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!

Fantastic Flourtown Events for July 2018

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long. From the popular Ambler Restaurant Week to the wonderful Pastorius Park Concert in Chestnut Hill, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this July near Flourtown!

Ambler Farmers Market
Every Saturday in July
Located on West Butler Pike & South Maple Street in Ambler, the Ambler Farmers Market will take place the every Saturday in July. From 9:00AM to 1:00PM, walk around the market and visit each tent for amazing finds! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to this event and enjoy the relaxed and friendly environment!

Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Fireworks
July 4th
Celebrate the 4th of July with an amazing fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Wawa Welcome America promises it will be the biggest show in more than a decade so you don’t want to miss out on this stunning event! The fireworks also follow the amazing concert that features Pitbull and is free to the public. You won’t want to miss this day of fun! 

Ambler Restaurant Week
July 9th – July 16th
Back and better than ever, Ambler area restaurants will offer amazing specials you don’t want to miss out on. All participating restaurants will have their prix-fix menus listed and available for families and friends to enjoy. From high-end restaurants to casual BYOB restaurants, there is bound to be something to please everyone. To stay up to date on this event, click here!

First Wednesday in July
July 11th
Enjoy the First Wednesday in July at Chestnut Hill with plenty of shopping and dining. With extended store hours, browse through the many boutique shops open for this lovely event. Also, enjoy food and drink specials, art gallery exhibitions, and live music on Germantown Avenue. For more information, click here.

Pastorius Park Concert
July 11th, 18th, and 25th
Head on over to Pastorius Park, located on Millman Street, and enjoy the longest running outdoor concert series. Starting at 7:30 PM, this free event will showcase amazing talent all night long. If rained out, the concert will take place at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Cherokee Campus.

Weavers Way Farm Volunteer Day: Get Dirty, Be Happy, Get Hours!
July 14th
Located on 7095 Henry Avenue, head on over to Weavers Way Farm to help farmers with various morning projects. From weeding the carrots to harvesting crops, you’ll be able to help the farmers with their farming from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Not only will you be able to enjoy the wonderful weather, but there will also be snacks to enjoy too! For more information, click here!

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
July 14th – 15th
Stop by Morris Arboretum and see Thomas & Friends take over the track. Have your family look for their favorite train characters on the quarter mile track. This event will take place over the whole weekend and is included with garden admission. The best part is that once you are done viewing the trains, you can explore the rest of the arboretum as well!

The Oval+
July 20th – August 19th
Through July and August, The Oval pop up park will return to Benjamin Franklin Parkway for it’s fifth season. Not only will there be a new art installation, but you can also enjoy mini-golf, a giant sandbox, and themed programming that everyone in the family will enjoy!

Don’t miss out on the fun this July and be sure to participate in the events that the Flourtown area has to offer! And if you’re looking for a beautiful home in a luxurious clubhouse community where you can enjoy the sparkling pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, check out The Reserve at Creekside! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Summer Fun in the Philadelphia Area

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long with these fun, upcoming events! From the popular Wawa Welcome America Festival to historic Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this July in the Philadelphia area!

Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party
July 3rd
Get ready for live music, street performers, food trucks and more entertainment at Independence Mall as everyone celebrates Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party. For the forth year in a row, this festive celebration is back and better than ever. It also marks the reopening of the historic and newly-renovated Bourse building as well. So make your way to 5th and Market Streets to have some fun and great eats!

Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Fireworks
July 4th
Celebrate the 4th of July with an amazing fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Wawa Welcome America promises it will be the biggest show in more than a decade so you don’t want to miss out on this stunning event! The fireworks also follow the amazing concert that features Pitbull and is free to the public. You won’t want to miss this day of fun! 

University City Dining Days
July 12th – 22nd
For ten days, Dining Days returns to University City with amazing prix-fixe meal deals at eateries all around the neighborhood. Make your way to the delicious and diverse dining scene and score three-course meals for $15, $25, or $35 dollars! For more information, click here.

Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary
July 14th
Get ready and don’t miss Eastern State Penitentiary’s Bastille Day! Consisting of re-enactors recreating the storming of the Bastille, Philly’s version consists of cabaret performances, dancing baguettes, and Marie Antoinette tossing 3,000 Tastykakes into the crowd! For more information, click here.

The Oval+
July 20th – August 19th
Through July and August, The Oval pop up park will return to Benjamin Franklin Parkway for it’s fifth season. Not only will there be a new art installation, but you can also enjoy mini-golf, a giant sandbox, and themed programming that everyone in the family will enjoy! 

Shakespeare in Clark Park
July 25th – 29th
If you love classic literature, especially Shakespearean literature, get ready for Shakespeare in Clark Park. With five free performances of Twelfth Night, you don’t want to miss this entertaining alfresco production. So grab a blanket and head to West Philly’s nine-acre public park for a wonderful show! For more information, click here. 

East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival
July 29th
The annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival is back and better than ever. Make your way to South Philly’s East Passyunk Avenue to view the showing of classic vintage cars and hot rods. Also, don’t forget to stop by and browse through a bunch of the food trucks and craft vendors that will also be at the festival!

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this July and make sure you enjoy the events that Philadelphia has to offer! Or, if you’re looking for a beautiful home in South Philadelphia/Packer Park, look no further than Siena Place! This beautiful townhome community is perfect for families! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s day is fast approaching, which means it’s time to think about what to get your dad. Sometimes it’s tricky to find the right gift and sometimes you put so much thought into your gift that your forget the day is right around the corner! With Father’s Day this weekend, here are five great Father’s Day gift ideas that your dad will definitely appreciate!

1. HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker
Does you dad love coffee? This simple but effective gift is the perfect gift for any coffee-loving person. The HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker chills coffee to perfection without diluting your beverage. You don’t have to limit this gadget for just chilling coffee. Chill any sort of liquid from whiskey to wine or even water, perfect for the upcoming warm summer weather! Get this great gift along with a couple of bags of your dad’s favorite coffee beans and you’ll be set for Father’s Day!

2. Gift Box Subscription
Gift box subscriptions have been gaining popularity recently and are a great gift to give anyone. The best part about these subscriptions is that there is bound to be at least one for everyone. Do you have a nerdy dad who loves comics? There’s a box subscription for that. Does your dad love to try different grooming products? Then BirchboxMan is perfect for him! The options are endless! Do some research and find the perfect box subscription that your dad would love and you’ll have the perfect gift that lasts!

3. SKLZ Gold Flex Strength and Tempo Trainer
Does your father have a passion for golfing? Then, this is the perfect gift for him! The SKLZ Gold Flex Stength and Tempo Trainer is a great tool for any golfer to improve his swing. With this gift, your father will see great improvements on the green and his golf buddies will be sure to see the adjustments!

4. Fill-in-the-blank Dad Journal
This gift might be small, but the meaning behind it will make any dad beam with happiness! The Fill-in-the-blank Dad Journal is a little book that contains fill-in-the-blank lines to describe why your dad is the number one dad. Complete each line and you’ll have a unique gift to give your father. This is a small gift that would pair well with another thoughtful gift, like some of your dad’s favorite things!

5. Tools
If your dad loves to build things, you can never go wrong with buying him the latest and greatest tool that he wants! However, you don’t want to buy the wrong tool, so do some research and try to figure out what your dad has been dying to have. Once you figure out, go to the closest hardware store that has it in stock or order it online and you’ll have the perfect Father’s Day gift to give this year!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Sometimes it’s tricky to find the right gift for your mom for Mother’s Day and you might even put so much thought into it that you forget how fast the day is approaching! With Mother’s Day this weekend, here are five last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that your mom will definitely appreciate!

1. Recipe Tin Can
This gift idea is perfect for a mom that loves to try new recipes! Buying a Recipe Tin Can is a great last minute Mother’s Day gift that your mom will absolutely appreciate. However, make sure to schedule in some time to find and write down recipes to put in her new Recipe Tin Can. This can be done a day or two before Mother’s Day, making it the perfect last minute gift idea. Not only is this gift unique, but that handwritten element will give it sentimental value for your deserving mom.

2. Make Her Breakfast in Bed and Let Her Stay There
Who doesn’t appreciate breakfast in bed? This classic Mother’s Day gift is always a great gift for your kids to give to their mother. However, help you kids amp up this classic idea and have them give their mother the rest of the day off! Make lunch and dinner throughout the day and if she has any other chores planned that day finish them for her. Let her put her feet up and relax all day! She’s bound to love the gift of relaxation!

3. Mother’s Day Coupons
This gift idea is gaining popularity due to its simplicity and is a perfect gift idea for your kids to get involved in. All you have to do is make or print out Mother’s Day Coupons with various chores and put them together. Once you have that done, have your kids wrap the gift up and give it to their mother! Check out some of these Mother’s Day coupons to get some inspiration!

4. Gift Box Subscription
With a ton of different gift box subscription options, this idea is great for mothers with varying interests and hobbies! Does your mom love diving into the latest novel on the best-seller list? Or does she prefer to try out different beauty products to see what she likes? Well you’re in luck! With all the diverse options you have to choose from, you’re bound to find a subscription that will suite your mother’s interests.

5. Tasty Treats
Everybody loves a sweet treat! Instead of buying cookies or chocolates for your mother, opt to make them from scratch! Again, this is an easy last minute gift that every mother would appreciate. Get her favorite recipes, desserts or dishes, and start baking and cooking. Once everything is made, make up a lovely platter to gift your mom. If you do make a mixture of desserts and dishes, make sure to make up separate platters!

Great Restaurants in Your Area to Try Out for Valentines Day

Nothing is more romantic than spending the night with your valentine over dinner. Dining out has become one of the most popular things to do on the special day. Don’t miss your chance to make your partner swoon. Check out some of these amazing restaurants located near Judd Builders communities and get your reservations before it’s too late!

Siena Place:

Urban Farmer: Located at 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the historic Logan Square Philadelphia, Urban Farmer is a hip steakhouse that is sure to turn up the romance this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy delicious food made from locally sourced ingredients, while spending time with your significant other. However, make sure to make reservations ahead of time!

Twenty Manning Grill: Located at 261 S 20th St. Philadelphia in the Rittenhouse Square area, Twenty Manning Grill has a great reputation that keeps their guests coming back regularly. Enjoy the amazing food served in a relaxed setting and make this restaurant your “go to spot” for date night.

 

The Reserve at Creekside:

Trattoria Moma: Located at 7131 Germantown Ave in Flourtown, Trattoria Moma is the perfect place for you and your sweetheart to have dinner. This traditional Italian restaurant uses the best local ingredients to capture the flavors of northern and southern Italian food. The quality and hospitality at this restaurant will keep you coming back!

Paris Bistro Jazz Café: Located at 8229 Germantown Ave in Flourtown, Paris Bistro Jazz Café is a low-key restaurant to take your partner. Inspired by the 1930’s, this bistro reminds many of their guests of the prohibition era speakeasies. Enjoy a wide range of menu items in an intimate setting while jazz music plays.

 

Renaissance at Morgan Creek/Poet’s Walk:

Spinnerstown Hotel: Located 2195 Spinnerstown Rd in Quakertown, Spinnerstown Hotel is truly one-of-a-kind. With two different dining areas to choose from, you and your loved one can enjoy the rustic, yet formal dining areas while you enjoy the local cuisine. The best part about Spinnerstown Hotel is that their menu is constantly under development to consistently make new dishes for their guests!

Zoubi: Located 5-7 West Mechanic Street in New Hope, PA, Zoubi is New Hope’s best-kept secret. This restaurant might be a further drive, but it’s totally worth it! The inventive and extremely delicious American Cuisine will satisfy your taste buds and the fresco setting will definitely set a romantic mood.

 

Whispering Pines/Brookshire:

Bolete Restaurant: Located at 1740 Seidersville Rd in Bethlehem, Bolete Restaurant handcrafts all of their dishes and believes that the integrity of their ingredients is what defines the food. This romantic setting will definitely impress your significant other while you savor the night dining out. Also, the chef changes the menus daily, making this the perfect place to come back to!

The Vineyard Restaurant: Located at 605 Fiot Street in Bethlehem, PA, savor the dishes that The Vineyard Restaurant has to offer. With meals made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, you won’t be disappointed by this choice! Also, if you have any special dietary needs, The Vineyard Restaurant is able to accommodate.

 

Meadow View Farms:

Judy’s On Cherry: Located at 30 South 4th St. in Reading, PA, Judy’s On Cherry offers an intimate setting for you and your partner to enjoy your night out. This Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant was once a farmer’s market, but now it offers some of the best cuisine in the Reading area. Also, if you have any dietary needs, Judy’s On Cherry has you covered! And if your looking for another place to eat, check out the sister restaurant, The Speckled Hen.

Stokesay Castle: Located at 141 Stokesay Castle Lane Reading, PA, Stokesay Castle is the ultimate romantic setting for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Enjoy the contemporary American cuisine made with organic, fresh, and locally-sourced ingredients. The Stokesay Castle is always reinventing their menu so there is something new for you to try. However, if you decide to dine here make sure to follow the business casual dress code!

Valentines Gifts for the Kids

Spread the cheer this Valentine’s day throughout the whole family and celebrate with your kids. Even though the day should be about you and your significant other, let the kids join the fun and give them a small Valentine’s Day gift. Watch their faces light up as they open up the little surprise and realize how much you love them! Here are six easy Valentine’s gifts that your kids are sure to love.

Candy & Snacks
Every kid loves candy. This idea is a gift your kids will definitely enjoy. Go to any local store you frequent and pick up some bags of your child’s favorite candy or snack. While your at it, pick up a small basket that you can put the candy in (go for a heart shaped basket for the occasion). Once you’re home and you know your kid isn’t around, set up the basket with all the wonderful goodies you bought and hide it. When the day arrives, place the basket where your child will see it and watch how his or her face lights up as they realize how much you love them.

The Latest Toy They’ve Been Eyeing
If your child has been eyeing up a toy recently, now is the perfect time to get it. Show them you care and pay attention to them by getting the toy they’ve been yearning for or didn’t get for Christmas. However, if the toy they want is on the expensive side, don’t feel like you’re obligated to get it. Try to find a different toy or try out one of the other gift ideas on the list!

Clothes
Clothes are always a great idea for a present. Your kids are constantly growing so they’ll need new clothes when they grow out of them. Buy your kid a cute outfit that they can wear on the holiday. This gift might be practical, but it’s still enjoyable, especially for older kids who are really into what they wear.

Fun Crafts
This is the perfect idea for a Valentine’s gift if your child loves to get creative. Finding fun crafts that your child will enjoy will keep them entertained for hours. Go to the closest arts and crafts store and pick out some supplies for projects you know your child will love. Then, when you get home wrap it up and hide it until Valentine’s Day. Your artsy kid will be overjoyed when they see they have a new project to unleash their creativity!

Homemade Treats
To kids, homemade treats are just like candy. They’ll love to see a basket full of their favorite homemade goodies on Valentine’s Day. From cookies to cupcakes, your kids will be ecstatic to see their favorite Valentine’s Day themed goodies. The best part about this gift is the thought and time you put into it. If you kids are young they might not realized how much effort you put into this gift, but if you have any older kids they’ll appreciate the time you took out of you day to put a smile on their face.

Books
If you have a bookworm on your hands, consider buying a book or two for a Valentine’s gift. Not only is this an easy gift to get, but it also provides some educational value as well. You can never go wrong with a book!

Perfect Valentines Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to put some thought into what kind of gift you will give to your significant other! From traditional gift ideas to out-of-the-box gifts, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of the awesome gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2018! 

For Him:

  • If you’re looking to go the sentimental route and get a meaningful gift for your guy, look no further! Get him custom cuff links to go with his suit. Every guy likes to look sharp for special occasions, so these custom cuff links will be perfect.
  • You can’t go wrong with buying a watch for your man this Valentine’s Day. This traditional gift idea is perfect for any man. There are a variety of different brands and watches to choose from, so do some research before you buy!
  • With a wide variety of monthly box subscriptions now available, you can find the perfect box subscription for your significant other! You know your man better than we do, so do some research and find different subscriptions that match his hobbies. You can finds subscriptions from monthly menswear to grooming kits. Check out some of these box subscriptions and see if there’s a perfect one for your man!
  • If your man is into tech, it’s best to buy a gift any tech guy would love. From speakers to gaming systems the options are endless! Before you make any purchases, make sure you know exactly what your guy wants. Ask questions nonchalantly so you don’t ruin the surprise, but you’ll definitely want to do you research before you make any purchases!

For Her:

  • Monthly box subscriptions aren’t just perfect for men. They are perfect for women too! Due to the increasing popularity and variety of monthly box subscriptions, you can find the perfect one for you significant other. If you’re lady likes trying different beauty products, get her a Birchbox subscription . Or if you have an avid reader on your hand, get her a monthly subscription to any of these amazing monthly book subscriptions! The possibilities are endless, do your research to find the perfect monthly subscription for your lady!
  • Jewelry is always a great option for a Valentine’s Day gift. From classic diamond necklaces to customized bracelets or necklaces, you can’t go wrong. Check out this sentimental necklace customized with important dates throughout your life together!
  • If you don’t have a way with words, you can easily let the experts do it for you! Express your love by buying books, particularly books written by the most romantic writers in history, and let your lady know how you feel. This romantic gesture will make her heart melt and the best part about this gift is that it will last forever. Any book or literature lover will love a gift like this. Check out this book set! Not only does it include love letters, sonnets, poems, and songs, but it is beautifully packaged as well!
  • You can never go wrong with flowers and chocolate. Both of these items have been a staple Valentine’s Day gift for years, so why break the tradition? However, if you do go the traditional route make sure to get a smaller present to show that you aren’t being cliché. Gifts like candles, mugs, or a small jewelry set will go perfect with flowers and chocolates.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Don’t miss your chance to get your significant other a stellar gift that they’ll cherish for years and don’t forget to show each other just how much you love one another! And most importantly don’t forget to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

With the New Year approaching many people are making their list of New Year’s resolutions. However, most people focus on resolutions for themselves. From eating healthier to staying organized, many individuals forget to think about resolutions for their household. Making home resolutions will undoubtedly help you stay organized in the New Year, so here are five New Year’s resolutions to kick start your 2018!

1. Simplify Your Stuff
Clutter is unavoidable, even if you are the most organized person in the world. This year clear the clutter and keep it that way as one of your New Year’s home resolutions. Throughout the year many individuals acquire a lot of stuff. So go room by room and purge any cabinets and drawers that are cluttered from last year. While cleaning, think about how much you’ve used the particular item in question. If you haven’t used something lately think about parting ways with it or donating it. Once you’ve cleared the clutter, think twice before bringing any new items into your house and make sure that anything you do bring into your home raises your energy level!

2. Shrink your Carbon Footprint
Nothing is better than going green for the New Year! This year reduce your carbon footprint by making minor adjustments to your household to “greener” more environmentally-friendly habits. That doesn’t mean you have to install solar panels or drive a hybrid car. Make minor adjustments and start with cutting your home’s energy usage. Here are some ideas to help you reduce your home’s energy usage!

  • Get smart with your thermostat and turn it down when you leave the house or at night.
  • Install LED lightbulbs around the house.
  • Give composting a try.
  • Only run dishwashers and washers/dryers when they are full.
  • For more ideas to reduce your carbon footprint, click here.

3. Weekly Cleaning System
You can also become more organized by implementing a cleaning schedule for the week for your New Year’s home resolution. By planning a cleaning schedule, you’ll find it easier to clean you home throughout the week. Plus, keeping the mess under control will benefit you greatly. By spreading out home chores throughout the week you’ll have more time to spend with your family or invest in your hobbies. Also, it’s easier to clean in smaller portions than to clean the whole house! So stay on top of cleaning this year and keep any mess under control.

4. Get Ready for Entertaining
Have a little fun this year and entertain family, friends, and guests more in your amazing Judd Builders home! Take a vow to spend more time with those you care about. You’ll have a fantastic time with your friends, family, and neighbors. But if you’re going to be inviting people in, make your resolution to add updates or fresh decor to the rooms you entertain in. You don’t have to go full out and re-design everything, but bring in new elements to your home to create a new energy. Whether it’s creating dramatic presentations with large flower displays or adding new dynamic pillows, your guests will take notice!

5. Volunteer in Your Community
Take some time out of your busy lifestyle and find volunteer opportunities within your community. This is a great home resolution for you and your family because not only are you giving back to your community, but you’re also spending quality time together! Don’t feel like you have to go this alone either. Invite your neighbors and friends to join you and make it a monthly event! There’s nothing better than giving back to your community while getting closing with your family and friends!

Best Ways to Ring in the New Year in South Philly

Siena Place residents: where should you go and what should you do to kick off 2018 in and around South Philly? We have a few suggestions for you. So, say goodbye to 2017 and hello to the new year in style!

SugarHouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront: Head to 101 S. Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia in the Historic District and enjoy FREE fireworks shows that start at 6 p.m. with another show at midnight. Just a short walk to Old City, Society Hill, and South Street, this event attracts thousands every year, making it the perfect event to bring the whole family along or celebrate with your friends!

NYE at Xfinity Live!
Ring in the New Year in style at one of the biggest parties in Philly at Xfinity Live. With an all-inclusive pass, you’ll have access to great live music, five bars, food, dancing, and of course a ball drop! Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 at Xfinity Live – general admission tickets currently cost $95, but price may vary as the date approaches.  Learn more here.

Tattooed Mom
Looking for a more low-key way to ring in the New Year but still have a great time? Check out the New Year’s Celebration at the Tattooed Mom. With no cover, half-priced draft beers from 10 p.m.-11p.m., festive cocktails, and plenty of New Year’s swag – you’ll have a great time.

Aquarium “After Dark” New Year’s Eve: If you’re willing to take the quick trip over to Camden, head to the Adventure Aquarium on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Countdown to midnight with friends while enjoying cocktails, dinner, and a live DJ while witnessing the breathtaking skyline of Philadelphia, your top spot for seeing the midnight fireworks show. There’s a five-hour open bar, champagne toast at midnight, cocktail hour, cheese and crudité station, tapas station, dinner buffet and dessert all for one bundled price. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest: This winterized riverfront park has an Olympic-size skating rink with spectacular views of the Delaware River, complete with lodge, winter garden, and Christmas tree. Relax with friends in the outdoor seating area in front of a cozy fire or warm up in one of the warming cabins. There’s also a kids’ lodge with arcade games to keep the little ones and teens busy.

Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show: Located at 6th and Race Streets, this is the place to be for festive lights, winter delights, and holiday cheer all throughout the historic Franklin Square. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show with 50,000 twinkling lights and holiday music to accompany your holiday shopping, dining, and more. Best part is, it’s free! Enjoy the LED lights that dance to the music, a treat everyone will enjoy young or old.

Siena Place is not far from any of these events. Make your plans now so you don’t miss out! And if you want to be part of Siena Place, contact Judd Builders to learn more.