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5 Things to be Thankful for in 2012

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and like many people this time of year, we take a step back to reflect on the many blessings in our life and to express gratitude to those we cherish and love. Here are five things we picked that are worth being grateful for this year: 1. Good Health To us, staying in tip-top shape is a priority. That means adequate rest, lots of fresh air, healthy meals, lots of exercise, good stress management and effective ways to cope Read More >

More Tips to Cut Costs while Entertaining in Style

Hosting a holiday party and family gatherings presents opportunities to be creative and to display personal styles and tastes. If you will be entertaining guests this holiday season, there are countless ways to shave off costs and still execute an event to be remembered. On a recent blog post, we shared a few ideas to get you started. If you are looking to keep costs in check, here are a few more of our favorite ideas! Decorations Your home defines you in so many Read More >

5 Simple Tips for Hosting a Stress Free Holiday Celebration

Planning for and hosting a festive gathering for Thanksgiving and Christmas is a trip down the stress lane but it need not always be. The best way to make holiday memories long lasting is to plan ahead so you can relax and enjoy the family. Everyone knows that making food ahead, delegating tasks and food dish preparation to others and providing a tasteful setting for conversation and connection are the most enjoyable approaches and provide the best results. Yet there Read More >

Tips to Cut Costs While Entertaining in Style

The holiday season is fast approaching. Friends and family will come together to converse, sample some tasty morsels and sip a few libations. The winter chill is quickly forgotten with the warmth of a crackling fireplace and good company. With all the joy that the season brings, one must also consider the financial implications of the holidays. Presents under the tree aren't the only expense. Throwing a great party can be a huge financial burden, but if you plan Read More >

6 Tips for Halloween Party Planning Success

Planning a Halloween party this year? With a little imagination and lots of preparation, you can throw an unforgettable one. Here are six tips to make it so fun and “scary” your friends will ask you to plan next year’s party too! FOOD Halloween is about candy but you will probably want to feed your guests something besides sugar. Plus there are foods that are just calling out to be part of this holiday! Serve tomato soup, which you can offer as “blood soup.” Read More >

10 Easy Tips for Securing Your Home While Vacationing

Going away on vacation during the season of fall certainly has its perks: the crowds are less, the weather is more desirable, and discounts are everywhere and difficult to pass up. Planning the vacation is the easy part. Travel itinerary, hotel, transportation and packing are standard procedures. But have you put any thought into securing your home while away? With the average property loss per burglary estimated at more than $1300, taking a few steps to secure your Read More >

Top 10 New England Travel Destinations for Fall Foliage

School is back in session, the evenings are cooler, and throughout New England, the leaves are starting to turn vibrant shades of crimson, mustard, sienna and gold. Few places in the world put on such a dramatic display as the northeast corner of the United States. If you are considering traveling to this region to view the brilliant leaves this fall, here are ten of the best places for viewing fall foliage. 1. Green Mountains, Vermont The 88-mile fall foliage route Read More >

The Price of Waiting for the Cable Guy

We’ve all been there. You’ve called to subscribe to some service—cable, Internet, phone, whatever—and you hear this: “The technician will be there to complete your installation between 8AM and noon.” So, you have to put your life on hold for a day to wait around and consider yourself lucky if the installer actually makes it to your home before noon. Have you ever thought about how much money it costs you to wait for the cable guy? A recent Zogby poll found that 58% of Read More >

Why a Personal Assistant Service is Different from TaskRabbit

We all lead busy lives with so much to do that stress levels can get overwhelming at times. Seeking to lighten our load, we make to-do lists, spend hours thinking over our priorities, and make other efforts to simplify our lives. Sometimes what we really need is a little outside help. Hiring a personal assistant used to be solely for the rich and famous. Today, personal assistants are widely employed by all kinds of people who need a few extra hours in their day. Read More >

3 Back-to-School Meal Planning Tips for Busy Households

Ah, fall. The kids head back to school, the evenings turn crisp and that delightful autumn refrain floats through the air once more: "What's for dinner?" Summer meant family dinners, enjoying the longer days and vacation time. But fall means business, schedules and the routine of school and work. Avoid falling into the frozen pizza, take out dinner trap by planning ahead so your family gets a nutritious meal for dinner time. Planning Ahead Planning ahead on your Read More >