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Taking a Tour of the Tiny House Movement

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When a cable network creates an entire show about tiny houses and their inhabitants, it’s kind of a big deal, right? FYI Network featured the first episode of “Tiny House Nation” back in July 2014, and since then other shows on similar networks have begun to feature families actively house-hunting for an elfin establishment to call home. Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions to End All New Year’s Resolutions

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Perched high on most women’s New Year’s resolutions list is this oh-so-familiar trifecta of obligatory yet undeniably difficult to sustain ‘lose weight, eat healthy, and make more money.’ While these are noble goals, the chances of them happening to your standards are – let’s face it – quite slim. Sure you might start out strong in the new year, but come March when everyday life gets in the way, that same list you were so gung-ho about slowly slips away or gets brushed under the rug for when it’s more ‘convenient.’ And by convenient, we mean when it shows up on the next year’s resolutions list. Read More »

Revamping the Meaning of New Year’s Resolutions!

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It’s certainly the time of the year that most of us either love or hate. And I don’t mean the war between the holiday humbugs and eager elves. What I’m referring to is that time of the season that we lovingly refer to as New Year’s. What’s more, I’m referring to the promises we make during this time of the year, promises that can be at once outlandish - toning our bodies to look exactly as they did back in high school - and questionably trivial. That’s right: this is the time of year that we look back and, in doing so, begin to make all of our New Year’s Resolutions! Read More »

Travel, Balance and Goodwill for the Holidays – and Beyond!

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As most of us would agree that the holidays are not just about eating, making resolutions and getting presents, but about giving, centering ourselves in relation to others and togetherness, what better way to give back to others than by planning our travel around these holiday themes of balance and goodwill? That’s right – travel as a way of giving back. Think about it as practice for all of those New Year’s Resolutions. Only this time, the resolutions aren’t simply to help you lose a few inches or to get out more; these resolutions will not only edify your person, but the lives of those less fortunate – a real treat for everyone involved! Read More »

Holiday Host/Hostess Gift Guide

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Wherever your family is headed this season, don’t show up for dinner or a holiday party empty-handed…use our trusty gift guide and arrive prepared with a thoughtful token of appreciation for your host and/or hostess. While we would never turn down a good bottle of wine, try to make things a bit more personal this year with evergreen gifts that keep on giving. Read More »

Tips for a Pet-Friendly Holiday

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and many pet lovers jump at the opportunity to include their four-legged friends in the festivities. Pet holiday parties may range from the simply elegant to the simply silly, but they all have one thing in common – a doggone good time. Read More »

The Art of Teaching Kids Thankfulness

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Thanksgiving time beckons for each of us to declare the things we’re thankful for. For many adults, the answer comes easily—our health, family, love or maybe a new job. Teaching kids thankfulness can be a little trickier. But once they are able to understand, they quickly realize the amazing feeling they get from giving back and feeling grateful. There are many fun and interesting ways to teach kids to be thankful from a young age. And the younger they start, the more engrained it will be as they get older. Here are few ideas for helping to teach your kids thankfulness. Read More »