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4 Things You’ll Learn When You Take a Vacation

Jan 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

At the end of an exceptionally busy spring, I made a promise to myself: I would take the summer off. As someone who’s worked two or more jobs since teenage-hood, summer vacation was the stuff of elementary school, not self-employment. “But there must be something to that two month break,” I thought. Remember how much […]



And There Sits the Orange County Government Center

Jan 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

As a professional stager, I suggest cost effective changes before a home goes on the market. Fixing something that is broken always makes the list. As a design student, I featured Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government building in a report on architectural styles. It seems out of place for Goshen but sometime ago it was […]



5 Defenses for Going on a Television Bender

Jan 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

If you’ve ever felt like a loser for opting to stay planted on your couch even though the sun is shining, don’t – the best of us get addicted to great TV shows. In my life, it’s added to my experience of the world. Here’s why: 1. In an age when you have to Tweet […]



The Project CARD ONE Program

Jan 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Thanks to Project Card One, veterans at Castle Point in Wappinger Falls and seniors at Elant in Goshen received holiday cards. Proud mom moment: my son, Preston Jacobs and another Goshen High School senior, Katey Merenyi, signed cards to distribute to the recipients. Please donate used cards by tearing off the decorative front to create […]



A Love Affair with TV and How Hitchcock Contributed to the Binge-Watching Trend

Jan 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Mid-afternoon on New Year’s Eve, I said to my boyfriend, “Maybe next year we’ll be at the top of some mountain, a few days into an incredible hiking trip. But this year, we’re having pizza and champagne, watching ‘Shameless’ until we can’t keep our eyes open.” We made it through 11 episodes – 11 hours […]



5 Things I’m Over Now That I’m In My 30s

Dec 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Over a late-night margarita session (two, not ten) last week, my nurse friend made an interesting prediction: “We’re all going to be old, in the hospital or nursing home or playing with our grandchildren, with these awful, distorted tattoos.” I imagined faded, melting ink that looks more like a poor Dali knockoff than crisp artwork. […]



Hudson Valley Health Initiative Launches New Program

Dec 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Explosive New  “The Freedom Weight Release Program” To Help Residents The Hudson Valley Initiative is proud to announce several area health care professionals have joined forces to create an explosive new program, “The Freedom Weight Release™ Program,” for Hudson Valley area residents on Sunday January 11, 2015. (www.freedomweightrelease.com) Antoinette Banner, CEO of Banner Life Styles, […]



4 Things Nobody Tells You About Working From Home

Dec 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Since the winter of 2009, I’ve worked from home. At first, my office was my bed at my parents’ house – I’d prop myself up against the wall and sit sideways, my feet dangling off the side. After 10 minutes, my back would ache and I’d have to take a break (that first year of […]



7 Ways To Prep Your Home From Winter Pests

Dec 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

When the temperatures begin to drop, rodents, spiders, and fleas will be seeking warmth and shelter for the winter months. Winter is the time to obtain treatment for pests that are active during the season, and prepare for spring pests. It’s easy for the winter pests to squeeze through the nooks and crannies inside your […]



Why I’m Not Thankful for the Little Things

Dec 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

During my teenage years (and a few blue days in my 20s and 30s), I would think to myself, “I’d love to be somewhere else…someone else…around different people…with a different view from my window…” and on and on. Then I’d have one of those great days where you fall back in love with everyone around […]