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Sending cards to our troops through Project CARD ONE

Oct 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

For the last few years I had the privilege to spread the word about a special project that sends greeting cards to our troops. Michelle Wvhs, organizer of Project CARD ONE, says, “All of my card angels have been receiving cards throughout the past year. Their beautiful words of hope, strength and gratitude mean the […]



Top sites for leaf peeping in the Hudson Valley

Oct 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Brilliant fall colors, incredible vistas, and festive events highlight autumn visits to Orange County, NY. The hills are ablaze, the air is crisp, and visitors will want to spend several days at the weekend festivals, harvest events, farm markets, and Halloween-themed destinations. “‘Stunning’ is a perfect word to describe our backdrop of leaves in the […]



Snuggling Between the Sheet’s Thread Count

Oct 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

With the cool, crisp nip in the air, it is important to create a bedroom that allows you to rest and relax and snuggle. Without a good night’s sleep, it is difficult to function during the day. Besides decorating elements, there are 2 important items to consider in creating a comfortable bedroom: a good quality […]



7 Words You’re Using the Wrong Way

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Yesterday morning, every news outlet I flipped through reported the piece of metal – aluminum, to be exact – that fell off a building and onto a busy sidewalk. On one of those channels, the word “medal” flashed on the bottom of the screen. “Wow, was it really some type of metal medal?” I thought. […]



Claudia Jacobs – Home Office Lighting Tips

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

When it comes to lighting a home office, it’s important to create a comfortable environment that is free of harsh contrasts and distracting glare. Your physical comfort has a lot to do with the lighting in your office. If you don’t feel good in a space, you won’t work as productively. Lighting can have a big […]



5 Effortless Ways to Keep Your New Car in Tip-Top Shape

Sep 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

This past summer, a choice had to be made: continue to get behind the wheel of a quickly dying Oldsmobile or figure out how to get a new ride stat. The Nissan that now resides in my parking lot is actually nine years old, but you wouldn’t know it…and I intend to keep it that […]



The House-Life Connection

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

If you want do get an overview of a person’s life, check out their personal space. The way a person lives in their home is a reflection of their state of being. Sure there are good days and bad days. Those days can even stretch out over a period of time. Is everything neat and […]



Hate Mondays a Little Less With These 5 Friday Hacks

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

We wait for the workweek to end and dread the beginning of the following week. What gives? We deserve more than simply plodding through the days, aware that the cycle is going to build us up and then bring us right back down. If you get some extra work done on Friday (and let’s be […]



Women in Construction 9 & Wine Benefit

Sep 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

On Tuesday, September 30thThe Hudson Valley Builders & Remodelers Association will be hosting a nine hole golf outing, wine tasting and reception featuring the music of local musician, Dan Brother with a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Corinne Feller Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness. Past, present and prospective members as […]



11 Friends You Have in Thirties

Sep 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Between graduating high school at 17 and kissing your 20s goodbye, there’s a ton of flux. Getting into and out of college, landing a job that could become a career, figuring out how much you can pay for that first apartment – practically nothing stays the same throughout this decade. During my 20s, friendships were […]