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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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Where is Home for You?

Home is where your heart is, right? Or, is home where you hang your hat? I have been pondering the concept of home for a while now. The dictionary wasn’t very helpful, defining home as “the place where one lives permanently.” Wouldn’t that make all renters homeless by definition? I feel strongly that home isn’t […]

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Going Green at Distant Hill Gardens

You may have noticed that spring has finally arrived in New Hampshire! In celebration of the warming temperatures, my husband and I decided to take a Native Plant tour at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail right here in the town of Walpole, to get inspiration as we enter the gardening season. One Couple’s Labor […]