Turkey: check! Mashed potatoes and gravy: check! Pumpkin pie: check! Wine pairings: check! Bottle of water: ch… wait, what?
Thursday is the official start of the Holiday Season, which means lots of food, parties and gatherings, travel, and disrupted routines… all of which lead to forgetting to drink water, and that can take a toll on everything from our sleep patterns, ability to focus, mood, and more.
Yes, you read that right – stress-free Thanksgiving. If you are hosting in your new home this year, consider these tips from the experts at TheKitchn.com:
1. Find your serving platters, bowls, and utensils – as well as the festive wine glasses, water goblets, and other specialty dinnerware – this week, so you can clean it, and evaluate what might need a refresh (as in, purchasing something new).
While every day of the year has at least a handful of holidays or observances, celebrating gratitude is a great way to work toward Thanksgiving, giving us a sugar-down period after October, as well as time to put our priorities in order for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year.
30-Day Gratitude Challenge
Getting started with the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge is easy. You may choose to do it for yourself, with your family, with friends and neighbors, or with an organization you belong to.
We all talk about our “Dream Home” from time to time, in terms of location, features, and “must-haves.”
At Windsong, listening to what home buyers are dreaming about - and delivering the home they’ve imagined - is our superpower.
Football. Sweaters. Fires in the fireplace. A nice bowl of chili. A good book.
After the hectic activity of Spring and Summer, Fall offers an opportunity for respite, cocooning, and connecting over activities and events that occur indoors.
This first full week of October is Great Books Week, so it’s the perfect time to launch or rekindle (no pun intended!) your community Book Club, perhaps with one of these titles, written by and about Boomers:
We may not be sure how to dress for the weather each day: it’s chilly when we wake up, sweater-weather as we run errands, then downright sweltering after lunch.
But if there’s one thing we do know how to do well in Georgia, it’s celebrate Fall with flair!
It’s the month of Oktoberfest, with festivities across the state. And if you’d prefer to stay closer to home, check out these ghost tours and corn mazes!
You know you’re living your best life when you hear its World Gratitude Day (September 21) and you think, “Hmmm… I’m grateful to be living my best life in my dream home where I have some truly great neighbors.” And then – lo and behold – exactly one week later you hear its National Good Neighbor Day (September 28) and you think, “Cool! Those neighbors I was grateful for last week have a day to remind me just how good they are!”
We never stop learning, never cease to find innovative ways to improve our health, our homes, our happiness. Since September is Self-Improvement Month, there’s no better time to take action on the habits that will help us become our best selves and enjoy our best lives.
At our hearts, we are all visionaries – those who plan for their futures with a combination of imagination and wisdom acquired through a variety of life experiences.
But it’s hard to live the life you’ve envisioned when your eyesight is blurry. You’ve imagined your future, made wise decisions, bought the home of your dreams. But maybe it’s a little harder to read that novel for book club; it’s frustrating to travel, especially at night; or to see the stage at a concert or focus on the screen at a theater.
We use our eyes daily, so it’s no wonder they wear out a bit over time. But keeping regular appointments with your eyecare professional is essential to maintaining your visionary status throughout your lifetime.
Every generation has its share of trends. We’ve had trends in music, cars, fashion, movie themes. Even our palates seem to enjoy trends, with certain styles of restaurants, recipes, and diets coming into and out of vogue.
A trend is defined as a general direction in which something is developing or changing. Often, we see trends become classics (an item or experience judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality or most outstanding of its kind).
It stands to reason that some trends would become classics. (Coca-Cola® comes to mind. The original is now classic.)
In home-buying, trends are set by a variety of things, including entertainment, magazines, and “reality” television programs, to name a few. And many of these trends, in turn, have the staying power to become classics.