don’t know how to? Try building this DIY modern House Address Sign that will definitely make your front porch pop! Also, if you aren’t looking for a modern style, you are able to switch up the look so it’s closer to your personal style! Don’t be afraid to experiment and get creative while you DIY!

DIY Backyard Dominoes
Make game night even bigger and enjoy the summer weather while it lasts with this DIY project. Build you own set of oversized dominoes that you can play in your backyard with your guests. This is sure to be a hit among your friends and might even inspire them to build a set of their own! Get the tutorial here.

DIY Deck-Top Pond
Have you always dreamed of having a pond in your backyard, but you don’t have enough space? Well now you can have you dream pond with this DIY Deck-Top Pond. Create a lovely focal point on your deck with this lovely DIY that your guests will be sure to notice!

DIY Magical Fairy Garden
Do you have any small DIY crafters on your hands? Let them help you with this fun DIY project that is adds whimsy and color to your backyard. Magical Fairy Gardens are picking up popularity among kids and adults. Create your own with your little DIYer for a fun and original day project! Get the instructions here.

DIY Raised Garden Bed
Are you looking to start a garden this summer but have limited space? Make these DIY Raised Garden Beds and start you garden right away! There are a multitude of raised garden bed designs to choose from, so pick one that will work best with the space that you have and plant away!

DIY Oversized Checker Board
Just like oversized dominoes, make your own DIY Oversized Checker Board to enjoy for years to come! This is an obvious way to entertain your guests in a fun and unique way.

DIY Crate Storage Coffee Table
Need a new coffee table to complement your family room? Check out this cool DIY Crate Storage Coffee Table design that also offers a lot of extra storage! Most families spend a majority of their time in their family rooms, so it’s important you have proper coffee table that can also keep your house organized.

DIY Kids Picnic Table and Sandbox
If you have younger kids, this DIY is the perfect project for you. Build a DIY Kids Picnic Table and Sandbox in one! That’s right! This two-in-one DIY offers a spot for kids and their friends to eat somewhere outside, while also serving as a sandbox that will offer plenty of fun.

DIY Sign/Artwork Using Vinyl Letters
Do you love DIY artwork that involves beautiful and inspiring quotes that you live your life by? Instead of buying the expensive artwork that inspires you, why not make it yourself! This DIY will help you through the steps of making a lovely sign/artwork with vinyl letters that you can show off throughout your home! Get the tutorial here.

DIY Tire Planter
Want to add some color and décor to your outdoor spaces? Grab all the supplies you need for this gorgeous DIY Tire Planter project. Not only is this project absolutely beautiful, but it also is environmentally-friendly! By reusing an old tire, build this lovely planter and use it for years to come!

DIY Outdoor Double X Bench
If you need a small and narrow bench that is also super cute, this is the DIY project for you! This bench is perfect for a small front porch or deck and you could even incorporate it into your interior design, if you so desire. The popular rustic farmhouse look of this bench is sure to make heads turn and that fact that you built it yourself will impress any guest who can’t stop admiring the piece!

Want even more DIY projects to tackle? Check out our Pinterest page! We have a whole board dedicated to DIY project that we love and that you can check out and try for yourself. Also, if you’re looking to move into a wonderful planned community, check out one of Judd Builders communities! From 55+ active adult communities to the family oriented single-family home communities all in sought after areas, there is bound to be a community that is a perfect fit for you! For more information contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you have!

How We Ensure Quality While Building

When it comes to buying a new home, you’ll obviously want to safeguard your newest and most important investment. There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a home. What area do you want to move to? What is best for you and your family? Do you want a pre-owned home or are you open to buying a new construction home? If you’re considering buying a new construction home there is a lot to think about, especially when it comes to how the builder ensures quality in their home designs. However, that’s something you won’t have to worry about when you work with Judd Builders! Here at Judd, we are committed to delivering the quality that makes a house a home and we want to make every one of our home buyers’ dream home a reality. Here’s how we do it!

50 Years of Experience
As a division of the broad-based DePaul Group, Judd Builders started building new construction homes in and around the Philadelphia area in the late 1950s. With over 50 plus years of history and experience, we have earned the reputation as a skilled and conscientious planner of communities with sensitivity to contemporary environmental issues, as well as the concerns of our home buyers. Our growing experience is what helps us ensure quality while we build. It helps us achieve our goal of building and providing our home buyers with their dream home.

Expert Planning
Not only are our communities and neighborhoods carefully planned out, but our homes are as well. When it comes to providing and ensuring quality homes, our expert planning is a huge aspect to our success. To ensure quality, we carefully plan before, during, and after the build to safeguard your investment. Our expert planning offers you the security of knowing you can place your trust in the builder of your dream home.

Strong Commitment to Quality Workmanship
Here at Judd Builders, we are a stable and reliable, financially diversified company with a strong reputation that is run by people who care. Our goal is to deliver quality homes to our homebuyers. One of the ways we ensure quality homes is our strong commitment to our workmanship. When you purchase a Judd Builders home, we use the best materials during the build and our crew is laser focused throughout the whole process. Our homes not only reflect the needs of our home buyers, but they are completed with the highest level of fit and finish. We stand behind our homes and our strong commitment to delivering quality.

Looking to move into a quality new construction home in an amazing neighborhood? Check out all of our wonderful communities throughout the Pennsylvania region! From the busy streets of South Philadelphia to the quaint town of Oley PA, you’ll find the perfect community for you and your family. And if you are looking for more information or have any questions contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer your questions!

How To Decorate Your Dream Bedroom

One of the most loved spaces in your home, the bedroom is a special space where peace and quiet meets comfort and relaxation. So it’s understandable that you want to decorate the bedroom of your dreams. However, there are so many design elements to juggle when designing a room that make the process difficult and hard to execute. Don’t let this stop you though; your dream bedroom is still achievable. Just follow these tips and you’ll have you dream bedroom in no time.

Find Your Style
With any room in your house you’ll want to determine your style before you begin. This step is crucial to creating your dream bedroom so feel free to take as much time as you want deciding. Make sure to stick to a personal style that you like, but don’t be afraid to explore different options as well. Just keep and open mind and design away.

Find Inspiration
One of the best ways to find your style is to find inspiration from various places. Do you have a statement headboard that you’re going to use in your room design? Use that as your inspiration for the rest of the room. Or have you seen an idea on Pinterest or someone else’s room? Don’t be afraid to pull inspiration from anywhere. Finding inspiration for your dream bedroom will not only make the design process easier, but faster as well.

Take Measurements and Create a Furniture Plan
Once you find your style and inspiration the next thing to do is take measurements to create a furniture plan. This step might not be as fun as the others, but it’s important to plan and layout your dream bedroom before you start. You never know if the bed frame you’ve been eyeing up will fit or not. So, better safe than sorry. Measure out and plan where furniture is going and you’ll never run into that problem.

Decide What to Keep, Revamp, and Buy
You don’t always need to buy everything new when it comes to decorating your dream room. Consider keeping or revamping furniture you already have. This can be a huge money saver as well as a fun side project to do while you’re designing your dream bedroom.

Select a Bed Then Add Storage Pieces
Your bed is the most important piece in your bedroom. Make sure you select the right bed frame that will inspire the rest of the room. After that, add storage pieces that will enhance the beauty of the bed frame and compliment the style you decided on.

Mix and Match
Don’t get stuck with a bed set, mix and match pieces to make your dream bedroom more dynamic. You can always opt for the bed set if that is what you prefer, but the more you mix and match furniture, patterns, and textures in your bedroom the more dynamic your bedroom will be. This goes for other accessories as well. Mix and math lighting, rugs, and window treatments

However you decided to decorate you dream bedroom is up to you. Make the experience fun and don’t forget to design for the future. If you keep some of these steps and tips in mind while designing, you’ll be sure to stay in love with your dream bedroom forever.

Featured Community: The Reserve at Glen Loch

Are you looking for a home in an amazing community and a convenient location? Judd Builders has many wonderful planned communities that could fit your needs. Built in up-and-coming and sought after areas, all of our communities offer an array of conveniences including the best shopping, nearby attractions, and a friendly neighborhood atmosphere, especially at The Reserve at Glen Loch!

The Reserve at Glen Loch is Judd Builders’ newest community of new construction homes that provides residents with an engaging and wonderful lifestyle. The integration of this community is seamless. Nestled amidst a picturesque streetscape designed for privacy and easy access to Routes 202, 100, 30, and the PA Turnpike, The Reserve at Glen Loch’s proximity to downtown West Chester and Exton provides a convenient location, where you’ll be right at the center of everything, yet still nestled away in a spectacular community you’ll want to call home!

Located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in historic West Chester, The Reserve at Glen Loch is surrounded by charm, history, and an abundance of activity. From the small shops and restaurants that line Main Street in Downtown West Chester to family-fun activities like Treehouse World, there is plenty to do when you move into the community! It would be a challenge to find a town that could compare with the charm, history, and culture of West Chester.

Priced from the high $300s, these carriage and townhomes are perfect for the modern needs of any homeowner! Each home design is beautifully panned and built with the highest quality of materials and workmanship during construction. The Reserve at Glen Loch offers six models: The Adler, The Anderson, The Bradford, The Brandywine, The Caldwell, and The Chestnut. Each model home design features three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a one to two car garage, a luxurious owner’s suite, and a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.

The Anderson, Bradford, and Caldwell models are the three carriage home designs you could choose from. All carriage home designs are similar, yet unique. The Anderson and Bradford carriage home designs have second floor owner’s suite and an open first floor plan. The Caldwell offers a first floor owner’s suite for those who desire first-floor living. You will be able to enjoy the spacious owner’s suite that is accompanied by an owner’s bath and walk-in closets as well as a cozy family room, which is perfect for entertaining! The Adler, Brandywine, and Chestnut models are the three townhome designs you could choose from that come with an array of features that vary from model to model. Enjoy owner’s suites with attached bathrooms, walk-in closets, and gourmet kitchens any chef would fall in love with!

The Reserve at Glen Lochs’ peaceful, yet convenient location makes it the perfect community for any modern family. Don’t miss your chance to live in this wonderful community and enjoy the satisfying lifestyle that The Reserve at Glen Loch provides its residents. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us! We would love to answer all of your questions!

Popsicle Recipes to Die For

With summer in full swing, you’ll most likely want a nice cool sweet treat to enjoy during these sweltering days! Look no further! All of these popsicle recipes are to die for and any of them are bound to be a hit with the whole family! Check out these tasty popsicle recipes and stay cool throughout the summer.

Raspberry Peach Popsicles
This popsicle recipe is creamy, dreamy, and absolutely delicious! You’ll love the mixture of the sweet vanilla and tangy raspberry as well as mango. Raspberry Peach popsicles are a swirl recipe, so they are a little harder to make, but you get to mix two flavors together and they are a delectable treat!

Blueberry Vanilla Popsicles
Not only is this treat tasty, but it’s healthy as well! Blueberry Vanilla popsicles are a quick and easy popsicle recipe that everyone will love. The best thing about this recipe is that you can eat these whenever you want! They’re perfect for a dessert, snack, even breakfast!

Peach Fro-Yo Popsicles
With only three ingredients, Peach Fro-Yo popsicles are easy to make and absolutely delectable. These popsicles serve as a fantastic snack that will help anyone cool off during the hot summer days and nights. Get the recipe here!

Vanilla Infused Orange Juice Popsicles
Nothing tastes better than vanilla mixed with oranges. This wonderful recipe combines both to create one amazing popsicle recipe! Make sure to gather all the healthy ingredients and have a fun time making this snack! You’ll be lucky if they last through the day! Click here to get the recipe.

Lemonade Popsicles
This recipe is the perfect summer treat! Made with fresh ingredients, this is a fun dessert or snack that kids and adults alike will absolutely love! The best part about Lemonade Popsicles is that they’re easy to make!

Chia Coconut Pudding Popsicles
This super health popsicle is refreshingly delicious and easy to make. Grab the few simple ingredients to make this recipe and enjoy the sweet treat that Chia Coconut Pudding popsicles are! Oh, and don’t forget the best part about this recipe! You can easily replace what kind of fruit you put in them to switch up the flavor!

Yogurt Parfait Popsicles
Get your yogurt parfait on and try out this wonderful popsicle recipe. Fairly easy to make, gather all the ingredients and add them in the popsicle mold. Once they are done freezing, wallah! You have an instant yogurt parfait in popsicle form!

Watermelon Popsicles
Nothing says “hello summer” more than a Watermelon Popsicle! These popsicles are adorably cute and absolutely delicious! The layered popsicles are fun to make and everyone is sure to fall in love with this recipe. Want to try this recipe out? Get the recipe here!

Neapolitan Popsicles
Enjoy the ultimate ice cold treat – the Neapolitan Popsicle! Made with only the best ingredients, everyone will be fighting over these popsicles once they’re made.

Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Popsicles
Indulge in the amazingness that is Raspberry Cheesecake Yogurt Popsicles. These delectable treats are creamy, fruity, and all things wonderful! You’ll be making these all summer long once you try them. Click here to get the recipe!

Coconut Mango Popsicles
These sweet tropical-tasting popsicle are sure to be a hit with any coconut and mango loving person! With only a few ingredients, Coconut Mango popsicles are easy to make. Not only is the recipe delicious, but they are beautiful to look at as well! However, don’t stare at them for too long! Make sure to devour this tasty treat before they are all gone!

Want more delicious popsicle recipes to try out this summer? Go to our Pinterest page and find our recipe board or you could even do a general search on Pinterest too! We’re always updating our board with wonderful recipes that we absolutely love! Who knows! Maybe you’ll find another recipe on our board that will go amazingly with the popsicles you’ll be making!

Fun Beach Activities

Summer is in full swing and the best place to be during the heat of the summer is the beach! Enjoy a sunny and sandy day at the beach with the whole family and make your next beach vacation or trip more memorable for everyone by including some of these fun games or activities to participate in.

1. Look for Animal Habitats
Turn your beach vacation or trip into a small outdoor lesson by looking for animal habitats and teach your kids about them. From the grasslands and water to the dunes, you’re sure to find some sort of animal habitat to explore and learn about. Don’t forget to talk about the animals that inhabit the area as well!

2. Hopscotch
You don’t need chalk and blacktop to enjoy this activity. Draw a hopscotch course for your kids to play with. When the course gets too easy for them, have them draw their own creative hopscotch course to challenge themselves and their playmates.

3. Build a Sandcastle
Building a sandcastle has become a staple for any beach trip of vacation. Let your kids creativity flow as you build a one-of-a-kind sandcastle! Let them take control over the project, but make sure to give them pointers to help their castle along! Not only will your kids love making the castle, but they’ll love that their parents are helping out!

4. Organize a Relay Race
If you want a fun beach activity that will ignite the spirit of competition, organize a relay race for everyone to participate in! The relay races can be anything too! From racing back and forth from the ocean to a pail and filling it with water to who can build the tallest sand tower, the options for relay races are endless! So get creative and get planning for an awesome relay race that everyone will love!

5. Host a Beach Scavenger Hunt
Make a list of common things you typically find on the beach. Then, have your tiny explorer spend their time trying to find these hidden treasures. This activity is great for kids who aren’t ready or comfortable exploring the ocean yet!

6. Build a Fort
Just like building a sandcastle, building a fort can be just as fun! Get your kids to play along and build a fort where they can hang out and relax when they aren’t enjoying the water.

7. Learn How to Fly A Kite
If the conditions are perfect, why not learn how to fly a kite? Not only is this a new activity for your kids to learn, but it’s also a fun and challenging as well. If your kids end up enjoying kite flying, you’ll always have a beach activity to keep them occupied for future beach trips/vacations!

8. Beach Bowling
You don’t need bowling pins or a bowling ball in order to bowl on the beach. Create tall sand towers in the formation of bowling pins and bring a kickball to use as the bowling ball. Then, have your kids take turns trying to knock the sand towers down! Once all the towers are gone, they can build them again and keep the game going round after round.

9. Beach Bocci Ball
Beach Bocci Ball is the perfect game for kids and adults of all ages. If you have a bocci set make sure to pack it for a fun day full of friendly competition and amusement!

10. Learn Something New
This activity is perfect for anyone to enjoy on a sunny beach day! Find something that you or your kids haven’t learned yet and set out to learn it during your time at the beach. Whether your and your kids are learning to surf or you bring you current book full of new and inspiring information, learning something new is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy!

14 Ways to Save for a Downpayment

Moving is a huge step for any individual to take. Buying a home comes with many responsibilities, especially financial responsibilities. Not only do you have to know if you are able to afford a home, but you also have to save for other moving expenses and a downpayment. Saving money can be difficult at times, especially when you have other expenses to pay. However, you can still save some money for that downpayment you’re looking to make. Here are 14 ideas to help you save for a downpayment!

1. Stop Eating Out
Eating out is not only delicious, but it’s convenient as well. However, eating or drinking out can cost you a lot of money. The average amount for lunch alone is ten dollars, that comes out to 50 dollars a week for just lunch. Instead use that money to buy actual groceries and pack your lunches. This also applies for dinner as well. Make and eat dinner at home and you’ll be saving some money for your downpayment!

2. Do It Yourself
There are everyday things that you love to indulge in that cost you money. Instead of paying someone else to do these things for you, you can easily do them yourself to save on money. Things like getting your nails done, simple house repairs, even making your food will help you save money if you do it yourself!

3. Make your Own Breakfast
Similar to making your lunch and dinner and not eating out, you should also make you own breakfast in the morning. Skip the expenses of buying your breakfast before you go to work and wake up 15 minutes earlier to make your own.

4. Forget the Gym, Workout Outside
Don’t get us wrong, working out is super important for your health. Just because you are trying to save for a downpayment doesn’t mean you should quit working out and quit the gym. Rather, quit the gym and workout outside instead. Use the earth as your own personal gym. Not only is this proven to be better for you than going to an actual gym, but you won’t have to make any monthly gym payments either! Saving you your hard earned cash!

5. Use Cash
Instead of using your credit card to pay for everything, carry around some cash to pay with. When you use your credit card, you don’t really have a sense of how much you are spending. That’s why you should pay with cash. Not only will you be able to track how much you are spending, but you’ll also be less likely to buy things when you are physically handing over the cash you need to save for that downpayment!

6. Avoid Online Shopping
Online shopping can be dangerous for anyone who is trying to save money in general. When you online shop, you have access to anything and everything right at your fingertips. Try to avoid this dangerous trap and shop locally instead so you won’t go overboard and buy things impulsively.

7. Try to Cut Back on Water and Energy Usage
Be careful about how much water and energy you use. There are easy ways that you can cut back on your water and energy usage. Not only will you save money, but it’s also great for the environment as well!

8. Cut Back on TV
It’s hard nowadays to cut back on television due to the different types of ways you can watch shows or movies. But really think about it for a second. Do you need all those premium cable channels? Do you need Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime? Cutting back on TV will definitely help you save up money and it doesn’t have to be permanent either. Once you have your money saved up for your downpayment you can get back to watching your favorite shows! You might even be able to binge them all at once if they are available on Netflix or Hulu!

9. Invest in Great Water Bottle
Instead of buying bottled water all the time, invest in a great water bottle that you can carry around and use all the time. Not only will you save money on bottled water, but you’ll help the environment as well. The best part about this is the vast array of water bottles to choose from. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors, so you are bound to find one that works for you.

10. Don’t Pay for Name Brand Stuff
Don’t get caught up in name brands, and shop for the same type of clothes with different labels on them. However, if you really want brand name things, you can go to a consignment store and buy the name brand stuff there!

11. Use Coupons
Coupons are there to help you save money, so use them! The money you save from using coupons will add up! However, make sure to use coupons wisely. Only use the coupons that will give you the best deals. Some coupons might seem like they will save you a good amount of money, but sometimes it isn’t always the best deal!

12. Look at your Expenses and Reduce Large Expenses
Make a list of all of your expenses and see what you spend your money on monthly. Once you’ve observed your monthly spending habits, try to reduce your largest expenses! You won’t be able to cut down necessary expenses like rent, utilities, or debt expenses, however, you could try to cut down on other expenses that aren’t necessary. If you see you are spending money on items you don’t necessarily need, cut them down and save that money for a downpayment!

13. Plan Ahead
Just like making a list of all your expenses and seeing where you spend your money, plan ahead and make a budget for yourself. Keep track of your bank account, credit cards, and purchases. Just make sure to plan ahead and stay on budget! Plan your purchases, groceries, meals, anything ahead of time to keep to your budget and save for a downpayment. Once you get used to planning ahead, you’ll start to see how much money you actually save. And if you are thinking of making a bigger purchase, spend at least a month or two thinking about the pros and cons of the item you want to purchase before you decide!

14. Look for Help
If you’re still having trouble saving up for a downpayment, don’t be afraid to look for help elsewhere! There are people and experts out there that can act as a resource for you, like financial planners. Don’t be ashamed to seek out help for constructive information, many people need a little help sometimes!

Are you planning to move and currently saving up for a downpayment? Check out Judd Builders! We have a multitude of wonderful planned communities that meet the needs of today’s modern family. And if you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer all of your questions!

8 Great Pets For People With Allergies

Pets can be a wonderful addition to your family! However, if you suffer from pet allergies it can be hard to add a furry friend to your family. Yet, there is still hope! Pet allergies can cause different reactions from congestion to hives, but fear not, there are breeds of hypoallergenic animals that could be your new addition to your family. Here is a list of hypoallergenic animals that you can add to your family without worrying about allergies!



Bichon Frise – This breed is a hypoallergenic dog due to the fact that it doesn’t shed a lot of fur or dander due to its soft fur undercoat and coarse, curly outer coat. Just remember to keep this dog well-groomed! If not well-groomed, a Bichon could experience skin issues.

Kerry Blue Terrier – Kerry Blue Terriers make for a great house pet and are also hypoallergenic! These medium sized dogs shed less dander due to their wavy black fur. On top of that, they lack an undercoat, which prevents them from shedding too much. However, this is another dog that needs to be well-groomed because their fur can grow quite long.

Portuguese Water Dog – Similar to Poodles in both looks and intelligence, the Portuguese Water Dog also does not shed as much dander as other breeds. However, unlike the Poodle, their coat grows slower, which means less grooming/clippings. Just make sure to brush them regularly to avoid matting skin or irritation.

Maltese – On the smaller side, this friendly breed has a silky coat that doesn’t shed much dander, but it does need to be brushed daily.



Siberian Cat – This fluffy breed would be a great addition to any family with pet allergies. It is believed that this cat produces less allergens in comparison to other breeds. Many believe its because of its fur, which keeps their skin more hydrated, stopping dander production.

Cornish Rex and Devon Rex – Cornish and Devon Rex cats have shorter coats of fur, making them a low-allergy friend. They also tend to groom themselves less frequently, which means less dander! This breed would be an fantastic addition to a family looking for a feline friend.

Sphynx – This cat breed is known for being hairless, which is perfect for anyone with pet allergies! Because they don’t shed any fur or hair, there are not allergens to spread around you home. Just remember to give them frequent baths to keep their skin clean and healthy!

Balinese – Balinese cats look like Siamese cats, but with longer hair. These cats also produce significantly less allergy-causing dander than many other cats! This hypoallergenic breed is the perfect addition to a family looking for a furry friend!


Other Types of Pets:

Parakeet – Parakeets are a great option for people with pet allergies! They shed little dander, even when they are molting and they are a fun, colorful, and cheerful pet to have around.

Turtle, Fish, or Other Reptiles – Any exposure to reptiles like turtles or fish are generally safe for people will allergies because of their lack of dander. So any reptilian pet is a great option for someone with pet allergies! Just be sure to keep their cages clean to prevent any allergies.

Hamster – Hamsters make great pets for allergy sufferers because they are confined to a small space in the house. Because they are confined in a small space, they are less likely to shed dander all over the house. However, there still is a chance that you could be allergic to the hamster itself! So do some research before you buy this furry friend!

Guinea Pigs – Just like Hamsters, Guinea Pigs are confined to a small space in the house, so they won’t shed as much dander. However, don’t forget someone will have to handle the animals, which means if an allergy sufferer cleans the cages they could come in contact with allergens and an allergic reaction might occur. Make sure to visit an allergist beforehand to see if you are allergic to hamsters or guinea pigs!

If you and your family really want a family pet, remember to do your research! A pet is a long-term commitment, so it’s best to do your research on your allergy sensitivity, animal breeds, and other remedies before you make your decision. If you are still unsure after your research you could always go see an allergist for testing to get a more definitive determination on what animals elicit an allergic response. Also, don’t forget that even if your pet is hypoallergenic you can still deal with allergies!

4th of July Recipes to Try Out This Holiday

Whether you’re hosting an amazing 4th of July party or attending a party you’ll want to try out some of these fantastic recipes this holiday! From classic macaroni salad to a fun and exiting twists on burgers, you and your guests are bound to find a new favorite recipe in this list!

Raspberry Lemonade
With any 4th of July celebration, you need refreshing drinks! Take a twist on classic lemonade and try out this thirst quenching Raspberry Lemonade recipe. This delicious drink is quick and easy to make and is bound to be a hit at your 4th of July celebration.

Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad
Bored of classic potato salad recipes? Spice things up with this crowd-pleasing potato salad recipe. Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad is sure to be a favorite among your guests. The combination of bacon and sriracha chili sauce gives this recipe the perfect kick!

Mini Cheesy Pretzel Dogs
Take hotdogs to the next level and serve Mini Cheesy Pretzel Dogs instead! These would make the perfect appetizers for your 4th of July party and they’re totally easy to make! You’ll be lucky if you have any pretzel dog leftovers by the end of the day!

Classic Macaroni Salad
You can never go wrong with macaroni salad at any summer party or get-together! Classic Macaroni Salad is easy to and quick to make and is always a favorite among guests! Want to try out this tasty dish? Get the recipe here!

Alyson’s Broccoli Salad
Alyson’s Broccoli Salad is known to make broccoli haters fall in love with the vegetable! Including prep and cook time, this recipe only takes 30 minutes to make. All the ingredients mixed together make one amazing dish, that’ll be eaten up by the end of the day!

Deviled Burger
Burgers are always a classic 4th of July staple for any barbeque or get together. Take a twist on the classic burger and serve the flavorful Deviled Burger! The savory patty paired with a slightly sweet pretzel bun is absolute perfection. Get the recipe here!

BBQ Pork Sandwiches
This easy to make recipe will undoubtedly become a favorite. Not only are BBQ Pork Sandwiches easy to make, but they are easy to serve and clean up! You’ll be lucky if you have any leftovers at the end of the day.

Triple Dipped Fried Chicken
Change things up on your typical 4th of July menu and serve some Triple Dipped Fried Chicken to give your guest different options. If any of your guests don’t like burgers or hot dogs, you could always make fried chicken instead! This recipe produces the crispiest and spiciest fried chicken that is to die for.

Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers
Add some spice into your 4th of July menu with these Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers. A healthier take on the classic burger, this turkey burger mixes the amazing ingredients together to make a savory meal! Want to try out this tasty dish? Get the recipe here!

4th of July Tie Dyed Fudge
Get creative with your dessert options and make Fourth of July Tie Dyed Fudge. This tasty vanilla fudge recipe is super festive and easy to make! It’ll be a favorite among adults and kids alike, due to its fun appearance.

4th of July Fruit and Jell-O Cups
Another easy to make recipe, 4th of July Fruit and Jell-O Cups combines Jell-O, fresh fruit, and whipped cream for a wonderfully delicious dessert. Get the recipe here!

Almond Cheesecake Tart
This recipe might be tricky to make, but it’s well worth it! Almond Cheesecake Tart only takes 30 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to cook, and yields one delicious tart. The best part about this recipe is you’re able to decorate the tart with fruit and get creative with your display!

Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Nothing is better than mixing the sweetness of strawberries, cream cheese, and Jell-O with the saltiness of a pretzel crust. Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad mixes salty and sweet together for the ultimate 4th of July dessert everyone will love!

Whether you stick to your classic recipes or try out some of these suggestions, you’re sure to have a stellar 4th of July and if you’re looking to move into a wonderful new community with new construction homes check out Judd Builders! We have multiple planned communities that meet the needs of the modern family! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We’d love to hear from you!