Man giving a present to woman December 13 2014

Hottest Christmas Gifts for Women 2014

As the holidays approach each year, you probably feel that moment of panic, wondering what to buy the women in your life, especially that one special woman. You might even find yourself putting off your search until later in the season each year because you feel so much apprehension about finding “the right gift” for her. However, when you reimagine the way you approach your … Read More

Christmas tree December 12 2014

How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh

Few things symbolize the magic of the holiday season more elegantly than a fresh evergreen tree. Whether you prefer a Fraser fir, a Norfolk pine or a Norway spruce, New Hampshire offers abundant tree farms and stands where you can select the tree that’s just right for your space. However, once cut, your tree will eventually lose its needles. The trick is knowing how to … Read More

Gingerbread house December 11 2014

How to Make a Gingerbread House

While gingerbread’s illustrious past originated over 1,000 years ago in Northern Europe–and thanks to a traveling Armenian monk–modern bakers around the globe have found the most delightful ways to give this spice-laden cake the treatment it deserves. In the United States, we have happily adopted this inexpensive, yet intensely flavorful spice into our gallery of divine holiday scents and traditions. By mixing ginger with sugar … Read More

Image Courtesy of: Mike Theiss December 01 2014

Why North Conway is one of the East's Most Liveable Ski...

In the winter, people brave the wiles of Mount Washington and the White Mountains with ice climbing, skiing or snowmobiling. In the summer, spring or fall; they might try hiking or biking along with some rock climbing. However, people who visit North Conway also might spend a day kayaking or enjoy some fly fishing. Additional fun to be had on Mount Washington and surrounding areas: … Read More

Thanksgiving-Brownscombe November 18 2014

13 Unique Thanksgiving Facts

Each year, families all around America celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, and you might think you have a pretty solid idea of where the tradition comes from. We’ve found a collection of 13 unique Thanksgiving facts you can use to test your knowledge of this late autumn holiday. Will the First Site of Thanksgiving Please Stand Up? While most of us learn that the first official … Read More

bonappetit.com November 17 2014

7 Creative Ways to Cook a Turkey

Each year you might prepare your turkey the same way you always have, which is likely the same way your mother and her mother prepared their turkeys for their own Thanksgiving feasts. But maybe you want to try something completely different this coming Thanksgiving. Here are 7 creative ways to cook a turkey that may give your guests something to talk about. #1 Grill-Roasted Turkey … Read More

051-beard-photography-2 November 16 2014

10 of the Craziest Movember Beards Ever

Since 1999, organizations everywhere host moustache growing contests to raise money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and depression awareness. Eventually, Moustache November started to include the growth of some of the most unique facial hair designs. The Longest Moustache in the World Ram Singh Chauhan’s holds the record for having the longest moustache in the world. It measures at 14 feet long, and Chauhan he … Read More

paints-brushes November 15 2014

Create Art. It's Good For You!

Sometimes it is easy to become caught up in the throes of everyday life where people don’t properly feed the mind, spirit and soul. The trappings of work and other responsibilities that could easily land in the file category of “mundane” tend to take over and bury one’s recognition of a need to feed their creative energy. Many people probably don’t realize they have a … Read More

Fall leaves with rake November 14 2014

Do I really need to rake my leaves?

Each year as summer comes to a close, you probably notice those few first leaves that start to change colors and tumble into your yard as a prelude to the deluge of foliage that fall will bring. If you are like most homeowners, you probably wonder if you need to rake your leaves. Why Do People Rake Their Leaves? There is the simple and obvious … Read More

Happy bride and groom in winter day November 14 2014

Why Get Married in Winter?

According to the Knot.com, June and September are the most popular wedding months, each hosting roughly 15% of the weddings for the year 2013. Fortunately there are 10 perfectly good months to get married in each year and some of them happen to be in winter. The unsung hero of this race to the altar is winter; however, couples are starting to catch on to … Read More