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Pattern Play

Pattern Play

Adding Designer Flair with Form

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Six Steps to Your Outdoor Oasis

Six Steps to Your Outdoor Oasis

Planning Your Outdoor Living Project

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Style Girls

What we're up to—recipes, projects and more!
By Staff
Ugly Gets an Update

Ugly Gets an Update

An outdated bathroom renovated in timeless style

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Heart Happy

Heart Happy

How this year inspired two ideas you can do too

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Back of the Box

Digging out the oldies but goodies.
By Ann Fulton

Bonus Tex Mex recipes

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken This recipe for slow cooker cilantro lime chicken is an incredibly easy, delicious meal the first night. It cooks all by itself and can be dished out when needed, held and reheated for any latecomers, and the leftovers taste great. To reinvent...

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Overnight Sticky Buns

Overnight Sticky Buns

The countdown to Christmas will soon be over.  Those who are hosting family and friends most likely have their menus set and are busy preparing for a festive occasion.  But perhaps there is still time for a special addition to the breakfast table.   Every Christmas, I serve a...

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Oh, Bother

Working mom in a Pinterest world. I mean well but I usually fall a bit short in the execution. You'll see.
By Meagan Feeser

An Ode to the Elf on the Shelf

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } It's the most frustrating time of the year Get that elf on the she-el-lf and don’t go to bed without moving him here! It's the most harrying time of the year   It's the guiltiest season of all With those Pint-er-est postings...

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The Working Mom Struggle

If you follow me on Instagram (which you totally should, btw), you’ll see a mix of photos, from what I’m eating for lunch, to Holdy’s outfit of the day (#whatholdywore):     To photos like this: or this:   As Marketing Director for...

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Cotton & Cashmere

All things basic, yet beautiful.
By Carey Bender
How to Style the Open Shelving Trend

How to Style the Open Shelving Trend

Open shelving is huge design trend right now that provides function and style to any room of the house. They provide a perfect place to store regularly used items, but also a "home" for favorite decor pieces that add some fun and flair to your room.  Whether...

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What Going the Extra Mile May Mean to Someone

What Going the Extra Mile May Mean to Someone

Have you ever hitch hiked? I haven't. I mean can you imagine standing but the side of the road, thumb out, with your only chance of moving towards your destination being your own two legs or a vehicle that decides to stop because they've had this sudden urge of generosity, or...

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Style Sightings

Sighting of style in the Susquehanna Valley
By Hilary Arthur

September Style Sightings

SIGHTED: Fresh Market Style WHO: Sarah Bosserman WHAT: The Classic White Shirt WHERE: Central Market York WHY: The awkward transition between seasons always presents the greatest sartorial challenges. Fashion week just ended in New York and London where they are showing beautiful Spring...

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June Style Sightings

SIGHTED: WHO: York Young Professional WHAT: Professional Pastels WHERE: Continental Square, York WHY: Now I'm not 100% sure this gentlemen was an official member of YYP but he was young, in York and dressed professionally so I think the title works! Light colors are not a...

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Cocktails & Crosswords

Classic mixology and history. With a twist.
By Jason Konopinski

Summer Cocktails: The Hemingway Mojito

Summer brings some of the most vibrant, bright, and effusive flavors to our collective palates- both on the plate and in the glass, but for my money, lime and mint reign supreme.   There’s something magical about the combination of muddled fresh mint leaves and lime to beat the...

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D.I.Y. Bitters & Shrubs

For the cocktail enthusiast, there is a special satisfaction that comes with building recipes using ingredients you had a direct hand in making. Since home craft distillation of alcohol is expressly forbidden by law, we’ll turn our attention to handcrafting bitters and shrubs for the home...

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Mommy in Heels

Balancing family, fashion, business and beauty.
By Rebecca Wattenschaid
Stumped on Gifts?

Stumped on Gifts?

When you don’t know what to get the people you know the best

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Raging Riverside

Raging Riverside

Every season there are talks of trends, what is in, what is out. While I love to hear about what trends I should be adding to my closet, I always seem to forget what color is the “it” color for the coming season. You might be thinking “but I don’t want to buy a whole new...

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The Lancaster Bachelor

Modernizing a Mediterranean

Modernizing a Mediterranean

To compliment our 2016 fall home issue, I wanted to travel across the river and guest blog in York about a recent renovation I had the chance to witness (and help out with, lucky me, I was able to lay more wood flooring. My favorite!) My dad, Greg purchased this house about 12 years ago in...

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This Urban Farming Thing

This Urban Farming Thing

Susquehanna Style (and myself) recently attended Growing Lancaster, an event put together by Lancaster Young Professionals in July that aimed to highlight some new trends in this “Urban Farming Initiative” that we keep hearing about.  The concept has spiraled out of the fact that...

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Get Your CHIC On

5 Tips to Simplify Shopping

5 Tips to Simplify Shopping

Wouldn’t you love to simplify online shopping? There are certain strategies that can save you time and aggravation from “what size should I order?” to “how much will it cost to return or exchange my item?” Shopping online certainly has its perks—no dressing...

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Eight Ways to Dress Up Date Night

Eight Ways to Dress Up Date Night

Do you have your outfit picked out for your table-for-two dinner on Valentine’s Day? There are countless combinations to wear; here are eight ideas to get you started:

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Lancaster Born & Bread

A childhood fave meets grown-up pub grub

A childhood fave meets grown-up pub grub

Nothing screams childhood quite like the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. If you're anything like me, peanut butter is basically it's own food group. Except now we are adults and packing a PB&J on white with the crust cut off just doesn't fill my adult appetite or my...

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Summer BBQ Ideas: Go Biggs or Go Home

Summer BBQ Ideas: Go Biggs or Go Home

Whenever I hear “America’s Past Time,” my mind goes to picnics, bonfires and some of the best Sloppy Joe sandwiches. Now that spring is underway and summer is rapidly approaching, it is time to start prepping those grills and unfolding those plaid picnic table covers. Then...

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Life's a Brooch

Be inspired. Find your style. Add something unexpected.
By Deborah Barber

Holiday Fun

Let the parties and time with friends and family begin! In time for the holiday season, here is inspiration to get you started. There are tons of excuses to get dressed up this holiday season. I know for myself, the calendar is quickly getting booked and I’ve started shopping for the...

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Kitten Heels and Flats

Anyone who knows me knows I love shoes. Entire outfits begin centered around shoes for me on many occasions. I really love all kinds of shoes but flats and kitten or lower heels have started to become a bigger portion of my collection. It’s perfect timing because this season both styles are...

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Crafts & Crumbs

Simple and seasonal creations for everyday life lived well
Beach Craft Roundup

Beach Craft Roundup

You may be home from summer vacation, but that doesn't mean you can't keep the beach vibes flowing. Here's a roundup of nautical DIY projects that will keep that summer feeling alive and well: 1. Summer Vacation Mantle Decor : What to do with all those treasures the...

Mixed Berry Stuffed French Toast

A new take on french toast, perfect for a Mother's Day brunch.

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Mommy-logues

Exploring ways to be better (and more stylish!) parents
Talkin’ Turkey

Talkin’ Turkey

Can we all agree that Thanksgiving is the greatest food holiday of the year? From start to finish, this day is a celebration of all things delicious and divine, from the planning and prepping to the noshing and napping. OK, it’s not all about food; it’s also about giving thanks...

Happy Hauntings

Happy Hauntings

Fall is many people’s favorite season, with the picturesque, Rockwellian loveliness of vivid autumn leaves, orchards overflowing with apples and pumpkins, weekend football games and fingertips warmed by mugs of hot apple cider. But October doesn’t just usher in rosy cheeks and...