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8 Energy-Saving Tips for Winterizing a Vacant Home in New England

Although winter conditions vary greatly across the country, New England residents are more likely to face severe weather compared to people living in other areas. Furthermore, winter storms, which range from moderate snowfalls to wind-driven ones that last for days, can hit the region when least expected. Freezing rain, ice, strong winds and dangerously low temperatures can cause lots of trouble in and around the house. Thus, if you intend to leave your home for Read More >

Top 8 Most Romantic Places to Propose in Boston

One of the oldest cities in the United States and the largest in the New England region, Boston’s rich history and culture attracts tourists and visitors from near and far. A little of everything is offered here: from world-class dining to renowned performing arts, from historic architecture to tranquil green spaces. It's the season of love. If you're ready to make a marriage proposal, you will find there is no shortage of places to pull one off in Boston. In Read More >

How to Organize a Ski Trip to New England

In the northeastern region of the U.S., winter sports enthusiasts need not travel far to experience some excellent destination options and many of them are found in the New England states. A ski trip to any snow-covered mountain resort is an exciting adventure. Like with anything else, ski travel requires a lot of planning well before packing the bags. Plan for success by following these tips: 1. Where to Stay Some of New England’s best areas for skiing and other Read More >

New Year’s Resolutions: Why Resolving To Do Less is Better

I checked my email first thing this morning and I was hit with a load of reminders: If I want to achieve that body, I need to join XYZ gym. If I want to avoid late fees, I need to send payment by XYZ date. If I want that designer jean, I need to buy now. Reminders help keep our eyes on the prize. Chances are, you’ve made resolutions for the New Year.  Chances are, you are also firm about the commitments you’ve made for yourself.  Change is good.  It Read More >

A New Year’s Clean Begins at Home

For generations of families like mine, it is a tradition to “sweep away the old and usher in the new” by getting the house in order.  Our annual ritual begins just before New Year's Eve.  The home is a sacred place where love is shared and relationships are strengthened.  After weeks of nonstop activity from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the house is a chaotic mess.  Now that Christmas has come and gone and the dust has settled, I arm myself with a broom and dustpan to Read More >

9 Tips for Staying Healthy and Safe During the Holidays

The holiday season is brimming with crowds, festive parties and family gatherings, and an extra helping of stress.  While you should always keep healthy and safe throughout the year, it is especially important to be vigilant this time of year.  Add one more gift to your gift list this year: the gift of good health and safety for you and your loved ones. Food Intake & Activity Temptations are everywhere on the buffet table.  Don’t let the holidays be an excuse for Read More >

8 Tips on How to Have a Green Christmas

The trappings of the holidays add to the festive air and the excitement of the season.  However, the amount of post-holiday trash grows every year.  Americans throw out 900,000 metric tons of garbage between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day each week!  With a little planning, you can still enjoy the season without adding to the mounds of garbage heading to the landfills every January.  A few ideas: 1.  Invest in a Live Tree It takes from seven to ten years to grow a Read More >

10 Tips to Celebrate More and Stress Less This Holiday Season

No other time of the year brings as much excitement and anticipation as the month of December. Holiday decorations are out in full display, the Christmas tree lights are lit, the malls are brimming with people, and the city comes alive with festivities. Indeed, it is the most wonderful time of year but also a time of major stress. Enjoy the spirit of the season by changing the way you approach stress-inducing situations. Set Priorities, but be Flexible. When life Read More >

10 Tips for Decorating a Small Living Room for Christmas

Small space living in Boston requires creativity when it comes to staying organized and living comfortably. Decorating a small space for Christmas can be a challenge, but you do not need much to make a big impact. Because it is the central meeting place in many homes as well as apartments, the living room can be minimally decorated for the holidays and still dazzle. Read on for tips to help you deliver the Christmas cheer into your small living space. 1) Read More >

5 More Simple Tips for Hosting a Stress Free Holiday Celebration

It is that time of year for festive gatherings and celebrations. If you will be playing host over the holidays, there are many things to consider to make planning any party at home less taxing. In a recent blog post, we shared some simple ways to minimize the stress of planning and hosting family gatherings during the holiday season. Certainly, the best way to make holiday memories long lasting is to plan ahead so you can relax and enjoy the family, and embrace this Read More >