Mowing the lawn, cleaning gutters, paying real estate taxes and mortgage insurance. If all that sounds like fun than home ownership is definitely for you! Just kidding, there are way more positives to owning your piece of real estate! Independence, pride in your home, control over your surroundings, investment, and achieving a well-earned goal are just a few positives that will … [Read more...] about Home Buying: Knock Knock…Who’s There? You!
When you're surrounded by a picturesque backdrop of lush green, panoramic water views, and nature trails in Westerly, workouts with adventure await. Save the inside gym routine for winter and fall and explore the great outdoors on land and water while exercising you body and mind. With traffic increased in the summer and limited parking along the beach areas the best way to … [Read more...] about Westerly Life: Workouts on Land and Water
The idea for this post came from watching and admiring my 75-year-old father digging in the dirt as his favorite hobby. He has turned his four-acre property that was overgrown for decades with weeds and vegetation into a beautiful sanctuary of plants and new growth. He loves spending his weekends all day outside, mulching, cutting down trees, spreading seed to grow new grass, … [Read more...] about Soil to Soul: The Health Benefits to Digging in the Dirt
It's warming up outside so get your gear together to hit the trails and hike! The Westerly Land Trust has some great nature trails right here in our neck of the woods, so dust off the backpack, don’t forget water and a snack (Bogue's Alley in Pawcatuck offers delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches), and treat your feet to a comfortable pair of hikers as you discover Wahaneeta … [Read more...] about Scouting out the Wahaneeta Preserve
I am a solid believer in serendipity. In that one event or chance meeting with someone, it leads to something good and an opportunity with a positive outcome. Last year I had the good fortune to meet Kristen Lamkins at Watch Hill Designs while shopping for a Christmas gift for a friend who had just lost her dog of 13 years and her sister was very sick with terminal … [Read more...] about Kristen Lamkins Finds Beauty and Art Everywhere
Okay, breath a sigh of relief. The crazy holiday shopping frenzy and commiserating around the dinner table with challenging in-laws is over! Now it's party time! Where do you want to be when that big beautiful glittery New Year’s Eve ball makes it descent into 2018? Perhaps you want a night of music and dancing? Or something a little fancier and more highbrow to celebrate a … [Read more...] about Where’s the Party At? New Year’s Eve Countdown to Fun