​Exploring our pastures-in-progress with our new horse Hazel​

700 Square Feet to Fifty-Two Acres

Smog hung heavy, obscuring the Manhattan skyline in the distance as I sat unmoving on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, thousands of New Yorkers honking away their frustration at spending a muggy summer afternoon in traffic. I was on the way back to my Brooklyn apartment from a 30-minute horseback-riding lesson at a barn on Long Island. […]

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How to Grow Your Business (in a not-so-busy state) 

Finding opportunities to branch out your business are challenging, when you live in a smaller, not-so-busy state it feels impossible. I’ve grown up in New Hampshire all my life and I love living here, I just didn’t see many opportunities for young professionals to grow and have support. I left New Hampshire and went to […]

Popping Up Around New Hampshire

Popping Up Around New Hampshire

The coolest things pop up when you least expect them to, right? This feature is no exception to the rule! Alison Murphy runs Concord Handmade, a pop-up holiday shop. During the holiday season, Concord Handmade is a pop-up shop located in downtown Concord. Alison sets up in a different location each year, and features handmade […]

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Night Traveler

As the sun began it’s descent into the horizon, marked by brilliant hues of red and orange, it signaled the end of the its daylight cotillion with one end of the earth in favor of the other end. Of course, while a beautiful sight to see in weather that will allow it, for me, personally, […]


Pick Your Own Adventure

The hot June sun, the clink of berries being picked into mixing bowls, and the wonderful fragrance of ripening strawberries. I associate all of those things with the onset of summer in New Hampshire. Earlier this week I got to do one of my very favorite things. My wife and I took advantage of a […]


Early to Rise

Well folks, for all intents and purposes, summer is finally here. How do I know? Because I am on good terms with my alarm clock. Every winter we have a severe falling out. When my alarm chirps me awake, I unplug it and throw it across the room. But in the summer when my alarm […]


Not What, but Who, is Workforce Housing?

Last month, I wrote about home, so I thought this month I’d write about housing. More specifically, workforce housing – the type of housing New Hampshire badly needs. As the Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, I live and breathe this topic, so I knew I’d eventually write about it here. […]

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The Low-key Patio Lunch

Ever since I moved to Concord I have really tried to appreciate the nooks and crannies of our beautiful downtown. One of my favorite things about Concord’s downtown is that it has… layers. If you’ve ever walked around it, I’m sure you know what I mean. There’s Main Street, then there’s parallel streets Storrs Street […]

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So…It is Time to Pick an Agent

In my last post I gave some tips on how to begin your home buying adventure so you can stay in NH. Basically, get educated, get pre-approved for a mortgage, and start making a list of your needs and wants that you would like to have in your home. The next step would be to […]

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Toadstool Bookshop – A Bibliophile’s Dream Come True

What are the best ways to celebrate the fathers in our lives? Should we gift gadgets? Wrap up some tasty home-baked goodies? It turns out that a leisurely afternoon browsing around our local, independent bookstore was the perfect Father’s Day gift for my literature-loving husband. Growing and Changing There’s just nothing quite like spending the […]

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